MOSSAR Harry S. Truman Chapter Color Guard Photo Gallery
Harry S. Truman Chapter Meeting 288th Meeting Independence, MO May 9, 2009
Pictured here is the Harry S. Truman Color Guard and Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Harris, U.S. Army, (Retired). LTC Harris, a U.S. Army Engineer, has been a Revolutionary War reenactor since 1989. He has a deep interest in miltary history. He spoke on army sustainment, logistics and money as a weapon during the Revolutionary War. He spoke about the Revolutionary War being divided into three theaters, North, Middle [Geo Washington], and South [Gen. Nathaniel Green]. Tories wavered from Colonies to King George. Each state and congress printed their own money. An average soldier made 76.00/year [or 6.00/mo, 21cents a day]. The Dutch loaned money to the United States at the beginning of war, but at the end, none.
LTC Harris passed around some miniatures to look at—soldiers, wagons, guns, etc. He said that when he was studying battles he would lay out the miniatures to see how the battle actually went. LTC Harris also provided several books on his subject as recources.
(L-R) Major General Robert L. Grover, MOSSAR Color Guard Commander; Lieutenant Colonel Bernard Harris, U.S. Army, (Retired); and President Dirk A. Stapleton.