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originally posted by: MOMof3
Poor families. They are like the Old South, trying to hold on to a past. The days when you could roam free over land. I like the BLM, but I am not trying to make money. We like the opportunity to hunt, fish, and camp without gates and fences from rich land owners. How was this an occupation anyway, when they were leaving every day.
The soldiers were of all ages from young boys to old men. The majority of the soldiers, however, were ages 18-24. Young boys in the army worked as messengers, water carriers, and drummers.
Many wives, mothers, and children followed the army. They sewed clothes, cooked meals, tended the sick, and washed the laundry.
Some women were economically unable to maintain their households in their husband’s absence or wished to be by their side. Known as camp followers, these women followed the Continental Army; serving the soldiers and officers as washerwomen, cooks, nurses, seamstresses, supply scavengers, and occasionally as soldiers and spies. The women that followed the army were at times referred to as “necessary nuisances” and “baggage” by commanding officers, but at other times were widely praised. These women helped the army camps run smoothly.
Things happen too fast in your country my countries authorities would negotiate
It is a land grab and the farmers and ranchers are aware of it because they get it and most of the unproductive and the docile govserfs don't and never will. I spit on the servants of the ruling class metaphorically at least.