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Offline Big H

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Goodbye Timothy Murphy Memorial DAR
« on: September 10, 2010, 08:33:39 AM »
Goodbye to the Timothy Murphy Memorial Dedicated Appleseed Range in Slippery Rock, PA. Thanks Cowdog for hosting and helping spread Appleseed in western PA. Your hospitality and work are much appreciated.

Your Appleseed volunteers are working on alternate plans for Oct 2-3. Stay tuned.

We are always looking for new ranges, so if you know a range where the leaders are open to hosting rifle marksmanship and American Heritage civic involvement clinics, let us know!

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Re: Goodbye Timothy Murphy Memorial DAR
« Reply #1 on: September 10, 2010, 09:05:18 AM »
Replacement location for the Oct shoot...  http://appleseedinfo.org/smf/index.php?topic=13391.0

Not sure when "official" but should be soon.
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Re: Goodbye Timothy Murphy Memorial DAR
« Reply #2 on: September 10, 2010, 10:49:54 AM »
 
Cowdog, thanks so much.  And thanks for all of the BOTG work, including that with the Slippery Rock Sportsmans Club.
 
Gang, we've had an Appleseed at SRSC (B9's link above).  It's nice.  Nice people.
 
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Re: Goodbye Timothy Murphy Memorial DAR
« Reply #3 on: September 10, 2010, 03:18:05 PM »

This is a little (well more than a little) off topic in this thread, but maybe someone can help me out.  Recently, there was posted a link to a lengthy description of the accomplishments of Timothy Murphy including info on the battles of Saratoga and the role of Daniel(?) Morgan and his rifleman company.  I wanted to print the article, but I was on a computer without a printer, and now I've lost the thread, link, and all.

Anybody know the thread/link?

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Re: Goodbye Timothy Murphy Memorial DAR
« Reply #4 on: September 10, 2010, 10:34:57 PM »

This is a little (well more than a little) off topic in this thread, but maybe someone can help me out.  Recently, there was posted a link to a lengthy description of the accomplishments of Timothy Murphy including info on the battles of Saratoga and the role of Daniel(?) Morgan and his rifleman company.  I wanted to print the article, but I was on a computer without a printer, and now I've lost the thread, link, and all.

Anybody know the thread/link?

FF


Here's good link on what you are looking for FF  :  http://www.thenewamerican.com/index.php/history/american/4459-the-american-rifleman-in-the-revolutionary-war.

From a historical perspective, in my mind, it is pretty amazing that one man that knows how to shoot his rifle accurately, could be the key stone to winning a battle wherein thousands of soldiers participated.


"Morgan called for Sergeant Timothy Murphy, his finest sharpshooter, and said, "That gallant officer is General Fraser. I admire him, but it is necessary that he should die. Do your duty."

From other accounts, I have understood that Murphy was shooting a double barreled flintlock rifle that day.  Resting his rifle on a branch in the tree he climbed, is first shot missed Fraser.  His second shot hit it's mark.

It is also important to realize, the American rifle corps in the Revolutionary War knew the shortcomings of the conventional soldier's musket's  trajectory.

As a result, many, many British officers died by the barrel of "backwoods common folk" that knew their rifle very well.




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Re: Goodbye Timothy Murphy Memorial DAR
« Reply #5 on: September 20, 2010, 04:57:11 PM »
Official new location for Oct 2-3:
Slippery Rock Sportsmen's Club PA
Information and Registration link
Slippery Rock SLSC PA - October 2010.pdf

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Re: Goodbye Timothy Murphy Memorial DAR
« Reply #6 on: September 20, 2010, 07:17:22 PM »
Did Cowdog give his permission to remain listed as the contact?  If not, maybe we had better put my contact info on there instead.  I will be available until Friday evening if anyone has questions about the shoot, and I will forward to Shawn (LBOTG) anything I can't handle.
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