Wednesday, June 15, 2011
1866: SURPLUS CIVIL WAR EQUIPMENT AUCTION
Civil War enthusiasts would love to attend the auction at the Trenton Barracks! As is apparently always the case, after the conflict, we found ourselves with an overage of inventory of military equipment. I experienced that at the end of World War II when millions of surplus military materiel were sold for consumption or salvage. I particularly recall a farmer in Columbus New Jersey stocking up on hundreds of military surplus items including a Grumman Avenger! As I recall his last name was Michaelchuk. I pass the farm field on which he stored the material as I travel Route 206 south.