Farewell, old Friend - Cpl. Mark Gianelloni retires from the 9th
With great sadness, I report that our own Corporal Mark Gianelloni
is seeking greener pastures and relocating with his family to South
Mark has been a Civil War reenactor for thirty-two (32) years,
setting or close to setting a record for the 9th, and has been in
our ranks since approximately 1992. Mark was recently promoted to
Third Corporal of the 9th and served creditably in that role during
recent campaign. Mark was also the owner/operator of Longwood
Sutlery, bringing quality goods to the rank and file at the lowest
possible price, as many of you can attest. His sons VJ and Atticus
also fell in with us and served as good soldiers. And I would be
remiss if I failed to mention Mark’s faithful wife Sarah without
whose consent and support we would never have had Mark in the ranks.
I remember Mark as a capable reenactor and friend, with a ready
laugh or smile. Mark never had a bad word to say about others, was
always full of stories about events of long ago and could just as
readily discuss current events and politics as he could the history
of the War. I was impressed by Mark’s faithful attendance at Sunday
Mass even while attending out-of-town events.
Mark promises to stay in touch (and has, as his Facebook posts
show), and I hope that we will see him again on some field at some
future national event.
We are worse off without you, and Cpl. Gianelloni - you will be
I am most respectfully, your obedient servant,