I think I pinned some of these before, but just.. Barrowman... what are you doing?!

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THE ALAMO'S MUSICAL DUEL, 28 Feb 1836 - Crockett (Huguenot/Ulster-Scot), in an attempt to raise morale, decided to challenge John McGregor, a Scotsman, to a musical duel of instruments. McGregor took up his bagpipes while Crockett took up his fiddle. They played back & forth, loudly enough for the Mexican soldiers to hear, creating one of the most legendary moments in Texas history. McGregor was said to have won the duel for playing the loudest. (according to Susannah Dickinson…

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https://flic.kr/p/sCEcAE | A Civil War POW’s Story in 8 Quotes | <b><i>Carte de visite</i> of John McGregor by Hallett & Brother of New York City.</b> McGregor, the surgeon of the 3rd Connecticut Infantry, was captured during the First Battle of Bull Run on July 21, 1861. The story of who he was as a man, and of his Civil War experience, can be glimpsed in these eight quotes from the “Life and Deeds of John McGregor:” “He was educated, believed, and acted, according to the political…

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Who's YOUR favorite Scot? Meet John Barrowman at #SLCC15 on Saturday, September 26. http://saltlakecomiccon.com/portfolio-item/john_barrowman/?cc=BARROW

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One of John McGregor's Rob Roy canoes.

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