Some sections of this web site are restricted to members of Colonel Bailey's Second Massachusetts Regiment. In order to proceed further, you must answer the sentry's challenge by entering the countersign (learn more about the countersign)
In the eighteenth century, a countersign
was a password given to the various guards surrounding an army as well as the parties from the army who had the right to pass through those guards. This would allow the guards to identify friend from foe. Parties would include patrols, reliefs, fatigues, and the like.
If check the Save My Answer
box, this web site will save your answer to the computer you are currently logged into (using a persistent cookie). The next time you access this web site from your computer, you will not have to answer the sentry's challenge in order to access member only information.