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    As the esteemed Mr. Wickett pointed out,...

    As the esteemed Mr. Wickett pointed out, drycleaning is often the only method to clean the outer garments without damage and shrinkage. I unfortunately took part in one of these educational scenarios...
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    Those three contemporary pieces of art are indeed...

    Those three contemporary pieces of art are indeed a "propaganda" piece, showing an African American before, during, and after being a soldier. The first piece signifies his rough existance prior, the...
  3. Some of the speculation regarding jackets...

    Some of the speculation regarding jackets produced at the Columbus Depot had to do with the invoices showing the amount of jean versus the amount of blue kersey. There didn't seem to be enough kersey...
  4. I'll agree with the esteemed Mr. Mayo, and add...

    I'll agree with the esteemed Mr. Mayo, and add that these were some of the same "state of the art" 1980's leathers I started out with. They are just copies of the Federal 1864 pattern cartridge box...
  5. I received one of these for Christmas and I will...

    I received one of these for Christmas and I will say "Wow!". Like his other finely researched fonts, this is a must-have item. Do yourself a huge favor and get one of these to mark your gear. Just...
  6. I didn't say they were employed only as infantry,...

    I didn't say they were employed only as infantry, just that the majority were cross trained in the branch. There primary mission was working the heavier guns in a garrison/fort setting. There are...
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    Several reasons. Personal choice is one. Also, it...

    Several reasons. Personal choice is one. Also, it can happen when one grips the brim to place it on the head. The more one does that, the more the brim curls. Also sometimes due to shrinkage in less...
  8. Following the regulations of the pre-war army,...

    Following the regulations of the pre-war army, Heavies also trained as infantry, as they were primarily garrison troops and needed to know duel roles. There are multiple occasions on both sides of...
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    I conducted some research on yellow rain gear,...

    I conducted some research on yellow rain gear, capes, and coats, and saw that it was available in the early 1880's from private sporting outfitters and nautical supply houses, but not common for use...
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    I also recommend this book by Vickie Rumble for a...

    I also recommend this book by Vickie Rumble for a lot of period references and information:
  11. You sir have provided a service for something...

    You sir have provided a service for something I've wanted for almost 20 years
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    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E27yUdPTNEU this...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=E27yUdPTNEU this is a link to a modern interpretation of dipping, but it shows the whole premise. Just ignore the modern hardware and cans and go with period...
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    Can't get much easier and authentic with Miss...

    Can't get much easier and authentic with Miss Sheen at Creative Cockades: www.creativecockades.com
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    Black Friday bump on the canteen still available

    Black Friday bump on the canteen still available
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    Everything is sold but the canteen.

    Everything is sold but the canteen.
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    Shelter half on hold pending payment

    Shelter half on hold pending payment
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    Carpet bag is sold....

    Carpet bag is sold....
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    High-end assorted goods for sale

    Paypal only at Ross4thUSInfy@aol.com. Questions, "I'll take its" or more images email Ind18th@aol.com for fastest results. Just had to put on two new tires on the wagon, so my loss is your gain...
  19. Having both through the years, sometimes it's six...

    Having both through the years, sometimes it's six of one, half dozen of another - they are both quality makers. The tipping point is whether CJ Daley has it in stock (or you find a good used one on...
  20. "November 9, 1862 Outside Nashville (Tennessee)....

    "November 9, 1862 Outside Nashville (Tennessee). The boys of the company from Tipton County were most happy to see Mr. Kemp who brought tidings from home in the form of packages and notes from the...
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    Directly from Eric Tipton, the organizer: ...

    Directly from Eric Tipton, the organizer:

    "Greetings Everyone:
    After much thought and reflection, we have decided to cancel the Corricks Ford Event for 2015. Quite simply, "real-life" is busy for...
  22. That narrows it down a bit - there are just...

    That narrows it down a bit - there are just rarely any local fabric stores that carry wool jean, kersey, or the like that were used in 19th century garments in general, let alone shell jackets. Your...
  23. This particular style was popular in some...

    This particular style was popular in some civilian laborers just prior to and during the war, and although uncommon then, they were more common than seen in today's reproductions. It is known that...
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    I've found no written evidence whatsoever that...

    I've found no written evidence whatsoever that any state or government issued a "summer" uniform. Clothing was too scarce for much of the war to differentiate between a summer or winter uniform
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    At least one southern state issued cotton...

    At least one southern state issued cotton uniforms for sure - Florida in 1864. There are several letters and invoices involving several hundred jackets made of Osnaburg from the mills in Monticello,...
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