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    Duffer, wish you had a copy of that sword manual...

    Duffer, wish you had a copy of that sword manual article about you wrote for Living Historian. It needs to be readily available online. The written instruction is found in available sources, but the...
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    The more things change... I can just hear...

    The more things change...

    I can just hear the sound of someone rifling through the kitchen's junk drawer for a thread lock.
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    Co-rinth or the single syllabled, Karnth, was...

    Co-rinth or the single syllabled, Karnth, was quite a shock to many unsuspecting Confederates who thought the first event under new management would be business as usual. God bless that leader and...
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    Yet another collision between two different...

    Yet another collision between two different hobbies with different expectations but which call themselves the same hobby. Differences occur when people from one of the hobbies attend events held by...
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    I haven't looked at this issue in a while, but...

    I haven't looked at this issue in a while, but there is at least one other method. Go here to examine them : http://www.zipcon.net/~silas/links.htm#N_5_I Hint : look at manuals other than Hardee,...
  6. Thread: Paddy Mac

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    So, when you goen to see him, Mrs. L?

    So, when you goen to see him, Mrs. L?
  7. Thread: surrender

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    Positive spin : The esteemed poster who commenced...

    Positive spin : The esteemed poster who commenced this thread deserves an "A" in Creative Spelling for writing the word, Appamatix.
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    That's the Crutchfield, pre-event march for...

    That's the Crutchfield, pre-event march for Sailor's Creek. Numbers for Crutchfield are limited, and there aren't many remaining spaces. Impression standards are very high. The number of people in...
  9. Thread: Appomattox

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    The forum search box is your friend. Here's a...

    The forum search box is your friend. Here's a very recent discussion about same :...
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    Ben Tart is your source for bunting. If you're...

    Ben Tart is your source for bunting. If you're looking for a third bunting issue this would be what you want : http://www.bnbtart.com/flag/ANVBattleFlagKit.html It's currently out of stock, but you...
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    They are very time and theater specific. You...

    They are very time and theater specific. You need to narrow your interest, then start looking online. You'd be surprised how much information is available via Google and how much you will learn by...
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    A designated photographer for an event is a great...

    A designated photographer for an event is a great idea. I've seen that at a couple high end events. I've approved of that. The photographers I've seen generally try to sneak photos and are...
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    One of the biggest changes over the last ten...

    One of the biggest changes over the last ten years has been the profusion of cell phone cameras in the ranks. Technology and social media are causes. The photos invariably get published with...
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    No, it's not the law. That one case which...

    No, it's not the law. That one case which concerned NPS Antietam found that there can be valid and lawful reasons for gender based discrimination. It's a very narrow exception, but it does exist. ...
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    Mike, "Do not seek the treasure."

    Mike, "Do not seek the treasure."
  16. There really isn't a one size fits all approach...

    There really isn't a one size fits all approach because all events aren't the same and all impressions aren't the same. Additional factors include what you are trying to accomplish and how you're...
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    The site, sound and smell of a drone at a...

    The site, sound and smell of a drone at a reenactment really enhances the moment. So accepted, so thoughtless and so wrong.

    Just because a camera can be thrust into the sky doesn't mean it...
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    Seen similar on the West Coast. When special...

    Seen similar on the West Coast. When special impressions become the norm, common impressions become the new special impressions.
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    A single shelter half is approximately 5.5 feet...

    A single shelter half is approximately 5.5 feet square. Two buttoned halves is approximately 11 x 5.5'. Instead of setting up two halves in an "A" as is done by most folks with a soldier sleeping...
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    Lane's North Carolina Brigade (ANV) late 1864

    I've been looking at that very issue for that very state in preparation for a living history at Pamplin Park to occur on the 150th anniversary of the Breakthrough.

    Here's a pretty good start to...
  21. Thread: Drill

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    "But, it's hot. The men are tired. They...

    "But, it's hot.
    The men are tired.
    They need lunch.
    They need water.
    They already know this stuff.
    They'll be too worn out for this afternoon's battle.
    They're all at the sutlers....
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    Disperse is in Hardee's School of the Battalion. ...

    Disperse is in Hardee's School of the Battalion. It's a great way to get a battalion out of trouble in a hurry, but equally important, reform the line quickly and efficiently. I've seen it done and...
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    You realize that troops did get issued new...

    You realize that troops did get issued new clothing. Having dirty clothes doesn't make you look like an experienced reenactor. It just means you're dirty.
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    There are books from the period which discuss how...

    There are books from the period which discuss how many grains for a .58 cartridge : http://books.google.com/books?id=xmw9kXUyOlcC&pg=PA51#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Alternatively, you could do something...
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    Poll: I still find some of that same batch around here....

    I still find some of that same batch around here. Best hominy ever.
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