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  1. I've done that before because of the nature of my...

    I've done that before because of the nature of my bracers it's extremely uncomfortable to do so.
  2. this is new to me and a great tip that I'll have...

    this is new to me and a great tip that I'll have to practice from now on thank you Mr. Duffer!
  3. Again I have hard time keeping buttons on my...

    Again I have hard time keeping buttons on my trousers where the bracers would hook on. I've backed them with leather, cotton, a second button on the inside, I've had them sewn on with regular cotton...
  4. I haven't seen several I've seen two or three...

    I haven't seen several I've seen two or three that have what looks like they might be belt loops
  5. the reason for three loops is because I only want...

    the reason for three loops is because I only want enough to keep the belt in place I've seen pictures of fireman's trousers and they appear to have only three loops for the belt, Logger trousers in...
  6. Did belt loops exist on mens trousers at all in period?

    I ask because a friend of mine is making me some wool trousers. I tend to eat threw my bracer buttons like no ones business (even when using synthetic sinue to sew them on.) the question was asked if...
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    that was a wonderful picture thank you much!

    that was a wonderful picture thank you much!
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    Mr. Glover I can't begin to express just how...

    Mr. Glover I can't begin to express just how appreciated the offer is. Unfortunately at the moment I am two hundred plus dollars in the hole, and what gas I have has to last me to the end of the...
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    I just wanted to comment and say that Kenny is in...

    I just wanted to comment and say that Kenny is in my thoughts and I hope this issue is resolved in a timely manner for him and his family.
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    thank you both this was very helpful.

    thank you both this was very helpful.
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    A question regarding cornets

    I have a Cornet, and I know it's old (possibly as far as 1920) my question is, while I know that the horns 19th century counter part would have probably been different, potentially vastly so, how...
  12. you did not come off as any thing other then...

    you did not come off as any thing other then attempting to be helpful Rob I understood it in the light of how it was intended and I appreciate it for what it was. Thank you sir :)
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    in this link you'll see a war time depiction of...

    in this link you'll see a war time depiction of the winter camp of the 16th Michigan In it you can see drawings of both of the above mentioned types of improvised camp stove. Word of caution the...
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    I know that during the winter in forced long term...

    I know that during the winter in forced long term bivouacs their shelter haves became the roofs for the small log shanties they would build and they made small stoves out of wooden barrels which they...
  15. ah yes that actually lines up quite well with my...

    ah yes that actually lines up quite well with my concern. All the reports I knew of it happening was multiple occasions during the war when warehouses would go up from the Painted haversacks catching...
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    that worked and I clicked the join thank you...

    that worked and I clicked the join thank you spinster!
  17. While I stand corrected on the bees wax, I never...

    While I stand corrected on the bees wax, I never said it was common to have a non painted haversack only that they DID exist particularly in the western theatre of the army. As to the boiled linseed...
  18. honesty in my experience you can get away with a...

    honesty in my experience you can get away with a non tarred one. The union army didn't just buy the tarred ones. They tended to take what they could get especially with a western unit such as Iowa....
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    I searched that on facebook and didn't come up...

    I searched that on facebook and didn't come up with any group results.
  20. yes I stand corrected on that. The one horse...

    yes I stand corrected on that. The one horse ambulance was the Rosecrans/Wheeling's two wheeled predecessor that stayed in service to the end of the war here ever there were good roads. which I saw...
  21. A question about the Wheeling design Ambulance

    I work with wood as an extensive hobby, and my wood shop comprises of either period or (more) modern versions of Period wood working tools (largely because it has no electricity and I can't afford an...
  22. his coat has exterior pockets and it's longer...

    his coat has exterior pockets and it's longer then a sack coat but not quite as long as a frock coat. A coat specific to Hospital service maybe? or just one of the many variants there were on the...
  23. Michigan Cavalry Brigade War Correspondent?

    Ok first let me apologies I know News Paper War Correspondent not technically a 'military topic.' Or would it be? I ask this because they traveled with the unit they were embedded with, often...
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    very nice is the blue ticking sewn in or is it ...

    very nice is the blue ticking sewn in or is it 'bed topper' put atop to stuff it with straw?
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    Thank you very much Ross I'll be sure to pot...

    Thank you very much Ross I'll be sure to pot pictures as I progress with the project. My mounted trooper indicated that a Hammock might actually be one of the more ideal sleeping situations when...
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