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    To expand on the discussion

    As previously stated, the British had flank companies. The right company (Company A in our regiments) were grenadiers and the leftmost company, our Company B, were the light infantry. Thus when a...
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    The Moors invaded Spain in the 1400's and...

    The Moors invaded Spain in the 1400's and introduced tobacco to the region. The Moors were defeated (El Cid) but the habit remained. When the British were sent to Spain to fight the Napoleonic...
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    At least once a year, I would go as a private. He...

    At least once a year, I would go as a private. He was the dumbest man you ever met. Once, the battalion commander announced, "If you have anything too heavy to carry into battle, stack it on the...
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    The late Steve Bouldin

    Last Thursday, Steve Boldin of the 19th Indiana, Company A experienced a fatal heart attack. A member of the Black Hats and Cumberland Guard, Steve will be missed.
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    Bring forth the apologies. The Division had 856...

    Bring forth the apologies. The Division had 856 legitimate soldiers for that battle and they met your criteria. Many soldiers were added to the Division as the event began. We had an entire company...
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    RJ, your organization of excellent buglers at GAC...

    RJ, your organization of excellent buglers at GAC was perfect. You and your fellow buglers moved that 856 man Division across the fields with ease. The long march on the 2nd battle, in line, was an...
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    Thanks, Ross. I was unsure how to respond to a...

    Thanks, Ross. I was unsure how to respond to a couple of the posters who will participate with their 25 man company and act like they are portraying a 100 man company. At least both of my...
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    I cannot speak for any organization except the...

    I cannot speak for any organization except the 3rd Division. Our numbers do not include civilian.
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    I suggest contacting your company commander. If...

    I suggest contacting your company commander. If he does not know, ask him to contact your battalion commander. Sometimes, that cumbersome chain of command thing works.
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    The company designation was omitted in most, not...

    The company designation was omitted in most, not all, cases. There are 55 companies, some will be combined with others to equalize the company strength so there are no 5 man companies in the field.
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    I was just told that one of my Division staff...

    I was just told that one of my Division staff officers extended an invite to two Australian men who will be there as "Foreign Observers" wearing proper 1860 British uniforms.
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    All wall tents in 64' ?

    All wall tents in 64' ?
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    Thanks Scot. Kudos goes to Keith Harrison, my...

    Thanks Scot. Kudos goes to Keith Harrison, my Chief of Staff for putting the TO together. If you have guys looking for someone to fall in with, they are welcome.
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    3rd U.S. Division at GAC Gettysburg

    As of 2013-03-28



    2013 Gettysburg

    THIRD DIVISION

    Brig General David Shackelford, Commanding
  15. It was the same government we have today. Due to...

    It was the same government we have today. Due to the lighter weight, the Army carried the Navy model. Due to the increased bore, thus an increase in firepower, the Navy carried the Army model. These...
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    The origional question was along the lines of,...

    The origional question was along the lines of, "Were there written rules about crossing a line of stacked muskets?"
    No one has come forward with any written documentation that those rules existed....
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    Another one of the 1000 reenactorisms that some...

    Another one of the 1000 reenactorisms that some would argue to the death.
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    What army and scale do you wargame? What rule set...

    What army and scale do you wargame? What rule set do you use? We use rules called Rank and File. It is a fast set so we get 6 turns in on a weeknight. I started using Column Line and Square. Ugh....a...
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    I agree and have said that for years. It is easy to forget how heavy those muskets get at shoulder arms, standing in the sun, while two officers, standing in the shade, discuss the most mundane...
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    I went to GenCon last year. That is the annual...

    I went to GenCon last year. That is the annual convention of gamers. There was one WW 2 wargame and the rest, literally hundreds, of fantasy games.
    I have hundreds of unpainted Napoleonic 15 mm...
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    Before I became a reenactor, I was an avid...

    Before I became a reenactor, I was an avid military miniatures wargamer. We wargamed on a 6 by 12 foot table and used various armies. I still have 13 different nations in 15mm Napoleonics.
    I believe...
  22. You do know that is not an American flag, right?

    You do know that is not an American flag, right?
  23. I read the last page and the Union wins. ...

    I read the last page and the Union wins.


    Actually, the guy that provided the equipment (zouave musket, navy peacoat cut down to a sack coat, etc.) had an ancestor in Company F, 49th Indiana. So,...
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    At mid 60, I still have a dozen of my origonal...

    At mid 60, I still have a dozen of my origonal Marx soldiers and the Battle Cry game.
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    How do you make a rebel yell? Take away...

    How do you make a rebel yell?




    Take away his moonshine
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