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    Wife's Canadian Ancestor fought for the Union

    We recently discovered that my wife's great grandfather's brother William Stobie left his home in Canada and joined a NY artillery unit in 1864. He stayed in the Army until the end of the war and...
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    Don't understand the location in the caption: ...

    Don't understand the location in the caption:

    1864. "Point of Rocks, Virginia (vicinity). Redoubt 'Zabriskie' on Appomattox River." Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress.
    ...
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    Reply to your survey sent via PM. Good luck!

    Reply to your survey sent via PM. Good luck!
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    Looks like you had a great time! I've always...

    Looks like you had a great time! I've always wanted to do Olustee--my mother's side of the family is from Florida and Georgia--but it's so far and there are so many events to do here. I'll get down...
  5. Order sent for one bundle.

    Order sent for one bundle.
  6. Serious offers considered.

    Serious offers considered.
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    Found a 6-hole McDonagh fife, so no longer...

    Found a 6-hole McDonagh fife, so no longer looking for one.
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    Couldn’t agree more, Rob! My advice is to take...

    Couldn’t agree more, Rob! My advice is to take anything you see on the Internet, esp. Wikipedia, with a huge grain of salt. I only provided those links to illustrate how these myths and...
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    Here's some more grist for the mill. The notion...

    Here's some more grist for the mill. The notion that they were used as protection against sword blows seems to be in the minority (and you make an excellent point--if that's the case, why didn't...
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    [ Yes, they did man the fighting tops, but...

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    Yes, they did man the fighting tops, but that was not the full extent of their involvement. “The Marine Corps was founded to serve as an infantry unit aboard naval vessels and was responsible...
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    I have worn the neck stock as part of an early...

    I have worn the neck stock as part of an early war, US Regular impression, but only with the dress uniform. The Regulars unit I am with now does not require them, although some guys wear them on...
  12. Fife for sale: 6-hole Bb Cooperman “Traditional” model

    Just in time for Christmas! 6-hole Bb Cooperman fife “Traditional” model, Grenadilla (black).

    Identical to the one shown at the bottom of this website: ...
  13. Those are great pictures!

    That’s right, D.R. I guess they didn't get the memo about not looking like bandbox soldiers. ;-) The ones listening to Lincoln's speech are wearing Hardee hats, scales, frocks, and clean uniforms. I...
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    Fascinating! Those are some bright kids!

    Fascinating! Those are some bright kids!
  15. Money sent via PayPal for one coin. Thanks and...

    Money sent via PayPal for one coin. Thanks and best of luck with the restoration project!
  16. If you've developed an impression of a soldier on...

    If you've developed an impression of a soldier on campaign and are eager to portray that aspect of the soldier’s experience, then God bless you, but please do it where that impression is...
  17. Thread: Thanksgiving

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    Happy Sesquicentennial Thanksgiving!

    Thanks, Doug and Happy Sesquicentennial Thanksgiving to you!

    Today marks the 150th Anniversary of Thanksgiving being celebrated by proclamation (below) of Abraham Lincoln. Thanksgiving was first...
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    I have a tutorial someone put together a while...

    I have a tutorial someone put together a while back called "A MUCH-NEEDED SIMPLIFIED INTRODUCTION TO CIVIL WAR DRILL" that explains some of the basics in understandable language. Leave me your email...
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    Some pre-war prices

    The following is attributed to Yale history professor David W. Blight, lecturing about the U.S. Civil War and Reconstruction Era:

    “I refused a girl 20-years-old at $700.00 yesterday,” one trader...
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    Obama won't be attending Dedication Day this year

    The President will not be attending the Dedication Day event in Gettysburg this year, according to the National Park Service (NPS). He was invited to speak at the event in the Soldiers National...
  21. Thank you, Bryan for sponsoring this event. I...

    Thank you, Bryan for sponsoring this event. I have it on my calendar and plan to attend. I’m glad to see you’re stepping up to coordinate things and most importantly, get the word out early!

    I...
  22. You're kidding, right?

    You're kidding, right?
  23. Mt. Vernon, which is privately owned, is open,...

    Mt. Vernon, which is privately owned, is open, but there's nowhere to park because they co-own the parking lots with the NPS, which came in and put up barricades. I hope this is all over soon.
  24. At least the Visitor Center for one iconic CW...

    At least the Visitor Center for one iconic CW site is functioning:

    Gettysburg National Military Park Museum and Visitor Center

    We’re getting ready for visitors today!

    The Visitor Center is...
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    I'm aware of their site and their instruments....

    I'm aware of their site and their instruments. Their model M-2 looks similar to the McDonagh, but I've never see or played the M-2.

    BTW, I have a Sweetheart Enfield model fife for sale if you're...
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