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  1. This is my 19th year with the 8th Illinois...

    This is my 19th year with the 8th Illinois Cavalry. I joined by invite from a friend in the group. I enjoy being with a group that came out of my area. To be able to practice near their Camp they...
  2. Thee most important thing to bring to a national

    EXTRA TOILET PAPER. You might not need it, but if you don't bring it. You will need it and it won't be there. :P
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    I have been with my unit for 18 years now. I...

    I have been with my unit for 18 years now. I started as Private and was one for the longest time. Just the past 6 years I have been goin up in ranks. From Corporal for a few months. then Our Sgt. got...
  4. 135th Video and Experience

    Here is a video of mine. (sorry for the sad sound effects. It was lacking something. LOL ) but had a friend tape it that didn't go in line. I was on the other side of the Union line. Right next to...
  5. Illinois ~ Dollinger Farm ~ Oct. 20 - 21 2012

    17th Anniversary Civil War Days 2012 Reenactment
    Channahon, Illinois
    One of the largest Reenactments in Illinois

    http://www.dollingerfarms.com/civil-war-days


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  6. My two cents

    I went to G135 & had a blast in the 100+ heat and 30,000+ some reenactors.
    and then the 8th tried to do G140 but it was postponed but a bunch of us went anyways during the July dates to have a...
  7. Artyman Here Here. I agree with you. I have...

    Artyman Here Here. I agree with you.

    I have been to many a small events that will probably make the 150th Gettysburg look like a grade school recital of the war. But I went to the 135th. THE...
  8. Northern Illinois Group looking for recruits

    8th ILLINOIS CAVALRY ~~~ Mounted & Dismounted :)
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=CZHJi2wFKHQ&feature=plcp


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  9. I have worn my Gauntlets to do yard work. It...

    I have worn my Gauntlets to do yard work. It gives it the rough wear look. lol And I too have worn my Greatcoat to go outside and shovel the snow, while wearing my White Marble Fox skin hat. Nice and...
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    I have my first child on the way and money is...

    I have my first child on the way and money is very tight, But I love to reenact and I'll be damned if the oil companies keep me away from something I love to do. I might have to miss a few. But I...
  11. 8th Illinois Cavalry in Northern Illinois

    Always looking for recruits.

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ucCXmw1ugCI&sns=fb
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    Here is a site of a great guy. He said he took...

    Here is a site of a great guy. He said he took about 5000 pictures there. Not sure who would be in them , but you might get lucky and find yourself.

    http://tgdavison-photography.smugmug.com/
  13. Mounted Cavalry would enter a battle at times off...

    Mounted Cavalry would enter a battle at times off their horse. There would be counts of 4 men, 3 would get off the horse and the fourth man would hold the horses. The three would advance into battle...
  14. What do you want to portray? Artillery, Cavalry...

    What do you want to portray? Artillery, Cavalry or Infantry? Cavalry you don't always need a horse. We portray both Mounted and dismounted. But there is many units in the Chicago area to join.
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    Veterans Day ~ Memorials ??

    Is your Unit or yourself doing anything special to honor Veterans on Veterans Day?



    The 8th is having a Memorial at the Gravesite of
    Marcellus Jones: ...
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    Dollinger Farm - Minooka, Illinois

    Northern Illinois Civil War Days at Dollinger Farm near Minooka, Illinois.
    Relive History with President Lincoln ,Generals Thomas ,Lee , Grant , Custer, Stuart and much more. There are live horses,...
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    I just seen many young ones in ranks, and We have...

    I just seen many young ones in ranks, and We have a few ourselves who want to shoot. Just wondering how Historical it is.
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    If you end up in Wisconsin. There is a few groups...

    If you end up in Wisconsin. There is a few groups to consider as well.

    8th Illinois Cavalry www.8thillinoiscavalry.org

    and

    http://www.1stwisconsincav.org/
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    1878 started on a Tuesday Rutherford B. Hayes is...

    1878 started on a Tuesday
    Rutherford B. Hayes is President

    .U.S. stops minting 20 cent coin ----
    .Cleopatra's Needle arrives in London.------
    .Battle of Philippopolis: Russian troops defeat the...
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    Were Children enlisted or not?

    I have a question. Would there be enlistment papers for those children 13 and under in the Civil War. Or were they just added with no records until they were old enough? Just wondering. Thanks.
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    I think we need Tom Hanks to film a Civil War...

    I think we need Tom Hanks to film a Civil War Series. Get the effects of reality in the film. Instead of people getting blown back from cannons, have them be blown to bits... I know its harsh but you...
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    Gettysburg, South Africa

    You say turn the boobtube off,, That in itself, will not correct the incorrect knowledge that the general ignorant public receives, from a Channel that should be correct on History. The more people...
  23. 8th Illinois Cavalry Flag being preserved

    8th Illinois Cavalry Flag being preserved in Wheaton, Illinois

    http://www.mysuburbanlife.com/westchicago/features/x1495162642/Wheaton-historians-take-aim-at-preserving-Civil-War-treasure
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    8th Illinois Cavalry

    We are looking for recruits !!!!
    Mounted OR Dismounted
    If you are in Northern Illinois or Southern Wisconsin Area, WE have the unit for you.

    www.8thillinoiscavalry.org
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  25. Thats what I was going to say :D .

    Thats what I was going to say :D







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