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    Rob, It was definitely cheaper and less time...

    Rob,

    It was definitely cheaper and less time consuming with string valves. Remember that all of the parts for each instrument were made by hand so few part means less expensive. Definitely...
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    Hi, The easiest way to determine if your horn...

    Hi,

    The easiest way to determine if your horn is from the period is whether it has a water key(spit valve) on it or not. The water key really wasn't applied to brass instruments until the late...
  3. Fred, This is great to hear!!!!! ...

    Fred,

    This is great to hear!!!!! Participated in one of the last 'Death March' years in 95'. Spent all day Sat. pursuing rear guard units with 4 different engagements with a total of 20...
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    Hi Sean, I'd be interested in #4 Size 34 JT...

    Hi Sean,

    I'd be interested in #4 Size 34 JT Martin Trousers. What form of payment would you like?

    Scott
  5. WTB - 2 pair of used federal sky blue issue pants 34X32

    Looking for 2 pair of Federal sky blue trousers 34X32 in used but not abused shape. Prefer contract patterns from more authentic vendors but let me know what you have.

    Thanks,

    Scott
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    Gents, Turns out that I still have two each of...

    Gents,

    Turns out that I still have two each of the EOA Enfield and Springfield mainsprings. Still have the Springfield so those I'm keeping but if you are interested, let's see if one of the...
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    Curt and Col. Mosby, I believe that I picked...

    Curt and Col. Mosby,

    I believe that I picked up a few Euroarms enfield mainsprings from Bill in the late 90's when I was acting as the regimental armourer. Let check at home to see if I still...
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    Paul, A small but good reference for field...

    Paul,

    A small but good reference for field music locations is in Dom DalBello's PIE(Parade,Inspection,Evolutions). Gives you some illustrations and a small amount of text. I would also agree...
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    Josafoot, As others have commented, the...

    Josafoot,

    As others have commented, the uniform should really be a reflection of the unit that you are attached to. If they were issued frocks, you would most likely be wearing a frock.

    As...
  10. Zac, Bully for you for choosing to be a...

    Zac,

    Bully for you for choosing to be a musician!! A very under-represented impression.

    One additional item that might want to consider when choosing an instrument is how long it will take you...
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    Hi Anthony, The belts that you are seeing are...

    Hi Anthony,

    The belts that you are seeing are indeed NCO belts. There are no specific musician accoutrements other than the baldric for the musicians sword. Most of the pictures that I've seen...
  12. Anthony, Let's talk on the bus ride to...

    Anthony,

    Let's talk on the bus ride to Gettysburg. I noticed that we're on the same bus. I'll fill you in about the ONV and various unit that make up the ONV.
  13. Thread: Gun Raffle

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    Steve, Just to let you know, a Venture crew is...

    Steve,

    Just to let you know, a Venture crew is a Boyscout group of older boys/girls that focuses on a high adventure subject, unlike Explorers who focus on vocational interests.

    Eugene,
    ...
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    Josh, I believe that almost all of the answers...

    Josh,

    I believe that almost all of the answers amount to one theme.
    What keeps me going are the lifelong friends that I have made during 19 years of reenacting. We have been rained on, frozen,...
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    Dave, We've searched high and low for any...

    Dave,

    We've searched high and low for any evidence of buglers in the Wisconsin Iron Brigade regiments and have nothing to substantiate it. As R.J. pointed out we know who the field musicians were...
  16. To add a little perspective for you, we actually...

    To add a little perspective for you, we actually had a woman in our unit who regularly portrayed a soldier at events where her identity had to be concealed. Her son was interested in participating...
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    Bill, I would have to agree with Ross. ...

    Bill,

    I would have to agree with Ross.

    The fur trade era was long over in most of WI by the time of the the CW so the actual number of Hudson Bay blankets that were regularly available for...
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    Zach, Check out the 10th Ten. Known as the...

    Zach,

    Check out the 10th Ten. Known as the Rebel Sons of Erin , its a good unit to check out. http://www.10thtennessee.org/
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    Here's some more info guys: About piccolos and...

    Here's some more info guys: About piccolos and other woodwinds.

    Subject: Re: Question about picollo music that Steve used

    Depending on the band and their books, some of the tunes have pic...
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    Claude/RJ, We had a period piccolo player in...

    Claude/RJ,

    We had a period piccolo player in our brass band for many years(unfortunately he sucumbed to cancer a few years ago). I'll have to check on the original scores that we have, but I'm...
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    Hi John, Of course having played any type of...

    Hi John,

    Of course having played any type of brass instrument is definitely a plus when playing a bugle. You should be able to make a reasonably good sound from the start but trying to hit the...
  22. Hi, Sorry that I didn't get back to you...

    Hi,

    Sorry that I didn't get back to you sooner. I am also a member of the 2nd WI, in Co A from SE WI. Company E would be a good choice and I know that there are a couple of members of Company E...
  23. If you can be a little more specific about you...

    If you can be a little more specific about you location and provide a different way to contacted you, I might be able to make some suggestions.
  24. There has been only one time in 17 years that I...

    There has been only one time in 17 years that I have been part of asking a unit to leave an event.

    Said unit, showed up with 10 members, a Colonel, a 1st Sgt(his wife) along with 8 other...
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    Bob and Chris, The Lincoln funeral procession...

    Bob and Chris,

    The Lincoln funeral procession as it arrived in Springfield was actually reenacted in a Chicago cemetery about 12 years ago complete with a band playing the processional. The...
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