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    That's the Crutchfield, pre-event march for...

    That's the Crutchfield, pre-event march for Sailor's Creek. Numbers for Crutchfield are limited, and there aren't many remaining spaces. Impression standards are very high. The number of people in...
  2. Thread: Appomattox

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    The forum search box is your friend. Here's a...

    The forum search box is your friend. Here's a very recent discussion about same :...
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    Ben Tart is your source for bunting. If you're...

    Ben Tart is your source for bunting. If you're looking for a third bunting issue this would be what you want : http://www.bnbtart.com/flag/ANVBattleFlagKit.html It's currently out of stock, but you...
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    They are very time and theater specific. You...

    They are very time and theater specific. You need to narrow your interest, then start looking online. You'd be surprised how much information is available via Google and how much you will learn by...
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    A designated photographer for an event is a great...

    A designated photographer for an event is a great idea. I've seen that at a couple high end events. I've approved of that. The photographers I've seen generally try to sneak photos and are...
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    One of the biggest changes over the last ten...

    One of the biggest changes over the last ten years has been the profusion of cell phone cameras in the ranks. Technology and social media are causes. The photos invariably get published with...
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    No, it's not the law. That one case which...

    No, it's not the law. That one case which concerned NPS Antietam found that there can be valid and lawful reasons for gender based discrimination. It's a very narrow exception, but it does exist. ...
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    Mike, "Do not seek the treasure."

    Mike, "Do not seek the treasure."
  9. There really isn't a one size fits all approach...

    There really isn't a one size fits all approach because all events aren't the same and all impressions aren't the same. Additional factors include what you are trying to accomplish and how you're...
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    The site, sound and smell of a drone at a...

    The site, sound and smell of a drone at a reenactment really enhances the moment. So accepted, so thoughtless and so wrong.

    Just because a camera can be thrust into the sky doesn't mean it...
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    Seen similar on the West Coast. When special...

    Seen similar on the West Coast. When special impressions become the norm, common impressions become the new special impressions.
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    A single shelter half is approximately 5.5 feet...

    A single shelter half is approximately 5.5 feet square. Two buttoned halves is approximately 11 x 5.5'. Instead of setting up two halves in an "A" as is done by most folks with a soldier sleeping...
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    Lane's North Carolina Brigade (ANV) late 1864

    I've been looking at that very issue for that very state in preparation for a living history at Pamplin Park to occur on the 150th anniversary of the Breakthrough.

    Here's a pretty good start to...
  14. Thread: Drill

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    "But, it's hot. The men are tired. They...

    "But, it's hot.
    The men are tired.
    They need lunch.
    They need water.
    They already know this stuff.
    They'll be too worn out for this afternoon's battle.
    They're all at the sutlers....
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    Disperse is in Hardee's School of the Battalion. ...

    Disperse is in Hardee's School of the Battalion. It's a great way to get a battalion out of trouble in a hurry, but equally important, reform the line quickly and efficiently. I've seen it done and...
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    You realize that troops did get issued new...

    You realize that troops did get issued new clothing. Having dirty clothes doesn't make you look like an experienced reenactor. It just means you're dirty.
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    There are books from the period which discuss how...

    There are books from the period which discuss how many grains for a .58 cartridge : http://books.google.com/books?id=xmw9kXUyOlcC&pg=PA51#v=onepage&q&f=false

    Alternatively, you could do something...
  18. Thread: Ants!

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    Poll: I still find some of that same batch around here....

    I still find some of that same batch around here. Best hominy ever.
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    Try a plate from this guy :...

    Try a plate from this guy : http://m.ebay.com/itm/300678623005?nav=SEARCH

    I've purchased a couple plates and been pleased with them. He has many fanciful designs which should be avoided. ...
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    You might find it here :...

    You might find it here : http://www.zipcon.net/~silas/links.htm#N_12_ Might find a few other things of interest on that links page. Or not.
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    That's what I use, but it's like two steps...

    That's what I use, but it's like two steps forward and one step back. Takes forever. When I do use a running stitch, I generally run it in and out of the fabric three times then perform a back...
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    The Knox County Public Library System has a copy...

    The Knox County Public Library System has a copy if you cannot purchase a copy.
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    It's not a marching command.

    It's not a marching command.
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    In addition to wearing them while wet, apply a...

    In addition to wearing them while wet, apply a pair of shoe trees for those times when not wearing the brogans. Trees are a big help.

    I've used Huberds for twenty years. Great stuff. A day or...
  25. Thread: ramrod cooking

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    I recall a diary account of an 11th Corps soldier...

    I recall a diary account of an 11th Corps soldier who rolled dough into a snake, wrapped it around his ramrod and baked it over a fire. At Chancellorsville. Stonewall Jackson thought it was such a...
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