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    All items have been sold.

    All items have been sold.
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    All items have been sold.

    All items have been sold.
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    Sack coat and vest (size 40) are still available....

    Sack coat and vest (size 40) are still available. I will sell both for $250, shipping included. This is a beautiful NJS handmade indigo broadcloth vest with black trim and a curved cigar pocket-the...
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    Only Canteen, Bottom Shirt, Daley Sack (40), and...

    Only Canteen, Bottom Shirt, Daley Sack (40), and NJS Vest (40), and Dirty Billy Forage Cap (71/4) are still available. I will reduce price on sack to $140 and cap to $100.
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    Additional Photos

    Additional Photos
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    Quality Federal Gear For Sale II

    1. Federal Issue Shirt, "soft" domet flannel, all beautifully hand made from County Cloth kit, size M, $125

    2. Smoothside Canteen, tin with pewter spout and Contractor's mark, jean cloth cover...
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    Musket is sold

    Musket is sold
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    Brogans are sold

    Brogans are sold
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    Blanket and Frock are sold.

    Blanket and Frock are sold.
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    More Photos

    More Photos
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    Quality Federal Gear For Sale

    1 '61 Springfield Armisport $450 plus shipping (includes gun sock, sling, and cleaning tools)

    All other items shipping is included. Everything clean, in good or excellent condition, without tears...
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    At Olustee my campaigner unit was bivouacked...

    At Olustee my campaigner unit was bivouacked along a narrow path deep in the woods. We stacked a few muskets at the entrance, but how do you find old Betsy in the pitch dark when it's your turn for...
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    True, but the problem with that line of reasoning...

    True, but the problem with that line of reasoning is that it will support any modern silliness without period reference or documentation.
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    These are obviously carefully composed...

    These are obviously carefully composed photographs, but even so, nobody seems to be too concerned about the musket stacks.

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    That makes perfect sense. I haven't knocked over...

    That makes perfect sense. I haven't knocked over a musket stack yet, but I did trip over a peg rope and knock down a fly tent. Thank you Obe Wan Ross.
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    Stacked Rifles

    I have been warned never to cross a row of stacked rifles in camp. What is the reason for this and is it an authentic regulation, a superstition, or just another re-enactorism?
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    I am also a big fan. The socks I ordered from...

    I am also a big fan. The socks I ordered from them are soft and comfortable and very reasonably priced.
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    The straw hats of the 16th NY were a gift from...

    The straw hats of the 16th NY were a gift from Mrs Joseph Howland, wife of the regiment's Colonel. The boys were from far upstate NY and suffered from the oppressive Vrginia heat and humidity....
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    Interesting to note that period hat brass was...

    Interesting to note that period hat brass was attached with a loop held in place with a bit of leather. That way it could be easily removed for polishing. Polishing would be an important reason why...
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    15134151361513515137 My new hat has not told me...

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    My new hat has not told me what it wants to be yet. For now, it will stay as made and worn by the three dapper gents above. Here are some possibilities:
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    My post meant no disrespect or offense, just a...

    My post meant no disrespect or offense, just a lame pun on booties/bootees. I don't know what '"I am rolling" means, but lighten up everyone. Jefferson wore lace ups instead of buckles to his...
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    This was my suspicion.Thank you everyone. Funny...

    This was my suspicion.Thank you everyone. Funny how after a while in the hobby, if you really make an effort to research, you develop a gut feeling. If it feels farby, it probably is.
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    Booties are worn by babies. Bootees are worn by...

    Booties are worn by babies. Bootees are worn by soldiers. Booty is plunder taken in war. Some bootie is what you get on a bootie call. She also may have a big bootie.
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    Face Powder

    Is the practice of smearing black powder (mixed with spit or water from the canteen) on the cheeks of "fresh fish" for initiation/identification before a "battle" a documented practice or a...
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    All items are sold. Moderator please shut down...

    All items are sold. Moderator please shut down thread.
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