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    I have seen an original haversack made from the...

    I have seen an original haversack made from the main compartment of a double bag knapsack. It's been too many years since I saw it and don't recall particulars.
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    Search function good. You might even find one of...

    Search function good. You might even find one of your own posts regarding octagonal poles if you click here :...
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    Hand sewn grommet

    This grommet is from an exhibit at the Royal Maritime Museum in Portsmouth, England. The exhibit showed that iron rings and even branches were used to create the welt. Since seeing this, I've used...
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    Here's your plans from the quartermaster...

    Here's your plans from the quartermaster department : https://books.google.com/books?id=6fYRAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA287&hl=en#v=onepage&q&f=false Source is post bellum, but it matches CW sources I've seen. ...
  5. Thread: Camp Ovens

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    Video on how to create an earthen oven

    Focus is 18th Century, but the methods are spot on for creating an oven without bricks, metal, stone and such. Wasn't able to embed the video, so follow the link :

    https://youtu.be/BPQVFQmwZMU
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    For good or bad, many groups have moved unit...

    For good or bad, many groups have moved unit pages to facebook.
  7. Thread: Camp Stove

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    Mrs. L, I've included a link to a military...

    Mrs. L,

    I've included a link to a military fuel requisition form I made for the last big Perryville. It's the military allowance for two days of fuel based upon the winter allowance. The summer...
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    I didn't expect a quick reply from you as you...

    I didn't expect a quick reply from you as you have been at an event. You'd be surprised how many times I've read about the model you own and how you keep it as a back up heat source during weather...
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    Sorry revive an old thread, but an interweb...

    Sorry revive an old thread, but an interweb search popped up this thread. Some well meaning reenactors near me have made the bold assertion that braziers are period. Seem odd to me that the only...
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    The video says it's Chamberlain's division. Not...

    The video says it's Chamberlain's division. Not quite. Chamberlain commanded only one of Bartlett's three brigades, not the entire division. Poor Bartlett. Erased from history in post bellum...
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    With 33 states in the Union in 1860 and with both...

    With 33 states in the Union in 1860 and with both flags looking very similar, I'd be a little suspicious about both. The apostrophe in the word, Lincoln, between the "L" and "N" is a little odd when...
  12. Thread: Reversing arms

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    It's not as bad as doing Rest on Arms with...

    It's not as bad as doing Rest on Arms with bayonets fixed.
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    Reversing arms

    I've been hearing some grumbling related to the Lincoln funeral procession regarding reversing arms. Accordingly, I am including instruction for how to do such. The problem is that neither the...
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    Duffer, wish you had a copy of that sword manual...

    Duffer, wish you had a copy of that sword manual article about you wrote for Living Historian. It needs to be readily available online. The written instruction is found in available sources, but the...
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    The more things change... I can just hear...

    The more things change...

    I can just hear the sound of someone rifling through the kitchen's junk drawer for a thread lock.
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    Co-rinth or the single syllabled, Karnth, was...

    Co-rinth or the single syllabled, Karnth, was quite a shock to many unsuspecting Confederates who thought the first event under new management would be business as usual. God bless that leader and...
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    Yet another collision between two different...

    Yet another collision between two different hobbies with different expectations but which call themselves the same hobby. Differences occur when people from one of the hobbies attend events held by...
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    I haven't looked at this issue in a while, but...

    I haven't looked at this issue in a while, but there is at least one other method. Go here to examine them : http://www.zipcon.net/~silas/links.htm#N_5_I Hint : look at manuals other than Hardee,...
  19. Thread: Paddy Mac

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    So, when you goen to see him, Mrs. L?

    So, when you goen to see him, Mrs. L?
  20. Thread: surrender

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    Positive spin : The esteemed poster who commenced...

    Positive spin : The esteemed poster who commenced this thread deserves an "A" in Creative Spelling for writing the word, Appamatix.
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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...
  22. 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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