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  1. Clarksville Tennessee Civil War Memorial Event, June 8, 2014

    We are planning on having our annual Memorial Event at Riverview Cemetery in Clarksville, TN on June 8th, 2014 at 2 PM. This event honors the service and sacrifice of 181 confederate soldiers buried...
  2. Greetings Chris; I portray a civilian...

    Greetings Chris;

    I portray a civilian physician of the mid 19th century in Tennessee. Welcome to the weird world of Civil War medicine! Good luck with developing the Assistant Surgeon impression....
  3. Thanks Frederick..that is exactly the sort of...

    Thanks Frederick..that is exactly the sort of thing I was looking for.

    Mark Britton
  4. That is what I had guessed their function to be...

    That is what I had guessed their function to be based on the one size I had seen listed of 4" x 18". Have you found the use as splints cited in any of the period literature? Thanks for the reply.
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  5. Binder's Boards...What were they used for?

    I have seen an item called "binder's boards" referred to in period medical invoices, and I believe they are included in the list of items supplied with a Field Surgeon's Companion. I have yet to be...
  6. Memorial Service for Civil War Dead in Clarksville, Tennessee

    The Friends of Ft. Defiance will be conducting a memorial service for the Civil War soldiers buried in Riverview Cemetery in Clarksville, TN on June 3 at 2:00 PM. The cemetery contains the mortal...
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    Dance Mistress Recommendation

    The Friends of Ft Defiance group in Clarksville, TN recently held our annual dinner and ball to benefit our local Civil War earthworks fort and visitor center. Mrs. Lawson recommended Deborah Hyland...
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    Thank you for your suggestions ladies. Your...

    Thank you for your suggestions ladies. Your assistance is much appreciated.

    Mark Britton
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    A Caller of Dances

    Does anyone know of someone that calls dances for a Civil War period ball? The ball will be taking place in Clarksville, Tennessee early in November and we suddenly find ourselves without someone to...
  10. Craig, We were very glad to have you all in...

    Craig,

    We were very glad to have you all in attendance. Thanks for taking the time to drive up. We are hoping to make this an annual event.

    Choatecav,

    I'll get you that list of names soon as...
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    I just noticed a similar thing yesterday while...

    I just noticed a similar thing yesterday while browsing through Borders bookstore. A book titled "Tennessee's Confederates" by Myers E. Brown had two pictures of a couple of soldiers from the 1st...
  12. Civil War Memorial Service in Clarksville, TN

    The Friends of Ft. Defiance in Clarksville, TN will be conducting a memorial service for Civil War soldiers and veterans buried in the old city cemetery (now Riverview Cemetery) located at 635 N....
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    Well..Alabama definitely had more than one...

    Well..Alabama definitely had more than one cavalry regiment that was raised, and there was at least one cavalry regiment that was raised for the US (the 1st Alabama Cavalry). There is a book written...
  14. The Friends of Fort Defiance website is...

    The Friends of Fort Defiance website is www.ftdefianceclarksville.com. The artillery pieces for the event belong to Porter's Battery, www.portersbattery.com.
  15. Clarksville Tennessee Living History Program

    The Friends of Ft. Defiance in Clarksville, TN will be hosting a living history program on the afternoon of April 18th, 2010 from 1-5 pm. The event will be held on private land adjacent to the Port...
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    WTB Men's Civilian Trousers

    I am in need of a pair of civilian trousers for a large man. Natural waist of 54 inches with an inseam of 32-33 inches. Cotton or linen preferred, but a light weight wool would be acceptable.

    Mark...
  17. Anyone that wishes to attend this event needs to...

    Anyone that wishes to attend this event needs to make their desire known by August 14th so that we can make final plans for the dinner and ball.
  18. Clarksville, Tennessee Living History & Ball

    The Friends of Fort Defiance in Clarksville, Tennessee are sponsoring the first of what is hoped to be an annual civil war encampment/living history and ball on the weekend of August 29-30, 2009. The...
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    While perhaps not ideal in some folks way of...

    While perhaps not ideal in some folks way of thinking, you can also acquire whole kernel corn still on the ear that is sold as food for various small animals such as squirrels. It's just dried ear...
  20. Boys, I believe what you're trying to get folks...

    Boys, I believe what you're trying to get folks to see..can be found here actually. Silly Yanks.

    http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/armysystem.php?do=recruit&uniqueid=52

    Mark Britton
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    "Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography" by Jack...

    "Nathan Bedford Forrest: A Biography" by Jack Hurst is a wonderful piece of work. You can get it through Amazon for under $12.

    Mark Britton
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    I'd be interested if the deal falls through.. ...

    I'd be interested if the deal falls through..

    Mark Britton
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    Bill; My family and I will certainly pray for...

    Bill;

    My family and I will certainly pray for you and your situation. Hope you provide us all with good news soon.

    Mark Britton
  24. PM sent on tarred haversack and white pleated...

    PM sent on tarred haversack and white pleated shirt.

    Mark Britton
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    As far as simulation of the opium pill goes, I...

    As far as simulation of the opium pill goes, I have seen at least two sizes of a tapioca pearl that might be suitable. They are basically round in shape, but have a dull finish to them. The ones in...
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