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    What we need is an awetenick military wedding. ...

    What we need is an awetenick military wedding. No more of these hoity toity white glove/saber affairs.

    The Daily Dispatch: May 5, 1864.

    Richmond Dispatch.

    Additional from the North.

    An...
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    I particularly find people who consider their...

    I particularly find people who consider their impression to be superior because Santa brought them campaigner gear for Christmas. They run down others because they don't hang with the kewl kids. ...
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    Wouldn't work. The clueless seem to have been...

    Wouldn't work. The clueless seem to have been born with the cast iron skin syndrome. This is especially true of the New Market Prussian and the random "hey Mr. you have a dog on your head" peeps...
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    Wow, real research an information. To me they...

    Wow, real research an information. To me they were just annoying.

    Do blowhard Colonels spouting totally bogus information regarding artillery and all things Civil War while wearing a kilt qualify?
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    Several years ago at New market, I took a hit...

    Several years ago at New market, I took a hit early on during the Saturday fiasco near the fence line to take a nap. Several minutes after the whooping cornfeds (whooping New Market cornfeds are...
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    Modern banjo/guitar playing idjits and the Lucky...

    Modern banjo/guitar playing idjits and the Lucky Charm speaking Irish.
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    I wanna be a Chinese observer and demonstrate...

    I wanna be a Chinese observer and demonstrate these tactics:

    Richmond Dispatch.
    Saturday morning...January 14, 1865

    Porter's Great torpedo.

    --The New York World, in an editorial on Porter's...
  8. Thread: Hmmmm....

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    They still do it every year. The practice was...

    They still do it every year. The practice was actually a lot more common back in the day. Trick or Treating hadn't quite caught on yet.
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    We got the OK to do a steam dredge presentation...

    We got the OK to do a steam dredge presentation at Dutch Gap several years ago. However, the equipment was too authentic and kept breaking before we could actually do a presentation.
  10. Thread: Hmmmm....

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    Hmmmm....

    Richmond Dispatch
    Monday Morning........Nov. 12. 1860.<<

    All Saint's day in New Orleans.

    --Yesterday the people of New Orleans spent the greater portion of the day in the "cities of the...
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    Do impressions that were created, but really...

    Do impressions that were created, but really ought naughta (i.e. kilted bagpiping, artillerymen wearing ghastly red trimmed Glenn Garies) fall under this umbrella as well? I'm thinking that the...
  12. Based on reading about some of the different...

    Based on reading about some of the different candidates running during this election, it is obvious that some of them were not vetted to any degree before getting their monetary backing from the...
  13. Having done some "political" historical events in...

    Having done some "political" historical events in the past, they can be a lot of fun if someone researches their role correctly. It can get quite heated as well. Some very interesting...
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    As others said, it is what you make of it. ...

    As others said, it is what you make of it. Weather in the valley can be fickle this time of year, so be prepared. Some strange events have occurred at the event over the years, but from my...
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    Chock Full of Opportunity

    Plenty of info here that could be fun to play with.

    Richmond Dispatch.
    Saturday morning...November 21, 1863.
    Additional from the North

    The great Johnson's Island plot-- a Canadian...
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    This just seems appropriate on so many levels: ...

    This just seems appropriate on so many levels:

    The Daily Dispatch: September 14, 1861.

    Richmond Dispatch.
    Local matters

    Amusement.
    --It matters not whether the times are hard or otherwise...
  17. Thread: The Gateway

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    The Gateway

    If you have never been to Tredegar, they have some good stuff.

    http://www2.timesdispatch.com/news/news/2010/sep/23/tour23-ar-520433/
  18. As a certain wise individual told me several...

    As a certain wise individual told me several years ago. Certain thing pass easier with age and others hangn for dear life. He said he wished at one point his hair had more staying power.
  19. Iff'n they do come back, they can be this...

    Iff'n they do come back, they can be this company:

    The Daily Dispatch: September 20, 1861.
    Richmond Dispatch.
    Local matters

    Miller Wolfe.

    --The gallant lad who was severely wounded, a few...
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    Alcohol and Type II Diabetes isn't a great combo...

    Alcohol and Type II Diabetes isn't a great combo either. Just saying. There are other halogen products out there as well.
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    Iodine tablets are available at most good hiking...

    Iodine tablets are available at most good hiking outfitters. It is a good sterizing agent and has a retention life much better than alcohol.
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    Another Impression

    I want to be the Salt Speculating Yankee Harpy.

    Richmond Dispatch.

    Mondaymorning..Dec. 23, 1861.

    Proceedings of the Vampire Club.

    We have been favored by our reporter with the proceedings...
  23. Will horn tooting vs. loud speakers be featured?

    Will horn tooting vs. loud speakers be featured?
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    Maybe he is working up to a Horace Greeley...

    Maybe he is working up to a Horace Greeley impression as he ages.

    Richmond Dispatch
    Friday morning...Sept. 27, 1861

    Houston's Portrait of Greeley.

    --Gen. Houston, in one of his political...
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    Probably, but they would most likely prefer the...

    Probably, but they would most likely prefer the CW vampire impression.
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