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    I had my impression done for this event. But, I...

    I had my impression done for this event. But, I now have surgery sceduled that week. IT was a good one too. A good beehive broadbrimmed hat, beaded overshirt, knife, shotgun, shotbag, with cap pouch,...
  2. Does anyone have a good NY State Jacket pattern?

    Really need one, or a old used Jacket to make a pattern. Any version is fine, as long as it is a accurate one. Eppaulettes, and at least one belt lapel. I am wanted to recreate a very little known...
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    Most common and most accurate for soldiers in the...

    Most common and most accurate for soldiers in the field. Cards. Whist was very popular. The forerunner to hearts, spades, and other such games. Easy to learn and play. By far my favorite.
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    96th District. is a good choice too. S.D.Swart

    96th District. is a good choice too.

    S.D.Swart
  5. Thread: Brogans

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    With time you will want a MBS pair of brogans. I...

    With time you will want a MBS pair of brogans. I have had Robert Lands, and others over the years. However MBS is the only ones that fit my feet properly and last. Save yourself years of the Agony of...
  6. While still far off. The site has updated some of...

    While still far off. The site has updated some of its information. More info is given on making the 14th Ky. Infantry US jacket, along with links for those that will make it next year. Still...
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    Armed conflict between bands of men continued in...

    Armed conflict between bands of men continued in the Eastern Ky mountains long after the war, yet all stemmed from the war. Stuff that made the Hatfield feud look like a small disagreement. Many old...
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    Well it wasnt much better in the mid 70s when I...

    Well it wasnt much better in the mid 70s when I started. Most were still wearing cotton work clothing and some sack coats over them. I started out with a work shirt, plastic bill kepi, and work pants...
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    I too have bought a couple of N-SSA weapons. One...

    I too have bought a couple of N-SSA weapons. One thing about that is those fellows keep thier weapons in top condition. Unlike the typical reenactor. I suggested to a local unit I hang out with, that...
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    Maybe I should don the Blue.....

    What are the ratios like? Typical too many confederates? I could grab my hardee hat, sack coat, cincinnati canteen and trowsers and go Federal... :)
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    Couldnt agree more buy ONLY hot dipped tin. and...

    Couldnt agree more buy ONLY hot dipped tin. and then clean it as others mentioned. I have had mine for many campaigns and it still in service. A little quality saves you a bunch of money.
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    Your right the guys back then didnt get the...

    Your right the guys back then didnt get the option. All you have to do is look at the photos. Some look like the buttons will pop off they are so tight. Others hang. So if your going private. Just...
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    Depends on what your looking for Musket is a very...

    Depends on what your looking for Musket is a very broad term. I always like the Navy Arms 63 Springfields for a typical reproduction musket. Used you can find them below 500 on average, when they...
  14. 14th Kentucky Recruitment for 2015 Battle of Middle Creek KY.

    We are looking for like minded Gents ages 16+ to join the Volunteer Guards for the 14th Ky impression for the Battle of Middle Creek Ky. Which will take place on the actual battlefield in 2015. Yes I...
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    Any Authenic Battalions going?

    Just askin, I got some family down that way. It might be worth the trip. Also is the reenactment going to be based on the actual engagement or the typical mainstream, push me, pull you stuff, with...
  16. 2015 Middle Creek KY. Battlefield Reenactment.

    As of now the event will be held on Sept the 4th, 5th and 6th, 2015.

    Hello, I am a member of the Volunteer Guard, a group of like minded men, from many different units that come together once a...
  17. You can contact me. Dependent on what you want...

    You can contact me. Dependent on what you want out of the hobby I can direct you to the right unit that would meet your needs. I live just outside of Cincinnati east of the city.

    Sincerly,...
  18. Grant's Birthday Event. April 27th, 2013.

    I am proud to announce that Pt. Pleasant, Ohio will hold a one day semi-immersion Living History event. We are trying for something alittle different, and this is the perfect event for folks to hone...
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    I'm in Southern Ohio, if you in that area. I can...

    I'm in Southern Ohio, if you in that area. I can suggest a couple of units based on your desires and wants. Or just join a mess with me and some pards.

    Shawn D. Swart member of various groups and...
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    I am simply want ever rank I am needed to be, to...

    I am simply want ever rank I am needed to be, to help with the overall impression for the event. Nothing more, nothing less. AKA. Normally a private, but I have served from Lt. to 2nd Sgt. What ever...
  21. My pard I believe found his place. He is located...

    My pard I believe found his place. He is located around Magnolia AK.

    S.D.Swart
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    Personally, I really do not care one way or...

    Personally, I really do not care one way or another. National, Regional, Mega, big deal not. All I care about is a quality event. Numbers have never been the issue. However with the price of...
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  24. Thread: Hardtack

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    Agree Silas, when doing confederate I use...

    Agree Silas, when doing confederate I use cornmeal, and make them in the field style methods.
  25. Thread: Hardtack

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    If I remember right. At least in one...

    If I remember right. At least in one quartermaster papers it was stated that Hardtack was made from white wheat flour. Add salt and just enough water to make it hold together.
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