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    Actually, Richard Hall's Women on the Civil War...

    Actually, Richard Hall's Women on the Civil War Battlefront is slightly newer and covers even more accounts of women in the ranks, including vivandieres and daughters of the regiment. Compared to a...
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    The other good thing about the units that are...

    The other good thing about the units that are part of the Red River Battalion is that they portray both Union and Confederate. Not begrudgingly, but to give a decent impression to honor the...
  3. I was wanting to attend as Federal but just...

    I was wanting to attend as Federal but just haven't registered yet. So therefore I don't have a battalion since the Red River BN isn't coming en masse... (Can't make the Raymond event due to my...
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    I've seen this discussion for years, but it's...

    I've seen this discussion for years, but it's hard to make a uniform look dirty without making it look fake. Not to mention additional wear and tear on uniforms people spends hundreds on, just to...
  5. When my battalion was changing at Shiloh, between...

    When my battalion was changing at Shiloh, between the firing of nearby battalions and their yelling they could not hear Halt, even though I played it over and over again. A short call but with all...
  6. Real Army Signal BN Wants to Borrow CW Signal flags.

    I'm the battalion chaplain for the 57th Expeditionary Signal Battalion at Ft Hood as well as a reenactor. We are having a change of command ceremony 28 June and our outgoing LTC would like to have...
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    The battalion with fixed bayonets practices doing...

    The battalion with fixed bayonets practices doing that. Nothing to worry about with that, sir.
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    The reenactment grounds were truly awesome! The...

    The reenactment grounds were truly awesome! The main battle site was as beautiful a site for a reenactment as I've ever seen. Not a single modern intrusion. The battle reenactments themselves were...
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    Sir- The 8th Kansas, Co A, are excellent folks....

    Sir- The 8th Kansas, Co A, are excellent folks.
    http://www.8thkansas.org/
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    Now, Schnapps, if you waited for day break for...

    Now, Schnapps, if you waited for day break for Reveille around TX, or anywhere west in a given time zone, you'd be having it like at 7:30 or later... lol
  11. Thread: Sutlers

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    Sir- A lot of good advice has been already...

    Sir-

    A lot of good advice has been already given. One other thing I would add: you can make some of your clothing... The kits from various vendors cost more than the worst of the sutler row...
  12. Thread: WTB Bugle

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    Sir, please visit this site: ...

    Sir, please visit this site:

    http://www.rjsamp.com/

    You will find lots of information about being a reenactor bugler. You need to find a B-flat clairon style bugle for infantry bugling. ...
  13. I'm just wondering what call Butterfield says...

    I'm just wondering what call Butterfield says they rearranged. To Extinguish Lights is nothing like Taps. There are some other calls in other branches that are closer to what we know as Taps...
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  14. It might be helpful if you post your name so that...

    It might be helpful if you post your name so that folks know who particularly they are contacting.

    Good luck in your venture!
  15. Thread: If....

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    "Usually decent weather..."??? MUD Market is...

    "Usually decent weather..."???

    MUD Market is it's nickname. The one time I went it poured and the other reenactors told me it always rains at New Market, and its alternate name...

    However, I...
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    I voted for Alpheus Williams. How he keeps those...

    I voted for Alpheus Williams. How he keeps those long mustaches bushy and straight at the same time is amazing!
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    In addition, Cleburne's opinion was so unpopular...

    In addition, Cleburne's opinion was so unpopular that his letter was essentially the end of his military career. Or at least his promotions.

    Before reading the following, please know I happily...
  18. While there has been some confusion, there has...

    While there has been some confusion, there has been more convergence on weight loss in recent years. Exercise gets you in better shape but diet is the more important factor in losing weight,...
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    Well, Joe, we know what you meant but it was...

    Well, Joe, we know what you meant but it was really funny to see how old Albert Castel really is...
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    The ladies got me, too!

    The ladies got me, too!
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    Had a Southern history prof in college (from NC)...

    Had a Southern history prof in college (from NC) tell me that Reconstruction was not harsh enough in his opinion... It was interesting to hear that from the mouth of a Southerner!

    But a very...
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    As has already been mentioned, most of what we...

    As has already been mentioned, most of what we know about flag etiquette is from the 20th century, as is the requirement that the flag does not touch the ground. I've seen spectators going through...
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    Perhaps also most of these units are galvanizing...

    Perhaps also most of these units are galvanizing depending on the scenario?
  24. From what I know, steel plates are exactly what...

    From what I know, steel plates are exactly what they had in them...
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    I have carried slab bacon purchased from small...

    I have carried slab bacon purchased from small meat markets to events for over ten years and the only time I ever got sick it didn't have to do with that but with dehydration issues. There is enough...
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