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    That would be in the National Cathedral, The...

    That would be in the National Cathedral, The Cathedral Church of Saint Peter and Saint Paul in the City and Diocese of Washington, an Episcopalian church that has no connection to the Civil War, so...
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    They even managed to make us sound pretty sane,...

    They even managed to make us sound pretty sane, too. I'm glad he appreciated the struggle we're having, and that we do see the nuances.
    Don't forget the first flag raised on Shuri Castle 70 years...
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    If it was up to me, I would leave them alone...

    If it was up to me, I would leave them alone because every one i can think of was a U.S.officer first,many of some distinction.
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    I feel that to discuss this issue ONLY from the...

    I feel that to discuss this issue ONLY from the angle of reenacting would be very shallow and self-interested. As long as it continues in the generally high tone that it has had, I think there's more...
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    My point exactly, and how can we play a part in...

    My point exactly, and how can we play a part in shining some light on the ignorance instead of reacting to it? And, I think the saltire echoes the imperial Spanish flag, white field, red saltire,...
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    Sure, old canvas gets repurposed all the time. I...

    Sure, old canvas gets repurposed all the time. I don't think anyone would think that unusual enough to write about.
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    A thoughtful essay by someone who should be...

    A thoughtful essay by someone who should be familiar to all of us:http://www.cnn.com/2015/06/25/opinions/rhea-confederate-flag-symbols/index.html
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    Is there possibly an opportunity for us as...

    Is there possibly an opportunity for us as amateur historians to help to correct the record? I mean, how many times have we rolled our eyes and said something like "that isn't a real Confederate...
  9. My avatar is a tintype, taken by Mr Svabo...

    My avatar is a tintype, taken by Mr Svabo himself, and it is clearer than period images, too. Maybe we can get him to weigh in.
  10. The collar of the coat is about the only...

    The collar of the coat is about the only indication that it's not an army greatcoat, isn't it?
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    Bravo again for having just the right words,...

    Bravo again for having just the right words, Schnapps. You bring a tear to my eye.
    I sense that this is a watershed moment, and things will not be going back to status quo anti. I don't want to see...
  12. I can't be certain, and I don't know why, but I...

    I can't be certain, and I don't know why, but I don't think it's authentic. There's something about his face that just doesn't look right. That doesn't sound very scholarly, but I have the feeling...
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    Wow, that's not even too pricey considering that...

    Wow, that's not even too pricey considering that I've seen a drummer drop twice that for a crash cymbal.
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    And are they necessarily different than modern...

    And are they necessarily different than modern ones, understanding materials?
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    The harmonica is easy to learn, pack, cheap and...

    The harmonica is easy to learn, pack, cheap and darn near indestructible. You can also play tunes that you don't know the words to. There are a couple downsides: you can't sing and play at the same...
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    "Live firing or die trying!" Doggone silent e! :)

    "Live firing or die trying!" Doggone silent e! :)
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    Yeah. I second that. Potatoes will do also. I...

    Yeah. I second that. Potatoes will do also. I think we've stumbled on why those traditional menus evolved the way they did.
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    Although I don't shoot with the NSSA, I endorse...

    Although I don't shoot with the NSSA, I endorse actually shooting your musket live at least a couple times and getting an idea of how they really handle.
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    The original troops ate it raw quite often,...

    The original troops ate it raw quite often, sometimes sandwiched between hardtack biscuits. They must have been fresh hardtack, or I can't see anyone getting out of that meal with all of their teeth....
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    Sold pending receipt of funds. Please close...

    Sold pending receipt of funds. Please close thread.
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    I like that because it doesn't inflict something...

    I like that because it doesn't inflict something on the rank and file that they wouldn't ordinarily be doing.
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    Hey Josie, check your pm.

    Hey Josie, check your pm.
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    Yes. Virtually everywhere. Soldiers found...

    Yes. Virtually everywhere. Soldiers found military arms somewhat inadequate for hunting; .58 tends to mess up small game like squirrels and opossum. Ambrose Bierce wrote a chilling story about...
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    Isn't the outgoing commander supposed to be...

    Isn't the outgoing commander supposed to be relieved that they're not going to arrest him? I don't think there was a formal procedure then. Orders were delivered and received, and sometimes the...
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    Just a little bump to keep it on the front page....

    Just a little bump to keep it on the front page. :)
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