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  1. Emails sent.

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    Repairs to weapons should take place behind the...

    Repairs to weapons should take place behind the battle line, generally by an experienced NCO. This is one of the modern duties of the men in the file closer rank: Hand him your piece, fix his if...
  3. Hate to tell you this, but any "waterproof"...

    Hate to tell you this, but any "waterproof" blanket, whether tarred, painted or vulcanized, is not waterproof. At best it is water resistant, but given enough time and wetness, it will still allow...
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    I think you are referring to research done by...

    I think you are referring to research done by Bill Rodman and reported here some time ago.
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    The man in question would be "General" Hardy, of...

    The man in question would be "General" Hardy, of Hardy's Brigade, out of Florida. Their website is http://floridareenactor.com/. You can confirm his identity in the Confederate Reenacting Units...
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    I've had both forage caps and Hardee's get blown...

    I've had both forage caps and Hardee's get blown off my head, even when jammed down as well as can be.
    Proper fit can be no match for a good, stiff wind.
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    Hope it's a smooth one for you, Eric.

    Hope it's a smooth one for you, Eric.
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    As can be seen from previous postings on this...

    As can be seen from previous postings on this thread, opinions on the subject are quite diverse.

    My own:
    The EP did not free any slaves in those states that did not secede. It did not free any...
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    Don't ANYONE tell R. J. Samp about this....... ...

    Don't ANYONE tell R. J. Samp about this....... ;)
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    Since officers were required (earlier in the war)...

    Since officers were required (earlier in the war) to purchase their own uniforms, it's pretty much each officer's personal preference as to how he wanted it done. That said, I'd expect most would be...
  11. I can't remember if that book refers to a patent...

    I can't remember if that book refers to a patent number for the machine in question.
    That might be a good place to start for the specs.
    Finding the lead rods could be a problem......
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    Another aspect that may well not hold true at all...

    Another aspect that may well not hold true at all locations is a tendency for, shall we say, "tension" existing between docents and civilian reenactors. Sometimes there seems to be problems with...
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    We need to never loose sight of the fact that our...

    We need to never loose sight of the fact that our "audience" changes over time, even year to year, as new people become interested enough to come out, and as children get older and begin asking those...
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    Haversack first. It's a required piece of gear,...

    Haversack first. It's a required piece of gear, then and now. It's your pantry. Every soldier needs to carry his food and mess gear. That's the haversack.
    A knapsack, while nice to have, can be...
  15. Turned inside out and left in bright sunlight. ...

    Turned inside out and left in bright sunlight. Flip it over from time to time, so all the surfaces get exposure, and leave it out for a few days, if weather permits.
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    Dumb stuff is going to happen, no matter how hard...

    Dumb stuff is going to happen, no matter how hard we to try to eliminate it. But the really dumb stuff can be minimized to almost nothing with just reasonable care and oversight.

    Grumpy, you...
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    No one! As first sergeant, NO ONE gets onto my...

    No one! As first sergeant, NO ONE gets onto my company line without a weapons inspection. If they show up late, they get it before entering the line, whether I know, love, and trust them. And no...
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    Scot, you may be referring to the 2nd Manassas...

    Scot, you may be referring to the 2nd Manassas living history back in '05 (IIRC), headed by Kevin O'Bierne.
    Marching, lectures, spectator demonstrations, field rations, etc. My introduction to...
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    Think of it as shaving off the sharp angles of a...

    Think of it as shaving off the sharp angles of a true 2x2. Marking how much you wish to shave off each corner, and using a sander to get it there is one method.
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    Without seeing them or other information, there's...

    Without seeing them or other information, there's no way to tell.
    New or used, who made them, and other things are needed to know which is the better value.
    Price + Quality = Value. Price is only...
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    Thanks to all for their good wishes. I've...

    Thanks to all for their good wishes.
    I've admired Terre since I first became aware of her on these forums. Not too long after I began my time in the hobby, I made a list of people I wanted to...
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    Any updates available?

    Any updates available?
  23. Three items tend to be more "important" than most...

    Three items tend to be more "important" than most others: You headgear, your coat, and your footwear.
    The first two have much to do with how you look to others,as they are the most obvious. A good...
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    The 140th GAC in 2003 had to be rescheduled due...

    The 140th GAC in 2003 had to be rescheduled due to weather as well. While attendance was less than it would otherwise have been, it still had all the trappings and attendance of a major reenactment....
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    One of the concerns about using the same barrel...

    One of the concerns about using the same barrel for live firing and for reenacting is the chance (however small) of lead skirting/fragments being left in the barrel and coming out as projectiles at...
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