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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...
  5. 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...
  9. 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?
  17. 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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    You do realize, however, that some one will see...

    You do realize, however, that some one will see the sign and ask "Hey, where's the bathroom?", while someone else will come out of it and say "There are no magazines in there......".
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    Magazine. (Darned ten letter minimum rule. ;) )

    Magazine.
    (Darned ten letter minimum rule. ;) )
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    The author was a North Carolinian by birth.

    The author was a North Carolinian by birth.
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    Mel, I have never heard the phrase, and have no...

    Mel, I have never heard the phrase, and have no idea what its origins might be.
    This is one we both need to look into. :)
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    You can try lightening the tightness of the...

    You can try lightening the tightness of the barrel bands slightly, and see if that helps free it up a bit.
    Sometimes it works, sometimes it doesn't.
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    A small piece of research

    From the book "Letters From A North Carolina Unionist: John A. Hedrick to Benjamin S. Hedrick, 1862-1865
    Taken from the letter of May 30th, 1864:

    "The different classes of the population have...
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