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    You know Curt, here at Fort Sill, 30 years ago,...

    You know Curt, here at Fort Sill, 30 years ago, they used to take 2LTs in officer basic out in the impact area to a bunker, and then fire artillery over them to get a feel for incoming. Someone...
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    You're asking an impossible question in many...

    You're asking an impossible question in many respects. Only the vets can tell you how real it is in combat, in their era. I'm a Field Artilleryman, and was in Iraq in a staff position, but I would...
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    Well Todd, been thinking about getting my Parker...

    Well Todd, been thinking about getting my Parker Hale done for a couple of years....
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    It was 25 or 30 yards from across the road with...

    It was 25 or 30 yards from across the road with number 7 or number 8 birdshot, so it was kind of like getting peppered. Could have put out an eye.... but the guy who got hit had a small hole in his...
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    I was at the event and talked to the folks...

    I was at the event and talked to the folks involved. Actually, one of those involved works for me. Just drunken stupidity. They had buses and buses of kids coming to school day on Friday, which...
  6. There were positive aspects Mike... :)

    There were positive aspects Mike... :)
  7. Well, our next event where we plan a march, we...

    Well, our next event where we plan a march, we have already decided to put our camp together and leave it before we go to the start point. This was hard because we actually had a wagon that was...
  8. Well, Ben McCullough had to take a fall from his...

    Well, Ben McCullough had to take a fall from his horse at the Battle of Leetown courtesy of the 36th IL. That was the way it happened!
    We did our Federal Adjunct at the NMP and marched over...
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    I got on his facebook page and PMed him about...

    I got on his facebook page and PMed him about some chevrons that took forever....
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    I believe many people have seen this, but here is...

    I believe many people have seen this, but here is an old NPS video of artillery detachment drill, you have to go through the infantry drill first, but the drill here is actually correct by the period...
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    Well, let me throw this out there for general...

    Well, let me throw this out there for general information and encourage everyone to learn NPS drill if you aren't familiar with it. It is the closest thing to period correct drill, with safety...
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    Yes, that is a neat shot. So now, really not...

    Yes, that is a neat shot. So now, really not trying to start something, but I really wish CW artillery crews would use the NPS drill, which correctly mirrors the CW era drill prescribed in...
  13. Just what are you looking for? CS/US? ...

    Just what are you looking for? CS/US? Mainstream? Authentic/progressive? The 24th MO (US) is an authentic/progressive federal infantry unit with members in OKC, Tulsa, Lawton, Kansas, MO, Tx and...
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    What are you looking for as a unit? There are...

    What are you looking for as a unit? There are mainstream units and there are progressive/authentic units. Are you totally new to the hobby? If you are doing it and want to be as realistic as...
  15. How snug on a 48 Rich? I waver between a 46 and...

    How snug on a 48 Rich? I waver between a 46 and 48. Question is, do I get my Artillery jacket made, or seriously consider your Joe Blunt Frock instead??? That is my dilemma. ;)
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    I would think a parade with posting of orders is...

    I would think a parade with posting of orders is about all you can document for this era. If Kautz doesn't address it in the customs and courtesies, you are sort of in undefined territory. An...
  17. I understand!

    I understand!
  18. Bill, I passed this info and your contact to our...

    Bill, I passed this info and your contact to our new guy, so we'll see if he contacts you. Also, are you tied to selling this as a set, or would you consider selling the bayonet separately? If I...
  19. Bill I'm emailing this over to a new guy in our...

    Bill I'm emailing this over to a new guy in our unit. Do you have an email he can contact you on? I don't think he is on this forum.
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    It's the events you attend and the guys you hang...

    It's the events you attend and the guys you hang out with. I got sick of lanterns, flashlights, phones and coolers too, and I really did see a guy at Wilson's Creek 150th with crocs in camp talking...
  21. Yep, key question there about US or CS, and also...

    Yep, key question there about US or CS, and also are you looking for mainstream, progressives, or campaigners? The 24th Missouri (US) is progressive/campaigner, and we have members in North Central,...
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    I passed Todd your email and PM'd you with his...

    I passed Todd your email and PM'd you with his email.
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    Okay, Todd still has the jacket. Get me an email...

    Okay, Todd still has the jacket. Get me an email so I can connect you both up. He wants $125, and that is shipping included.
  24. Well, if it is for the public and to remind them...

    Well, if it is for the public and to remind them of history, then as education, we should strive to do it right, and you don't need to be hard-core to want to do it right. I just don't understand...
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    The Facebook site is "The Trade Blanket". You...

    The Facebook site is "The Trade Blanket". You have to join. Shoot me an email address here or on a pm, and I'll forward it to Todd. Hopefully he still has the stuff.
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