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    I once over heard a young male reenactor get...

    I once over heard a young male reenactor get asked by a female spectator "Aren't you hot in that wool" and he responed "Some girls think I am"


    Sgt M Gregory
    Essex Artillery
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    If you still have a problem getting any of these...

    If you still have a problem getting any of these bottles please PM me. I have a few hundred from digging a dump behind a Doctors house (1841-1876) most are just in boxes in my basement and may need...
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    I have been approached at several events and...

    I have been approached at several events and asked "Who is the officer on this gun" I then have to explain there are no officers on artillery pieces, that the lowly Sgt. is in command. I believe my...
  4. Discharge by Disbandment papers found.

    Just thought I'd pass on this intersting find. I bought a steamer trunk at a estate sale this weekend, it was filled with old clothe used for quilts. After cleaning all the pieces out I found in...
  5. It's kind of short notice for Monroe, but there...

    It's kind of short notice for Monroe, but there wil be living historys at Saratoga on the 18th and 19th and German Flatts the 25 thru 26th, German Flatts is just off the thruway at the Herkimer exit.
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    Unfortunately Carter and Jasper Merchantile no...

    Unfortunately Carter and Jasper Merchantile no longer carries Kid Gloves, I have purchased several other items from them and asked about the gloves and they stoped carrying them a few years back they...
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    I've tried to find a maker of Kid Gloves for Men,...

    I've tried to find a maker of Kid Gloves for Men, but have only been able to locate two. One is in Italy and the other is England. Are there any made in this country?
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    Did you notice the seems down the side of barrel?...

    Did you notice the seems down the side of barrel? The "expert" identified it as a Napolean, I'm not so sure about that unless you are correct and it is a half scale. I've never seen a ship howitzer...
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    Thank you very much, that helped greatly with...

    Thank you very much, that helped greatly with colors and fabrics.


    Sgt. M Gregory
    Middlesex Artillery
    55th VA Co B
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    Gloves for Gentlemen

    I have done some research on what type of gloves were worn by Gentlemen during the 1860's but have come up with no definitive answer. What material would be used and style for a upperclass Gentlemen...
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    Try www.asouthernseamstress.com Lori is currently...

    Try www.asouthernseamstress.com Lori is currently making me a frock and pants and she specializes in larger sizes and is real reasonable.



    Sgt. M Gregory
    Middlesex Artillery
    55th VA Co B
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    Re: Artillery Question

    The Watervliet Arsenal has a Williams Cannon on display, I googled Watervliet and the Arsenal's web page had this to say about it. "The cast iron Napoleon 12-pounder howitzer is displayed in the...
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