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  1. Thread: Period letter

    by Silas
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    These letters from company G ought to be a good...

    These letters from company G ought to be a good read when done in conjunction with the awesome company history about company B, the Pickens Planters, also of the 40th Alabama.

    This regiment was...
  2. How about music of the period on instruments of...

    How about music of the period on instruments of the period? Don't get me wrong. I like string bands and jug bands. This group sounds pretty tight, and five bucks is a steal for their recordings. ...
  3. Thread: Bayonet Uses

    by Silas
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    A period use I've seen : with two pairs of...

    A period use I've seen : with two pairs of bayonets as legs, you can make a solid base for a ramrod which can support a roasting chicken.

    A nonperiod use : handy bottle cap opener.
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    With a new season approaching, I suppose it is...

    With a new season approaching, I suppose it is about time for one of the annual threads about certain reenacting practices. A cursory search of threads using the words, enamelware or speckleware,...
  5. Not the Battle of Nashville

    No, Joe's right. You really don't want to attend this particular circus. I've seen the announcement on Happy Friends. If you didn't know the announcement legitimate, you'd swear it was was something...
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    Specifications for trousers and stripes can be...

    Specifications for trousers and stripes can be found in the regulations.
  7. The misidentified Petersburg photo

    That photo is frequently misidentified as being from Petersburg, 1864. It's actually Second Fredericksburg in 1863. I don't recall the exact location or unit, but it is after the Marye's Heights...
  8. Thread: Guard question

    by Silas
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    Wouldn't that be the commanding officer of the...

    Wouldn't that be the commanding officer of the guard? Up rides General Grant who is concerned about a perceived weakness at some location in his chain of pickets. Wouldn't he possess the authority...
  9. Are you asking about the stars oh being sewn on...

    Are you asking about the stars oh being sewn on one side and the flag on the opposite side being cut out to expose the stars?
  10. Thread: Provost Marshal

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    The badge of the provost guard is the bayonet...

    The badge of the provost guard is the bayonet fixed.
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    Do you men this from Regimental Quartermaster? ...

    Do you men this from Regimental Quartermaster? http://www.regtqm.com/Musket-Case-Tarred-Black-Canvas-Full-Length-p/gun-4.htm

    I'm sure it's as period as other items one can purchase from...
  12. There's some great stuff in the manuals waiting...

    There's some great stuff in the manuals waiting to be rediscovered. This is one of them.

    That more than you haven't seen it is not unusual. The ad hoc nature of companies and of battalions can...
  13. There's some great stuff in the manuals waiting...

    There's some great stuff in the manuals waiting to be rediscovered. This is one of them.

    That more than you haven't seen it is not unusual. The ad hoc nature of companies and of battalions can...
  14. Inverted musket for the left most sergeant of the battalion

    It's there. See, Hardee's Revised (Goetzel, 1863) SoB at para. 25 : http://books.google.com/books?id=S1D1B2Xl4bcC&pg=PA9#v=onepage&q&f=false It's also in the U.S. Tactics (1861) SoB at para. 25 :...
  15. If you're asking about where the subalterns go...

    If you're asking about where the subalterns go during parade, look here : http://draytons.tripod.com/drill/parade.pdf The full title to the article is An Explanation about the Procedures for Opening...
  16. Whatever, Mike. From your viewpoint, I'm wrong....

    Whatever, Mike. From your viewpoint, I'm wrong. The authorities are wrong. You're always right.

    I'm sorry I've remained in your head about firing through the left interval. Had you believed I...
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    Claude Sinclair makes some great Federal painted...

    Claude Sinclair makes some great Federal painted blankets. I swear by mine.
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    That whumps. Here's what you can do : (1) find...

    That whumps. Here's what you can do : (1) find the search box at the upper right corner of this page ; (2) type in the word, stencils; and (3) view the many posts which discuss this same topic.
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    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/search.php?searc...

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/search.php?searchid=29357
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    A Springfield sling works well as a waist belt.

    A Springfield sling works well as a waist belt.
  21. Illustration and instruction about Rest on Arms...

    Illustration and instruction about Rest on Arms from Upton :
    http://books.google.com/books?id=iaQNAAAAYAAJ&pg=PA40#v=onepage&q&f=false

    This one from NCO Kautz doesn't address the point...
  22. Lots of mainstream and worse in the area. If you...

    Lots of mainstream and worse in the area. If you want to do more than that, contact Dan Limb who resides in that suburb north of the Columbia known as Vancouver, WA :...
  23. I agree that this is a key phrase and agree that...

    I agree that this is a key phrase and agree that it implies there is no change in shoulder. The problem is that the same phrase is found in all the examples mentioned in the article which...
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    Mr. Lopes, Do you have any information about...

    Mr. Lopes,

    Do you have any information about this particular pack? I've reviewed the source that D. Jarnagin used and found it wanting. The pack certainly existed, but when? Is there any...
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    Is your knapsack this bag from Jarnagin? 16675

    Is your knapsack this bag from Jarnagin?

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