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    Christmas Traditions of 1860

    Tis the season to wonder what the soldiers did around Christmas time if they were lucky enough to in in winter quarters at this time. How did the civilians celebrate Christmas. Decorations? On the...
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    Military Christmas traditions

    Tis the season to wonder what the soldiers did around Christmas time if they were lucky enough to in in winter quarters at this time. On the home front the iconic Christmas tree had yet to take hold...
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    Great coat ranks?

    In my 20 years of reenacting I have never seen these used. Does anyone have these on a coat? Or are these a sutler item that they want us to think was used?
  4. 20 years in artillery and we have never used any...

    20 years in artillery and we have never used any flour or load packing because of safety reasons. You never know how an inflammable substance such as peat or even flour is going to react once it...
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    An event that shall remain unnamed cooked a hog a...

    An event that shall remain unnamed cooked a hog a few years back and sent 1/2 the union camp either home or to extended stays in the outhouses for the weekend from undercooked pork. I would agree...
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    Just get some pork roast, wrap them in bacon,...

    Just get some pork roast, wrap them in bacon, truss them up with butchers twine and cook about 4-6 hours on the spit rotating and basting every 15 minutes or so. There is a lot less wasted meat and...
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    But do keep in mind my 9 year old son went up 2...

    But do keep in mind my 9 year old son went up 2 pants sizes, 2 shirt sizes and 2 shoe sizes since last year and he continues to grow at weed like rates. Need an affordable option as well that if he...
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    In the same area of expertise.. what would be a...

    In the same area of expertise.. what would be a good light weight period correct cloth to use for the trousers? Is 100% cotton ok?
  9. Ft. Sill sounds like a blast, but I will be out...

    Ft. Sill sounds like a blast, but I will be out of town with plans already. But thanks for the invite. Hopefully they can get it together for Sept. We have contact with Matt so we'll just keep in...
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    Would it skew the #'s if I added in 3" Ordinance...

    Would it skew the #'s if I added in 3" Ordinance Rifle for $20,000?
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    In response the event did promise to get the...

    In response the event did promise to get the local PD/Sheriff/Marshall's office involved next year in patrols. I couldn't agree more with Mr. Weaver that even an unarmed patrol with just muskets and...
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    Thanks for the concerns on the family all. To...

    Thanks for the concerns on the family all. To answer a few posts.
    1. There were no sentries posted at the event. This event is 25 years old and there hasn't been any incident before this of...
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    Thank you sir. I will be looking them up shortly.

    Thank you sir. I will be looking them up shortly.
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    Older kids clothes patterns.

    Looking for some civilian or military trouser patterns that I can shrink down to fit my 9 and 11 year old kids. Want to make them out of cotton for the upcoming warm up during the summer months. ...
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    Tent Invasion/home invasion?

    Moderators please move this, but I can't find anywhere that this fits.

    This past weekend at a local event my tent was vandalized by a yocal at 3am while I was sleeping in it with my 9 and 11 year...
  16. Grayling MI live aritllery shoot in July

    Does anyone have a solid contact for this event? Loomis Battery sponsors it, but I can't find any web info for contacts. We have been told through the grapevine that the FAA has put the smackdown...
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    Chase you can't go wrong with hooking up with...

    Chase you can't go wrong with hooking up with Steve and his group. He made our carriage for a 12lb Mt. Howitzer and everything with him and his group is top notch.
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    As an Indiana boy with Deep southern roots in KY...

    As an Indiana boy with Deep southern roots in KY and TN I can't say with anymore conviction that White Lily Corn Meal mix is the best. Here is the link. http://www.whitelily.com/Products/
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    What size is the Baker's tent.. Would be...

    What size is the Baker's tent.. Would be interested in getting the details on it. PM sent
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    Gettysburg school trip.

    In May I am helping to chaperone my daughters 6th grade class on the annual Gettysburg/ Washington DC field trip. The DC portion of the trip is preplanned with an hour here, 15 minutes over there...
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    Tried Ben already... It is a "printed" or painted...

    Tried Ben already... It is a "printed" or painted flag and Ben doesn't do that at this time. He said maybe by the 1st of the year they would have that option up and running. But thanks for the tip.
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    I found Bill Dallin's webpage from previous...

    I found Bill Dallin's webpage from previous posts.. Unfortunately this is the only surviving 4th IN Art flag we can go by. The Indiana Historical Society in Indianapolis has quite a few exactly like...
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    Unit flag remake

    Looking for a vendor to remake our original unit guidon.. It is linsey-woolsey painted/printed flag.. 16642
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    Once again.. not sure why my pics are huge until...

    Once again.. not sure why my pics are huge until I upload them.
    http://www.old-picture.com/civil-war/Infantry-Francis-Captain-Bache.htm
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    Hand rolled Cigarette?

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    Looking over more photos lately.. Is that a hand rolled smoke in his hand? What are the details of cigarettes in the CW?
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