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    I was in the trench with the Michigan boys on the...

    I was in the trench with the Michigan boys on the 10th Iowa's right. The Reb major fell right in front of me, his sword started to fall out so we help him back in. I didn't ask what unit he was.
  2. The 1st PA Reserves are a good bunch of guys,...

    The 1st PA Reserves are a good bunch of guys, they are out of Lancaster. http://1stpennsylvania.webs.com/
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    It was told down the Union lines that it was...

    It was told down the Union lines that it was called for unscripted hand-to-hand fighting by the Rebs on the Union left. I also heard that they wanted us out early for impending bad weather.
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    Interesting. I heard a different reason,...

    Interesting. I heard a different reason, (unscripted hand-to-hand fighting). Funny how scuttlebutt spreads. ;)
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    I had a great time. Unfortunately the Sunday...

    I had a great time. Unfortunately the Sunday battle was ended early by event staff. :(
  6. See you there. The Pennsylvania boys from the 9th...

    See you there. The Pennsylvania boys from the 9th are headed down tomorrow night. Should be a fun trip!
  7. "Passing of the Armies" At Hartwood Acres, Pittsburgh PA

    Calling all ACW Re-enactors in the PA, New York, Ohio and West Virginia areas. If you can't make it to the 150th Events down south, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum and the County of Allegheny...
  8. You may want to try Gunbroker.com. I just got an...

    You may want to try Gunbroker.com. I just got an 1862 Springfield for $600 there.
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    When I was out in California it was difficult to...

    When I was out in California it was difficult to get black powder due to the new state regs on storage. Dealers just stopped carrying it.
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    I been in about 3 years now. I have always wanted...

    I been in about 3 years now. I have always wanted to do it but I never knew anybody who did it nor had the money for a starter kit. But a few years back a the stars aligned and I made the leap. I...
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    I will be there with the 9th PA.

    I will be there with the 9th PA.
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    I see most of the older guys getting out after...

    I see most of the older guys getting out after the 150th events come to an end. The good news is that maybe the price of rifles will drop.

    Looks like WWII is gaining popularity.
  13. “Passing of the Armies” – 2015 Civil War Reenactment June 26, 27 & 28, 2015

    Calling all ACW Reenactors in the PA, New York, Ohio and West Virginia areas!

    If you can't make it to the 150th Events down south, Soldiers & Sailors Memorial & Museum and the County of Allegheny...
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    Use of Pyrotechnics During the War

    Specifically the use luminary flares, I know that the Army had a model 1862 Signal pistol, but does anybody have actual evidence of luminary flares being used to spot troops. Yes we have saw them in...
  15. I am on the opposite side of the state, but I...

    I am on the opposite side of the state, but I will follow you guys on facebook. I really appreciate watching a quaility unit.

    regards;

    Pvt Craig Frangente
    9th PA Reserves
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    Hello All

    I have been lurking here for a while, but did not see that I had to post here. I have been Re-entacting for a little over two years now first as a sailor with a landing party in Southern California....
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    My biggest gripe is the ratio between GO's, Staff...

    My biggest gripe is the ratio between GO's, Staff Officers/NCO and Niche Portrails vs riflemen. I have seen the ration extremly heavyhanded on the side of the brass. Example a regiment of 3 PVT's 1...
  18. I will be moving to Pittsburgh early next year...

    I will be moving to Pittsburgh early next year and would like to fall in will a nearby unit.
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    That is very nice weapon.

    That is very nice weapon.
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    Not to pile on, but could I also get a copy of...

    Not to pile on, but could I also get a copy of that undershirt pattern.

    v/r
    Craig Frangente
  21. Sailors needed to form a landing party (Southern California)

    Looking for Abled Bodied Seamen, Ordinary's and Landsmen to form a landing party and go ashore with a Marine Company.

    Ship: USS Wabash, steam frigate.
    Location: Southern California
    Impressions:...
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