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    These are the 'lower' artillery\cavalry 'bootee'...

    These are the 'lower' artillery\cavalry 'bootee' right? Not knee high cavalry boots like we see all too often and had to be purchased on your own.
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    And in a more reasonable bore..... .69 unrifled...

    And in a more reasonable bore..... .69 unrifled just not acceptable....
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    Corps sized CSA snowball fight?

    Where did I read that a few Divisions of CSA troops were drilling one Winter with a few inches of snow on the ground.....and they started throwing snowballs at each other as if in a battle.........
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    Those CS Sharpshooter battalions armed with...

    Those CS Sharpshooter battalions armed with mostly Enfields (rifles and rifle muskets) were as close to true light infantry as we got in the ACW....lot's of rifled 2 banders in use and they were...
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    Prayers and condolences to Frank Sr. and the...

    Prayers and condolences to Frank Sr. and the Family. I was fortunate to meet and 'work' with both Ruiz's at Maryland My Maryland. Frankie will be sorely missed.
  6. It also was a nearly complete copy en Anglais of...

    It also was a nearly complete copy en Anglais of the 1831 French ORDANNANCE, oui? it's not a 'rewrite' of earlier American manuals....the bugle calls for example are a note for note, call for call...
  7. Oui, et aussi le peloton c'est une groupement du...

    Oui, et aussi le peloton c'est une groupement du bicyclists dans La Tour de France....

    Gauche = Left.

    Droit = right.

    2.54cm = 1 in.

    c'est la même de la version francaise et Hardee's.
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    You guys are right: Richmond, Raleigh-Durham,...

    You guys are right: Richmond, Raleigh-Durham, Nashville, Miami, Tampa, Atlanta, Memphis, Savannah, Charleston, Mobile, et al are perfect examples of where there has been zero reconstruction of either...
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    If I had a $ for every mounted reenacting cavalry...

    If I had a $ for every mounted reenacting cavalry man who strapped his canteen and haversack to the saddle instead of carrying it off his shoulder I'd be a rich man indeed. If you don't want to carry...
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    Eat less, exercise more, eat one ingredient foods...

    Eat less, exercise more, eat one ingredient foods as much as possible, drink lots of water, quit smoking\drinking\snacking\deserting. After 9 months and losing 70 pounds you'll feel better, look...
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    10 Years in the US Army, Battle of Gaines Mills...

    10 Years in the US Army, Battle of Gaines Mills 1862. 2nd US Infantry (Battalion) is given the order to fire either kneeling or lying down p. 233. They had seen the 5th NY Zouaves firing from behind...
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    Cool beans! You all looked good at GBurg!

    Cool beans! You all looked good at GBurg!
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    Scott: what was the NET gain to the hobby? You...

    Scott: what was the NET gain to the hobby? You went from 2006 10 attendees, to 2013 30 attendees....how many were from other units?

    All too often this is a zero sum game, where one unit's numbers...
  14. We've enjoyed the new hymns found in the 1857...

    We've enjoyed the new hymns found in the 1857 Episcopal Hymnal....here, let's try a few (as I pull an original hymnal out of my knapsack....)
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    The 2nd Wisconsin for certain was using...

    The 2nd Wisconsin for certain was using Scott's\Chandler's\Baxter's drill, i.e the Carry, load in 10 times, and the lean back when fixing and unfixing bayonets...we didn't use the Kentucky Swing...It...
  16. Chancellorsville Jackson's Assault bugle call: The Advance.

    An esteemed Southern reenacting General asked me what bugle call was used to signal the assault was... page 558 of Lee's Lieutenants Vol II which not only cites the call by name, but includes the...
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    Musician's with Muskets....

    So I'm reading the OR's (XXVII, Part 1, pp. 622-626) and Joshua Chamberlain hisself states: "Every pioneer and musician who could carry a musket went into the ranks".

    We know that Corporal...
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    I enjoyed working with Steve over the many...

    I enjoyed working with Steve over the many years.....great guy and will be missed.
  19. Don't forget that after you fire, you fall back...

    Don't forget that after you fire, you fall back INDIRECTLY to your reserve\the guard. Diagonally away from them so as not to give away their location....
  20. Thread: Huzzah?

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    [QUOTE=Ephraim_Zook;221722]Well, folks, I've...

    [QUOTE=Ephraim_Zook;221722]Well, folks, I've never heard it pronounced "hoo-zah" except when someone was deliberately fooling around. My own take on this though is that the English language alphabet...
  21. Calla Lilly...Flash Thunder...Password and Countersign...BGA AND GAC...hurling....

    Halt, who goes there? [5 friends]
    Advance 1 friend and give the countersign [just out of 'bayonet' range the 'friend' whispers Vera Cruz]
    Advance friends you may pass.....

    I'm always Federal at...
  22. Thread: Huzzah?

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    Jeremy: That's the pronunciation I'm reading from...

    Jeremy: That's the pronunciation I'm reading from the period dictionary.....think Buzzard...it's definitely not pronounced Booooze-zard by anyone in 'Merica.....so Buz-zard...swap in the leading H:...
  23. In our local battalion we have stacking...

    In our local battalion we have stacking competitions to encourage speedy stacking.....losers get to stack a few extra times and haul firewood or muck the cavalry picket line.....we also do the...
  24. Thread: Huzzah?

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    Maybe I should ask our cleaning lady.....

    Maybe I should ask our cleaning lady.....
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    In the bastardized Dutch it's heraw fur der bully...

    In the bastardized Dutch it's heraw fur der bully eggle.....heraw, heraw, heraw....

    Rob: I'm thinking Cross of Iron Directed by Sam Peckinpah. With James Coburn, Maximilian Schell, James Mason,...
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