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  1. To bump Jim's post and also partake in some...

    To bump Jim's post and also partake in some self-promotion:

    My sutler tent is a functioning impression. The items I sell are documented as being available for sale by sutlers during the Civil...
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    If you were Federal, you wore your knapsack. If...

    If you were Federal, you wore your knapsack. If you were Confederate, you wore shame.

    IWMK@RR2,
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    The First (Orderly) Sergeant tells everyone what...

    The First (Orderly) Sergeant tells everyone what to do, sergeants down to privates. He runs the company. And, when well behaved, meek, polite officers ask nicely, he allows them to stand before the...
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    My dad was in Japan during the Korean War and...

    My dad was in Japan during the Korean War and still sometimes answers the phone with a Japanese expression. Those were formative years and exciting times for young men and I'm sure they were heavily...
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    Having carried cornbread on many occassions, I...

    Having carried cornbread on many occassions, I have to say the best way to carry it is in a poke bag. After a march, you will have nothing that resembles cornbread, but a bag full of flavored...
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    Weren't no secret about it. Those women were...

    Weren't no secret about it. Those women were standing there wailing away that we were taking all their food and we were just agreeing with them that we were indeed.
  7. Not my circus; not my monkeys.

    Not my circus; not my monkeys.
  8. I've seen an ad locally for a very unauthentic...

    I've seen an ad locally for a very unauthentic living history event at Fort Negley sometime this year. Beyond that, I have not yet heard of an official commemoration, althought I know some good...
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    I can still taste the cornbread and bottle of...

    I can still taste the cornbread and bottle of sorghum we stole from those two ladies at BGR. **** good eating!
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    Hardly "un-reconstructed". "There is no North,...

    Hardly "un-reconstructed". "There is no North, South, East or West. We are one." That, sir, is capitulation to reconstruction.

    I'm just saying there are better primary sources. Sam's is a...
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    Did you read the forward? Sam wrote that as a...

    Did you read the forward? Sam wrote that as a series of newspapers articles in the local paper. He left out much of the detail because so many mothers, fathers, grandmothers, etc., were reading...
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    Brandon, Explain the role of the field artist...

    Brandon,

    Explain the role of the field artist as a reporter for major publications at the time versus a photographer. Then give them an idea of how a quick field sketch transforms into a woodcut...
  13. Not to confuse matters, but I believe that fellow...

    Not to confuse matters, but I believe that fellow is wearing corporal stripes, not sergeant.
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    Keep in mind that home delivery of the mail was...

    Keep in mind that home delivery of the mail was an experiment in a few northern cities and was not the standard for all mail for years.
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    South Union Mills sells them.

    South Union Mills sells them.
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    Ralsa Rice tells in his book "Yankee Tigers" of...

    Ralsa Rice tells in his book "Yankee Tigers" of calling the company roll from memory in the dark while he and the entire company were dashing to the parade ground. The first company formed on line...
  17. I can't find James Hawley in the 1865 Cincinnati...

    I can't find James Hawley in the 1865 Cincinnati Business Directory.

    A couple of things about that image make me think it is not a label, but an advertisement and it is post war. Hard to pin...
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    I find that most antique tin has plenty of...

    I find that most antique tin has plenty of character.

    I think reenactors sometimes get label happy.
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    Why must you put a label on it?

    Why must you put a label on it?
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    Advertising tins? Snuff tins? What are you...

    Advertising tins? Snuff tins? What are you looking for? Are you wanting to replicate something to use in the field or as a civilian?
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    A thin slice of apple placed inside the tobacco...

    A thin slice of apple placed inside the tobacco will help it maintain it's moisture.
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    Message/mail sent on shirt.

    Message/mail sent on shirt.
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    Has anyone confirmed the end of Reconstruction?

    Has anyone confirmed the end of Reconstruction?
  24. Hank, I'll take it all! Will PayPal in a...

    Hank,

    I'll take it all! Will PayPal in a moment.
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    Cunningham, not Cunnungham. Pat Cunningham. I...

    Cunningham, not Cunnungham. Pat Cunningham.

    I hope you wrote it correctly on the check.

    Sheesh.
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