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    Forming a new medical unit in Arkansas

    As a part of the Trans-Mississippi Medical Corps, an Arkansas District is now forming. This will serve in support of Arkansas Confederate messes and units in attendence at reenactments. However,...
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    This post was made from a definate scholastic...

    This post was made from a definate scholastic concern. Things are slim up in Washington and the representatives need authoratative guidance about certain matters and this is one of concern to those...
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    Historic Records Facing Fiscal Disaster

    I understand this is not a "battleground" per se, but it does involve something as important and some of us may be in a position to help. I am copying this word for word from The Arkansas Tootpick....
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    My bad. Had a TIA or something! :)

    My bad. Had a TIA or something! :)
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    Ran across this at DixieGunWorks.com: Hardee's...

    Ran across this at DixieGunWorks.com: Hardee's Rifle and Light Infantry Tactics. It may be the '56 version and has a blue cover. link:...
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    I have had...

    I have had http://www.10thbattalion.org/school.php recommended to me. It provides Hardee's description of the commands, the action taken and then an overhead moving graphic of the moves of the basic...
  7. EGG-CELLENT!!! Ya'll are awesome.

    EGG-CELLENT!!! Ya'll are awesome.
  8. Great group that has been very informative with...

    Great group that has been very informative with their links! Thanks
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    I continue to be awed by the high quality...

    I continue to be awed by the high quality responses in this forum! I am a mere child walking amongst the elders!
  10. Thanks! Personally, the role I am looking to...

    Thanks!

    Personally, the role I am looking to develop is that of a Trans-Mississippi Rebel surgeon with the ability to galvanize. As to period, I am looking to cover the whole time span and be...
  11. Modern availability of period correct material

    Being very interested in making period correct attire for Civil War reenacting especially for my own use and education, what period correct material is available through a modern material vendor I...
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    Ahh...I was thinking he just did not want the...

    Ahh...I was thinking he just did not want the colorful, picture-filled cover of the present paperback edition of the book. Much can be read depending upon one's point of view. Mine is of an absolute...
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    1861 Revised Regs hardback

    Did a searchon Amazon and found the book in hardback: http://www.amazon.com/Revised-Regulations-Army-United-States/dp/B004RCPV2O/ref=sr_1_5?ie=UTF8&qid=1329940710&sr=8-5
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    Ya'll are so great to put up with a newb like me!...

    Ya'll are so great to put up with a newb like me! This is a great discussion for someone new to the "sport." I thoroughly agree with the "take your pictures early" or provide the coinage for someone...
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    I am a newby to reenacting, as you may have...

    I am a newby to reenacting, as you may have noticed before this particular post. As a newb, I would like to see some videographic material available to show my grandkids and hopefully interest some...
  16. Thread: Bandages

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    Excellent and well written, Karin. I am with you...

    Excellent and well written, Karin. I am with you 100% about dyer lint and my limited writing skills left an insinuation that I would try that - totally not what I meant! I was simply drawing a...
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    I certainly plan to be at Shiloh. I plan to learn...

    I certainly plan to be at Shiloh. I plan to learn all I can from the medical service on the Gray side, hopefully joining with the Trans-Mississippi Medical Brigade.

    One reason I wish to be there...
  18. Thread: CW Language

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    My experience of dialect has shown that when one...

    My experience of dialect has shown that when one leaves his/her area of nativity, they take their local dialect with them. However, as they work, socialize and mix with the new locality they will...
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    Great article, Elaine! Thanks so much for...

    Great article, Elaine! Thanks so much for sharing! I was wondering just what this lint is. Sounds kind of like dryer lint since it is mostly the fibers from clothing as well as the dust/shed skin...
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    Good thought! Begs the question, would modern...

    Good thought! Begs the question, would modern dryer lint be anything like the lint used in bandaging a would? I know today we use plan gauze with or without an absorbent dressing, but almost always...
  21. Thread: Bayonet Wounds

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    Good Source on Wound Statistics

    Civil War Medicine by C. Keith Wilbur, M.D., has several charts in the back of the book from case studies done in the Civil War. The Union Medical Service requested surgeons to report the wounds and...
  22. Thread: First Aide

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    Wow! Great input! Thanks! I do know that...

    Wow! Great input! Thanks!

    I do know that first aide is good Samaritan covered and as trained - in other words your main job in serious problems it to assure EMS are notified then to provide life...
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    Web Site for Confederate Uniform Research

    I found this linked on a discussion forum for Arkansas. It looks like a work in progress and has some good stuff! Check it out if you are looking at uniform regs etc.
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    First Aide

    How many of y'all actually provide first aide if needed with a modern first aide kit hid away somewhere? I am thinking of not only re-certifying in first aide but also getting an instructor's...
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    As a novice, I try to read up on the appropriate...

    As a novice, I try to read up on the appropriate history of an event before showing up. As a novice, it is nice to have someone who knows what is going on explain to what will happen during the event...
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