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  1. As I'm an artilleryman, I am used to seeing the...

    As I'm an artilleryman, I am used to seeing the major part of a fight, including men taking (or not taking) hits. There has been all sorts- some believable, and some not so much.
    An exception,...
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    Good powder to me. Got it as ration at Wilson's...

    Good powder to me. Got it as ration at Wilson's Creek.
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    Thought I'd bring it back up- might anyone have...

    Thought I'd bring it back up- might anyone have any info. on this? Thanks!
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    Gun, limber and crew are righteous. Good job,...

    Gun, limber and crew are righteous. Good job, Gentlemen!
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    Pvt. Bauer, thanks for posting this. Good to hear...

    Pvt. Bauer, thanks for posting this. Good to hear you had the opportunity to meet the guys of Farris' Btry. We've shot with them for years, and could tell you stories that would curl your hair! Them...
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    Cream of Wheat, oatmeal, grits, dead skin, etc.,...

    Cream of Wheat, oatmeal, grits, dead skin, etc., is well and fine, but the best our unit has found is a heavy wax/grease labeled 'Old Zip gun grease' sold by the local sutlery. Some cans, however...
  7. We've visited the Arabia museum sporadically...

    We've visited the Arabia museum sporadically since it opened. The number of items on display has grown as they have continually cleaned and stabilized thousands of pieces. One I've found to be...
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    An alternative to coffee? I think not. First...

    An alternative to coffee? I think not. First orders of the morning in our camp- FIRE then COFFEE (the record time for this is 9 minutes). Pot 2/3 full of water and sufficient grounds. Boil over 3...
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    FWIW, The character Black John in RWTD clearly...

    FWIW, The character Black John in RWTD clearly shows his pinky ring at the trading post scene. Don't know who did the historical research for the movie- and what their basis was for including this...
  10. Thread: battleshirt

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    As to a pattern, contact Jean at James Country...

    As to a pattern, contact Jean at James Country Mercantile in Liberty MO. As the guerrilla warfare was hot along the border, it's quite a popular item in this area.
    Another note- among the items...
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    Perfect! Thanks for steering me in their...

    Perfect! Thanks for steering me in their direction!
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    Civilians near Baltimore? Help!

    At a living history over this weekend last, a fellow made mention of a spot-on group portraying citizens of the time at an event near/in Baltimore a few years back.
    As he did not inquire as to...
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    Length of a frock coat?

    I've seen some that ended far above the knee, to far below it. Which was more common, or did it vary among supplier?
  14. Thread: an old chair

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    an old chair

    Maybe a bit OT, but I have recently been given an oak rocking chair that came from the Confederate home in Higginsville MO. It means a great deal to me, as my GGGrandfather spent his last hours on...
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    Anyone attend the 150th Lexington MO.?

    We had a good time- anyone else?
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    A good double bevel broadaxe would be nice to...

    A good double bevel broadaxe would be nice to come up with, but a quick search on epay will result in sticker shock- and most are singles. For some reason, even a KeenKutter will bring top dollar. I...
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    As an artilleryman, I can vouch that we (at least...

    As an artilleryman, I can vouch that we (at least those units we normally shoot with) do exactly that.
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    I know of at least one business that has produced...

    I know of at least one business that has produced a carriage sans paint- 2 reasons.
    1.- what better way to show off quality and type of worsmanship!
    2.- customers who would rather show off that...
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    The period impressions civilian frock pattern was...

    The period impressions civilian frock pattern was used by the wife when she made mine, and it came out extremely well- might give it a whirl. Polyester?! where's a rope?
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    Perhaps as we arrived friday late afternoon, some...

    Perhaps as we arrived friday late afternoon, some of the issues were already being sorted out, but I will re-state that the event, considering it's size, was handled very well by those who I was...
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    Awesome is an understatement! I scored a VERY...

    Awesome is an understatement!
    I scored a VERY nice chain for my gold watch, and had to run block so the wife didn't clean out our savings account!
  22. Good to hear you finally made it home- what a...

    Good to hear you finally made it home- what a trip!
    In response to those feds- when they asked if that cannon was real, for a change, you should have said 'No'!
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    I too, attended WC, and for an event that size...

    I too, attended WC, and for an event that size (said to be the largest in the state of Missouri), I applaud all who set up and organized the show.
    Granted, there were hiccups (firewood, vehicle...
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    +1 Elliott's Scouts does a **** good job at...

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    Elliott's Scouts does a **** good job at Guerrilla impression- spot on, and trained very well. Mounted and dismounted both are portrayed.
    Sam and Bob have worked wonders with the guys, and...
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    Any updates on this?

    Any updates on this?
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