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  1. Too many to saw just one, but here's a quick...

    Too many to saw just one, but here's a quick list:

    145th Gettysburg - First national event I was in the ranks for. Friday night was a Cemetery Hill scenario. The battalion I was in crossed and...
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    Does anyone have Mike Lavis' email? I'm trying...

    Does anyone have Mike Lavis' email? I'm trying to find a home for some pards and I in the US ranks for the weekend.

    Thanks,
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    WTB: Richmond Depot Jacket Type II

    Pards,

    I'm looking for a Type II Richmond Depot Jacket in a size 46. I'd prefer the jacket be made out of jean cloth and from a reputable maker.

    Thank you,

    Peter Sivak
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    I was expecting things like this. The amount of...

    I was expecting things like this. The amount of research that goes into these events are incredible. I recall at RTM in 2010, I was also with the CVG, and we were preparing to recreate the 1st VA's...
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    I'd like to thank RR Productions for putting on a...

    I'd like to thank RR Productions for putting on a great event. I'd also like to thank everyone in Co. A, CVG and CVG staff. It was an honor to join you guys for this event.

    As some have said,...
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    Observations

    I'd like to add some of my observations to Mr. Walden's post.

    In the photo that looks down the length of the lane, the first guy appears barefoot, as you said. However, I can't tell if his feet...
  7. Rob, Thanks for the explainations. I still...

    Rob,
    Thanks for the explainations. I still think the items are in too good of shape to have been carried by Bass during the war. That and an officer wearing a belt without any hooks for a...
  8. Does the tin containing the extra cylinder look...

    Does the tin containing the extra cylinder look really shiny for something that is nearly 150 years old?

    Finally, is the top of the knife bone? I'm curious how common bone handles were to wood...
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    Rob, To my knowledge these are the only wartime...

    Rob,
    To my knowledge these are the only wartime images of soldiers of the 2nd Florida....
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    The third and fourth images Andrew posted were...

    The third and fourth images Andrew posted were interesting. In the third one, the guy appears to be wearing a NC sack coat. And the last photo is of Theophilus Luckie, Co B 6th FL. Besides the...
  11. After doing some digging, I have found that...

    After doing some digging, I have found that standing elbow to elbow in neat, orderly lines was going out of style earlier than is commonly believed. At First Manassas, George Barnsley of the 8th GA...
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    Good: At least they mentioned Culp's Hill and...

    Good: At least they mentioned Culp's Hill and Amos Humiston.

    Bad: ----

    Ugly:
    I like how all Union soldiers had white haversacks.
    I also enjoyed the RR Cut and Humiston's shooting...
  13. 1stSgt, Thanks for the link. I wondered what the...

    1stSgt, Thanks for the link. I wondered what the difference was between the "private's vest" and the "officer's vest" from the article that started this discussion.
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    To throw more fuel on the fire, the Confederate...

    To throw more fuel on the fire, the Confederate government did begin arming slaves at the end of the war. The Confederate Congress knew this meant the beginning of the end of slavery, but they went...
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    Every artilleryman had more red than a fire truck...

    Every artilleryman had more red than a fire truck

    Every cavalryman had yellow trimmed jackets, a sabre, a carbine, and 3-5 pistols.

    The 20th Maine was the only regiment on Little Round Top.
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    Thanks for the insight Ross. I also find his hat...

    Thanks for the insight Ross.
    I also find his hat interesting. I don't think it is a Hardee hat, because of the ribbon on the outside.

    To add to the fun, there are a dozen matches for John C...
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    cannonfodder, In his July 16 letter Norton...

    cannonfodder,
    In his July 16 letter Norton says that the regiment got blankets, haversacks, blouses, pants, shoes, socks, and shirts to replace what was lost when they dropped packs before...
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    Eli, What source did you get that from? I'm...

    Eli,
    What source did you get that from? I'm curious because, Oliver Norton left a good account of the equipage of the 83rd from 1861-1863, but I have seen very little on the equipage of the...
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    Did PA issue a state jacket after 1861? I know...

    Did PA issue a state jacket after 1861? I know they issued gray jackets to the Reserve Corps but I thought that was the last of Pennsylvania issued jackets.
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    Jacket question

    While looking through some photos of the 83rd Pennsylvania, I came across this photo of Pvt. John C. Hays. According to pa-roots.com, John C. Hayes of Co. E enlisted February 20, 1864, and died June...
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