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    Yeah, I'm a career Redleg, 26 years, and our...

    Yeah, I'm a career Redleg, 26 years, and our structure would be very different. Units were usually assigned by battery and identified as a battery of a regiment. For example, our recently recognized...
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    Bunch of heavy artillery at Cold Harbor serving...

    Bunch of heavy artillery at Cold Harbor serving as infantry;
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Harbor_Union_order_of_battle

    There is a great piece of art of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery making a...
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    To siltmanf@hotmail.com? I'm not seeing it, even...

    To siltmanf@hotmail.com? I'm not seeing it, even checked my junk mail folders.
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    Any pictures available?

    Any pictures available?
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    Well, what are you looking for? If you want an...

    Well, what are you looking for? If you want an authentic unit, our unit, the 24th Mo Vol Inf is the only show in the area. If you want mainstream, the 77th PA would be the next suggestion. There...
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    Along with what Silas says, an anecdotal response...

    Along with what Silas says, an anecdotal response I want to share is that I recall in graduate school coming across documents discussing problems with both Georgia, Gov Brown, and North Carolina...
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    What they all have said! Kind of like my beat up...

    What they all have said! Kind of like my beat up Hardee hat, and a young man asked me, "is that a Hardee? How'd you get it to look like that?" My response; "I wore it". One good campaigner event...
  8. Thread: Uniforms

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    To go along with what Joe is saying, there are...

    To go along with what Joe is saying, there are some quality clothing makers that make well documented copies with correct patterns, materiels, and sewing. Most sutlers sell stuff that is "looks...
  9. Interesting, who made them?

    Interesting, who made them?
  10. What sort of experience are you looking for? If...

    What sort of experience are you looking for? If you want mainstream folks, the 8th KS Infantry are a bunch of good folks in Central KS. If you want more authentic or progressive re-enacting, there...
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    Be careful saying I hope they get legal...

    Be careful saying I hope they get legal challenges, because that could negatively affect the whole hobby. Over reaction, knee jerk regulations/restrictions in result could ruin the whole system. ...
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    Too bad for the kids, but again, just folks who...

    Too bad for the kids, but again, just folks who don't follow accepted procedures and practices. As Dave Thomas says, if everyone use the NPS manual and rules, it would help. Accidents happen, but...
  13. Thread: Newbie

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    Wow, surprised no one has responded. First, do...

    Wow, surprised no one has responded. First, do research to support your impression to make sure you are representing the unit/service properly and not how people "think" they looked. The key is to...
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    I just used one of Jan's gum blankets this last...

    I just used one of Jan's gum blankets this last weekend at Pickett's Mill. Probably need to get another for my son to replace his shot Jarnigan poncho...
  15. Authentic/progressive/mainstream? Fed/Confed?...

    Authentic/progressive/mainstream? Fed/Confed?
    Mainstream Federals in DFW is 1st US/Frontier Brigade.
    Authentics CS (from your signature block), Texas Ground Hornets.
    Authentic/progressive Feds,...
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    Contact the Holmes Brigade;...

    Contact the Holmes Brigade; https://www.facebook.com/holmesbrigade
    I think their website is outdated, but they are on Facebook, all around KC and MO. I know at least two members are in Springfield.
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    I have a Miroku Springfield, recommend this to...

    I have a Miroku Springfield, recommend this to anyone, it is an excellent musket.
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    I'm with Kevin! Don't cut up an NJS coat!!!! Boo...

    I'm with Kevin! Don't cut up an NJS coat!!!! Boo Hoo!!
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    As I mentioned, I wear service stripes on my...

    As I mentioned, I wear service stripes on my frock to denote long service in the Regulars, as 2 MI Johnny mentions. Actually the 1861 Regs don't dictate how wartime service stripes are worn;
    1558....
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    As pointed out earlier, OD and QM Sgts are staff....

    As pointed out earlier, OD and QM Sgts are staff. It is very simple, they do their staff job, they have no place in the line company and no authority aside from the First Sgt providing them a detail...
  21. Ross, I'm looking for a generic type haversack...

    Ross,
    I'm looking for a generic type haversack that fits militia/volunteers that possibly could cover from War of 1812 to Mex War. Does anything like that exist that would be accurate for use? ...
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    Good luck Galen, I'm still waiting for the guy...

    Good luck Galen, I'm still waiting for the guy who found my Federal NCO belt, bayonet/scabbard and cap pouch at Chickamauga to fess up!!!
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    After the Mexican War, the 5th Infantry was here...

    After the Mexican War, the 5th Infantry was here in the Indian Territory, garrisoned at Forts Washita, Towson and Gibson. Also Fort Smith, Ark. A man mustered out here in the west may be inclined...
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    I can sympathize, I too have developed a back...

    I can sympathize, I too have developed a back story as a Mexican War veteran. On my frock I wear 15 years of service stripes as a Regular Army veteran, and it sort of goes with my own real life...
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    I had one that I used J-B Weld, and it lasted for...

    I had one that I used J-B Weld, and it lasted for some time, but eventually broke again. I have a friend who has an auto shop, and I don't know what he did, but he welded it together somehow. Looks...
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