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    Re: The Battle of Mobile Bay/Siege of Fort Morgan...

    Re: The Battle of Mobile Bay/Siege of Fort Morgan


    In the words of William Rambo:

    "You have sweated with Wallace, now come and sweat with me."

    (Loosely taken from Robert the Bruce)
    ...
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    If the seller advertised his item as being made by Jack Squat and that was a prime factor in (1) his price and (2) your purchasing the item, then he ought to refund the full amount including...
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    Find a pair with smaller width. They should be...

    Find a pair with smaller width. They should be attached with nails. Some vendors will sell you a pair of heel plates to fit a tracing of the brogan heels that you send them. I'd check with Jarnigan...
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    Thought "powder monkey" was a naval term. A....

    Thought "powder monkey" was a naval term.

    A. Redd
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    I would prefer to refer to the people as...

    I would prefer to refer to the people as ignorant, as opposed to stupid. Given the state of education in this country and the scant importance placed on our history, particularly that of the Civil...
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    Well, this may be somewhat history related. If...

    Well, this may be somewhat history related. If you are in Charleston at mealtime, try Poogan's Porch on Queen Street. Poogan's has an interesting history and good food.
    Andy Redd
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    Only caveat here is that when your pants legs are...

    Only caveat here is that when your pants legs are loose, there's a greater chance for ticks and chiggers to climb up your legs to places where you really don't want them. Hence, blousing the long...
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    As long as you are sweating, you're ok. It's...

    As long as you are sweating, you're ok. It's when you stop that you may be in trouble. We may catch a break on the heat with this front that's moving through. But it will still be warm.

    A. Redd
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    I would suggest that you carry some insect spray...

    I would suggest that you carry some insect spray (high deet %) and/or sulphur powder, if you can find it. The ticks are known to hold high carnival at Resaca. Don't be a tempting target.
    And like...
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    We generally ask the Commanding officer, usually...

    We generally ask the Commanding officer, usually Captain, of the unit we wish to fall in with, if we have permission to join his company for the event. That seems to be a matter of courtesy. Most of...
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    Zack: Good advice from the others. Just to...

    Zack:
    Good advice from the others. Just to confirm this. First, find a unit that suits what you want to get out of in the hobby...mainstream, progressive or hardcore, whatever the case. They will...
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    Richmond Depot A.Redd

    Richmond Depot

    A.Redd
  13. I built a standard hardtack box (without rope...

    I built a standard hardtack box (without rope handles) and found that you can fit two small styrofoam coolers in it. You may have to trim the height. Or, find a plastic box that is about an inch...
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    There was a good article in "The Citizens...

    There was a good article in "The Citizens Companion" by Sharon Bledsoe a while back that discussed the usage of enamelware by Confederate and Union armies, the gist of the article being that...
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    It is not a hobby, it is a disease. And we do...

    It is not a hobby, it is a disease. And we do not want a cure.
    A.Redd
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    I was banned from the Woolsworth, please don't...

    I was banned from the Woolsworth, please don't ban me from the forum.

    Andy Redd
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    But I thought that the quote "What a maroon" was...

    But I thought that the quote "What a maroon" was made famous by Bugs Bunny, several decades before.
    Andy Redd
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    My recollection may be incorrect, but I recall...

    My recollection may be incorrect, but I recall Shelby Foote referencing this same tale in one of his discussions.
    Andy Redd
  19. Thread: Neatsfoot oil

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    Pure neatsfoot oil is correct. I believe the...

    Pure neatsfoot oil is correct. I believe the compound has a petroleum component which is bad for leather and damages stitching over time.
    A. Reee
  20. Actually I have been quite vocal and active in...

    Actually I have been quite vocal and active in this particular matter as all of my Congressmen and Senators and others will attest. I just refrain from doing it here, thank you.
    A.Redd
  21. Without being political, I think you have become...

    Without being political, I think you have become just that. Find your Representative and tell them exactly what? All falls on one side or the other.

    As with most things, this too shall pass.

    A....
  22. Thread: Brogans

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    Like others have said, don't scrimp on the...

    Like others have said, don't scrimp on the brogans; your feet will appreciate it. I lean toward Missouri Boot & Shoe, mainly because they require that you send them tracings of your feet and other...
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    I'd give it a good dose of ant spray or use one...

    I'd give it a good dose of ant spray or use one of those bug bombs to fumigate it before I started loading it with my stuff.
    A.Redd
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    On the other hand, perhaps having to work to...

    On the other hand, perhaps having to work to repay for the loss of the kepi would be a valuable lesson about taking care of borrowed property.
    A.Redd
  25. Thread: Heel Plates

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    Another use for duct tape. Put in on your heels...

    Another use for duct tape. Put in on your heels before coming into the house. Or, just take off your brogans on the back stoop as I do.
    A. Redd
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