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    My personal opinion is that the 1851 cap was...

    My personal opinion is that the 1851 cap was ugly, but since it had a chin strap at least it would stay on, LOL!
  2. 78th PA Infantry Co. B interesting photograph. . .

    Here https://www.flickr.com/photos/library_of_congress/6946566263/in/photostream/lightbox/. . . is an interesting photograph of members of the 78th PA Infantry Co. B posing on Lookout Mountain. I...
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    Thanks as I thought I remembered something about...

    Thanks as I thought I remembered something about green, but could not remember where I got that so was unsure. Though, I sort of doubt that lad was wearing a green cord, but you never know. I can...
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    Blue cords would make sense. The reason I am...

    Blue cords would make sense. The reason I am asking is because this Confederate lad has a Hardee hat decorated in the Mounted Rifles insignia, plume, and what seems to be the tips of the "acorns"...
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    Mounted Rifles hat cord question. . .

    Does anybody know what color hat cord the Mounted Rifles units would have worn? Both sides, but specifically Confederate.
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    Mounted Rifles hat cord question. . .

    During the American Civil War, what color hat cord would Mounted Rifles have worn? Especially Confederate.
  7. Interesting. Thanks for the link and...

    Interesting. Thanks for the link and information. Gives me a great start for size of the chest.
  8. Question on civil war limber ammunition chest. . .

    I was wondering what the dimensions of a civil war limber ammunition chest are. I am not an artillery reenactor-actually mounted rifles/cavalry, though my pards are interested in possibly doing...
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    Thanks for the info.

    Thanks for the info.
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    Uniform details, ect. for toy soldiers.

    I am painting 22 mm metal soldiers, and am wanting to know of some interesting Civil War uniforms to paint them. I am kind of bored with the generic blue and grey and want some interesting uniforms....
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    I have portrayed for two living history days...

    I have portrayed for two living history days either a teamster or a cavalry guard (dismounted). The sources I used to find my information included: http://www.fstribune.com/story/1688613.html ...
  12. Is there going to be a 150th Nashville reenactment?

    I was wondering if there is going to be a 150th Nashville, TN reenactment? Cause the 150th anniversary will be this coming December. Reason I ask is because I recently discovered I had a direct...
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    Went and had a great time. Though this was my...

    Went and had a great time. Though this was my third reenactment (The other two being last year's Round Mountain and Honey Springs), I actually learned what commands meant what.
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    Confederate General Orders No. 9 June 6, 1861...

    Confederate

    General Orders No. 9
    June 6, 1861

    Uniform and Dress of the Army


    Chevrons
    62. The rank of non-commissioned officers will be marked by chevrons on both sleeves of the uniform...
  15. http://ozarkscivilwar.org/photographs/frazell-jame...

    http://ozarkscivilwar.org/photographs/frazell-james-a-d/ Found this.
  16. Aw, yes the Mounted Rangers. The government...

    Aw, yes the Mounted Rangers. The government thought they would be cheaper to fund then a regular mounted unit. Turned out, even though each ranger supplied his own equipment and horse, he got paid...
  17. Curt, much appreciated about the Navies. ndn,...

    Curt, much appreciated about the Navies. ndn, don't yet have money to purchase weapons. But, yep, I was at Honey Springs. The group I am actually part of is very small, so I did fall in with the...
  18. Chris: I portray a Confederate Native American...

    Chris: I portray a Confederate Native American unit and pretty much anything goes. But, you are absolutely right about research, and I would like to eventually base an outfit off of the 6th Kansas...
  19. What type of good but not too expensive reproduction carbines are out there?

    I am curious what type of fairly well made for a descent price muzzleloading carbines are out there? I have found Pedersoli's Cook and Brother .58-Caliber Carbine and Armisport's CS Richmond...
  20. Thanks for the information.

    Thanks for the information.
  21. Anybody know any companies who have th 47 Musketoon?

    I have only been in two Civil War reenactments, and in the field I have portrayed Indian Territory soldiers (Confederate mounted rifles to be exact). I am also getting into 1840s Dragoon. What I...
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    Bill Jordan, I am looking forward to seeing some...

    Bill Jordan, I am looking forward to seeing some cavalry. You guys going to be mounted? I know for education day I am helping with a wagon team and horses and thinking about dressing roughly as a...
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    Just a bump.

    Just a bump.
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    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/AGY4285.0001.001?v...

    http://quod.lib.umich.edu/m/moa/AGY4285.0001.001?view=toc Page 469, and of course this would probably be for Regulars as RJ was discussing in his post.
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    Thanks for the information. I have also...

    Thanks for the information. I have also contacted NPS staff and they said the same thing. While some units probably did strap the saber to the saddle, it was generally carried on the belt when...
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