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    tbwilliams411 at att.net (typed to save him from...

    tbwilliams411 at att.net
    (typed to save him from spambots)
    ;-)
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    You might contact Tom Williams of The Adjutant...

    You might contact Tom Williams of The Adjutant Supply Company out of Indianapolis.

    His documents are first-rate. He type sets them himself on proper paper and really pays attention to the...
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    I knew you'd keep me honest!!! I agree with...

    I knew you'd keep me honest!!!

    I agree with you, totally!
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    While this may feel restricting to those wishing...

    While this may feel restricting to those wishing to take on a certain impression, it is one of the things I enjoy about the hobby (...or the military side, anyway):
    We have to be functional as...
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    It is definitely a two-edged sword: I was a...

    It is definitely a two-edged sword:
    I was a long-time orderly sergeant in a mainstream company in a mainstream battalion. We were very well-drilled and I enjoyed learning the battalion maneuvers. ...
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    Vince, If I understand your question...

    Vince,

    If I understand your question correctly, you want to portray a staff officer at events. What I can tell you is this:
    The portrayal of an officer in the hobby is (should be) a position of...
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    What others may have implied, but not said, is...

    What others may have implied, but not said, is that you should let the evidence drive your impression. Many folks fall into the trap of "wanting to do something" and, lacking absolute evidence that...
  8. 'T ain't so. Have 'nuther look, friend!...

    'T ain't so. Have 'nuther look, friend!
    http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/calendar.php
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    Charleston has a long, rich history that you can...

    Charleston has a long, rich history that you can feel just walking around. The closest comparison that comes to my mind is Boston.

    I would encourage anyone to spend some time in Charleston and...
  10. ...or, for that matter, hooking one's thumbs...

    ...or, for that matter, hooking one's thumbs under the arms?
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    Those boots look brand new... he must have...

    Those boots look brand new... he must have carried them from the cobbler's shop to the photography studio!

    The discussion thread in the link talks about materials for the boots. It looks to me...
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    "Snowmageddon 2.0" has been a fun one. Made...

    "Snowmageddon 2.0" has been a fun one. Made hardtack yesterday with my boy. Finished a wool petticoat with my girl. Played "soldier" for a good while through the house, everyone decked out as...
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    To reiterate Craig Barry's post from the other...

    To reiterate Craig Barry's post from the other thread: It should not be surprising to us that slings would be, at various points in the life of a company or regiment, commonplace. A sling is part of...
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    Boy, Frank, that right there is THE lesson...

    Boy, Frank, that right there is THE lesson newbies need to walk away with in this hobby!!!



    I have had great luck with both MB&S and Jan Berger. Both have been willing to take on special...
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    Drill Bits: Masters of Swing?

    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc2fyeloWJ1rd3evlo1_500.jpg

    From another thread:
    John Duffer:
    "And note the stacks are ELLSWORTH/HARDEE aka the swing done by federal troops."

    Calum Monro:...
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    Mr. Courtney, I would encourage you to not...

    Mr. Courtney,

    I would encourage you to not feel bound by makers' catalogs. Do some digging to find out what style of boot is appropriate for your impression(s). View original images on the...
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    This photo is great for lots of things! I love...

    This photo is great for lots of things! I love it!
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    Yep... Stack 'em. That's what the Old Fellows...

    Yep... Stack 'em. That's what the Old Fellows did.
    http://25.media.tumblr.com/tumblr_mc2fyeloWJ1rd3evlo1_500.jpg

    Its free. No assembly required. Works on uneven ground. Poifect!
    ;-)
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    You may think you're joking! ;) I've made all...

    You may think you're joking! ;)

    I've made all of two Fed enlisted frock coats... and I have found the piping to be very challenging, to say the least. Perhaps if I make a couple more, I'll get...
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    A correction: The Austrian "Lorenz" is not a...

    A correction:
    The Austrian "Lorenz" is not a two-band rifle. It is a little shorter than a US M1861 and has three bands: Lower, middle with sling swivel, and double-strapped upper band. While it...
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    That can really be a scenario-specific thing. For example: During the battle of Richmond, Kentucky, large quantities of Federal stores were captured by Confederates. That fall, many Confederates...
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    To the best of my knowledge, no. FC has been...

    To the best of my knowledge, no. FC has been making their own shoes for years.
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    Unacceptable: Imports from India and Pakistan. ...

    Unacceptable: Imports from India and Pakistan. They don't look like the articals they claim to reproduce and quality is "iffy", at best.

    Good: New or used reproducitons by Armi-Sport and...
  24. All this being considered... Its kinda nice that...

    All this being considered...
    Its kinda nice that Perryville is a state park and remains unaffected.

    By and large, the inaccessibility of these sites to the general public isn't the worst thing...
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    Yep, still a waitin'. It'll be worth it. I'll...

    Yep, still a waitin'. It'll be worth it.
    I'll need it for the Atlanta Campaign events next year as a Fed. Kennesaw, especially!

    The rain is what it is. You deal with it. None of us are...
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