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    And the Hunley conservation lab and museum.

    And the Hunley conservation lab and museum.
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    Resaca Battlefield Park

    I was happy to be able to attend the "sneak preview" opening of the Resaca Battlefield Park on May 16, during the 150th Resaca reenactment wekend. While the actual park opening is still some weeks...
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    The large-scale snowball battle (or more than...

    The large-scale snowball battle (or more than one) at Dalton, Georgia mentioned above was held in the Army of Tennessee while in winter camp; most notably on March 22, 1864. At one point most of...
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    In the Pensacola area, the "action" at Fort...

    In the Pensacola area, the "action" at Fort Barrancas is always said to trump the firing on the [I]Star of the West [I]as the first shots fired of the war. Fort Barrancas was one of the small forts...
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    I echo the Ren Wax recommendation. The sweat...

    I echo the Ren Wax recommendation. The sweat from my hands usually rusts bright muskets, but I carried a bright M1816 at 150th Manassas that I treated with Ren Wax, and it didn't rust a bit. I now...
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    I have a photo of the exploded musket, taken...

    I have a photo of the exploded musket, taken while it was being carried around by an officer to show to us while in formation Sunday, if only I could figure out how to get it attached to a post....
  7. As a native Kentuckian, like many others I have...

    As a native Kentuckian, like many others I have both Confederate and Union ancestors. The "closer-kin" ones were Confederate, and most of the stories I heard growing up were about them, so it was...
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    I'm looking forward to it as well. Looks like...

    I'm looking forward to it as well. Looks like most of the Shiloh footage shown is from the Great Divide company's new film for the Shiloh National Battlefield Park (the "Shiloh: Fiery Trial" that is...
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    I echo Mr. Smith on the Weller overcoat being too...

    I echo Mr. Smith on the Weller overcoat being too prevalent these days. This type of hooded overcoat was contracted by an officer of the 2nd Kentucky Infantry, Maj Hewitt, and procured for his men...
  10. Sold, thanks to the buyer!

    Sold, thanks to the buyer!
  11. Reduced to $85 plus postage.

    Reduced to $85 plus postage.
  12. WTS - Quality Pleated Front White Linen Dress Shirt

    Quality handmade pleated front white linen dress shirt. Made by Vivian Murphy (The Mantua Maker).

    Chest 44"
    Sleeves 26" from shoulder seams (sleeves are two-piece, and cut full)
    Neck 18"
    ...
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    I'll sign up for that reason too; the only way I...

    I'll sign up for that reason too; the only way I can ever get away from the smartphone/email.
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    Out of curiosity I looked up the Salon.com...

    Out of curiosity I looked up the Salon.com article referred to in the original post - http://www.salon.com/2011/05/08/civil_war_sesquicentennial/ I haven't seen Salon.com before and I don't know...
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    Julio, The photography is great, and I really...

    Julio,
    The photography is great, and I really enjoyed going through the photos. I was hoping to see some of the unit I was in (Palmetto Battalion, CS), but I did see a closeup of a comrade crossing...
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    Thank YOU, Sir, and your staff and all of the...

    Thank YOU, Sir, and your staff and all of the organizers. I was in Hampton's Legion (Palmetto Battalion) in the Cornfield, and the half hour or so we spent in that fight was awesome. Taking down...
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    I echo these thoughts; guess it had a whole lot...

    I echo these thoughts; guess it had a whole lot to do with where you were and what you got to do. 125th Wilderness/Spottsylvania was my second favorite 125th, we were Ramseur's Brigade in the Mule...
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    I agree with the thought that which CS unit is...

    I agree with the thought that which CS unit is being addressed had a lot to do with what type of uniforms were worn at Sharpsburg, and in what condition they were. As a Westerner I'm a relative...
  19. Hi Micah, This peaked my interest from research...

    Hi Micah,
    This peaked my interest from research done long ago, so I dug out my notes; the story of the flag carried by the 105th OVI at Perryville is from Albion Tourgee's "The Story of a Thousand"...
  20. As John mentioned, the main manuals are about the...

    As John mentioned, the main manuals are about the same in what they prescribe for composition and actions of the color-guard, but as Bernard pointed out, what units actually did could vary. Judging...
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    I am by no means an insect repellant expert; just...

    I am by no means an insect repellant expert; just wanted to pass along something that has worked for me. For 150th Manassas and 150th Shiloh we were camped in woods, with abundant ticks and other...
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    After a 14 hour drive home (and not complaining...

    After a 14 hour drive home (and not complaining at all about the distance), all I can say is "Yip yup whoooo!" and "Huzzah," since my unit was both CS and US (we galvanized to form part of Buell's...
  23. I'm looking forward to this one too - over all...

    I'm looking forward to this one too - over all the years, I've never been to an Antietam event. My gt-gt-grandfather and one of my gt-gt-gt-uncles fought there in Company H, 3rd Arkansas Inf, and...
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    I am expecting a feast ... in the real thing, the...

    I am expecting a feast ... in the real thing, the Confederate Kentucky Brigade occupied the camps of some of Sherman's troops on the night of April 6th, and feasted on the canned goods, cheeses,...
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    That's a really great video, and I'm really...

    That's a really great video, and I'm really looking forward to the event!

    Greg Walden
    4th Ky Inf, Cotton States Battalion, Rambo's Brigade
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