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  1. Camp Locations

    Bill,

    Are camps going to be returned to their "usual" locations, or are the Feds going to remain in the traditionally CS camp this year?

    Take care,
    Tom Craig
    1st Maine Cavalry
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    Remember, There Were No Cookie Cutter Officers

    Do remember that because officers were required to purchase and provide their own uniforms, that there were no cookie cutter officers. A great visual resource of how it was supposed to look are...
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    Give 'em the Boot

    First off I will say that MO B&S puts out a fantastic product both in terms of accuracy and quality, so you can't go wrong with the products themselves.

    Second I would ask you to think about...
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    Bill, This may sound dumb, but I want to make...

    Bill,

    This may sound dumb, but I want to make sure that there isn't a typo here. Neshaminy in 2014 will be at the start of April rather than the end of May. And then it will return to the end of...
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    Pattern

    Charlie Childs (County Cloth) used to offer one. I don't know if there are any other decent ones on the market at this point.

    Take care,
    Tom Craig
    1st Maine Cavalry
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    A friend of mine once set out to get a mounted...

    A friend of mine once set out to get a mounted service jacket made, and did a pile of research, including visiting the former Stamatelous Brothers collection. He did find a MSJ in their collection...
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    At the Risk of Inspiring Blind Adoption

    Sabres on the saddles have long been a bugaboo of cavalry reenacting. And at the risk of inspiring farbs to blindly go ahead and strap their sabres to their saddles willy nilly, the practice has...
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    Good question

    Jeremy's question is a good one, and the explanation about casualties and pieces blowing up doesn't quite touch it. The info about using the worm makes sense, and I guess I could see some rationale...
  9. Give 'em the Strap!

    34 inches is pretty standard on the CW period belts I've looked at. The length of the back strap isn't terribly important in terms of function. The front strap effectively manages where the sabre...
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    Adjuncts Are Easier

    Adjuncts are in fact easier, but anything worth doing requires work, plain and simple. Folks have put on events in the past, and managed to slog through the drudgery of event logistics. Heck, if a...
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    Dave, I had no idea that the cemetary thing was...

    Dave,
    I had no idea that the cemetary thing was even happening, nor did I know that the men were from Maine. I wish I knew!

    The cavalry camp itself, including logistics was great! The access...
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    Can't Wait for the End of the 150ths!

    As a "progressive" reenactor, I for one, can't wait for the 150ths to be over. I personally have been very disappointed to see how the chp side of the hobby has largely abandonded stand alone events...
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    From a Federal Cavalry Perspective

    After the cancellation of "Hooker's Rear" some of my guys, on a lark, decided to sign up for this event. As a unit we had not been to a "big mainstream" event in several years, and decided it would...
  14. I know very little about 1833 Dragoon sabres, but...

    I know very little about 1833 Dragoon sabres, but I would recommend that you check with Gary Beauregaurd. I don't know if he makes a Dragoon sabre, but I know he makes blades from different time...
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    I'm Sure it Will be Good

    Boyd,

    You do make a fair point about committing to something sight unseen, and I am sure Chris will post more details once it's certain that there is a quality product. I know he's asking for...
  16. Bumping this up to the top for those of the...

    Bumping this up to the top for those of the progressive cavalry persuasion.

    Tom Craig
    1st Maine Cavalry
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    David Reed: I'm not exactly sure what you mean by...

    David Reed: I'm not exactly sure what you mean by the "frontside and backside" of the saddle...pommel and cantle? On a properly made '59 Mac, the only leather on the tree itself should be the...
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    1859 Pattern McClellan saddles were issued by the...

    1859 Pattern McClellan saddles were issued by the government with leather skirts, but there should be no leather on the tree itself, beyond that of the quarter strap assembly.

    When you say the...
  19. Hi Brandon, Welcome aboard this wild and...

    Hi Brandon,
    Welcome aboard this wild and "wonderful" hobby! If you're looking for a cavalry unit, and you want to reenact as accurately as possible, I'd recommend that you give my unit, the 1st...
  20. Below are the impression standards that we will...

    Below are the impression standards that we will use for our company at the BGA event. We will participate in all the scheduled event activities, but we will hold ourselves to a higher standard for...
  21. Hey all, I wanted to post the Federal cavalry...

    Hey all,

    I wanted to post the Federal cavalry standards for this event, AND frankly to give the event a shameless bump. If you're looking for an authentic cavalry experience before, or instead of...
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    The 1st Maine Cavalry will be there to be the...

    The 1st Maine Cavalry will be there to be the eyes and ears of the Federal army...and of course to goggle up drowsy, unsuspecting CS pickets in the night...

    If you do Federal cavalry, or want to...
  23. 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Aldie March June 14-16th

    Gentlemen,

    The 1st Maine Cavalry is hosting a cavalry campaign event to commemorate the 150th anniversary of the battles of Aldie, Middleburg and Upperville, in Loudoun County, VA.

    This event...
  24. The Federal cavalry adjunct effort now has a FB...

    The Federal cavalry adjunct effort now has a FB page here: http://www.facebook.com/FederalCavalryAdjunctAtBgaGettysburg

    The 1st Maine had our annual meeting yesterday, and things are starting to...
  25. Progressive Federal Cavalry at BGA Gettysburg

    Gentlemen,

    The 1st Maine Cavalry would like to extend an invitation to any progressively minded Federal cavalry units or troopers to join us in forming a company at BGA's Gettysburg event.
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