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  1. Rumor Control -- Please take note

    There have been some rumors circulating about this event, so in the interest of rumor control, please note the following:

    Rumor #1: Confederate registration is now closed.

    Response from the...
  2. That's great to know, Scot--I hadn't heard about...

    That's great to know, Scot--I hadn't heard about that. My unit is with the USV, and I was concerned about how I was going to get to the site. See you on the bus! :-)
  3. Latest update from the Organizers 1/22

    Good Evening,

    I’ll do my best to keep this short but have been asked by the Historical Society to get a couple things out quickly.

    Registrations are beginning to pour in now that most of the...
  4. Hey, Scot--just as an FYI, the following...

    Hey, Scot--just as an FYI, the following information concerning marching to the NPS site was included in the Oct. update from the organizers. This may or may not be relevant to what you're doing...
  5. Update: Long Road Home Appomattox Event

    Just after I posted the message above, I got the following update for this event from the organizers:

    The Long Road Home - Appomattox 150

    Good Morning and Happy New Year,

    Today, Thursday...
  6. Personally, I don’t care if there are 50 people...

    Personally, I don’t care if there are 50 people there or 5,000. I’m just glad to have a venue available for commemorating the event that’s in close proximity to the park. This will allow me to...
  7. You'll have to contact the organizers for that...

    You'll have to contact the organizers for that kind of information. I'm just relaying what they're posting on their website and sending out in their updates. They were good about getting back to me...
  8. 3. The Long Road Home 150th Appomattox event ...

    3. The Long Road Home 150th Appomattox event

    The number of units attending this event, which is open to all reenactors, continues to grow. 18 sutlers are now signed up. They show that the 20...
  9. Thread: too old

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    I met a interesting guy at an event at Harpers...

    I met a interesting guy at an event at Harpers Ferry last weekend who has been reenacting for 52 years—not sure how old he was, but he was up there. He now owns a sutlery and was portraying a...
  10. Thread: Hunting

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    Most wild game probably would have been scared...

    Most wild game probably would have been scared off when a Civil War army showed up, complete with noisy wagons and artillery pieces and thousands of horses and mules with their attendant filth and...
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    It’s great that you got him a drum teacher. When...

    It’s great that you got him a drum teacher. When my son was 12 and started drumming, I got him a copy of B&E, but signed him up for drum lessons as well. His teacher had never instructed someone...
  12. Status of the three Appomattox events for 2015

    Understandably, there’s been a lot of talk in the reenactor community about the upcoming Appomattox events, so I’d like to share what information I’ve been able to acquire on these events so far and...
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    Thank you for that, Scot. I missed Remembrance...

    Thank you for that, Scot. I missed Remembrance Day this year, but have participated many times in the past. I have fond memories of previous events when both my sons were in the hobby and we all...
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    Cedar Creek 150th Living History?

    I'm trying to get some information on the Living History activities at Cedar Creek next month. I can't discern what I'm trying to find out from their website (unless I'm looking in the wrong place). ...
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    Wife's Canadian Ancestor fought for the Union

    We recently discovered that my wife's great grandfather's brother William Stobie left his home in Canada and joined a NY artillery unit in 1864. He stayed in the Army until the end of the war and...
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    Don't understand the location in the caption: ...

    Don't understand the location in the caption:

    1864. "Point of Rocks, Virginia (vicinity). Redoubt 'Zabriskie' on Appomattox River." Civil War glass negative collection, Library of Congress.
    ...
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    Reply to your survey sent via PM. Good luck!

    Reply to your survey sent via PM. Good luck!
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    Looks like you had a great time! I've always...

    Looks like you had a great time! I've always wanted to do Olustee--my mother's side of the family is from Florida and Georgia--but it's so far and there are so many events to do here. I'll get down...
  19. Order sent for one bundle.

    Order sent for one bundle.
  20. Serious offers considered.

    Serious offers considered.
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    Found a 6-hole McDonagh fife, so no longer...

    Found a 6-hole McDonagh fife, so no longer looking for one.
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    Couldn’t agree more, Rob! My advice is to take...

    Couldn’t agree more, Rob! My advice is to take anything you see on the Internet, esp. Wikipedia, with a huge grain of salt. I only provided those links to illustrate how these myths and...
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    Here's some more grist for the mill. The notion...

    Here's some more grist for the mill. The notion that they were used as protection against sword blows seems to be in the minority (and you make an excellent point--if that's the case, why didn't...
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    [ Yes, they did man the fighting tops, but...

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    Yes, they did man the fighting tops, but that was not the full extent of their involvement. “The Marine Corps was founded to serve as an infantry unit aboard naval vessels and was responsible...
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    I have worn the neck stock as part of an early...

    I have worn the neck stock as part of an early war, US Regular impression, but only with the dress uniform. The Regulars unit I am with now does not require them, although some guys wear them on...
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