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Found this on the MSN news today. This is a link to the diary and has some interesting day to day notes. The soldier used a code he made up to document some of the more personal observations that...
In "The Cotton Kingdom" (1861) Frederick Law Olmsted. Olmsted made many notes to the fact that Southern Planters would put all their profits back into the purchase and production of slaves. So much...
Found this link that has the history of the cornet. It says the first appearance of the modern cornet was 1855. Not sure how many were around in camps by the CW. But it appears to at least be time...
I think every event should do a night watch/patrol.
1. Accurate, nothing like being roused out of your bed at 1:00 AM to do your portion of the patrol.
2. People in general: no matter how...
A rather interesting thread from the folks across the pond in regards to some unusual boots.
Shortround: When I get home tonight I will send you the recipe for cornbread that has been in my southern Miss. family for as long as anyone can remember. If you let it dry out, or keep it in a...
Just FYI for those that might be in the area of Yale Oklahoma.
All of the references I could find on "leather neck" give it a date of 1910 to 1914, The Marine Corp used the name for it's magazine "The LeatherNeck" starting in 1917. The historical cites also...
I will repost on the UK site. Thanks for the info.
Found this guy on a old west re enactor site. Might not be practical to order from England, but his stuff looks ipressive
Edit By Moderator-- Paul's link to an Esty site has been removed. Sorry...
Do any of you know of actual documented accounts of the this glow occurring? I looked up some other webs and resources, no one seems to be able to find documented accounts concerning this.
Attended the Battle of Honey Springs in Oklahoma this weekend. Great time by all..but:
Everyone please remember to put out camp fires before you leave them unattended. We had a near disaster...
Not sure if anyone has posted this site. Nice looking bottles.
Good resource if you are interested in Civil War ships and wrecks.
And the slats were good for storage. My mother found one in a old junk shop that had rolled up letters from the woman's family flattened and slipped into the slat pockets.
You might also shoot a email to the folks at Fort Gibson OK. They have a lot of activities around the Mexican-American war. Many uniforms, equipment. etc.
You might contact these folks. "Mic" and his wife worked for the Oklahoma historical society and he worked at Fort Gibson for several years. He has lot of knowledge about the war and the pre war...
Been there long before the war.
Great collection of vests and all assorted clothing items.
Good photo for hats, shirts, boots.
Maybe that's the answer to all of us old farts trying to reenact young soldiers. We can just change over to being old farts reenacting old farts doing post civil war reunions. Just think of the...