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    A little housekeeping.....Okay a LOT

    Okay, a lot of housekeeping........spiders had gotten awfully active down in the Contact the Moderators Box. Took awhile to sweep the cobwebs away.


    If you are a New User and you don't get...
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    Grin See how interesting and complicated this...

    Grin

    See how interesting and complicated this can get?

    But Never Boring. Lawsy, No.
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    Well, Boyd was careful when he cleaned...

    Well, Boyd was careful when he cleaned out........he must like you ;)
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    Well Hey Jake! Long Time. OTB still...

    Well Hey Jake! Long Time. OTB still works but its mighty quiet. Boyd is on here and can let you in.

    You'll have to wait for somebody to die to get a set of Osmans. This...
  5. With a veritable rain of member alerts coming in...

    With a veritable rain of member alerts coming in on this thread---well, I do apologize for not deleting posts and cleaning it up earlier. I was tending back towards my early moderating philosophy...
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    Jason, its all dependent on how deep you wish...

    Jason, its all dependent on how deep you wish to take your experience on 'doing what they did'. Obviously, some of it you can't, and don't wish to replicate.

    Other things, the information is...
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    You are also looking at late war, and Southern...

    You are also looking at late war, and Southern rations--which tend to concentrate on Hog and Hominy, unless otherwise documented in company accounts.

    Salt bacon, fried, and the grease reserved...
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    What do company accounts show as far as available...

    What do company accounts show as far as available rations?

    When were you last paid?

    Are you receiving mail from home? How far away is that? Has that area been under enemy occupation?
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    We no longer keep the entire national calendar on...

    We no longer keep the entire national calendar on a spread sheet on the OTB Eli.

    I can't automatically discern which ham and yam somebody is going to in order to point them to period resources...
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    First Where are you? When are you? Who...

    First

    Where are you? When are you? Who are you? Location, Month, Year, and Which Side?
  11. Moderator Note: First, a thank you to Mr....

    Moderator Note:

    First, a thank you to Mr. Bruno for actually answering the question.

    A Reminder to forum members, old and new: We expect a certain level of polite discourse here. The...
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    Stick you some cabbage leaves up under that cap. ...

    Stick you some cabbage leaves up under that cap. THEY did, THEN. It will make a difference.

    THEY didn't think much of Havelocks either, and quickly consigned them to the nether parts.....
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    Polite Hospitality.......of a Sort.

    I needed this research for an upcoming event. I thought y'all might enjoy it here. The timeframe of Grierson's Raid through south Alabama is late April, 1865, after the ANV surrender is signed,...
  14. Phil, It won't take much--describe them as...

    Phil,

    It won't take much--describe them as folded into a paper and there will be enough there to refresh the color in every silk ribbon and trim on the place.

    Send a half cup of of them and...
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    Grin. I saw that error Boyd. I nearly went...

    Grin.

    I saw that error Boyd. I nearly went in and fixed it for him. And then I thought " The very last thing I need to add to the duties around here is that of 19th colloquical correction". ;)
  16. Lets just cut the Nazi and Taliban references. ...

    Lets just cut the Nazi and Taliban references.

    another tray of julep cups hits the sideboard with a Thump.
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    A reminder to New Users

    Are you a New User?

    Your posts must be reviewed by a Moderator and may take up to 24 hours to be approved and appear.

    Please take a moment and introduce yourself.

    We are glad you are...
  18. Sigh. Housemaid discovers that the butler has...

    Sigh. Housemaid discovers that the butler has retired for the night to the carriage house, and the gentlemen are still in the smoking parlor.

    Ties on dress apron, prepares tray of chilled...
  19. I'm doubting they could be Mr. Mescher, or we...

    I'm doubting they could be Mr. Mescher, or we would find them pressed into service somewhere---they just look like they might. I imagine the problem is the spines are not strong enough when...
  20. :D Amazingly enough Boyd, wool cards and cotton...

    :D Amazingly enough Boyd, wool cards and cotton cards are different. The angle sett and spacing of the tiny sharp little teeth are different. You'll even see numbering on the back of them, to be...
  21. Then there is the bartering....... Silk...

    Then there is the bartering.......

    Silk ribbon. Gotta have the gee gaws.
  22. Cotton Cards. Dear Angels in Heaven, send us...

    Cotton Cards. Dear Angels in Heaven, send us cards, or at least carding cloth, and we will have the cards made.

    Pins. These are not just sewing supplies, these are dressing pins.
    ...
  23. Thread: chaplain role

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    My opinion only: A real life chaplain who may...

    My opinion only:

    A real life chaplain who may wish to bring that vocation into his reenacting life should be prepared to walk a fine line.

    Some folks are perfectly fine with having modern...
  24. Thread: chaplain role

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    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?1...

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?12510-What-would-a-Chaplin-have-worn&highlight=chaplin
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    Thats right Rob. The Lutheran Seminary has a...

    Thats right Rob. The Lutheran Seminary has a strong tie with the Mother Emanuel AME Church with the roots of that tie reaching back decades before the war. Denmark Vesey's burned church was the...
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