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    Not all sergeants were authorized to wear the red...

    Not all sergeants were authorized to wear the red sash.

    From the U.S. Army Regulations:

    Sash

    1506. For all Sergeant Majors, Quartermaster Sergeants, Ordnance Sergeants, Hospital Stewards,...
  2. Thread: Face Powder

    by KeithRK
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    That was Colonel Edward Cross commanding the 5th...

    That was Colonel Edward Cross commanding the 5th New Hampshire at Antietam.

    "As the fight grew furious the Colonel cried out 'Put on the war paint!' and looking around I saw the glorious man...
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    GAC also started taking registrations last July...

    GAC also started taking registrations last July at the 2012 GAC event.
  4. I imagine that since it's the same event, on the...

    I imagine that since it's the same event, on the same piece of land, that they do year after year after year, GAC had fewer hoops to jump through to secure their permits.
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    Or to refer to yourself by any rank in the hobby...

    Or to refer to yourself by any rank in the hobby off the field for that matter.
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    PM sent on poncho kit.

    PM sent on poncho kit.
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    And that's really what folks are upset about with...

    And that's really what folks are upset about with two Gettysburg events. They're afraid they're not going to see the numbers they want. Apparently they expect others to attend events they would...
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    Regardless whether there is one Gettysburg event...

    Regardless whether there is one Gettysburg event or two, there was always going to be a Gettysburg event on the schedule that was going to be "a repeat of the horrendous Sharpsburg event". That's...
  9. Thread: Hardee Hat

    by KeithRK
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    I'm curious, would the soldiers back then have...

    I'm curious, would the soldiers back then have gone through all this or would they have simply pinned up the brim?
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    I thought you retired from the hobby.

    I thought you retired from the hobby.
  11. The BGA didn't do a 150th 1st Manassas event.

    The BGA didn't do a 150th 1st Manassas event.
  12. In previous episodes, they used an M1841 Six...

    In previous episodes, they used an M1841 Six Pound Gun.
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    It's pretty much what I expected it to be.

    It's pretty much what I expected it to be.
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    If you are concerned that your razor will open up...

    If you are concerned that your razor will open up in a poke sack, you could always tie it closed with a piece of twine.
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    Only Bobo can deliver that speech properly. ...

    Only Bobo can deliver that speech properly.

    At that same event he gave a 20 minute disertation on how to properly releive oneself out in the woods that really has to be heard to be believed.
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    No it's not a reenactorism. According to the...

    No it's not a reenactorism.

    According to the Army Regulations, foot troops pin up the left side of the hat, mounted troops the right side. Heavy Artillery are considered foot troops. They are...
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    You can also add Destroyers Of The Hobby to that...

    You can also add Destroyers Of The Hobby to that list.
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    That's because there isn't enough "Hey, Look At...

    That's because there isn't enough "Hey, Look At Me, Look At Me" to be a plain old infantry private.
  19. It's not about reenacting, it's politics. His...

    It's not about reenacting, it's politics. His opponents are delighted that they found a picture of him in a "Nazi" uniform. It's completely irrelevant to them why he was wearing it.

    Reenacting...
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    Well now, that's interesting. Here's that post...

    Well now, that's interesting. Here's that post from last year where you talk about this rifle.

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?t=14583

    In it, you tell us that it was made...
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    Is this the same Kentucky Rifle you bought and...

    Is this the same Kentucky Rifle you bought and posted about last summer?
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    Here are a few things I learned. The Pilgrims...

    Here are a few things I learned.

    The Pilgrims arrived, joined forces with one Indian tribe to attack another tribe then had Thanksgiving dinner.

    Rifled firearms were an American innovation.
    ...
  23. Thread: Cartridge Box

    by KeithRK
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    Here you go. Attaching a sling. ...

    Here you go.

    Attaching a sling.

    http://www.jarnaginco.com/cartridge%20box%20sling.htm

    Attaching a plate.

    http://www.jarnaginco.com/box%20plate.htm
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    Considering how much mis-information is dumped on...

    Considering how much mis-information is dumped on the thousands of visitors to GAC every year, I find it hard to get outraged because some farbs posted pictures of themselves on their own Facebook...
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    I would think it is outside the norm otherwise...

    I would think it is outside the norm otherwise the letter writer wouldn't have seen fit to comment on it.
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