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    Why are the ones I like sold.

    Why are the ones I like sold.
  2. The California Gold Rush did not begin until...

    The California Gold Rush did not begin until December of 1848, even though gold was discovered in March. What did you do do in the interval? How did you here about the gold discovery?
    Travel to...
  3. When is it not warm?

    When is it not warm?
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    Snowshoe Thompson used skies and snowshoes to...

    Snowshoe Thompson used skies and snowshoes to cary mail over the Sierras between Genoa, Nevada and California.
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    One of the lessons learned in the Kisatchie was...

    One of the lessons learned in the Kisatchie was that three people was the minimum number of people. Five would have been optimal,it would have been nice to have a person scouting the road, and trade...
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    Another source to look up is the 'Carolina...

    Another source to look up is the 'Carolina go-cart'. They were used in western North Carolina made from materials found around a farm. These were used by subsistence farmers turned refugees. You want...
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    Also as a practical note, be careful not to sew...

    Also as a practical note, be careful not to sew the sleeve closed. I have seen it done.
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    In Marching With the First Nebraska a Civil War...

    In Marching With the First Nebraska a Civil War Diary August Scherneckau talks of his time with the provost guard in Saint Louis. They mention turning in muskets for Remington revolves. He never...
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    All of the rifle cases in the Autry collection...

    All of the rifle cases in the Autry collection are of Native American design or origins made of buckskin. There is also the pistol presentation cases, as fancy as the firearm inside.
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    The Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, and...

    The Choctaw, Chickasaw, Cherokee, Creek, and Seminole were considered separate countries by the federal government, although they Confederacy gave them status equal to the states. They kept slaves.
  11. If memory serves me, Kautz says the first...

    If memory serves me, Kautz says the first sergeant should know the role by memory so he can call role in the dark, and he is supposed to recognize their voice.
    This is probably is one of those...
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    I am not local enough to put on an event, however...

    I am not local enough to put on an event, however the first step in event planning is securing the land.
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    I don't think I am a junior member. It is...

    I don't think I am a junior member.

    It is nice to have a forum that has good information on occasion these days.
  14. Looks neat, oh to be able to ride.

    Looks neat, oh to be able to ride.
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    What part of California and surrounding areas?...

    What part of California and surrounding areas? You have Civil War Alliance above, forttejon.org for other events and acws.net .
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    Cigarettes were a Trans Mississippi thing. There...

    Cigarettes were a Trans Mississippi thing. There are some references to Louisiana troops hand rolling cigarettes, including General Richard Taylor. Most references are from other regions. In some...
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    Sleep is always a fun game to play.

    Sleep is always a fun game to play.
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    Take your coat, button fold it back to the second...

    Take your coat, button fold it back to the second button.
    Stand around holding on to lapels.
    Eventually you won't have to leave it buttoned.
    Buying from a reputable high head manufacturer will...
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    Pay call is more than passing out photocopied...

    Pay call is more than passing out photocopied money and signing a book with a dip pen. Then running off to play poker and hazard.
    The men wanting pay need to be inspected for lost and missing items,...
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    The Civil War era canteens had cloth covers....

    The Civil War era canteens had cloth covers. Prior to the 1858 uniform regulations the canteens were supposed to be painted, but not all known original examples are ( and I don't know them from...
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    You are correct Bernie, but it reads like he is...

    You are correct Bernie, but it reads like he is meaning a military arm, not a civilian weapon.
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    There were no left handed muskets issued during...

    There were no left handed muskets issued during the Civil War. Besides being completely historically inaccurate, it would be unsafe to place your cone in somebody else's face (not to mention their...
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    Has anyone seen reference of an NCOs of Ordance...

    Has anyone seen reference of an NCOs of Ordance as part of the Ordance staff at corps or division levels?
  24. The NSSA is about shooting not history. At least...

    The NSSA is about shooting not history. At least that is what my interpretation of what I have seen.
  25. If you have to ask, you are not ready.

    If you have to ask, you are not ready.
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