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    I suggest Kenny find the best lawyer he can and...

    I suggest Kenny find the best lawyer he can and take the insurance company to the woodshed. One need not accept their self-serving denial as the final word. The key principle on all contracts of...
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    Things work better if you look at what sergeants...

    Things work better if you look at what sergeants and corporals actually do, not who gets to tell who do to what. Ideally corporals are ready to be first sergeants and first sergeants are ready to...
  3. More on wagons, carts, handcarts, handtrucks, etc.

    Folks,

    I stumbled across a 1902 movie shot from an electric trolley. It is an accidental documentary on animal- and human-powered carts and wagons and, although it is of course not Civil War...
  4. The rubber blankets in John Tobey's drawings in...

    The rubber blankets in John Tobey's drawings in the Columbia Rifles Compendium: 68x42, 68x43, 62x38, 69 1/2/ x 32/3/4. Also a poncho, 72x44 1/4
    Army regs stated 71x46 for rubber blankets, 72x61...
  5. That first link was a great tale. Thanks for...

    That first link was a great tale. Thanks for posting it.
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    Rob, thanks for taking on the job. I've moderated...

    Rob, thanks for taking on the job. I've moderated forums; it's not a picnic.
  7. "I have always presumed that since the parade...

    "I have always presumed that since the parade marks President Lincoln’s Gettysburg address at the cemetery dedication, a clean proper 1863 union army uniform would be in order."

    Radical rabble...
  8. Just as a general footnote, it is my impression...

    Just as a general footnote, it is my impression that no matter what your affliction, it took, on average, longer to get over it than we are used to now.
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    We haven't actually heard how YOU liked the...

    We haven't actually heard how YOU liked the visit, unless I missed something.
  10. Just a footnote: The directions (in English and...

    Just a footnote: The directions (in English and in French) specify that on a right oblique, the rear rank moves its left foot 8" toward the right foot of the man in the front rank who is to the right...
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    I found it ironic that the water from the spring...

    I found it ironic that the water from the spring isn't now safe to drink. (That may have changed since I was last there.)
  12. Are you guys reading the French manuals in...

    Are you guys reading the French manuals in French?
  13. Good stuff. Thanks, Silas. Your usual thorough...

    Good stuff.
    Thanks, Silas. Your usual thorough job. Much appreciated.
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    Yes, well worth a visit. The cemetery takes your...

    Yes, well worth a visit. The cemetery takes your breath away. They've recreated a chunk of the stockade and they have a pretty good museum/display.
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    And there's a tipping point where too much...

    And there's a tipping point where too much neatsfoot oil is bad for the leather - it turns it back into skin. Shoes aren't so much a problem; canteen slings, be careful. I've got one with an odd...
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    Somewhere here I have the morning reports for...

    Somewhere here I have the morning reports for federals, and if it jumps up and bites me from wherever it lurks in the piles of Stuff, I'll post it, but Bob is right on the money, we had a little more...
  17. Thread: Huzzah?

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    St. John = Sinjin My favorite is "Taliaferro,"...

    St. John = Sinjin
    My favorite is "Taliaferro," which my southern friends inform me was pronounced "Tolliver" for the general of the time.
  18. If you can't deal with the period language in...

    If you can't deal with the period language in Kautz, for $2.99 try this: [URL="http://www.amazon.com/kindle-store/dp/B003LSSFUK"]Seize the Day! A Guide to Wringing More Satisfaction from your Civil...
  19. Thread: Huzzah?

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    Not to prolong the torture, but the pronunciation...

    Not to prolong the torture, but the pronunciation guide for the period dictionary has the "u" pronounced the same as "oo" in "foot," what we used to call the "short" sound of the vowel (as opposed to...
  20. Some of us were taught the swing when we joined...

    Some of us were taught the swing when we joined whatever unit we joined. However, I haven't used it in years and doubt I could do it now. Historically (so far as I know) Ellsworth's Zouaves, the...
  21. Loud enough to be heard doesn't mean heard in the...

    Loud enough to be heard doesn't mean heard in the next county, for roll call and counting off both. We got a pretty good idea of the size of a Confederate force a half-mile away at one event by...
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    http://www.willegal.net/iron_brigade/olivepaint.ht...

    http://www.willegal.net/iron_brigade/olivepaint.htm
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    "Not what I'd expect from a published author." ...

    "Not what I'd expect from a published author."

    Snooki Polizzi from Jersey Shore is a published author. So are Hillary Duff, Macaulay Culkin, Fabio and Nicole Richie. So are Newt Gingrich and Perez...
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    Lee had one gun for every 269 infantrymen. Tying...

    Lee had one gun for every 269 infantrymen. Tying the number of guns permitted on teh field to thenumber of infantry on the field wouldhave helped both events andmight have forced a better job with a...
  25. Thread: Ice

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    PvtHooper, you might have inadvertently missed...

    PvtHooper, you might have inadvertently missed part of the message, the subtext if you will: What if a false belief in the efficacy of ice to cure all heat-related ills leads to a reenactor taking...
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