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  1. I've seen a lot more pictures of officers wearing...

    I've seen a lot more pictures of officers wearing kepis than I have enlisted men.
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    Done. Some of us can afford to cover a year's...

    Done.

    Some of us can afford to cover a year's worth all at once. Some can afford to do it a little at a time. Some can only afford to make an occasional or single small donation.
    Which ever...
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    Hank, I'm guessing you still haven't sold that...

    Hank, I'm guessing you still haven't sold that blanket coat you were making to a guard, either.
    I hope the wooden buttons are still providing good service. I still have the stick that they came...
  4. Got myself reamed out royally on this very...

    Got myself reamed out royally on this very subject when I first got into the hobby 11 years ago, on a different forum, having been told at my first event that cutting them off was fine....apparently,...
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    Rule #1: People are stupid. Rule #2: There's...

    Rule #1: People are stupid.
    Rule #2: There's nothing you can do about Rule #1.
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    Check the Scrivener's Mess webpage.

    Check the Scrivener's Mess webpage.
  7. So long as you are not putting the paper bullets...

    So long as you are not putting the paper bullets down the barrel, it shouldn't be a problem.
    I've used cotton balls for the "bullet" part of a more accurate looking cartridge. It stays in the...
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    Poor Boy style, 41.25 inches tip to tip. Two...

    Poor Boy style, 41.25 inches tip to tip. Two button holes at each end.
    I wear them crossed and stitched at the crossing point.
    I'm an old, chubby guy; 5'10" tall, 240 lbs.
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    Hopefully, you've already been informed to make...

    Hopefully, you've already been informed to make sure the barrel is very, very well cleaned out after live firing if you're going to also use it for reenacting purposes. There's always a chance that...
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    I've never seen a reference to it.

    I've never seen a reference to it.
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    Was that six feet behind, or six feet to the...

    Was that six feet behind, or six feet to the side, or where exactly, from the muzzle?
    Paper wadding around plastic baggie rounds. Some of that plastic could have been pretty darned hot coming out...
  12. The only possible instance I have seen of this...

    The only possible instance I have seen of this position being used while on the move is in a semi-well known print of men moving uphill on a roadway during the Mexican-American War.
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    Ross, can you direct me to the source that says...

    Ross, can you direct me to the source that says they were using a cotton haversack as the transfer pouch? I've not seen that information, and the article may have even more info that I'm not aware...
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    Taken from the comments on a Fox News website: ...

    Taken from the comments on a Fox News website:

    "Brian Christiansen

    i will clear things up a little here , was i there . yes i was i was one of them , i am usually the one firing the cannon , we...
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    Chris, I've checked the website for the event,...

    Chris, I've checked the website for the event, but don't see a list of those registered. I'm one of those included in the IHR group who sent you an email, and just wanted to see if there's anyplace...
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    Best piece of meat I ever ate at a reenactment...

    Best piece of meat I ever ate at a reenactment was broiled over the fire on a ramrod. One does not use the "business" end, but the threaded end. Also, it doesn't go into the fire, but suspends the...
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    A lot depends upon what was available to use at...

    A lot depends upon what was available to use at any given time. When you're on campaign, the amount of itinerate supplies would be less than in garrison or winter quarters situations. I also doubt...
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    As noted, you're going to be nervous and you will...

    As noted, you're going to be nervous and you will mess up. Every single one of us has been there and lived through it. My first one, I was nervous as a cat, dumping more powder on the ground than...
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    Mr. Simpson drove the wagon that both watered our...

    Mr. Simpson drove the wagon that both watered our men and resupplied our battalion's ammunition at 150th Shiloh in 2012. The wagon arrives at its designated meeting point, the ammo boxes are handed...
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    I would have to place the Confederacy's "high...

    I would have to place the Confederacy's "high water mark" either at the point when they had their best chance of winning, or at the last point they had of winning.
    Since I don't think the South ever...
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    I'm loyal to my unit, and generally go to an...

    I'm loyal to my unit, and generally go to an event on our schedule if there's more than one on that weekend. If we aren't going somewhere, and there is an event I wish to attend, I don't need to ask...
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    Rob, you may be referring to a California stove.

    Rob, you may be referring to a California stove.
  23. Sounds like you're not talking about an English...

    Sounds like you're not talking about an English Enfield box tin, but a US Federal box tin, where the single divider allows for a 4 and 6 cartridge grouping in the upper chambers.
    You can always...
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    Clarification: That's "the end of the march"...

    Clarification:
    That's "the end of the march" (underline mine), as in the march to Savannah, which finished up in December, and not the end of the month of March.
  25. Mike, if you're cleaning the bolster by removing...

    Mike, if you're cleaning the bolster by removing the cleanout screw after every event (or every battle), I don't see a major problem with deposit buildup. If the screw is tight, it should be fine. ...
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