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    Point of Rocks is hear Hopewell Va. and is on the...

    Point of Rocks is hear Hopewell Va. and is on the Bermuda Hundred side of the river. It was in the rear of Butlers force. Much of the Army supplies came in to that area.
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    I suspect he just wanted in the picture and...

    I suspect he just wanted in the picture and grabbed a musket for eye wash. Good thing they could not take selfies back then.
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    William Brittenham of the 9th Va. Inf. has a nice...

    William Brittenham of the 9th Va. Inf. has a nice cap. His coat also has eagle buttons.
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    I ran into the same problem with my 61...

    I ran into the same problem with my 61 Springfield. Took the cleanout screw out and the coke had completely clogged. I used a dental pick to open it but the welding tip cleaners will do just fine.
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    Knives: Left made from a M-1855 bayonet and used...

    Knives: Left made from a M-1855 bayonet and used by Charles Gentry, 2nd Regt. Tenn. Cav. Next from NC make of bayonet unknown. Body and pot hooks from various sites.
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    Had all of mine either TIG or MIG welded, can't...

    Had all of mine either TIG or MIG welded, can't remember which. I live fire and clean with them with no problems. Also had all rethreaded to fit original springfield worm. It's nice to have a friend...
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    Went back and examined that photo again. The...

    Went back and examined that photo again. The sling appears to be one of the fabric slings. The giveaway is the bent wire hook.
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    Another sling on a light Minnie Rifle from the...

    Another sling on a light Minnie Rifle from the Petersburg collection. It could be a fabric sling.
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    Here is the Petersburg sling. Looks to be on a...

    Here is the Petersburg sling. Looks to be on a Springfield. Wouldn't rule out infantry use of slings.
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    Sticky: I have windows 8 and when I open a picture I do...

    I have windows 8 and when I open a picture I do so in Paint. While in paint under the HOME tab go to "resize" on the tool bar. A little window pops up with percentage already selected. Change this...
  11. Chamberlain was a remarkable man and officer. Not...

    Chamberlain was a remarkable man and officer. Not only for his actions at Little Round Top but for his entire army career and life. If one was to read one biography of a Union officer IMO Chamberlain...
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    Got a picture of an original .69cal elongated...

    Got a picture of an original .69cal elongated ball, original Standard US .58 cal box and a repro P1839 box lined up so the different sizes can be seen. I can't post but will email them to one of you...
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    Don't know if it matters here but the English...

    Don't know if it matters here but the English bullets were of much better quality than the Southern cast enfield type bullet. When you dig them the difference is obvious.
  14. A lot depends on the time period. In 1864 the CS...

    A lot depends on the time period. In 1864 the CS gov. authorized line officers to purchase their uniforms from the quartermaster if the needs of the men had been met. I always assumed this meant that...
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    In April the regiment returned to Va. with the...

    In April the regiment returned to Va. with the rest of Longstreets men. Perhaps smoothbores were all that was available at the time and place of the supply and the spring campaign season was about to...
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    Interesting subject that I have always wondered...

    Interesting subject that I have always wondered about. It is probable that the smoothbores were issued to units like the heavy artillery in the forts and other groups whose primary duty was in the...
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    Once found a M-42 bayonet in the bottom of a 1864...

    Once found a M-42 bayonet in the bottom of a 1864 Cold Harbor CS trench. Other than that I have not found much evidence of smoothbore use in Petersburg or Richmond 1864-65 sites. However It is almost...
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    Try the Lib of Congress pictures of CS dead...

    Try the Lib of Congress pictures of CS dead around Petersburg. Look closely as some slings are visible on CS guns. IMO fewer Confederates used slings than their Union counterparts. The picture of...
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    Who makes Field Desks?

    Looking for a field desk which sits on a table. Does anybody know of a source in Va. or NC. There are folks in Mississippi that make one but postage and shipping can be a problem.
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    Curt gave you two general possibilities, dyed and...

    Curt gave you two general possibilities, dyed and undyed. If you are going to opt for trim it would suggest the coat would have come from a supplier that could provide trim and proper material of an...
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    This may help. http://imgur.com/a/pP5X7#0 ...

    This may help.

    http://imgur.com/a/pP5X7#0


    Hope I got the terminology right. The trigger guards on all three are shown very well.
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    No doubt there could be a small book used to...

    No doubt there could be a small book used to answer your question. For Civil War Snake buckle use try Vol. 35, No 2 /2010 issue of North South Trader's CIVIL WAR. A simple search will give you the...
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    Aye! The hooks broke off. Many of the early war...

    Aye! The hooks broke off. Many of the early war camps in South Eastern Va. yield at least one of these buckles. I also talked to a relic hunter who hunted around Chancellorsville and he said a good...
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    Problem with using a clip corner plain brass...

    Problem with using a clip corner plain brass plate is getting one correctly made that will hold up with a leather belt. The originals failed field use quite frequently as evidenced by the number...
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    Don't forget the naked Yankees in front of the...

    Don't forget the naked Yankees in front of the Sunken Road in Fredricksburg. That instance of Confederates using clothing off the Federal dead is pretty well documented.
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