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    IMHO, Private Hooper hit the nail on the head....

    IMHO, Private Hooper hit the nail on the head. There is no universal truth here. There were thousands of commanders, from company level to command of the armies. All of these Gentlemen had their own...
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    Mrs. Lawson, I would not expect someone from...

    Mrs. Lawson,

    I would not expect someone from Alabama to make the trip to Philadelphia to attend the Neshaminy event. Our "market area" is the Mid-Atlantic region. During the 150th. cycle, Federal...
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    We especially need Confederate reenactors at the...

    We especially need Confederate reenactors at the Neshaminy event. (Galvanizing Federals are most welcome!) There aren't any conflicting 150th. events this year, so come one-come all.
  4. Thread: Remembrance Day

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    Eli, Well said! BTW, it's "Rodman"! :)

    Eli,

    Well said!

    BTW, it's "Rodman"! :)
  5. Thread: Remembrance Day

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    As "Quickstep" said, Some of the folks standing...

    As "Quickstep" said, Some of the folks standing on the curb may have already participated in another march, or ceremony. I have done that myself a few times.

    In regard to people standing on the...
  6. Thread: rust

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    I keep a small oiled rag in the pouch on my ammo...

    I keep a small oiled rag in the pouch on my ammo box. Pretty much any time, when I'm not doing anything else, I wipe down the metal parts on my weapon. I don't have much trouble with rust. (With the...
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    The "real boys" did their best to maintain their...

    The "real boys" did their best to maintain their clothing and equipment. They sure as heck didn't go out of their way to get dirty. I do my best to keep my uniforms clean and leather gear oiled and...
  8. The Civil War weekend at the Colonial Plantation, Ridley Creek State Park, PA

    This years event is scheduled for the weekend of September 12-14, 2014. If you have never attended, the Colonial Plantation site, with the exception of the modern rest rooms, is almost completely...
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    There's also Company B, 4th. Texas Infantry. We...

    There's also Company B, 4th. Texas Infantry. We have members in eastern Pennsylvania and southern New Jersey. We are a mainstream group that also attends the more progressive events, from time to...
  10. Thread: Camp Stove

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    The museum in Falmouth, VA has a number of large...

    The museum in Falmouth, VA has a number of large flat rocks that were used as supports for fire pits, that were built in the Federal camps during the winter of 1862/3.
  11. Thread: A Country Ham

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    A while back, I had the opportunity to prepare...

    A while back, I had the opportunity to prepare dinner for an officer's mess. I had a country ham, potatos, onions, carrots, and cabbage to work with. I cut up the ham into small pieces, after...
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    You could make the point that July 1861 was the...

    You could make the point that July 1861 was the High Tide of the Confederacy. From that time foreward, the Federals nibbled away on their terrority until there was almost nothing left.
  13. Curt, I get to inspect a lot of weapons. For...

    Curt,

    I get to inspect a lot of weapons. For some strange reason, Enfield hammer screws seem to come loose on a regular basis. I have no clue why this happens.
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    Found at Neshaminy

    A smooth-side Federal canteen, with a light brown wool cover. The strap is marked "Mac Butler". If it belongs to you give me a hoot.
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    Hey Mike, I was looking at those charts. There...

    Hey Mike,

    I was looking at those charts. There was a big drop in life expectancy, especially for white males, in the 1860-1870 time frame. I have a feeling that was due to lead poisoning. :)
  16. For all the "Weather Channel Warriors" out there.

    The long-range weather forecast for next weekend, at Neshaminy State Park, is mid-60's for a high and mid-40's for a low, on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday. There's chance of light rain on Sunday...
  17. Thread: 1816 conversion

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    Boyd, I assume you are Curt are referring to...

    Boyd,

    I assume you are Curt are referring to the Frankford Arsenal conversions, where Remington supplied both the Maynard primer locks and percussion bolsters that were used in the conversion. The...
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    I've found this thread interesting. I also use...

    I've found this thread interesting. I also use the Mexican War, as my back story; at least in my own head. As an example, I use Federal equipment for my Confederate Officer's impression. It's the...
  19. Thread: Bayonet Uses

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    There's a goodly number of those bayonets with...

    There's a goodly number of those bayonets with the bent tips around. There's a question if they were used to haul bodies, or cook pots. Probably both!
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    It seems to me that there might be a market for a...

    It seems to me that there might be a market for a drop-in barrel that fits the Indian Lorenzes. A rifled and proofed barrel, in .54 caliber, that's not likely to blow up in somebody's face!
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    Rob, I think that's the case for most of us....

    Rob,

    I think that's the case for most of us. We eat a big meal before the event and another at the end of the event. The origional players had to make do with what they were issued. Not to mention...
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    I missed the part about "Nothing Else". We wimps...

    I missed the part about "Nothing Else". We wimps usually have blanket folded up in that rear section of the knapsack! :)
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    I wonder if they tied that extra pair of brogans...

    I wonder if they tied that extra pair of brogans on the outside of their packs? I can't think of any other good way to pack them.
  24. Thread: Bayonet Uses

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    Bayonets make dandy ramrod holders when you are...

    Bayonets make dandy ramrod holders when you are on defense. Check out the photo taken on Marye's Heights in Fredericksburg, during the Chancellorsville campaign. You can see the bayonets stuck in the...
  25. The weather forecast for Saturday is 54 degrees...

    The weather forecast for Saturday is 54 degrees and sunny. A perfect day to get a little exercise! :)
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