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    I'm talking about the actual war, not a...

    I'm talking about the actual war, not a reenactment weekend. I'm not exactly talking regulations either. My point is, no one can conclusively state that every single soldier, in every single army,...
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    Awful name, Chris. Just awful. "Lee and...

    Awful name, Chris. Just awful.

    "Lee and Stonewall Do Hooker In The Woods" would even be less repugnant than "In Hooker's Rear".

    Seriously, your kidding, right?
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    I disagree. There certainly is documentation of...

    I disagree. There certainly is documentation of clothing being discarded on the march, even by veteran troops, espcially after a winter of accumulating extra stuff. But, like anything else, it...
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    Exactly. Indeed, I am always ready to attend a...

    Exactly. Indeed, I am always ready to attend a big sporting event, live and in person, but I never watch sports on TV either alone or with friends as they huddle over a bowl of pretzels and a keg of...
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    Exactly. Indeed, I am always ready to attend a...

    Exactly. Indeed, I am always ready to attend a big sporting event, live and in person, but I never watch sports on TV either alone or with friends as they huddle over a bowl of pretzels and a keg of...
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    There are a few folks who have (past tense) done...

    There are a few folks who have (past tense) done this impression, but their web site has not been updated in a number of years it seems.
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    I recently came across this contemporary acccount...

    I recently came across this contemporary acccount on the web. It confirms that the rafts did indeed carry 13" seacoast mortars as noted earlier.
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  8. D'uh. Is it the price? Or is the fact that the...

    D'uh. Is it the price? Or is the fact that the new musuem sucks?



    Take a vacation in Gettysburg. Get held up by Uncle Sam. Very appealing.



    Ya think so?
  9. But the point is (and it has been stated over and...

    But the point is (and it has been stated over and over again) that most of the artifacts that were at Gettysburg are NO LONGER ON DISPLAY FOR ANYONE TO SEE LET ALONE STUDY.



    YES, YES! ARE...
  10. Agree. Better to show up wearing business attire...

    Agree. Better to show up wearing business attire and be as polished looking as the developer's lawyers than run the risk of being perceived as members of a fringe group with funny dresssing habits. ...
  11. [QUOTE=huntdaw][QUOTE=pvt t a white]Confederate...

    Wirz claimed he was wounded at the battle of Seven Pines, but historians have refuted that (especially William Marvel in "The Last Depot"). No, I wouldn't call anyone who made such a false claim a...
  12. According to the Body Farm's staff, depending on...

    According to the Body Farm's staff, depending on environmental conditions, a human body can become completely skeletonized in under two weeks and bloating effects can sometimes be seen within one...
  13. Good ideas you have there, BB. I've also thought...

    Good ideas you have there, BB. I've also thought about the feasability of doing the same sort of thing, the difference being I conceived this type of "death tableau" being staged at a fair distance...
  14. Battlefield Aftermath (not for the squiemish)

    Many of you may have read "A Strange and Blighted Land" by Greg Coco with its lurid descriptions of what the Gettysburg battlefied was like in the wake of the fighting. I actually credit that book...
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    Well, Canadian War of 1812 reenactors still have...

    Well, Canadian War of 1812 reenactors still have their muskets 'cause I saw 1812 reenactment this past summer and there were Canadians present.

    Still... this legislation really scares me... ...
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    Remind you of anything? ...

    Remind you of anything?

    http://www.eredux.com/images/flags/states/SC.gif

    http://www.things-turkey.co.uk/images/tc-flag-of-turkey-flag.gif

    http://www.travelblog.org/World/flags/tx-lgflag.gif...
  17. Since the damage may be unfixable, I say no...

    Since the damage may be unfixable, I say no forgiveness.

    http://www.eveningsun.com/ci_11450699

    PS: That's a good book, Chris. More Americans should read it and get over their invisible man...
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    We definately got a few of these 'round...

    We definately got a few of these 'round hereabouts:

    http://redwing.hutman.net/~mreed/warriorshtm/centurion.htm
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    Where I come from the expression is: "Close...

    Where I come from the expression is: "Close enough for gub'mint work."

    FCS: Man, I know what yer sayin about the "just sayin" thing... I hear that and I want to start punching the mouth it came...
  20. Not to be picky, but its the Gettysburg National...

    Not to be picky, but its the Gettysburg National Military Park. ;)
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    There is a difference between mortar schooners...

    There is a difference between mortar schooners (which are boats/ships) and mortar barges (which are rafts).

    Mortar schooners did indeed carry 13" seacoast mortars. During the New Orleans...
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    When I first got interested in the hobby I was...

    When I first got interested in the hobby I was very interested in doing CS.

    But then I went to witness my first event and I saw some Union troops marching and drilling under the glorious Stars and...
  23. I live in Southern Maryland and I can assure you...

    I live in Southern Maryland and I can assure you that the Point Lookout Confederate Memorial Park is not a memorial to the CS soldier. It is nothing more than a neo-Confederate, anti-U.S. political...
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    Nevertheless, good speculation in your part,...

    Nevertheless, good speculation in your part, Alex. For anyone who has traveled in that part of the world, hospitality and gift giving is very commonplace. Maybe they were a gift from some grateful...
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    Jeez... that is really obscene. :shock: ...

    Jeez... that is really obscene. :shock:

    What's heartbreaking is that there is so much open land all around the area, far from the battlefied, but the richest limestone vein is there? We really...
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