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  1. Thread: Impressions

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    I would choose to be a former teamster, who...

    I would choose to be a former teamster, who freighted mining machinery to the west, only to come home to Indiana to join up with my home town regiment. They needed foot soldiers so I got a musket...
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    WTB RDII Size 46-48

    Hi, I am seriously looking for a Richmond Depot type 2 or type 3, In blue/grey kersey. Must be in useable condition, but does not need to "look" pretty. As long as the fabric will hold and the seams...
  3. Thread: Altered jackets

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    I don't think I will alter my good sekela jacket....

    I don't think I will alter my good sekela jacket. I looked at it last night and said to myself "I wouldn't have the heart to do it" SOOOOOOOO...I have found a source for an el cheapo frock that I can...
  4. Thread: Altered jackets

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    Thanks...I will look into that.

    Thanks...I will look into that.
  5. Thread: Altered jackets

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    Although I might still have it done by a...

    Although I might still have it done by a professional tailor...
  6. Thread: Altered jackets

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    Ok, you guys have convinced me to NOT cut my...

    Ok, you guys have convinced me to NOT cut my sekela frock...Here is a new question...Did INDIANA ever have there own state jacket? Was it any different than, say, an Illinois or Ohio state jacket?...
  7. Thread: Altered jackets

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    Altered jackets

    Hi, I bought a frock coat from the NJ Sekela and someday would like to cut the "skirts" off for a western bummer look (plus might make it a little less warm).

    I have absolutely NO idea how to go...
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    My grandmother has offered to sew up an RD2 from...

    My grandmother has offered to sew up an RD2 from a ben tart kit, and I am sure she will do the same for the trousers.
    MODERATORS CAN CLOSE THIS THREAD.
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    I have found a belt...still on the search for the...

    I have found a belt...still on the search for the trousers, RD2, and billy cup.
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    Want to buy some confederate gear!

    Hello, I am getting into the Johnny Reb side of the hobby, and am looking for the following items.

    1. Brownish color trousers in size 48 and over. does not have to be "great quality" but does...
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    Thank you all for your words of advice and...

    Thank you all for your words of advice and backing hit up by period letters. I find reading period letters fun and informative, but cant read the fancy style of writing most of the time. I now will...
  12. Thread: Wtb -hat!

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    not to hijack your post, but may I suggest you...

    not to hijack your post, but may I suggest you look around for a quilted slouch hat. That ought to be warmer than a stiff bowler!
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    what type of boot should I get?

    Hello, I am going to try and save up my nickels and dimes for a pair of knee high boots. The problem is, I don't want to buy sutler row boots, and it seems all of the knee high boots that I see seem...
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    Where do you keep your tobacco?

    This is going to be a spinoff of a pervious thread of "where do you keep your clay pipe". Do any of you keep a tobacco bag tied to a button on your jacket? I have seen some reenactors doing this, but...
  15. Thread: Haversack Making.

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    Ok, thanks for the starch advice. I probably...

    Ok, thanks for the starch advice. I probably would have soaked my haversack and ruined it.
  16. Thread: Haversack Making.

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    There is documentation of union troops taking...

    There is documentation of union troops taking trophies off of dead rebs (and vice versa for that mater). However I would caution you not to use this scenario too much, because it is highly overdone...
  17. Thread: Haversack Making.

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    Thank you. I will probably sew it then paint it....

    Thank you. I will probably sew it then paint it. As for the coats, I heard that the coats where 2 thin coats and then 1 thick coat. Does this have any truth to it? Also, I checked and my "canvas" is...
  18. Thread: Haversack Making.

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    Haversack Making.

    I am making a federal tarred haversack. I have the pieces cut out. I am using black latex paint for the tarring. (I don't want to use modern linseed oil and paint is the next best thing I hear) Do I...
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    Not to change the subject, but how would you guys...

    Not to change the subject, but how would you guys feel about painting a faro set up on the sunny side up part of the gum blanket? I believe faro was more popular than poker if my memory serves.
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    Pedersoli musket not firing well.

    Hello everybody. Recently I purchased a Pedersoli '53 musket. The first reenactment I went to, it only fired half the time I tried. I believe the nipple hole is too small. Somebody said I need a...
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    I only met him a couple times...He seemed like a...

    I only met him a couple times...He seemed like a very good person to me. I will miss sharing stories around the fire with him and assorted others. I still remember the curse he taught me that he made...
  22. Looking to join confederate unit in north eastern Indiana.

    I already do mainstream union, and would like to do confederate also. I live south of Ft. Wayne Indiana.
  23. Thread: Free cloth scraps

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    i might take them, how much would shipping be to...

    i might take them, how much would shipping be to northern indiana?
  24. [QUOTE=D.W. Scalf;215813]Tried to keep my mouth...

    [QUOTE=D.W. Scalf;215813]Tried to keep my mouth shut...but just couldn't. To all of you who say, "mama said I couldn't" or "I'll never wear blue/grey because....".

    I never said "I'll never wear...
  25. I am a native Hoosier, and have several reasons...

    I am a native Hoosier, and have several reasons for reenacting the Yankee side
    1. Mom won't let me do confederate. She says they where all cruel slave owners, even though I have shown her otherwise....
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