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  1. ummm...wow. And yes, I believe Hank Trent posted...

    ummm...wow. And yes, I believe Hank Trent posted something similar from the 1860 census, property values had indeed increased.
  2. Which would you rather lose? Your gum blanket or...

    Which would you rather lose? Your gum blanket or your pocket knife?

    me, I could deal without a pocket knife.
  3. I'm in the habit of cooking all of my rations,...

    I'm in the habit of cooking all of my rations, especially the meat, as soon as I can at an event. ESPECIALLY beef, (with a bit of vinegar to preserve and tenderize.). There's a lot of documentation...
  4. really, if you have a boiler and a rammer, do you...

    really, if you have a boiler and a rammer, do you need to carry anything else? Less is better, doesn't matter if it's only ounces.
  5. ...or you could just boil everything....

    ...or you could just boil everything....
  6. Sticky: This works for us, if you're looking for a decent...

    This works for us, if you're looking for a decent option to move the board. Oh, visitors are always welcome.

    http://thecommonground.proboards.com/
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    Kurt Vonnegut, "The Illustrated Man."

    Kurt Vonnegut, "The Illustrated Man."
  8. I hate to see folks selling off their original...

    I hate to see folks selling off their original stuff.
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    There's some very well researched, and well...

    There's some very well researched, and well reproduced civilian luggage here.

    http://boydmiles.homestead.com/Luggage.html
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    Thanks Ross. Lots of folks who read here;...

    Thanks Ross.

    Lots of folks who read here; attend authentic events but do not belong or do not care to belong to the AC forum. Let the rumor mill churn.
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    Corrick's Ford, May 2015

    Could someone from the event staff dispel all rumors please?
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    Thanks Mark. "Darkman"

    Thanks Mark.

    "Darkman"
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    GAR Medals?

    Source for repops or originals? Replacement ribbons for originals?
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    Fugawee, Missouri Boot and shoe, Matamore...

    Fugawee, Missouri Boot and shoe, Matamore Harness, Robert Land.

    I have a pair of the first. They have served me well over the years and attending the events I do, have never failed to pass muster....
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    Are we looking for history or are we looking for...

    Are we looking for history or are we looking for a reason to wear something that may not be historically correct?
  16. Forage caps and mashed up dress hats, (Hardee),...

    Forage caps and mashed up dress hats, (Hardee), way more common than kepi's. You can never go wrong with a well made forage cap.
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    Sorry, I couldn't find the picture that goes with...

    Sorry, I couldn't find the picture that goes with the quote last evening.
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    Wait 'til Mrs Lawson reads that one. Hope she...

    Wait 'til Mrs Lawson reads that one. Hope she doesn't have any food or drink in her mouth. She was in the room when the original quote was made by one Charles Heath, (god rest his soul).
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    Something you should never ever forget: "Burnt...

    Something you should never ever forget:

    "Burnt food sucks."
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    Rice, correct. "Sugar in the raw" is sold at...

    Rice, correct.

    "Sugar in the raw" is sold at most groceries.
  21. Most likley, you won't find one. The folks who...

    Most likley, you won't find one. The folks who have the patterns, spend hours and ours and sometimes a good amount of money, measuring and creating the patterns from original garments.
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    151st Gettysburg?

    Did the GAC have their normal event this year?


    150th annaversary event wise, it would seem the war ended at Gettysburg.;)
  23. Dunno. Even with an HD monitor I can't zoom the...

    Dunno. Even with an HD monitor I can't zoom the photo enough to see the writing on the spine clearly. He has a ring on the ring finger of his left hand. You can see the piping on the frock when you...
  24. Horses and mules....the number of horses and...

    Horses and mules....the number of horses and mules at "re-enactments" in no way compares to the amount of houses actually on the field at any place at any time.
  25. 3rd Battalion USV is also a good place to look....

    3rd Battalion USV is also a good place to look. Scott Buffington.
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