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  1. Endview Plantation - Newport News (4/13-4/14)

    That's right it's spring and time for Endview's annual event.

    This event has always been great for us 'mainstream' folks. Great camps, great sutlers, fantastic loation, and killer earthworks...
  2. Wow - cool question! I started of as...

    Wow - cool question!

    I started of as Confederate Infantry with a GREAT unit - but they weren't exactly 'kids friendly' and my kids came with me. In the military I was a Radioman and Morse...
  3. Geezh people...........

    .............The memorial is to honor the General - let's HONOR him and not criticize for pete's sake!


    (that's what I think - but that's just me)
  4. Joe Johnston's Statue unveiled at Bentonville NC Battlefield

    Just wanted to post some images I took of the statue after it was unveiled this past saturday during the reenactment weekend.

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    Confederate

    The 'character' I portrey (when doing first person) is a Confederate Signal Sergeant.

    It follows MY life - being born and raised in Pittsburgh (north) and then moving to Norfolk Va (south) when...
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    Thank YOU!

    Julio - you come to a BUNCH of events and take pictures. The HOBBY thanks you deeply for recording our efforts.

    Just know that YOU are appreciated!
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    Colors

    Tom - very interesting question.


    Last time I experienced "Colors" that were done VERY WELL was 145th Gettysburg (Honcho'd by Longstreet's Corps). The Confederate Marines did an EXTREMELY...
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    An EXCELLENT thread

    Gentlemen,

    I have learned more - and enjoyed reading this thread than about any other one on this forum.

    I laude all of the posters for not degrading this into an 'us-vs-them' with petty...
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    Can i get an amen?!

    FRIGGEN "A" chris! DITTO SQUARED!

    General Barnicke: Where have you been soldier?
    John Winger: Training, sir.
    Soldiers: Training, sir.
    General Barnicke: What kind of training?
    John...
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    Addicted and NEED A FIX!

    I first started 7 years ago.

    The first year my two kids and I did 15 events (Yes - FIFTEEN)

    The next year my ex started with us and we did 17.

    This year - due to issues with events being...
  11. Yeah......

    ......but they'd be nice! Especially the ladies and the paper hats! :D
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    Thanks to YOU Julio!

    Sir - for YOUR dedication to record our events I applaude you.

    For you story of Washington - it brought a bit of a tear to my eye - and choked my heart with pride to hear it.

    Thanks to ALL...
  13. Sad thing is.........

    .......that most modern southerners wouldn't even know what the First National is!!!

    That's why I hang a First National beside a 34 star union flag in front of my house and nobody says a...
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    Thanks

    WOW - that IS powerful! THANKS FOR SHARING!
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    Well Danny..........

    After all - YOU own the hobby! :D
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    Signals Ready

    Newmarket AYE!
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    Anybody know who'se commanding Federal and/or...

    Anybody know who'se commanding Federal and/or Confederate forces this year at Fort Pocahontas?
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    "spotsylvania"

    Stories will be told around campfires about that event for a long time!

    I still have several tent stakes that are bent from the hard ground - they're called "Spotsylvania Stakes".

    Then the...
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    yeah yeah yeah

    Had to convert the dots/dashes to tones and then i got it. I can still copy plain language to 16-18wpm.......

    Dah di-di-di-dit di-dah dah-dit dah-di-dah di-di-dit

    di-dah ...
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    Sir - I request you vist.......

    ....... http://www.civilwarsignals.org/ Go to their forum and post your question. You'll get an answer!


    We set up Telegraph systems today at reenactments - primarily between Union and...
  21. I Was In That!

    You saw part of my FOOT in one scene....

    My son (the Union Drummer boy) was in SEVERAL scenes.

    I did not like the fact they concentrated so much on the slave issues - but it needed to be...
  22. Same thing with ALL "Specialties"

    It's the SAME thing with all specialties.

    EVERY SINGLE depiction of TELEGRPAH on the history channel shows them using a "KEY ON BOARD".

    These consist of a Telegraph Key and a Sounder on a...
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    What 'we' do

    I'm First Sergeant of Signal Corps of the James - ANV's Chief Signal Unit.

    At Gettysburg we fielded 18 signalists with a total of 35 in our camp - the most ANY signal unit has ever fielded in the...
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    Great Attitude!

    RJ - I give you a BIG "HOUZZAH" for your tremendous attitude! It's folks like you with that attitude that will grow this hobby!

    You-'da-man! (or CHIEF musician!)
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    Young 'uns

    Within Signal Corps of the James we allow 12-15 year olds to take the field with us doing Signaling. The only requirement is PHYSICAL. They have to be able (physically) to swing the flag properly.
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