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    Eli, The weapons inspection was a snap....

    Eli,

    The weapons inspection was a snap. Nothing more then I would have expected at any well run event. The only difference was the inspection done by a Washington police officer, rather then...
  2. Thread: Camp Stove

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    Mrs. Lawson, At Neshaminy there was a fire at...

    Mrs. Lawson,

    At Neshaminy there was a fire at the head of every company street. Cooking wasn't the issue. It was the cold weather and people's need for warmth that burned up the firewood.
  3. Thread: Camp Stove

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    To be fair to the Confederate participants at the...

    To be fair to the Confederate participants at the Neshaminy event, the wood pile never went to zero; and more important, there wasn't a stick of wood left in any of the camps. Every fire pit was...
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    Like Ross, I have been involved with putting on a...

    Like Ross, I have been involved with putting on a number of events organized by non-profit preservation organizations. The financial plan is pretty simple. Insure that the participants cover the...
  5. Confederate Work Day at Neshaminy State Park

    The Confederate Work Day at Neshaminy State Park has been scheduled for Saturday, March 28th. at 9:00 AM. We will be cutting and splitting firewood for the annual Neshaminy reenactment scheduled for...
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    Rob, I had the exact same situation as a...

    Rob,

    I had the exact same situation as a member of the 3/42 Field Artillery. We were attached to the 157th. Seperate Infantry Brigade (M). I don't believe the 1st. or 2nd. Battalions existed.
  7. John, I don't do PayPal. Where do I send my...

    John,

    I don't do PayPal. Where do I send my check and who do I make it for?
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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.
  11. Thread: Remembrance Day

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

    Eli,

    Well said!

    BTW, it's "Rodman"! :)
  12. 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...
  13. 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...
  15. 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...
  17. 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.
  18. 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.
  20. 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. :)
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
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