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  1. The event at the Colonial Plantation in Ridley...

    The event at the Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park is truly unique. The site is free of any anachronisms, other then the modern rest rooms, which nobody seems to complain about! :) Most...
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    Over the years I've set my fly up over my tents,...

    Over the years I've set my fly up over my tents, or in front of them. After trial & error, the pitch on the fly was always just slightly less then the pitch of the tent. I didn't do that to be...
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    Period Correct Stoneware

    Folks,

    Steven Hunter, a master potter located in Landsdale, PA, will make period correct stoneware for reenactors. He's made a number of jugs for me. One was an exact copy of a 1840's period one...
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    In our unit (First Battalion, ANV) we don't allow...

    In our unit (First Battalion, ANV) we don't allow anyone to fall-in with us at the last minute. If you don't do the morning drill you don't get to go out for the spectator battle.
  5. Thread: Cedar Creek 151

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    Mike, Funny, as a guy in the ranks, I thought...

    Mike,

    Funny, as a guy in the ranks, I thought the force ratios were a lot more equal. For sure there were enough Federals to make our annual retreat up the hill on Sunday look reasonable. :)
    ...
  6. Thread: Cedar Creek 151

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    Mike, I hope you are wrong about this. I've...

    Mike,

    I hope you are wrong about this. I've always enjoyed the Cedar Creek event. More for the location and the time of the year, then the actual reenactment. Heck, my team always loses! :) Not...
  7. Thread: Wooden Canteen

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    Nick Sekela and the S & S Sutler of Gettysburg...

    Nick Sekela and the S & S Sutler of Gettysburg both carry excellent Gardner Pattern wood canteens.
  8. The Colonial Plantation at Ridley Creek State Park

    The Colonial Plantation made a $3,900 profit during this year's Civil War Weekend. Many thanks to all the participants who helped make the event such a success.
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    Grumpy, To the best of my knowledge, there is...

    Grumpy,

    To the best of my knowledge, there is exactly one "For Profit" event. It takes place every year in south-central Pennsylvania. There are indeed a number of other annual events that attempt...
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    Kurt is correct about modern lumber sizes. To...

    Kurt is correct about modern lumber sizes. To make my poles I started with 2X4's and ripped them down to 1 1/2" X 2". I then set my saw to 45 degrees and beveled the corners. Not exactly correct,...
  11. The Annual Reenactment at the Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park

    The Annual Reenactment at the Colonial Plantation in Ridley Creek State Park is scheduled for September 19-20, 2015. Information and an application form can be downloaded at...
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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...
  13. 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.
  14. 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...
  16. 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.
  18. 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.
  22. Thread: Remembrance Day

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

    Eli,

    Well said!

    BTW, it's "Rodman"! :)
  23. 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...
  24. 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...
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