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  1. Dear Fellers, My though was how did the ...

    Dear Fellers,
    My though was how did the units from the Seven Year's War through Napoleonic era oblique fire? I consulted Colonel Eric Schultz of the Chicago Confederate Brigade ( Copperhead...
  2. Dear Colonel Tackitt, I have been trying in...

    Dear Colonel Tackitt,
    I have been trying in vain to learn what the Victorian British Army did for firing obliques. I know a British manual was published in 1859 and 1862. Perhaps this would...
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    Dear Fellers, Apparently Civil War Re-enacting...

    Dear Fellers,
    Apparently Civil War Re-enacting is not the "sick old man," it is often made out to be. Modern Civil War reenacting is over fifty years old and predates even the English Sealed Knot...
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    1st Manassas-1961

    Dear Fellers,

    Supposedly JFK and Ike were spectators for this event. In this video notice that re-enactors wore sunglasses over fifty years ago but were mostly thin and could run quickly....
  5. Dandy site and when the "Advance!" is sounded ...

    Dandy site and when the "Advance!" is sounded you can almost hear Stonewall ordering " General Rodes, you may go forward."
    Bully for the (simulated), lunk-headed, hired Dutch cut-throat...
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    Dear Sir, Thank you for posting this superb...

    Dear Sir,
    Thank you for posting this superb article.
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
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    Dear Captain Redd, As an esteemed juris...

    Dear Captain Redd,
    As an esteemed juris doctor once opined on the death of Ellsworth: " A simple case of a reaction to breaking and entering."
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
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    Dear Mrs. Lawson, My apologies! The intend...

    Dear Mrs. Lawson,
    My apologies! The intend was there but I fear the company of bad companions (33rd Alabama), prevented any such endeavor.
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
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    A Private Looks at Both Gettysburgs!

    A Private Looks at Two Gettysburgs
    In the esteemed company of a celebrated Dutch hireling Federal bugler we approached Gettysburg from the west as did General Lee 150 years ago. The Blue-Gray...
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    Dear Sir, "Springing to the call of our...

    Dear Sir,
    "Springing to the call of our brothers gone before!"
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
  11. Dear Schnapps, Considering body servants,...

    Dear Schnapps,
    Considering body servants, the non-combatants of the quartermaster , subsistance, and ordnance departments, farriers, cooks, etc., how many African-American/ Confederate (...
  12. A Private Looks at African-Americans/Blacks in the ANV at Gettysburg

    Dear Fellers,
    This post is not about "Black Confederate" soldiers.
    That established, roughly 10,000 teamsters, servants, etc. accompanied the ANV to Pennsylvania in 1863. This is based on a...
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    A Private Looks at While Gloves

    Dear Fellers,


    from Berry Benson's Civil War Book page 88

    while a prisoner in May 1864


    " We met the Washington Heavy Artillery coming to the front, as my guard the nigh before had...
  14. Dear Sir, "I have Sind." Brilliant. Napier was...

    Dear Sir,
    "I have Sind." Brilliant. Napier was unique wasn't he?
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
  15. Dear Sir, You will find that the more...

    Dear Sir,
    You will find that the more serious, history-minded hobbyists portray both sides. History trumps all.
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
  16. Thread: Toy Soldiers

    by Jubilo
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    Dear Sir, I had a conversation at...

    Dear Sir,

    I had a conversation at Perryville a number of year ago in during which we discussed that the Federal troops of the Marx Blue&Gray Playset had the Greek cross corps badge of the...
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    Dear Sir, Have musket, will travel. The...

    Dear Sir,

    Have musket, will travel.

    The most valuable player anywhere is a close-mouthed, friendly, Federal infantry private.
    Oh for a hundred thousand more!

    all for the old flag,
    David...
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    Dear Sir, Love of Civil War history, American...

    Dear Sir,
    Love of Civil War history, American heritage, military tradition and ceremony, being on historic ground in a non-tourist activity, marching at the right shoulder shift , forming battle...
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    Dear Sir, "A Battle from the Start," The...

    Dear Sir,
    "A Battle from the Start," The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, by Brian Steel Wills is probably the latest biography of value. Dave Powell has a recent book about Forrest's failure as...
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    Dear Sir, Welcome! Any forum of quality...

    Dear Sir,
    Welcome! Any forum of quality would welcome a gallant Mississippian!
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
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    A Private is thankful for 2012!

    Dear Fellers,

    Happy New to all! I'd just like to thank Mrs. Lawson, Chris Anders and the hidden legion of folks I don't even know for organizing some fine events in 2012.
    What unrequited,...
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    Dear Fellers, Thanks for all the information...

    Dear Fellers,
    Thanks for all the information but the point is missed.
    We know people spoke differently from one another as Lincoln was assumed to speak like a hick and due to the influx of ...
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    Dear Sir, From his May 2, 1861 letter Shaw...

    Dear Sir,
    From his May 2, 1861 letter Shaw wrote about Lincoln: " His voice is very pleasant and though to be sure we were there only a few moments, I didn't hear anything like a Western twang or...
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    A Private Looks at Accents

    Dear Fellers,
    It has occured to me , this day, the 28th instant, that of all the Civil War literature I've read, there are no reports of the enemy "sounding" or speaking differently from...
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    Dear Sir, Right you are ! "Lee's...

    Dear Sir,

    Right you are ! "Lee's Lieutenants." Douglas Southall Freeman knew his share of veterans. The story may well be feel-good reconciliation propaganda, but in a way that would be period...
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