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  1. That sounds very reasonable in principle. ...

    That sounds very reasonable in principle. However I've noticed that most of the hard core purist seem to pick and choose what they want to be period correct about. Most aren't nearly so concerned...
  2. Thank you for the clarification.

    Thank you for the clarification.
  3. So then if someone from Blockade Runner reads the...

    So then if someone from Blockade Runner reads the title of this thread it's not a cause for concern. Is that correct?
  4. My first week on this forum I was cautioned to...

    My first week on this forum I was cautioned to not make any sort of negative comment about specific sutlers. I have since been very scrupulous about it so as not to violate forum rules. I would...
  5. I believe there's also some protocol on this...

    I believe there's also some protocol on this forum regarding making negative comments about specific sutlers.
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    I believe there's also some protocol on this...

    I believe there's also some protocol on this forum regarding making negative comments about specific sutlers.
  7. Going by that logic everyone who carries a...

    Going by that logic everyone who carries a reproduction musket is living a lie.
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    Going by that logic everyone who carries a...

    Going by that logic everyone who carries a reproduction musket is living a lie.
  9. Stainless steel is also safer to drink from. ...

    Stainless steel is also safer to drink from. Since his canteen is likely to have a cover, again, who's going to know if he doesn't tell anyone. I have to wonder how much that kind of realism...
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    Stainless steel is also safer to drink from. ...

    Stainless steel is also safer to drink from. Since his canteen is likely to have a cover, again, who's going to know if he doesn't tell anyone. I have to wonder how much that kind of realism...
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    If you get one made out of stainless steel you...

    If you get one made out of stainless steel you might even take a drink from it......who's going to know if you don't tell them.
  12. If you get one made out of stainless steel you...

    If you get one made out of stainless steel you might even take a drink from it......who's going to know if you don't tell them.
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    One of the sutlers said he talked to Ben Tart who...

    One of the sutlers said he talked to Ben Tart who assured him that Confederate depot jackets made entirely from cotton were issued at various times in limited circumstance.
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    Another sutler explained the cotton uniforms,...

    Another sutler explained the cotton uniforms, particularly trousers, were fairly common in early war North Carolina units due to the fact that local textile mills were able to produce cotton fabric.
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    I've put miles on my Fugawee artillery boots,...

    I've put miles on my Fugawee artillery boots, pounded heel plates and hob nails into them, no splits, no problems of any kind.
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    One sutler explained that the cotton uniforms are...

    One sutler explained that the cotton uniforms are based on his research of early war summer uniforms issued to units in South Carolina. I'd like to take him at his word, but I've learned to take...
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    I wonder if anyone makes uniforms out of hemp?

    I wonder if anyone makes uniforms out of hemp?
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    I'm looking for information that confirms (or...

    I'm looking for information that confirms (or invalidates) the historical accuracy of cotton uniforms offered by sutlers.
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    I'm sure you're right about that, although I'm...

    I'm sure you're right about that, although I'm thinking cotton might be a little cooler than jean wool in the blazing California sun when the temperature hits triple digits.
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    Just found this, actual evidence of Confederate...

    Just found this, actual evidence of Confederate jackets made from cotton.
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    Some Confederate officers could certainly afford...

    Some Confederate officers could certainly afford to have summer uniforms made by civilian tailors.....if that's what they wanted.
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    It sounds like a cotton jacket might not be such...

    It sounds like a cotton jacket might not be such an outrageous idea. With Confederate uniforms coming from such a bewildering variety of sources, including home made, cotton uniforms must have been...
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    That's what I thought. I'm just looking for...

    That's what I thought. I'm just looking for some justification to wear something a little cooler than jean wool in the summer time.
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    Here are examples of what one sutler in North...

    Here are examples of what one sutler in North Carolina sells as early war and summer uniforms.

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    Cotton Uniform

    I've noticed a few sutlers selling Richmond Depot jackets made from cotton duck, supposedly simulating cotton uniforms issued to militia units in some states. I can't find much information to verify...
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