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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...
  14. The Pedersoli Springfield uses 8x1mm.

    The Pedersoli Springfield uses 8x1mm.
  15. Pedersoli parts aren't so easy find in this...

    Pedersoli parts aren't so easy find in this country. Try this, just e-mail Pedersoli and they can send you parts.

    Rosanna Pedretti/davidepedersoli <rosanna@davidepedersoli.com>
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    I can't argue with that in principle, however...

    I can't argue with that in principle, however when you offer a product for which there is a demand, but no competition, you can probably afford to set your own pace. Have you seen the movie and TV...
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    Thanks. Do you know of a good way to contact him?

    Thanks. Do you know of a good way to contact him?
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    I joined Scrivener's Mess; the best advice they...

    I joined Scrivener's Mess; the best advice they had for me was to explain to Mr. Sullivan exactly what I want to do with his documents and how important it is for me to get them by a certain date. He...
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    Thanks, I signed up with them today, just waiting...

    Thanks, I signed up with them today, just waiting for membership approval.
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    Reproduction Documents

    I've been looking for another source for reproduction blank Confederate documents such as enlistment papers, discharge papers, quartermaster forms, etc. I ordered these things already from Sullivan...
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    I shoot .678 balls lubed with a mixture of mutton...

    I shoot .678 balls lubed with a mixture of mutton tallow and beeswax, no patch.
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    Zimmerman still sells them for $920, I have one. ...

    Zimmerman still sells them for $920, I have one. In the current market $700-$800 would probably be a reasonable offer for a used one in good shape.
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    [QUOTE=7tharkinf;230636] It depends what...

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    It depends what you're looking for, most people will recommend that you buy the finest quality Woolrich from a high end sutler. But according to some sources the lower...
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    I have a copy, a must for any Enfield enthusiast.

    I have a copy, a must for any Enfield enthusiast.
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    I don't think it really matters what the majority...

    I don't think it really matters what the majority of people thought or didn't think, slavery was the primary issue that caused secession. And while other historic and cultural factors ought to be...
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