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    Remaining books on hold pending receipt of...

    Remaining books on hold pending receipt of payment.
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    Checking out period images is much closer to the...

    Checking out period images is much closer to the way THEY did it than surviving items of clothing. The provenance of a jacket or other item isn't always clear, and may be a sample and never issued...
  3. Thread: haversack

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    Gents, I agree there are those who are very...

    Gents, I agree there are those who are very talented, or very persistent, but I have seen few homemade items that didn't look just that-- home-made.

    Haversacks and most other portions of our kit...
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    When we did "War on the James" in 2003, we...

    When we did "War on the James" in 2003, we specifically told participants that anyone pulling out a camera would be expelled from the event.

    Yep.

    Got their attention. We had no problems with...
  5. Thread: haversack

    by Bill_Cross
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    Honestly, unless you WANT the experience of...

    Honestly, unless you WANT the experience of making a haversack, the work involved (and the potential to **** it up) mean you're much better off purchasing one from the many old farts who are leaving...
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    The Germans in the American Civil War $5 is all...

    The Germans in the American Civil War $5 is all that's left, plus I have a dog-eared copy of Dom dal Bello's "Parade, Inspection & Basic Evolutions of the Infantry Battalion." Make me an offer.
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    If you must have gaiters.... Notice no buckles...

    If you must have gaiters.... Notice no buckles anywhere to be seen on their footwear.

    http://civilwartalk.com/attachments/529441a-8x10-jpg.9663/
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    Item #2 (Columbia Rifles Research Compedium) is...

    Item #2 (Columbia Rifles Research Compedium) is sold.
    #4 (A Compendium of Field Music for Bugle, Drum, and Trumpet, Washington, 1862 (reprint) is on hold pending payment.
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    A very jaunty photo and a great image to use as...

    A very jaunty photo and a great image to use as the guide for one's impression.
  10. There are two questions here: 1.) What did...

    There are two questions here:

    1.) What did THEY carry?
    2.) What do I carry in the field?

    I will defer to experts like Curt-Heinrich Schmidt on #1, though the quick & dirty is that officers...
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    Regs are good. Thanks, Curt, for posting these.

    Regs are good. Thanks, Curt, for posting these.
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    Early war is a matter of research and sometimes...

    Early war is a matter of research and sometimes speculation. If you're recreating a specific kit, then I can't really say. But IIRC staff officers and line officers rotated in and out (and died and...
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    As long as the knife has no discernible modern...

    As long as the knife has no discernible modern markings and doesn't have a stainless blade, you should be fine with anything picked up at a flea market or antiques store (where "antique" these days...
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    What period and unit do you wish to portray? ...

    What period and unit do you wish to portray?

    If you're line (commanding a company, etc.), then I recommend just ordinary officer's britches. If Late War, enlisted man's britches. Gold piping...
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    What Terry and Ross said. NEVER wear cotton...

    What Terry and Ross said.

    NEVER wear cotton socks. Even with two pair, they will shred tender modern feet.

    A pair of MB&S brogans is about the most-important item in your kit. You don't stand...
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    Sold! To the lady in the funny dress or her...

    Sold! To the lady in the funny dress or her friend, either one. Glad to see it go to someone who can put it to good use.
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    Gas prices, the Great Recession, other...

    Gas prices, the Great Recession, other distractions, the cost of good gear. All helped to diminish numbers.

    But when it comes to EBUFU events, the biggest hit IMO was that the Campaigner wing ate...
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    Casey, CRRC, some other books

    In anticipation of getting out of the hobby, I have the following items for sale:

    Casey's Infantry Tactics, Morningside (Hardcover) VG $50 (sells for $55-$75 online)
    Columbia Rifles Research...
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    Three bully videos. Kudos to Mr. Schaffner and...

    Three bully videos.

    Kudos to Mr. Schaffner and his team for bringing about what was, for me, the first chance to share the field with a company of USCT and not just a handful of individual...
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    Well, since MJN seems to have gone to the no more...

    Well, since MJN seems to have gone to the no more & beyond, I would suggest Missouri Boot & Shoe for any footwear needs.
  21. Thread: Red River 3

    by Bill_Cross
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    Hmm, we raised a company of Federals for...

    Hmm, we raised a company of Federals for "Bummers." Anyone interested in doing that again?
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    Well said, Mr. P. Wasn't it Twain who said "a...

    Well said, Mr. P.

    Wasn't it Twain who said "a reenactor who sticks his ramrod into a fire is no wiser than a man who sticks his head into a lion's mouth"?

    Ramrods are tools to use for cleaning...
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    There is the (mostly) apocryphal story of John...

    There is the (mostly) apocryphal story of John Wedeward's spontaneous combustive haversack....

    I have used butcher paper to wrap cured meats (I carry no raw meats in the field), and poke bags for...
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    I would urge you not to let them touch it unless...

    I would urge you not to let them touch it unless you are very clear about the regulations in your community.

    Also, don't let the gun become the focus of what they bring away from this. Many...
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    I have two sets of brass stencils that were sold...

    I have two sets of brass stencils that were sold during the period and long afterward. White out and sharpies should be reserved for skiing and scalawag sutlers.
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