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    Captain J.B. Bresnan of the 6th Louisiana...

    Captain J.B. Bresnan of the 6th Louisiana Infantry. I don't have much info on him though.
  2. We had a great time at Selma 3 years ago and plan...

    We had a great time at Selma 3 years ago and plan on going in 2015.
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    Chris, You do realize that the blanks for the...

    Chris,
    You do realize that the blanks for the Spencer have to be the same length as a loaded round. That would mean you would have to use the 5 in 1 blanks and not .45 Colt blanks made from .45...
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    .410 Fiocchi work in a friends Henry in .45 Colt.

    .410 Fiocchi work in a friends Henry in .45 Colt.
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    An interesting Comparison in weapons

    An interesting comparison of Civil War weapons:

    Rifled Musket:
    http://vimeo.com/6352082

    Spencer Rifle:
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=iCeXtqUgMJo

    Henry rifles:...
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    Without a doubt the best reproduction Union money...

    Without a doubt the best reproduction Union money including Postage currency in all denominations, 1s, 2s, 5s , 10s and more even CSA currency is made by Major Henrick. It is fantastic and very...
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    If something happened in the past/history and...

    If something happened in the past/history and that is recreated for the present I would fail to see how you can better reflect history when what you are recreating actually happened. Now a person...
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    The Sharps Infantry rifle is a very interesting...

    The Sharps Infantry rifle is a very interesting rifle and one I have liked for a long time. I have used my Pedersoli Berdan Model at a few events. However part of the problem that some have with...
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    Since I have a copy of the family papers of Frank...

    Since I have a copy of the family papers of Frank Orcutt and the OR for the Special Order your lack of research is not needed nor surprising.

    Since now over 1000 views of this thread have come...
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    Special Field Order No. 26 for the Fourth...

    Special Field Order No. 26 for the Fourth Division, Fifteenth Corps gives an idea of how much ammunition was necessary for troops armed with the Henry Repeating rifle. Dated December 7, 1864 near the...
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    After the war the members of the 7th held...

    After the war the members of the 7th held reunions and published a reunion pamphlet entitled “Proceedings of Reunion. Association of the Survivors, 7th Regiment Illinois Volunteer Infantry,...
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    Did Si have a Henry rifle? You must have had too...

    Did Si have a Henry rifle? You must have had too much sun.
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    http://44henryrifle.webs.com/IMG_3077.JPG One of...

    http://44henryrifle.webs.com/IMG_3077.JPG One of my Henry rifles

    Many Henry rifles were engraved, however most were engraved after the war, some with the battles the men fought in such as Ren...
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    Henry Campbell kept a diary as well as newspaper...

    Henry Campbell kept a diary as well as newspaper clippings. He was in the 18th Indiana Battery commanded by Ely Lilly. This was the battery assigned to Wilder’s Brigade. Campbell’s diary was...
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    The value of reenactments as a teaching tool is a...

    The value of reenactments as a teaching tool is a discussion that could go on and on. Some will learn a piece of history they never knew before at a reenactment, others will be entertained and other...
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    RJ I do remember "Berdan, Berdan, Berdan" and...

    RJ I do remember "Berdan, Berdan, Berdan" and also "The Muffin Man", Jimmy Philips. It does bring out a good aspect of a reenactment and a good way of communication.
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    Education takes place in all forms. You are...

    Education takes place in all forms. You are suggesting that no education of any kind takes place at a reenactment. What you have to remember is that all education does not end with a college degree....
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    I could not agree more concerning using Henry...

    I could not agree more concerning using Henry rifles at events where the reenacted battle had Henry rifles present. It does look out of place in 1861 to 1862 reenacted battles and at battles where...
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    That would have been us RJ. We have been at many...

    That would have been us RJ. We have been at many battles with Crowder.
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    This has been very interesting, educational and...

    This has been very interesting, educational and “entertaining”. There are some things that a person can take away with them:
    1. The Ordnance Department needed to supply a large number a weapons...
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    In a November 16, 1861 letter written by Colonel...

    In a November 16, 1861 letter written by Colonel C.P. Kingsbury Chief of Ordnance, A. P. he writes that the Henry would be a first rate weapon. He writes, “As I have no doubt of the merit of “Henry...
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    To quote "But if you're not going to tell the...

    To quote "But if you're not going to tell the whole story then, as I said, you're entertaining, not educating" this is also true for those that do not recognize that the Henry Repeating Rifle was a...
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    In a letter to New Haven Arms Company dated...

    In a letter to New Haven Arms Company dated December 29, 1863 Lafayette C. Baker of the 1st D. C. Cavalry writes, “A thorough practical trial of your rifle in the field, even with ordinary care, has...
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    But that is where you are wrong. The thing is...

    But that is where you are wrong. The thing is that you can have it both ways while a Springfield is just one way. Men armed with a Henry Repeating rifle did not just blow all of their ammunition...
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    But if you put a spigot on the 3 inch mouth you...

    But if you put a spigot on the 3 inch mouth you can control the water leaving the jug. This means that the 1 inch jug may empty faster than the 3 inch jug. Fire control or jug control either way you...
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