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    Dang, I had one in my hand a couple of weeks ago...

    Dang, I had one in my hand a couple of weeks ago when I was a Sailors Creek from the guy who was going to be the head guy at the Appomattox event, and I handed it back to him!
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    Guiding principle; What is the scenario/time...

    Guiding principle; What is the scenario/time frame, and what does research show the unit had. That guides tent choices. For example, don't bring a dog tent to Pea Ridge, Mar 1862, the Army under...
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    That is a fine looking crew David!!! :D

    That is a fine looking crew David!!! :D
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    I was with Kevin doing the 1st RI Artillery at...

    I was with Kevin doing the 1st RI Artillery at the Hillsman House. As he said, Sat morning was cold, wet, snow and so probably affected the outcome. However, Jeremy and the 121st NY and Skip Owens...
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    If you want an authentic campaigner unit who...

    If you want an authentic campaigner unit who strives to do things right, visit us at 24th Mo Volunteer Infantry. The 24th was actually raised in SW Mo. We are widespread with members in Mo, Ark, Ok,...
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    The 10th Iowa Adjunct was awesome, and the...

    The 10th Iowa Adjunct was awesome, and the contrabands added immensely. Here is A Company, 10th Iowa of which I was honored to serve as orderly sgt.18640
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    Bill, one could almost convince me to be a...

    Bill, one could almost convince me to be a mounted trooper... but then I need a horse!
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    Baggy is good Bill!

    Baggy is good Bill!
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    Yeah, I'm a career Redleg, 26 years, and our...

    Yeah, I'm a career Redleg, 26 years, and our structure would be very different. Units were usually assigned by battery and identified as a battery of a regiment. For example, our recently recognized...
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    Bunch of heavy artillery at Cold Harbor serving...

    Bunch of heavy artillery at Cold Harbor serving as infantry;
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Cold_Harbor_Union_order_of_battle

    There is a great piece of art of the 1st Maine Heavy Artillery making a...
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    To siltmanf@hotmail.com? I'm not seeing it, even...

    To siltmanf@hotmail.com? I'm not seeing it, even checked my junk mail folders.
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    Any pictures available?

    Any pictures available?
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    Well, what are you looking for? If you want an...

    Well, what are you looking for? If you want an authentic unit, our unit, the 24th Mo Vol Inf is the only show in the area. If you want mainstream, the 77th PA would be the next suggestion. There...
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    Along with what Silas says, an anecdotal response...

    Along with what Silas says, an anecdotal response I want to share is that I recall in graduate school coming across documents discussing problems with both Georgia, Gov Brown, and North Carolina...
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    What they all have said! Kind of like my beat up...

    What they all have said! Kind of like my beat up Hardee hat, and a young man asked me, "is that a Hardee? How'd you get it to look like that?" My response; "I wore it". One good campaigner event...
  16. Thread: Uniforms

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    To go along with what Joe is saying, there are...

    To go along with what Joe is saying, there are some quality clothing makers that make well documented copies with correct patterns, materiels, and sewing. Most sutlers sell stuff that is "looks...
  17. Interesting, who made them?

    Interesting, who made them?
  18. What sort of experience are you looking for? If...

    What sort of experience are you looking for? If you want mainstream folks, the 8th KS Infantry are a bunch of good folks in Central KS. If you want more authentic or progressive re-enacting, there...
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    Be careful saying I hope they get legal...

    Be careful saying I hope they get legal challenges, because that could negatively affect the whole hobby. Over reaction, knee jerk regulations/restrictions in result could ruin the whole system. ...
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    Too bad for the kids, but again, just folks who...

    Too bad for the kids, but again, just folks who don't follow accepted procedures and practices. As Dave Thomas says, if everyone use the NPS manual and rules, it would help. Accidents happen, but...
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    Wow, surprised no one has responded. First, do...

    Wow, surprised no one has responded. First, do research to support your impression to make sure you are representing the unit/service properly and not how people "think" they looked. The key is to...
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    I just used one of Jan's gum blankets this last...

    I just used one of Jan's gum blankets this last weekend at Pickett's Mill. Probably need to get another for my son to replace his shot Jarnigan poncho...
  23. Authentic/progressive/mainstream? Fed/Confed?...

    Authentic/progressive/mainstream? Fed/Confed?
    Mainstream Federals in DFW is 1st US/Frontier Brigade.
    Authentics CS (from your signature block), Texas Ground Hornets.
    Authentic/progressive Feds,...
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    Contact the Holmes Brigade;...

    Contact the Holmes Brigade; https://www.facebook.com/holmesbrigade
    I think their website is outdated, but they are on Facebook, all around KC and MO. I know at least two members are in Springfield.
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    I have a Miroku Springfield, recommend this to...

    I have a Miroku Springfield, recommend this to anyone, it is an excellent musket.
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