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    What would you do for a new leg?

    Good evening everyone!

    First and foremost, I'm not sure that this is in the appropriate location, so please feel free to move it if you feel it is appropriate.

    A fellow reenactor, and very good...
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    I went down with some of the CVG guys and we were...

    I went down with some of the CVG guys and we were attached to the 48th NY Adjunct. Despite the drive down through the big storm it was well worth the drive. Lots of streamer stuff, obviously, but the...
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    No way... He's faking it. (Congrats Rob)

    No way... He's faking it.

    (Congrats Rob)
  4. Thread: New Member here

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    Welcome Brent... Don't be afraid to ask...

    Welcome Brent... Don't be afraid to ask questions, but I'd recommend making use of the search feature before you do dive in with a question. Most likely your enquiry has already been addressed.
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    I know that one occurred among the regiments of...

    I know that one occurred among the regiments of the 12th Corps, 1st Division, 1st Brigade on the evening of Tuesday March 31st... It was the 28th NY and the 5th Connecticut against the 46th and 128th...
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    A number of new York units who were part of the...

    A number of new York units who were part of the call for two year volunteers were issued versions of the M1841 which had been rifled by Remington and called the Model 1841 Altered Rifle.
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    Frank June Ruiz...

    Good evening Gentlemen, I have been asked to post that Lt-Colonel Frank June Ruiz of the 14th Brooklyn and Union Volunteers Battalion died tonight as a result of asthma and heart related issues. More...
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    Bob, I got to have a look at a couple of the knit...

    Bob, I got to have a look at a couple of the knit blouses at Chancellorsville. I've had my eye on one for a while now, but based on what I saw, I can tell why their are so few original examples of...
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    One of my favorite stories from the history of...

    One of my favorite stories from the history of the 28th NY is along these lines... They setup a winter camp in November 1861. Figuring they'd be there through to Spring 1862, they built wooden huts...
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    Mr. Weaver, you know as well as anyone that the...

    Mr. Weaver, you know as well as anyone that the soldiers, in long term winter camps had little to do but whittle camp furniture, guitars, and boxes from scraps of foraged wood, only to discard them...
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    I was wondering that myself... I don't think that...

    I was wondering that myself... I don't think that anything was said to justify the thread being closed... My best guess is that, after about 30 posts, people were repeating the same complaints about...
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    As Eli said, above, it's quite a sad situation...

    As Eli said, above, it's quite a sad situation when an event is defined by the firewood, portajohns, and proximity to the sutlers... Being an eternal optimist (don't laugh), I always make the mistake...
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    I'd love to be proven wrong here, but I believe...

    I'd love to be proven wrong here, but I believe that the egos of the 'stream will never let their battalions merge... Numbers will drop, it's going to happen. They will be on the receiving end of the...
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    With all these barbed comments being passed back...

    With all these barbed comments being passed back and forth, I know full well what's going to happen... The CVG element *and* the Astor Rifles are going to be ripped apart in the first engagement on...
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    Hmm, I'll have to take your word for that as I'm...

    Hmm, I'll have to take your word for that as I'm not fluent in Oompa Loompan.
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    Who are you calling Oompa Loompas? :) Weird...

    Who are you calling Oompa Loompas? :) Weird reference, Matt... Does that make Mike "Willie Wonker"? If that's the case, what's your role in this analogy?
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    I'm not aware of the "battle" which you speak of,...

    I'm not aware of the "battle" which you speak of, nor am I aware of the suggestion that farby seems to mean "novice". I know a lot of reenactors who I'd personally describe as "farby" who have 20+...
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    Thanks Julio! A great collection of photos, as...

    Thanks Julio! A great collection of photos, as usual. Have a good winter.
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    My personal policy is that rank within the world...

    My personal policy is that rank within the world of reenacting is only as relevant as the willingness of other people to server under your command... Within my unit, I'm elected as Captain; however,...
  20. Thread: BGA or GAC

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    I'll be going to both... Probably camping with my...

    I'll be going to both... Probably camping with my company somewhere (Pa. monument perhaps) on the days between the events, which happen to be the actual dates of the anniversary.
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    I'm originally from England, I have no ancestors...

    I'm originally from England, I have no ancestors who fought on either side of the conflict. My first experience of reenacting was watching a Napoleonic War event in Scarborough when I was nine years...
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    I attended with a company attached to Birney's...

    I attended with a company attached to Birney's Division, 1st Battalion. Having been at Maryland, my Maryland with the Army of the Ohio the previous weekend, it was an interesting comparison. I saw a...
  23. Mr. Milligan, it was great to have you NR boys...

    Mr. Milligan, it was great to have you NR boys with us during the Fox's Gap scenario on Saturday. You missed a fantastic battle on Sunday morning. Two companies of the Army of the Ohio moved out to...
  24. Colonel Bills, the 28th New York will have a...

    Colonel Bills, the 28th New York will have a presence at this event. Our registration form has not yet been submitted and names are still being added.
  25. I'll be at both with Federal infantry in each...

    I'll be at both with Federal infantry in each case. With my progressive company at BGA and with my mainstream company at GAC... Technically, it's the same company, but different people want different...
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