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    So, Who Issued What from Where?

    Sirs: I suppose I should already know this, but I think the brain cells that knew it have died since. Question, If a soldier is in a state unit, let's say, a North Carolina infantry unit, and they...
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    It's not so much a matter of who is slow, but...

    It's not so much a matter of who is slow, but more remarkable that many are so fast! The fast guys make the slow guys look like chumps...when in fact they ain't! When I order some common item from,...
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    One of the things I find interesting is how the...

    One of the things I find interesting is how the "diggers" find buried rifles in CS sites that still have the remains of a canvas sling attached to the swivels. Read about one such just a few days...
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    I have always followed original loads for live...

    I have always followed original loads for live and a bit more for blanks. Back in my .69 caliber Rev War days we routinely loaded 100 grains of ffg for our blanks. Now adays I load 90 (not needing to...
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    I have a BRI great coat and it's pretty good. I...

    I have a BRI great coat and it's pretty good. I wear it when I want to be warm...and it does that very nicely. I wouldn't want it to be any lighter weight than it is. I had a second button hole added...
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    I now have all I need so no further assistance is...

    I now have all I need so no further assistance is needed. Several of you stepped to the pump and made me some great offers and I appreciate it. Needed two, got three!
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    I find Blockade Runner canteens no better or...

    I find Blockade Runner canteens no better or worse than most mainstream canteens. However, they offer a wider range of under represented Confederate canteens and their wooden canteen is very good.
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    WTB Cheap used long arms.

    I need to acquire a couple of weapons to outfit two new members who are of rather humble means. I'm interested in P53 Enfields, 1842 Springfields, and anything else you might wish to sell. I can fix...
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    If Cushing gets one then every Yankee on that...

    If Cushing gets one then every Yankee on that line should too! They all stood their ground and fought. I, for one, don't think Cushing deserves it any more than the rest of his men and that's why he...
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    Who is the manufacturer? Harry

    Who is the manufacturer?
    Harry
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    Here is my update. Since the 1st. NC Artillery...

    Here is my update. Since the 1st. NC Artillery was first known as the 10th Regiment North Carolina State Troops they would have been issued a flag like the two sided one shown below, but with a 10...
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    NC Regimental State Flags.

    Hi Pards,

    Hey, I'm looking for information regarding the state flags issued to North Carolina State Troops. In particular, the ones that look like the state flag, but with the unit designation at...
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    There has been some time pass since I first...

    There has been some time pass since I first commented on this thread, and plenty of time with my Fugawee artillery boots since 150th Manassas when they were first used. Today they are still holding...
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    Will they award the "red diamond" ? Harry

    Will they award the "red diamond" ?

    Harry
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    Rocky, never admit on this forum that you liked...

    Rocky, never admit on this forum that you liked "Gettysburg" or "Gods and Generals". You will be ridiculed mercilessly and presumed stupid. Honestly though, I liked both of them (but maybe I AM...
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    Thanks Boyd! That was the very image I saw! ...

    Thanks Boyd! That was the very image I saw!

    Harry
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    Here are a couple of shots of the Tentsmith...

    Here are a couple of shots of the Tentsmith product. I am showing this for the tent value since the poles and slips are wrong and the chairs need to be burnt. I always like to see wooden...
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    Imported French Belled Tent

    Hi all,

    I recall once seeing a couple of period photos of a French double belled tent. Might have seen it on this forum, but the search brings up about everything but that photo! I know these were...
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    Looks like a cigar too me. Too fat to be a hand...

    Looks like a cigar too me. Too fat to be a hand rolled smoke....even by Cheech and Chong standards.

    Harry
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    Use of decals in 1860's

    Considering that the decal process was invented in the 1700's (used on pottery) and steadily improved through the 1800's with multi color decals being used after 1840, I wondered if there was any...
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    Here's that link. Very informative! ...

    Here's that link. Very informative!

    http://www.berdansharpshooters.com/Everything_Sharps.pdf

    He doesn't say much about the Armi Sports because at the time the article was written the AS was a...
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    I have used and currently own both the AS and the...

    I have used and currently own both the AS and the Ped Sharps. I was told by several that the Peidersoli was the better reproduction. In my humble opinion it is not. The Peidersoli is clunky, harder...
  23. Thread: Huzzah?

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    I remember attending a Rev War language clinic...

    I remember attending a Rev War language clinic many years ago where it was asserted that any shout of excitement was called a "huzzah". So, guys cheering Ohio State scoring against that team up north...
  24. I'm one of those jerks who doesn't participate or...

    I'm one of those jerks who doesn't participate or co operate with guard stuff at all. I did it every night in Nam, real stuff, real scary, etc, and I refuse to have anything to do with it now. I'm...
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    Now, not being a Mason (I am a Lion!) and not...

    Now, not being a Mason (I am a Lion!) and not knowing this for sure, I was under the impression that Masons were a semi secret to secret order. I see Masonic symbols on car bumpers and doors, and...
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