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    With the 2012 event season coming to a close and...

    With the 2012 event season coming to a close and the dawn of the sesquicentennial of the pivotal year of 1863, it seems an apropos time to bump this message.

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    The 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer...
  2. "Postage stamp" battlefields (and the adjusted...

    "Postage stamp" battlefields (and the adjusted 'tactics' employed therein) are something that drive me to absolute insanity.

    My unit has historically attended an event (admittedly local rather...
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    Posting/bumping per request of our recruiter: ...

    Posting/bumping per request of our recruiter:

    The 22nd Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry is looking for new recruits and seasoned veterans for the 150th cycle

    - We drill on a regular basis...
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    WTB: Armisport Springfield Parts

    Pards--

    Whilst bringing my trusty Armisport '61 Springfield out for it's pre-event cleaning (I clean it after each event and before-- I'm a little psycho about it), I noticed that somehow,...
  5. Thread: Uneven Sides

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    This is probably a bad idea and I will probably...

    This is probably a bad idea and I will probably be flamed to charcoal over it, but what about, in situations like this, allowing all who wish to register and attend to do so, but to request that the...
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    Oh now, that is choice. Should you happen to...

    Oh now, that is choice.
    Should you happen to recall the citation's home, I'd love to read it in it's entirety.
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    I don't object to your general theory, and I...

    I don't object to your general theory, and I would have no problem serving under a reasonable, competent and safe officer from another unit. However, with unknown quantities and no quality control,...
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    This rings very true to me. I've been a member...

    This rings very true to me.
    I've been a member of two units in my time in the hobby. To varying degrees, both units' officers & NCOs were very good. I've also had the chance to fall in with other...
  9. Thread: Uneven Sides

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    I'll second this statement, but add: I am one of...

    I'll second this statement, but add:
    I am one of those who is not in a unit that will galvanize, nor do I have any interest in doing so personally.

    In my time in the hobby, I've been spending a...
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    You may consider it just that; and me as...

    You may consider it just that; and me as potentially some of that new blood.
    I look forward to hearing about what goes on at the meeting this weekend; and to joining the task force when it is...
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    Question: What would it take to wrangle an...

    Question:
    What would it take to wrangle an invite to something like this?

    While I'm a raw noob when it comes to ACW reenactment planning, I'm not new to event planning in general. I'd like to...
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    PM incoming! Best,

    PM incoming!

    Best,
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    Tom-- Your ideas are intriguing to me and I...

    Tom--

    Your ideas are intriguing to me and I wish to subscribe to your newsletter. :)

    While I can't speak for my unit, being but a mere buck private, I too find myself with a massive gap in my...
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    The trick is in getting the rest of my unit to do...

    The trick is in getting the rest of my unit to do it too. Going as an independent... eh. Ya know? :)
  15. Thread: Carry Arms

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    Jeff, et al-- 'Carry-Arms' dates from at least...

    Jeff, et al--
    'Carry-Arms' dates from at least 1835, where it exists in Scott's Infantry Tactics. It is specifically prescribed as such:



    The Massachusetts Militia drilled to Scott's, and many...
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    I dinno. I'm as put out as the next guy over this...

    I dinno. I'm as put out as the next guy over this cancellation, but I'm not ready to call one finger that was too quick on the trigger a pattern just yet.

    My best hope (however unlikely) that the...
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    Judging by the mystified and unhappy responses...

    Judging by the mystified and unhappy responses from members of the USV and MG already in the Announcements thread, I'm thinking that perhaps they didn't touch base with the umbrella orgs.

    I'm just...
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    I concur that this is most unwelcome news. I...

    I concur that this is most unwelcome news.

    I am forced to wonder though-- is it not perhaps a little premature to cancel the event, before even the early registration deadline has passed?

    I...
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    ARGH! Thanks Brandon. I promise not to shoot...

    ARGH!

    Thanks Brandon.
    I promise not to shoot the messenger. I'll just gripe a lot.
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    Spotsylvania Reenactment Site

    Pards-

    Is anyone familiar with the 2009 Spotsylvania reenactment site?

    I'm wondering if it has a field suitable for perhaps a match or two of vintage base ball in between the hostilities.
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    Sir-- If Mr. Davis decides not to acquire the...

    Sir--

    If Mr. Davis decides not to acquire the lock, I would be interested.

    Thanks-
  22. Thread: Items FS

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    PM sent on the scabbard/frog.

    PM sent on the scabbard/frog.
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    Q: 51st NY Infantry

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    I've been researching my family's past for some years now; and I have to admit, I've been hoping the whole time to find a veteran ancestor... to no avail. Most of my family on both sides...
  24. Thread: Unit conversions

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    Sir- Might I enquire as to what source you got...

    Sir-

    Might I enquire as to what source you got Pvt. Cook's quote from?
    I ask, due to a personal interest in the 22nd MA- I would like to review the source in total for that reason.
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    Sir, It strikes me as being inherently...

    Sir,

    It strikes me as being inherently logical- and in fact, I would be quite honored- for me to rest my head amongst the CVG as the HQ guard, if you fellows would be so kind as to have me.
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