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  1. The Camden Expedition by Michael Forsyth is an...

    The Camden Expedition by Michael Forsyth is an excellent read depicting the military situation, but does not address the civilian side. There are diaries if one searches written by civilians which...
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    Terre, I am a lurker having little to add to any...

    Terre,
    I am a lurker having little to add to any discussion, thus few post. I once belonged to a group of misfits residing in Texas that as far as I know, have moved to Mexico. I no longer attent...
  3. Will Confederate participation be limited to...

    Will Confederate participation be limited to cavalry since there was no CSA infantry involved at Prairie D'Ane and none present until Kirby Smith arrived with Walker's and Churchill's divisions at...
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    I was taught by the infamous Pigpen, that real...

    I was taught by the infamous Pigpen, that real Texans just wad up their uniform up and toss it in the tool box of their truck. But if you aren't from Texas, that might not work.
  5. My greatest memory was when the last person was...

    My greatest memory was when the last person was evacuated from the Kisatchie National Forest at the conclusion of Into The Piney Woods in 2009 and no one died.
  6. Will, Good job.

    Will,
    Good job.
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    Is it best to carry an electronic device that...

    Is it best to carry an electronic device that contains drill manual access in ones haversack or knapsack? I attempted to research this subject to see how it was done by the actual participants in...
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    I haven't tried playing a stand in the line...

    I haven't tried playing a stand in the line soldier in years and have been content being; militia, home guard, guide, scout, bushwacher, whiskey runner to Indians, sheriff campaigning for...
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    For Banks Grand Retreat we stressed no cameras....

    For Banks Grand Retreat we stressed no cameras. Unfortunately, we did not put the rule in French and one of the French participants took pictures that later made their way to Utube. Learning from our...
  10. I like Wickett. I like lurking on the AC. I like...

    I like Wickett. I like lurking on the AC. I like Oz too. Lurk here often. Only post my grand contributions to the hobby on the OTB.
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    If no one died, it was a successful event. I...

    If no one died, it was a successful event.

    I just found my password, so I don't have a clue.
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    If you decide to make your own gourd canteen,...

    If you decide to make your own gourd canteen, have your cork stopper before you cut the neck so the cork and hole match. Make sure you get all the seeds and pulp out of the gourd. Lining the gourd...
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    Having been involved in hosting several events, I...

    Having been involved in hosting several events, I will chime in here. The fee we charged had to cover: the land, the insurance, the rations, water purification tablets, hay for the teamsters, gas...
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    I bought my gourds on Ebay. I selected the best...

    I bought my gourds on Ebay. I selected the best one, cut off the neck, filled it with small gravel, shook it real well, then washed it out. A coat of shellac and it was ready to go.
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    Eric, Actually, they helped us down from the...

    Eric,
    Actually, they helped us down from the mountain!:)
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    Interaction with authentic civilians adds greatly...

    Interaction with authentic civilians adds greatly to an event. However, with those that are not authentic, interaction is best avoided. Thankfully, the events I gravitate toward attract a high...
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    So lonely out in the wilds of the...

    So lonely out in the wilds of the Trans-Mississippi where nothing happen, nothing at all! I have photos of a fantastic event called the Battle of Port Jefferson. Nothing really happen there, but that...
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    Ross, Agreed. The mods must get bad headaches....

    Ross,
    Agreed. The mods must get bad headaches. But the improvement is noted. Now, where did my turkey go?
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    Indeed, my comment was foolish and I take it...

    Indeed, my comment was foolish and I take it back. I forgot where I was for a moment. I will return to a forum far far away and let those that know more than I continue to banter each other with...
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    Why not just move Gettysburg to Kansas, or...

    Why not just move Gettysburg to Kansas, or Vicksburg to Georgia if you are going to throw any attempt at authenticity to the winds? Heck, just rent a dome in some mid west city and pretend you are...
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    Time in doesn't equate to quality out.

    Time in doesn't equate to quality out.
  22. No musket to clean, no drill, no officers, the...

    No musket to clean, no drill, no officers, the wide open Texas sky.....who wouldn't want to be a Federal prisoners?
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    Grave digger.;)

    Grave digger.;)
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    Original Confederate Cup. 4679

    Original Confederate Cup.
    4679
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    General Richard Taylor had the fortune, or...

    General Richard Taylor had the fortune, or misfortune, to have the Louisiana troops in his brigade. In his book Destruction and Reconstruction his method of disciplining "his Tiger" give a good...
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