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    Good to see an Iron Brigade man on the "mod...

    Good to see an Iron Brigade man on the "mod squad". Thanks for taking it on, Rob.
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    The song is irrelevant, as there was no "national...

    The song is irrelevant, as there was no "national anthem" at the time. There were, however, customs for honoring the flag, and that is what we are doing during the national anthem today.

    As for...
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    Generalization: From a safety perspective, I...

    Generalization:

    From a safety perspective, I believe knowing is better. I do not want the soldier next to, behind, or in front of me to be startled with a firearm in hand (even if its empty, its...
  4. Thread: Paper Tubes

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    This might be a bit late, but the answer to your...

    This might be a bit late, but the answer to your question is "Yes." His info is here. http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?29112-Paper-Cartridge-Tubes-For-Sale&highlight=cartridge+tubes
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    I bought a set of these. They are as good as...

    I bought a set of these. They are as good as advertised. Two thumbs-up.
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    BTW Guts & Glory, talk to us at the Co K drills...

    BTW Guts & Glory, talk to us at the Co K drills and we'll get you squared away.
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    I know Cody: energy, good attitude, and in better...

    I know Cody: energy, good attitude, and in better shape than we "wizened" veterans. :-)
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    From the Milwaukee Press & News, October 9, 1861:...

    From the Milwaukee Press & News, October 9, 1861:

    A Habeus Corpus Case - Last Saturday a soldier was taken from Camp Randall, Madison, on a writ of habeus corpus, and brought before M.H. Orton, by...
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    J. David Hacker's full article (40 pages), A...

    J. David Hacker's full article (40 pages), A Census-Based Count of the Civil War Dead, can be found on his page of the Binghampton University website....
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    You have the translation reversed. Vivere=to...

    You have the translation reversed. Vivere=to live, sat= (it) is, vincere= to conquer. To live is to conquer. Survival, of the Confederacy, would be victory. In other words, they did not have to...
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    Analysis

    I'll offer this work to the "Southern Unionist" library:

    Freehling, William H., The South vs The South: How Anti-Confederate Southerners Shaped the Course of the Civil War, 2001, Oxford University...
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    I'm with Bernie: I'll go and make the most of my...

    I'm with Bernie: I'll go and make the most of my experience. Loved the large numbers at the 145th. I would like to make a longer stay, however, and see some other places.
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    PM sent regarding braces.

    PM sent regarding braces.
  14. Thread: Civil War Snow

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    Check Robert E. Bonner's The Soldier's Pen:...

    Check Robert E. Bonner's The Soldier's Pen: Firsthand Impressions of the Civil War. (2006, Hill & Wang, NY). Three winter scenes in watercolor by Pvt. Henry Berckhoff (8th NY "German Rifles" & 5th...
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    Are you learning a form of Sütterlin script?...

    Are you learning a form of Sütterlin script? (We'll talk about spelling later: Lieber & Deutschlander) ;-)
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    As I recall, there was particular friction in the...

    As I recall, there was particular friction in the antebellum army between the immigrant Catholic enlisted men (mostly Ireland & Germany) and the primarily Protestant officer corps. I recall reading...
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    From what I have read, "overwhelming majority"...

    From what I have read, "overwhelming majority" seems a bit of an overstatement when discussing the number of immigrant soldiers in the antebellum U.S. Army. "Very large portion" and, at certain...
  18. Thread: BING Maps

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    Personally, I like Google maps, especially the...

    Personally, I like Google maps, especially the "street-level" views. Getting to see an intersection or a specific destination as it would look from my car is very helpful. I have to admit, though,...
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    First, going along with the "what if" of Mr....

    First, going along with the "what if" of Mr. Turner being alive and active in modern times, I don't believe he would have interpreted/described his experiences as he did in the early 1800s. He was...
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    I do believe it was sergeant major "Perry" (an...

    I do believe it was sergeant major "Perry" (an alias used when he enlisted). He seemed to do all right there. Then his adoptive father, Mr. Allan, wangled a discharge for him. Poe (or Mr. Allan, for...
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    RJ, If I were two of me, I'd buy something from...

    RJ,
    If I were two of me, I'd buy something from you, just to get a quality piece of uniform. As it is, I'll just say "Congratulations! Enjoy the new you."
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    Jefferson Davis was indeed indicted by federal...

    Jefferson Davis was indeed indicted by federal grand juries, so you cannot say that Davis was never charged. Davis certainly wanted the trial so that he could attempt to justify his actions as...
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    [QUOTE=Capt Terry;141258] Whay always Madison? I...

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    Whay always Madison? I doubt anyone can dispute that Jefferson felt secession was constitutional. May as a last resort, but I've read nothing where he said the citizens of...
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    The Virginia & Kentucky resolutions could have...

    The Virginia & Kentucky resolutions could have said that the moon was made of cheese and it would have had the same force of law: zip. See my earlier post as to the response, or lack of it, from the...
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    Would like to purchase Pattern 1860 Cavalry...

    Would like to purchase Pattern 1860 Cavalry Saber. Please advise as to where to send the money order.
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