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    Also, after conversation with both the War...

    Also, after conversation with both the War Memorial curator here in Indy, I was referred to a gentleman who is the curator at the Army History museum at West Point. I am sorry but his name escapes me...
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    I have seen these flags in person through an...

    I have seen these flags in person through an arranged viewing at the war memorial. I had with me the museum curator, a period materials and sewing guru, and of course me(not as qualified as them). It...
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    Thanks for your input there Longbranch. I guess...

    Thanks for your input there Longbranch. I guess no post on this forum can go unanswered on this forum with out some jackass posting a smart ass comment!!!!!
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    I am definitely going to be making a switch....

    I am definitely going to be making a switch. After reading a lot about tires the last few days, I have learned more than I ever realized or knew.

    My plan:
    1. I am going to switch to a D rated...
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    Artillery trailer tires

    Greetings fellow artillery trailer haulers,

    After my recent return trip from Gettysburg, I decided it is time for a change. We experienced not 1 blown tire, not 2 blown tires, but 3 blown...
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    Thanks for your thought, but this bears...

    Thanks for your thought, but this bears absolutely no weight to the specific question asked in the original post.

    Phil Coleman
    19th Indiana Light Artillery
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    Artillerists and Small Arms

    I know this has been discussed and touched upon here and there. I was recently in a small debate about cannoneers and the "issue" of pistols and rifles.

    So, time to stir it up a bit.

    I maintain...
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    Artillery Carriage Question

    Can anybody familiar with the #1 field carriage explain why there is on offest of 1" between the bottom of the tail stock, and the bottom of the cheeks? The book shows the bottom of the cheeks, at...
  9. Blah blah blah, blah blah blah... This one vs....

    Blah blah blah, blah blah blah... This one vs. the other crap, and the behind the scenes whisper campaign is getting pretty old. QUICKLY!!!! Go to each one of their websites and read. Read the...
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    Went straight to the horses mouth with this...

    Went straight to the horses mouth with this question. The answer was exactly this, "Yes, info soon."
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    Tentative Schedule of Events (Subject to...

    Tentative Schedule of Events

    (Subject to change, final schedule will be posted at a later date)

    Friday, September 9, 2011

    9:00 to 11:00 am - 10-15 Minute Presentations or Demonstrations
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    Pre-registration for this event is open and can...

    Pre-registration for this event is open and can be done through the site. Walk-ons will be accepted as well.

    Phil Coleman
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    There will also be a live Gatling Gun...

    There will also be a live Gatling Gun competition, ground affects during the battles, and fireworks after the artillery night fire. Reenactors supper Saturday evening. One interesting thing here is...
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    Fort Recovery, Ohio September 9,10,11

    The second annual Civil War at the Fort will take place at the Ambassador Park in Fort Recovery, Ohio. There will be living history and reenactments that have skirmishing and battles on all three...
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    WTB: Full Scale Artillery Piece

    I am looking for a correct, full scale, 10lb Parrott or 3" Ordnance rifle. The biggest word and emphasis there is CORRECT. Other full scale field pieces will be considered.

    Phil Coleman
    1st...
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    What I find is limber to the front, rear, right , or left. Once the team and limber are there the order "Halt" would be given followed by "limber up". Then you would be given some sort of movement...
  17. Correct Artillery Commands vs. Reenactors Commands

    I recently got in to a minor debate with a pard about the command "Rig for travel". Near the end of a recent battle scenario our battery had been shut down. The Confederate infantry was pushing right...
  18. Thread: Parade

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    I personally would not fall in for formal parade...

    I personally would not fall in for formal parade without my gear on including all accouterments.

    This was merely a thought that crossed my mind while standing in a parade with temps in the 90's...
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    I have looked in diaries and letters mostly. I...

    I have looked in diaries and letters mostly. I would think if there were to be a time when it happened it would be mentioned in a letter home or diary.

    What I have found to be true is looking in...
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    Parade

    Out of curiousity:

    Can anyone think of of a time you read in a diary about parade and what they wore. I realize parade is a full uniform occassion, but was there ever a time when the boys were to...
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