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  1. Yes indeed, that's a fine image. I don't want...

    Yes indeed, that's a fine image.

    I don't want to steal this thread, but since I am in my fourth year of being our reenacting company's quartermaster, I gotta mention it is a real job.

    Our...
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    One of the best memoirs of a Confederate soldier...

    One of the best memoirs of a Confederate soldier that I’ve read is that of Lt. R.M. Collins of the 15th Texas Dismounted Cavalry Regiment in the Army of Tennessee, Cleburne’s Division, Granbury’s...
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    Just for fun, I've got to mention the sign I saw...

    Just for fun, I've got to mention the sign I saw along Interstate 10 as I was headed home from the fine little Fort Blakely, Alabama event back in 2009. As I left Alabama or Mississippi and entered...
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    Since Craig Barry mentioned my name, I'll toss in...

    Since Craig Barry mentioned my name, I'll toss in my 2 bits. I did spend several hours each day for three days at the Camp Chase Gazette tent hawking my novel Whittled Away which is about the 6th...
  5. A Whittled Away update: After reworking the...

    A Whittled Away update: After reworking the manuscript to work with the varying font size feature of electronic books, the novel Whittled Away is now available on the Amazon Kindle store as a very...
  6. Here is a segment of the text of an article about...

    Here is a segment of the text of an article about being a reenactor corporal that I wrote for the Camp Chase Gazette magazine early last year. It not a formal "how-to" manual, but covers what I...
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    I own hats from Dirty Billy, Clear Water, and...

    I own hats from Dirty Billy, Clear Water, and Bender. Since 2007 Dirty Billy's low crown bowler has been through several heavy rains while on my head and still holds it's good shape. I ordered it by...
  8. As a private in the Red River Battalion, I was a...

    As a private in the Red River Battalion, I was a casualty in the Culp's Hill evening attack. I took a hit as near the Yank breastworks as any other Rebs I could see. I laid on the ground calling "OH,...
  9. Happy Independence Day! I'm just back from a...

    Happy Independence Day! I'm just back from a week long trip to PA for the BGA Gettysburg event, and had a great time. Parts of it, especially the dusk and dawn fights in the woods at Culp's Hill,...
  10. Sorry, Mel, no Nook version forthcoming. If you...

    Sorry, Mel, no Nook version forthcoming. If you are going to be at the BGA Chickamauga event in September I'll be happy to pass along a complimentary paperback copy to you. I plan to be there in the...
  11. Whittled Away - A New Civil War Novel for summer reading

    With a lot of nervousness Iím starting a thread about the birth of my third son. Actually, itís my first book, a Civil War novel, entitled Whittled Away, The labor started a few years back, and...
  12. Thread: Test post

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    Test Reply. Phil McBride

    Test Reply.

    Phil McBride
  13. Banks Grand Retreat in the Kisatchie National...

    Banks Grand Retreat in the Kisatchie National Forest in Louisiana in March 2007. Four days of marching and skirmishing isolated from the modern world. "No whiners, shirkers, or weaklings."

    Phil...
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    That's a great little paragraph. A bacon badge...

    That's a great little paragraph. A bacon badge and a hardtack bruise - those are both wonderful. Does the hot scalding water imply that they were boiling water to fill their canteens?

    Phil...
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    Trusting Craig Barry's hard-earned reputation in...

    Trusting Craig Barry's hard-earned reputation in all matters Enfield related, I looked at the Pedersoli Enfields on the websites for Cabela's and Dixie Gun Works. Craig said DGW is a "little" more....
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    "Wrap up in" works fine for me. Sorry to have...

    "Wrap up in" works fine for me. Sorry to have detoured this "for sale" thread.

    Phil McBride
    The Alamo Rifles
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    You are using the proud Texas flag as a...

    You are using the proud Texas flag as a floorcloth, like to walk on? Really?

    Phil McBride
    The Alamo Rifles
    Lockhart, Texas
  18. Thread: Ben Tart

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    I also have an order placed with Ben Tart, and...

    I also have an order placed with Ben Tart, and after reading this thread sent him an email for an order update last night. I placed the order three weeks ago for an in-stock jacket blank to be...
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    I'd guess more like half of active reenactors...

    I'd guess more like half of active reenactors will make it to one or the other Gettysburg, making the total in the range of 25,000 to 30,000 or even more of us wackos. I've long wished there was a...
  20. Will, Thank you very much. Do you have access...

    Will, Thank you very much. Do you have access to any ordnance records from Granbury's Texas Brigade in '64 during the Atlanta campaign?

    As an aside, the day after the fight at Pickett's Mill in...
  21. Gosh, Will, I would love to see one or two of...

    Gosh, Will, I would love to see one or two of those brigade ordnance records posted.

    Phil McBride
  22. I gotta ditto Mr. Shaffner in his post: I...

    I gotta ditto Mr. Shaffner in his post:

    I proudly do both, though as I age I have less and less sympathy for Lost Causers. People need to stop whining and be glad they didn't lose a civil war to...
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    I'm a member of the Alamo Rifles out of San...

    I'm a member of the Alamo Rifles out of San Antonio, with members also in the Austin area, a hundred miles south of Waco. Our primary impression is the 6th Texas which was a part of Granbury's Texas...
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    The Red River Battalion in Texas has been...

    The Red River Battalion in Texas has been practicing the 3-part Rebel Yell for a year or so now. Personally, I do best with the low short barking part of it. But I try the other higher pitched yelps...
  25. My copy of The Unfinished Fight was a Christmas...

    My copy of The Unfinished Fight was a Christmas gift from my wife from my wish list - with a little extra info from me on how to buy it. I've read most of it by now, and heartily congratulate Craig...
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