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  1. Thread: Lincoln

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    The most insightful post under this thread is...

    The most insightful post under this thread is practically dismissed because it was a "really long" post. Wow... great retort!

    The movie was dreadfully boring. If it was meant to be...
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    Post-Civil War Veteran Impressions

    Another thread was immediately shut down because someone asked about an article of clothing that was post war. But, what if that question was in regard to something a Civil War Veteran would have...
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    Yes it is. On special occassions. But if a...

    Yes it is. On special occassions. But if a midway carnival holds sway, it can ruin a mega-event for those with more refined æsthetic tastes.



    Ridiculous is in the eye of the beholder. Much...
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    "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham...

    "Team of Rivals: The Political Genius of Abraham Lincoln" by historian Doris Kearns Goodwin is not a novel. A novel is a fictional work. ToR is a non-fiction history book.
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    Historical Basis: Yes. Isn't this hobby about...

    Historical Basis: Yes. Isn't this hobby about history? Oh, I keep forgetting... for some its about burning powder. I don't do tacticals. That's just playing PaintBall with black powder instead...
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    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_b1riZLz_O3c/STpuXPEfiBI/...

    http://4.bp.blogspot.com/_b1riZLz_O3c/STpuXPEfiBI/AAAAAAAAA9Y/R8Ix30kxW6U/s320/tongue+in+cheek.jpg

    Pete,

    How, oh how, did you miss the tounge cheek?

    But seriously...

    If they want to...
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    I am a reenactor, but was a full-time spectator...

    I am a reenactor, but was a full-time spectator at this event. I talked to several people but mostly just kept my ears open and listened. Some really enjoyed the event. Those who didn't can be...
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    Big events are mostly for officers and NCOs. ...

    Big events are mostly for officers and NCOs. They get to see it better than the guy in the rear rank who mostly just sees the back of the guy's head in front of him. All the wheeling around on the...
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    "Clever" but not simple. Doing so would have...

    "Clever" but not simple. Doing so would have increased the length of the ride from 15 minutes to over a half hour or longer and put those large tourbuses on battlefield roads that are already...
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    Actually, spectators COULD NOT take in the...

    Actually, spectators COULD NOT take in the reenactment and the actual battlefield (NPS) in the same visit. Buses took them from the parking to the event site and back only. They were not allowed to...
  11. Its the same ol', same ol' ain't it?

    I've just come out of my Rip Van Winkle coma and see it is the 150th anniversary of the American War of '61-'65. Should I care? Should I get back in the hobby for the next two or three years for...
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    OK, so we've got three different things here: ...

    OK, so we've got three different things here:

    1. Impression - what you are / what you wear / what you carry

    2. "Job" skills - what you do

    3. Scenario - where you take #1 & #2

    #3...
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    What's the difference between an "impression" and...

    What's the difference between an "impression" and a "scenario"? A couple of ideas presented above seem more like scenarios into which you would bring your impression (example: military wedding).
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  14. I addressed this problem of aging several years...

    I addressed this problem of aging several years ago and came up with a great idea for an impression that would have been easy on the older and heavier types.

    It could be authentically presented...
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    OK, Mr. Moderator, let me ask you this. If there...

    OK, Mr. Moderator, let me ask you this. If there are no "political discussions" on this forum why must any of us be told what the political leanings of another forum member are as YOU have just done...
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    The same tune under another name, in another...

    The same tune under another name, in another country:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3RArNuw9src&feature=PlayList&p=B2AB213D20873804&playnext=1&playnext_from=PL&index=16
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    I could not disagree more strongly. Why...

    I could not disagree more strongly.

    Why couldn't the place have been designed so that it offered a little something to everyone, the general public and the "specialists"?

    The area where one...
  18. Poll: Earlier in this thread someone made the remark...

    Earlier in this thread someone made the remark that they were "proud to be white". Now, I'm no racist by any means, but I cannot, for the life of me, understand why someone who says such a thing,...
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    [deletion - THP]Che is the person who started the...

    [deletion - THP]Che is the person who started the "Are you a real veteran?" thread which has over 4,000 views and 123 replies: ...
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    Take a look at the video between 1:50 and 2:00...

    Take a look at the video between 1:50 and 2:00 minutes. A guy wearing some type of uniform runs across the tracks from left to right, pauses and looks back at the trolley/camera. He's wearing a...
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    Speaking of 13-inch mortars... here's a video of...

    Speaking of 13-inch mortars... here's a video of a live shoot at Paulson Bros. Ordnance in Wisconsin. The sound of the desending shell just before impact is like a modern day jet fighter passing...
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    Events that were seven to eight years ago. Yawn.

    Events that were seven to eight years ago. Yawn.
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    From Wagen Dawg: Whoa, whoa, whoa!!!!! I've got...

    From Wagen Dawg: Whoa, whoa, whoa!!!!! I've got some real heartburn with calling the junction of Route 3 and Route 20 where Wal-Mart wants to built the "Wilderness Battlefield". It is not the...
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    Route 3 is there, yes, but in summer it is pretty...

    Route 3 is there, yes, but in summer it is pretty much masked by foliage. The most signifiance viewshed is the farm to the east. Below is a excerp from a Civil War News article published a couple...
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    The Wilderness is different than Salem Church. ...

    The Wilderness is different than Salem Church. Salem Church battlefield never had more than a few acres around the church itself to begin with so it was easily swallowed long ago. The Wilderness is...
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