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    Clarification: That's "the end of the march"...

    Clarification:
    That's "the end of the march" (underline mine), as in the march to Savannah, which finished up in December, and not the end of the month of March.
  2. Mike, if you're cleaning the bolster by removing...

    Mike, if you're cleaning the bolster by removing the cleanout screw after every event (or every battle), I don't see a major problem with deposit buildup. If the screw is tight, it should be fine. ...
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    Okay, people, what does that last statement tell...

    Okay, people, what does that last statement tell you?

    Everyone throws in $5, this place gets taken care of. Those who can do more, let's do it.
    This forum is one of the least expensive pieces of...
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    Kneading of the dough is an often...

    Kneading of the dough is an often under-appreciated part of the process. The dough needs to be folded over upon itself multiple times to acquire the "layered" nature of the biscuit, which prevents...
  5. In general, you are correct. However, there were...

    In general, you are correct. However, there were infantry units which received ponchos instead of gum blankets. I was surprised to read that in first hand accounts, but it did happen. Once again,...
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    Tent peg. Support for a ramrod with a piece of...

    Tent peg. Support for a ramrod with a piece of meat angled over the fire (chunk of wood at the back end). Entrenching tool. Hole punch to make a grater out of an old canteen half. Can opener. ...
  7. Yep....Staff birds. Told you I was new to this...

    Yep....Staff birds.
    Told you I was new to this officer stuff. :)
  8. Thank you, Mr. Chinnis. I will take it. Just...

    Thank you, Mr. Chinnis. I will take it.
    Just need the information on how to pay you for it.
  9. Thanks, Ross. Do you know anything about the...

    Thanks, Ross.
    Do you know anything about the seller?
  10. No, Bob got hisself elected Commanding General of...

    No, Bob got hisself elected Commanding General of First Federal Division, and decided to drag me along with him as his Chief of Staff.
  11. WTB good quality infantry staff colonel's straps and crimson sash

    I find myself in need of a good pair of infantry staff colonel's straps and crimson sash.
    Let me know if you've got 'em and what you want for 'em. PM's or email: bbiederman643@wowway.com.

    I'm in...
  12. That's the one! Right up in front, too.

    That's the one! Right up in front, too.
  13. Infantry company quartermaster sergeant? Maybe so.

    Was looking through my set of "Photographic History of the Civil War", the reprinted double volume version. On pages 272-273 of the second book (in the original, it would be the third book), there...
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    Another consideration that the originals didn't...

    Another consideration that the originals didn't have to contend with: Will that sack coat be bouncing between different ranks? Will it be serving for private as well as sergeant?
    If so, a...
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    When I got drafted to be a moderator on the OTB,...

    When I got drafted to be a moderator on the OTB, the first "welcome" I got was "Welcome to He!!".
    Not sure that saying "Have fun" is appropriate, but.......
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    I have found the small lanterns in a number of...

    I have found the small lanterns in a number of antique malls here in Ohio. Some have a relatively short handle (1.5 feet) while others have ones as long as a broom handle, as noted. As might be...
  17. How does one not notice that part of your rammer...

    How does one not notice that part of your rammer is missing?
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    Other than stacking, why not just have 'em in a...

    Other than stacking, why not just have 'em in a gun crate? Works on uneven ground, shows folks how they were shipped, is period correct.
    Don't overthink this......
  19. Much of this is explained in a little known book...

    Much of this is explained in a little known book entitled "Sy Klegg Gets His Straps", or "How The **** Did This Happen????"

    In camp, the 2nd Lt. should be dodging between tents, avoiding eye...
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    Sorry about the delay in replying, Hank. I've...

    Sorry about the delay in replying, Hank. I've been gone all weekend.

    See: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Abolition_of_slavery_timeline
    The 1834 and 1860 notations. On the whole, they had already...
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    A quick search shows that by the time of the...

    A quick search shows that by the time of the American Civil War, most major countries had outlawed slavery, although Brazil still had it, and some colonies/protectorates of Britain and France still...
  22. I've done it at times when the company/battalion...

    I've done it at times when the company/battalion was breaking up during a dispersal and we didn't have color(s) to rally on. It's just different enough to draw attention, more so than a bunch of...
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    Barefoot due to extreme wear was not exclusive to...

    Barefoot due to extreme wear was not exclusive to Confederate troops. The winter campaigning in the western Virginia mountains early in the war had the same effect upon Union soldiers, with supply...
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    It doesn't take much time to do the required...

    It doesn't take much time to do the required number of posts to be able to buy/sell on this forum. The safeguards put in place are also a small price to pay for not having to deal with all the spam...
  25. If you're looking for something for more than one...

    If you're looking for something for more than one man, you might consider trying a raider's bunk.
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