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  1. I think you mean "Rosecrans," who designed it....

    I think you mean "Rosecrans," who designed it. Are you sure it was light enough to be pulled by one horse? The ambulance itself weighed 700-800 lbs., and if you add in just four or five people (it...
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    Do you mean the breed that predominated among...

    Do you mean the breed that predominated among those that weren't native cattle? Or do you mean there were more shorthorns than native cattle too?

    It sounds reasonable that the shorthorn would be...
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    Really the only true milkers in the period that...

    Really the only true milkers in the period that wouldn't provide much beef, would be Jerseys and Guernseys. I expect the government might buy them, but a herd of such would be so rare, they probably...
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    I was thinking the same thing. I wonder how he...

    I was thinking the same thing. I wonder how he figured Devons and Durhams and why no Herefords, for example? The army probably didn't care much if it could milk the cattle. This part actually sounds...
  5. The Facebook page is visible to members only so I...

    The Facebook page is visible to members only so I can't see if it says, but from the above note about overnight accommodations, I'm guessing that the immersion aspect is only during the time that...
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    Depends on the event. Reenacting is only visual...

    Depends on the event. Reenacting is only visual if that's all that other reenactors care about--and there are certainly many events structured that way. But as you noted, there are other aspects of...
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    Baking powder and baking soda is an unusual...

    Baking powder and baking soda is an unusual combination in a period recipe, as far as I know. Most recipes I've seen use one or the other, and of course in the above recipe, the buttermilk and soda...
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    One thing I haven't seen mentioned is that the...

    One thing I haven't seen mentioned is that the period white enamel coating was typically on the inside only of a cast-iron pan, not on the outside too. The outside was left plain cast iron. Here's a...
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    Those would most likely be soft winter wheats,...

    Those would most likely be soft winter wheats, like the Mediterranean kind I mentioned, which are used for cake flour today, and still grow in the same areas. From King Arthur's web page: "Soft...
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    Well that's good, because GM flour is really easy...

    Well that's good, because GM flour is really easy to avoid. :confused:

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Genetically_modified_wheat
    "As of 2013, no GM wheat is grown commercially,"

    "Jun 14, 2013,...
  11. I agree. By polishing/sanding the arbor, I've got...

    I agree. By polishing/sanding the arbor, I've got the gap down to just about the thickness of a piece of paper, so I'm almost there. Might try the sandpaper-on-a-dowel thing and work on the hole a...
  12. Do you mean rotate the arbor in relation to the...

    Do you mean rotate the arbor in relation to the frame, with the barrel not on it? No, the arbor seems fixed tight to the frame, though I didn't try to force it.



    Yes.

    I couldn't see any...
  13. I looked at those two areas just now--around the...

    I looked at those two areas just now--around the wedge slot in the arbor and around the barrel's arbor hole--and can't see or feel anything obvious there.




    It turns smoothly as long as it's...
  14. Okay, I got it apart, thanks to your advice! It...

    Okay, I got it apart, thanks to your advice! It won't go back together, at least not without hitting it with a mallet, which I see no point in doing because I'll just have to pound it again to get it...
  15. Thank you! Will try those suggestions today. ...

    Thank you! Will try those suggestions today.



    I'm really hoping that's not the problem, LOL! It's a Colt 2nd generation F series.

    Hank Trent
    hanktrent@gmail.com

    Hank Trent
  16. Disassembling a stuck Colt 1848 pocket pistol

    So I'm messing with the new pistol I bought a few weeks ago, and I can't get the barrel off. It looks (and is) brand new, no rust, but no oil either, so I think it's just tight because it's never...
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    Good point. I took the question to be about how...

    Good point. I took the question to be about how mail was carried to local post offices outside the network of railroads and packets. But it wasn't like a buggy or sleigh drove up to your farmhouse...
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    Yes, sleigh, if a coach or other vehicle couldn't...

    Yes, sleigh, if a coach or other vehicle couldn't go. One place to look is mail contracts:

    http://books.google.com/books?id=7XFHAQAAIAAJ&pg=PA173

    For example:
    Route No. 1109
    From Schroon Lake...
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    Brazil, as Bernie mentioned, and Cuba were the...

    Brazil, as Bernie mentioned, and Cuba were the two countries with slavery that the Confederacy might have had the most luck getting support from. Slavery was still around in places in Africa and I'm...
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    Are you talking about the shape of the sole,...

    Are you talking about the shape of the sole, especially the width of the arch?

    Hank Trent
    hanktrent@gmail.com
  21. I would definitely be glad to have you along,...

    I would definitely be glad to have you along, whatever adventures we run into. I don't have any idea what might be possible yet, but we'll see.

    Hank Trent
    hanktrent@gmail.com
  22. What Mrs. Lawson said above. I'll just be getting...

    What Mrs. Lawson said above. I'll just be getting back from beating up Black Republicans in Illinois the weekend before, so could barely make this one, and if there's a moving "campaign-style"...
  23. Email sent. Thanks! Hank Trent...

    Email sent. Thanks!

    Hank Trent
    hanktrent@gmail.com
  24. Bump. I'm seriously interested in this,...

    Bump.

    I'm seriously interested in this, because by sheer coincidence, I've been portraying a rowdy copperhead from Coles County once or twice a year, in real time since an event set in spring of...
  25. I'd be interested in attending as a civilian, but...

    I'd be interested in attending as a civilian, but I'm not sure what civilians are needed for, other than the riot at 3 p.m. Sunday. Could you clarify more about Saturday and Sunday morning? I'm...
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