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    Here is a lucky soldier in the 34th Mississippi...

    Here is a lucky soldier in the 34th Mississippi who was issued a Whitworth rifle and telescope in April 1863...notice what the rest of his comrades are being issued.....

    Will MacDonald
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    Some were, by no means all of them. I've seen the...

    Some were, by no means all of them. I've seen the ordnance records issuing power, lead, & cartridge paper to units in the field.
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    Casting bullets was rare, but did happen,...

    Casting bullets was rare, but did happen, especially early in the war on the Confederate side, mostly in the Western and Trans-Mississippi theaters where you have a lot of shotguns and "country"...
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    Jacket on hold pending payment.

    Jacket on hold pending payment.
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    FS: Jodi Nolan RDII Jacket Sz 44

    I have for sale a very very lightly used Jodi Nolan made Richmond Depot Type II Jacket. Size 44. Grey-Brown jean cloth, tons of hand sewing. Asking $150 shipped. Paypal preferred.

    Will MacDonald
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    North: 1st and 2nd Bull Run South: 1st and 2nd...

    North: 1st and 2nd Bull Run
    South: 1st and 2nd Manassas

    North: Pittsburg Landing
    South: Shiloh

    North: Stones River
    South: Murfreesboro
  7. Joe, Buckner's whole division was supposed to...

    Joe,

    Buckner's whole division was supposed to go with Longstreet to Knoxville, one brigade was called back to help Bragg but the following regiments went east with Longstreet:

    Johnson's...
  8. Mrs. L, I think I know the boys you are...

    Mrs. L,

    I think I know the boys you are talking about. I remember they put on a great event in 1994 out near Athens that my 9 year old self just loved. I still have that little event booklet.
    ...
  9. Rich, Sent a PM. Will MacDonald

    Rich,

    Sent a PM.

    Will MacDonald
  10. Is the coat still available? Will MacDonald

    Is the coat still available?

    Will MacDonald
  11. WTS: Jarnagin Frock Coat & Daley Sack Coat

    1: CD Jarnagin Federal Infantry Frock Coat: Sz 46, very lightly used, the top of the collar piping has faded slightly, otherwise in excellent shape. $250 shipped.

    2: CJ Daley Federal Sack Coat: Sz...
  12. In some cases, revolvers and such were taken from...

    In some cases, revolvers and such were taken from the infantry and given to the cavalry. A member of the 24th Mississippi Infantry noted that Dec. 1862 those men with side arms not issued by the...
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    Are you talking about a Whitworth rifle? They...

    Are you talking about a Whitworth rifle? They were issued with brass scopes from time to time. But not the regular Enfield.

    Will MacDonald
  14. Price Reduced to $200.

    Price Reduced to $200.
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    Bill, He was in one of the NY companies, not...

    Bill,

    He was in one of the NY companies, not sure which. I'll have to ask her again when we go out next.
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    Interesting thread, I've been going out with a...

    Interesting thread, I've been going out with a girl who had a relative who was in the 1st USSS and was killed at Gettysburg on July 2nd.

    I've seen plenty of Berdan's impressions out west at small...
  17. WTS: High Quality Federal Cavalry Jacket Sz 42-44 $225

    WTS: Federal Mounted Service Jacket, Sz 42-44, Unknown maker but very very high quality as it appears to be all hand sewn. Used but in good condition, small holes on the shoulder where shoulder...
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    On Hold pending Payment.

    On Hold pending Payment.
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    WTS: Federal Overcoat sz 46-48

    For Sale, sz 46-48 Federal Foot Overcoat, made by C.D. Jarnigan, a few stains around the inside of the collar and a little dirt but otherwise in excellent shape. Has blue wool flannel lining, very...
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    Thanks Mrs. L. I'm sure those shirts went well...

    Thanks Mrs. L. I'm sure those shirts went well with the Glazed Caps and Linen trousers that were issued with them....

    Will MacDonald
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    Forgive me for bringing up a old thread, but...

    Forgive me for bringing up a old thread, but doing some research recently I've noticed large number of "Hickory" Shirts being issued to C.S. units stationed in Mississippi during the winter of...
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    Cotton duck? The only military clothing I can...

    Cotton duck? The only military clothing I can recall that matches your description would be the 1840's-early 1850's "summer" uniform worn by the U.S. Army out west. Richmond may have made cotton jean...
  23. According to John Billings in Hardtack and...

    According to John Billings in Hardtack and Coffee, the "kepi" or french style cap was pretty popular in 1861-62 as a private purchase item, having something to do with the popularity of Gen....
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    A long list.....

    Hmmm...it's been more than four years since I posted here so I will share what else I have found, looks like my family could have it's own company.



    1. Martin, Newton: Co. L, Palmetto (SC)...
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    How about some hard data? This is from a C.S....

    How about some hard data?

    This is from a C.S. Ordnance report from the 22nd Mississippi Infantry during the first two quarters of 1864:

    Ordnance Stores on hand at end of 1st Qtr 1864

    81...
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