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    The actor who played Hooker in GAG. He should be...

    The actor who played Hooker in GAG. He should be easily contactable...I think he's still giving away free autographed photos.
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    There was a lot of stuff going on in New York...

    There was a lot of stuff going on in New York during the Civil War...can you be more specific as to the scope of the project and the research already done? In addition to the previously asked...
  3. There is no such thing as a "standard issue...

    There is no such thing as a "standard issue muslin shirt." The Army issued shirts of domet flannel and wool flannel...why some sutlers decided to make shirts out of modern (i.e. cheaper and lower...
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    Adam - Sent you a PM.

    Adam -

    Sent you a PM.
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    The 69th NYSV Historical Association always takes...

    The 69th NYSV Historical Association always takes the lead. Info for this year hasn't been sent out yet, though.
  6. The soundtrack credits it as a joint venture...

    The soundtrack credits it as a joint venture between the Camp Chase Fifes & Drums and 2nd Maryland Fifes & Drums. Both are well-established groups with recorded material available.
  7. You'll see larger buttons on officers' frocks,...

    You'll see larger buttons on officers' frocks, and conversely you'll sometimes see 3/4" buttons on greatcoats. I seem to recall a private-purchase enlisted frock having larger buttons, too, though I...
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    Could it be "J. CU...?" Josiah Cummings had...

    Could it be "J. CU...?" Josiah Cummings had contracts for leather accouterments, and operated out of Springfield, MA.
  9. I'm baffled by parading with cigars in your...

    I'm baffled by parading with cigars in your mouth, or doing/showing things other than just simply MARCHING. Okay, I get it, your oldey-tymey persona smokes cigars. How quaint. Meanwhile, it's a...
  10. Going to Remembrance Day? or "It's The Most Blunderful Time of the Year."

    Time for your annual public service announcement. If you're marching in the parade, read this. I'll be watching.
    http://myrtle-avenue.com/supportarms/
  11. To really throw us off and confuse matters,...

    To really throw us off and confuse matters, here's a really interesting description for the oblique firing by three ranks in Duane's 1813 The System of Infantry Discipline. Although written for three...
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    My original, from the Schuylkill Arsenal, used...

    My original, from the Schuylkill Arsenal, used regular domet flannel as the lining.
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    According to Charles P. Hamblen in Connecticut...

    According to Charles P. Hamblen in Connecticut Yankees at Gettysburg, the two companies present were, nominally, Co. D & F. However, the wording on their monument is interesting. "Capt. Jedediah...
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    It seems like one of those reenactor things that...

    It seems like one of those reenactor things that EVERYONE does, which by its nature annoys me, but I can't argue with evidence.

    List of Interjections.
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    5. Of exultation or approbation: Aha!...
  15. While we're at it, stop SCREAMING when you count...

    While we're at it, stop SCREAMING when you count off, and don't do that whiplash thing with your neck; it's not in the manuals.
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    Carrying the colors in the aforementioned...

    Carrying the colors in the aforementioned scenario, making a run through tall grass and mud was one of the high points of the event for me; I'll never understand reenactor aversion to turning around...
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    At Gettysburg, the 28th PA was establishing a...

    At Gettysburg, the 28th PA was establishing a field hospital at the Spangler house when they found "a kit of mackeral" in the cellar. "We were in for a feast, but we soon found that hardtack and salt...
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    Then there's the story about the guy who sat next...

    Then there's the story about the guy who sat next to a puddle with a makeshift pole, blankly stating he was fishing until the Surgeon determined he was nuts and recommended he be discharged. When the...
  19. Ah, proof of my sprint with the colors of the...

    Ah, proof of my sprint with the colors of the 114th PA! Thanks!!
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    Definitely not at a ball, however there are...

    Definitely not at a ball, however there are plenty of period artworks that indicate hat-wearing at less-than-formal indoor public places was widely practiced; lithographs of soldiers and civilians...
  21. No use, Bill, I've been inviting everyone here...

    No use, Bill, I've been inviting everyone here for over a decade...they just don't wanna pay the tolls!

    My SUVCW camp is having a breakfast and tour of the exhibit next week with the head of NYC...
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    The New York Militia was big on it; don't see it...

    The New York Militia was big on it; don't see it much elsewhere.
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    Ask any artillery unit if they consider...

    Ask any artillery unit if they consider themselves "safe" or not, and I'm sure they'll tell you "yes." Meanwhile, I often see the No. 4 facing AWAY from the piece, with lanyard in the left hand,...
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    Spent the weekend in Gettysburg; took my...

    Spent the weekend in Gettysburg; took my customary 6:00 A.M. pre-tourist-rush ride through the field, one of my late father's favorites. Stopped at the ancestral monuments, and spent some time at the...
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    Thanks for bringing my attention to the link! Will have to fix.

    Meanwhile, there's an archived version of John's article:...
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