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    Thank you Boyd Miles for the photo. And, there's...

    Thank you Boyd Miles for the photo. And, there's a whole bunch on knit sack coats in that picture.
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    Look, an oven: ...

    Look, an oven:

    http://www.loc.gov/pictures/resource/cwpb.01680/?co=civwar
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    I'm sticking with Fire. ...

    I'm sticking with Fire.

    http://i42.photobucket.com/albums/e305/Grumpydave58/download_zpsi62bhukv.jpg

    :p
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    Interesting. 1500. There were more than 10 times...

    Interesting. 1500. There were more than 10 times that number at either Goofysburg event in 2013. I guess it was too much trouble to take an antique firearm into a police state.
  5. Jeremy, I wish there was a like button!

    Jeremy, I wish there was a like button!
  6. And good research put into practice enables us to...

    And good research put into practice enables us to do without every one of those modern things.

    - with the internet, so much is available to us now. "I didn't know, this is how my unit does it" or...
  7. Nothing wrong with my hobby. I am very careful...

    Nothing wrong with my hobby. I am very careful about the events I attend. Starting with the event organizers and going right down through the command staff and what the event is trying to accomplish....
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    "The 1862 Army Officers Pocket Companion," may...

    "The 1862 Army Officers Pocket Companion," may hold the answers you seek. As may the US Army Regulations, also easily found.
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    Harley, what do you mean by "w/cartouche." ...

    Harley, what do you mean by "w/cartouche."

    Inspectors stamp? Makers mark? Something from Victoria Regina?
  10. "for the most part." Says it all. but anyway;...

    "for the most part." Says it all.

    but anyway; If folks were in correct dress, the press wouldn't find the "bad eggs." 80% historically accurate, still isn't historically accurate. I saw few,...
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    yep, in those days, they called it a "fire."

    yep, in those days, they called it a "fire."
  12. I'd just save the headache and lock it now.

    I'd just save the headache and lock it now.
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    Bealton, VA; Fall of 1863. There are photos of 5...

    Bealton, VA; Fall of 1863. There are photos of 5 different companies from the 93rd NY, in the L.O.C. that appear to have been taken at this location, at the same time.
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    Confederacy actually had a system where they went...

    Confederacy actually had a system where they went over battlefields (when they held the field) and picked up all usable or repairable equipment. Sorted and or repaired it and reissued it to their...
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    History: No confederate state produced an oval CS...

    History: No confederate state produced an oval CS buckle in any quantities. You're best bet is a roller buckle of some type or a Georgia square frame type buckle.
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    Most cost in CW events is for insurance or bonds...

    Most cost in CW events is for insurance or bonds to protect the land you're using from damage. Where else can you go for a weekend, camp in the woods, get 5 or sometimes 6 meals, spend time with your...
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    Ummm......don't go?

    Ummm......don't go?
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    There's a first for me. Are you sure your cup is...

    There's a first for me. Are you sure your cup is actually tin? I wouldn't think it's the solder, coffee or cooking coffee in your cup isn't hot enough to melt the lead free solder used in today's...
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    where's the like button!

    where's the like button!
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    Sailor's Creek?

    Did any one go?
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    As for me, cell phone are just as bad as units...

    As for me, cell phone are just as bad as units breaking scenario. Events should have "designated photographers," which are discrete in performing their duties, who make their work available to the...
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    Mike, post the pic of the officer getting body...

    Mike, post the pic of the officer getting body slammed by "Moose."
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    Wait until you have drones buzzing around you at...

    Wait until you have drones buzzing around you at an event.
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    Terre and Mike; I'm seeing some posts and...

    Terre and Mike;

    I'm seeing some posts and photos ore' in bookface. I am especially impressed by several photos I've seen of a group of contrabands.

    Waiting patiently for Mike's AAR.
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  25. I have photos of officers without trouser...

    I have photos of officers without trouser stripes. Here's why. It was easier to draw a set on enlisted trousers when your britches wore out and have your pay knocked; then wait for a specific set to...
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