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    Thank you that is just what I was looking for!!!

    Thank you that is just what I was looking for!!!
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    Sewing Pattern

    Where is a good place to find a authentic Civilian shirt pattern. Want something like W&W sells.
    Thanks
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    Thanks for the information!! Exactly what I...

    Thanks for the information!! Exactly what I needed to know! Thanks again!
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    Sewing Chevrons

    What would be the proper stitch to sew on chevrons?
    And the proper positioning of them on a sack coat?

    Thanks
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    Book recommendations?

    Am interested in the western theater.
    Just finished
    Fields of blood by Shea
    Anyone else recommend anything I should read?
  6. Thread: New to it

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    What helped me when I first started was the movie...

    What helped me when I first started was the movie "school of the soldier" to is a video that shows you most everything you need to know. Manual of arms, different facing, ect. If you watch it and...
  7. Thread: Pup tent

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    Rob, I am short so don't have to worry about...

    Rob,
    I am short so don't have to worry about part of me sticking out.
    So I guess the question that I would ask everyone now would I be smart to buy a shelter half or should I buy something else?...
  8. Thread: Pup tent

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    Thank you all for your replys. Being new to...

    Thank you all for your replys.
    Being new to this hobby I did not know that shelter ends were not issue.
    So I will not get a tent with them.
    Murph thanks for the artical they are very...
  9. Thread: Pup tent

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    Pup tent

    Am thinking about buying a pup tent.
    Am after one with tent ends for the cold days
    Have looked on blockade runner and found an 1864 model that has them.
    Was wondering if all pup tents came with...
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    Thanks for the replys. I have been putting it on...

    Thanks for the replys. I have been putting it on my hat. Was just curious what everyone else does.
    Thanks again!
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    Where do you carry your clay pipe.

    Where do you gents carry you clay pipe to keep it from getting broke?
    Thanks
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    Thank you all for the replys. As I am new to...

    Thank you all for the replys. As I am new to reenacting I am trying to learn as much as I can.
    All the sources you guys recommend in this post were great.
    Thank you again.
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    Correct rations for reenactments

    What would be the correct rations to take to a reenactment?
    Salt pork, beef, hardtack, beans, coffee???
    What do you take to eat?
    Thanks
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    Thank you! Make a lot of sence never really...

    Thank you!
    Make a lot of sence never really thought of it like that before.
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    What do you mean your skirt get flared??? Isn't...

    What do you mean your skirt get flared???
    Isn't the Purpose of a minie ball hollow base and it's skirts so it can flair and match
    With the rifling their fore improving accuracy because it has a...
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    Thqnk you sir your post is most informative.

    Thqnk you sir your post is most informative.
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    De-carb 1861 Springfield

    Does anyone know a link or have a PDF on how to de-fard an 1861 Springfield?
    Thanks
  18. Thread: Blanks

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    Thanks all for the reply I think I will try oat...

    Thanks all for the reply I think I will try oat meal and see now it works!
  19. Thread: Blanks

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    Blanks

    For loading blanks in revolvers could a person use corn meal or do you have to use cream of wheat?
    Thanks
  20. Thread: Hat

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    I normally do a union impression. My question...

    I normally do a union impression.
    My question is did many soldiers wear a hardy hat except for the iron brigade?
  21. Thread: Hat

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    Hat

    I portray a soldier from the western region. I was wondering what would be appropriate head wear? Right now I wear a derby. Someone told me to shellac it to make it more authentic? What do you think!...
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    Thank you everyone. :)

    Thank you everyone. :)
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    The Nco is about 6 hrs away from where I live. ...

    The Nco is about 6 hrs away from where I live.
    I guess what I'm asking is what you use for "wadding" to keep the powder in the cylinder? But it has to be something that won't go down the barrel and...
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    How to load a revolver

    How do you load a revolver with blanks for reenactments?
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