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    MODERATOR NOTE: Please refrain from commentary...

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    Please refrain from commentary on this thread unless it's directly related to assisting the original poster's quest. Any other advice, commentary, or leads please send via PM or...
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    Because the waist seam doesn't go all the way...

    Because the waist seam doesn't go all the way around - the rear section with the tails are solid pieces from neck to skirt bottom, so those get cut. Also, in some dress coat contractors, the waists...
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    MODERATOR NOTE: This notice is posted as a...

    MODERATOR NOTE: This notice is posted as a courtesy for those that indeed may be in the area and interested. Please reserve all questions or comments to the original poster at the listed email address
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    If the historical record is any indication, since...

    If the historical record is any indication, since the majority of ordnance sergeants were attached to a fortification, armory, or permanent encampment, you may or may not have some difficulty just...
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    To find out the details of a 19th century...

    To find out the details of a 19th century hammock, google Royal Navy Hammock and look for the handsewn ones. I wasn't able to steal images on my phone, but there are several diagrams out there that...
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    I'm sure that many folks have questions,...

    I'm sure that many folks have questions, comments, concerns, etc, but this thread is for the poster to make the announcement. Any questions or concerns should be addressed to the poster at the...
  7. We've come a long way from the days of this forum...

    We've come a long way from the days of this forum that "anything went". There is a plethora of information out there and on this site with a quick search that can tell you information on how people...
  8. Item is sold - thanks for the responses

    Item is sold - thanks for the responses
  9. Thanks Mike, I cleared it up and got your message...

    Thanks Mike, I cleared it up and got your message on my moderator account - it's all yours
  10. Original purchaser didn't come through, so this...

    Original purchaser didn't come through, so this is back for sale. This is an excellent item for those who can't wear wool and still want the look of an issue shirt, or those who want to have a...
  11. Not to deny the handiness of global positioning...

    Not to deny the handiness of global positioning systems and satellites in general, this forum's moderator collective advocates the ability to utilize a number of methods to get to reenactments. GPS,...
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    Several people with a lot of knowledge have piped...

    Several people with a lot of knowledge have piped in on what they know about the topic. It is admittedly little, which tells us something sometimes. Not to say there wasn't something in the period,...
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    Welcome to reenacting and the forum. We value...

    Welcome to reenacting and the forum. We value customer testimonials on here, and Mr. Sekela is well known in many circles. While we value favorable comments on vendors, we also ask that you give...
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    Mike, I'll be with Welch's battalion (U.S.) as a...

    Mike, I'll be with Welch's battalion (U.S.) as a commissary sergeant/clerk. I'll be the old guy with the steel blue field desk surrounded by '62 vintage Moscato bottles and a frazzled look.....
  15. I want to thank each and every one of you who...

    I want to thank each and every one of you who have posted here, sent me PM's, emails, texts, phone calls, or I've seen in person, for all of the condolances. It has helped immensely to continue to...
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    The joy (or pain) of Olustee is that it is a...

    The joy (or pain) of Olustee is that it is a mainstream event but with elements of enforced standards. The Federal battalions work well together whether mainstream or campaigner, as the leadership...
  17. Taking a short break - ya'll play nice

    I just wanted to drop a small note that I will be taking a short break from the forum for a couple of weeks due to the recent loss of my son in an automobile accident. I can still be reached on here,...
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    Moderator Note: As we have recommended some...

    Moderator Note: As we have recommended some times in the past, we recommend that instead of asking reenactors what they do, ask what did "they" do (the original cast). Reenactors aren't always the...
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    Safety is never controversial - people's opinions...

    Safety is never controversial - people's opinions and emotions are. As has been pointed out in prior discussions, there are Indian muskets and there are Indian muskets - there is not just one place,...
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    As this subject has been broached on this and...

    As this subject has been broached on this and other forums several times (a cursury check with the search function turned up three in-depth discussions), we will defer to the prior observations,...
  21. Morning bump for these - these are not your...

    Morning bump for these - these are not your typical sutler row offering as they are completely handsewn from quality reproduction fabrics and will provide lots of use in the field or camp, and they...
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    There are two in "Echoes of Glory" (with one...

    There are two in "Echoes of Glory" (with one attributed to the 17th CT Vol Infy). These were issued probably in late '62 to early '63 as a stop-gap measure to shortages in proper painted goods....
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    Jim, send me a picture and I'll make sure it gets...

    Jim, send me a picture and I'll make sure it gets in - Ind18th@aol.com
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    When and if its determined that this person was a...

    When and if its determined that this person was a reenactor and its shown how this topic relates more to reenacting than modern politics, the lock is out....
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    That's an interesting idea except for the fact...

    That's an interesting idea except for the fact that modern cap tin containers aren't tin and are not the same shape as period containers. Soldiers were predominately issued their caps with the...
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