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    Yes, this was as the same event where the...

    Yes, this was as the same event where the organizers had an irrational fear of flintlocks.
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    I like it when Phil's got his blood up. Reminds...

    I like it when Phil's got his blood up. Reminds me of some of what helps him to fit in with the Ground Hornets when he hangs out with us.

    I really had a good time at the event. Most of my...
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    Drat! I wish I had seen this thread before that...

    Drat! I wish I had seen this thread before that image got pulled!
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    So..... Women can't be expected to act or even...

    So.....

    Women can't be expected to act or even look like a woman, but all men are expected to be gentlemen?

    What a fascinating set of assumptions.
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    Oh, I didn't go. I've got a three week old son...

    Oh, I didn't go. I've got a three week old son here at home, and won't be getting out for a while! I just thought it was pretty funny that it made the news this far away.
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    Bentonville Problem

    This event made it on the local TV news here in Houston for the disproportionally large number of "rebs". The reasons given were that men from the North had a longer trip, and men from the South...
  7. Thread: Signal Whistles??

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    Isn't there another mouthpiece around South...

    Isn't there another mouthpiece around South Mansfield somewhere?
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    Definitely get a well-made vest. The monetary...

    Definitely get a well-made vest. The monetary difference is small, but the appearance is night and day different.

    I wonder if I could sell a lot of reversible sack coats if I started making them....
  9. Thread: Jean Cotton

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    Yes, the cotton jean and osnaburg cranked out by...

    Yes, the cotton jean and osnaburg cranked out by the Huntsville Pen was used for jackets, tents, knapsacks, haversacks and even trousers.

    I've got a pair of cotton jean trousers, and I've had no...
  10. Sound advice. Not to pick on you, Andrew,...

    Sound advice.

    Not to pick on you, Andrew, but the EoG photo of the Marchbanks coat doesn't reveal its true nature. It's actually a form of paletot, and very much resembles an English Walking...
  11. The Houston Depot also manufactured sack coats...

    The Houston Depot also manufactured sack coats for a brief period of time. That's outside of the original poster's question, but it does demonstrate that if the word "no" were omitted from that...
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    You instantly dismissed the best answer. Wear...

    You instantly dismissed the best answer. Wear it. Also, look at period images as was suggested earlier. What you see as a problem is actually authentic. The original soldiers didn't look perfect...
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    Yes. This one is certain to work! Sell the...

    Yes. This one is certain to work!

    Sell the Zouave rifle and use the money to buy a Mississippi.
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    Wasn't there a guy on here who thought it was a...

    Wasn't there a guy on here who thought it was a great idea to use Zouave Rifles because they kinda look like an 1855 Springfield Rifle from the left side?
  15. Thread: Rubber Bayonets?

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    Wow.........

    Wow.........
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    I could be very wrong, but the only CS weapon...

    I could be very wrong, but the only CS weapon I've heard of that would come close to fitting that description would be the South Carolina-produced "Palmetto musket."
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    What it means is that I'm not telling you to buy...

    What it means is that I'm not telling you to buy the coat you're looking at. I was merely telling you not to avoid such a garment because of the trim. There are plenty of other things to look at!
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    Andrew is exactly correct. It is a...

    Andrew is exactly correct.

    It is a reenactorism, or maybe a hardcorism, that trimmed CS garments were only an early War phenomenon. Just because the Richmond Depot phased out branch of service...
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    I would think the most important aspect is to...

    I would think the most important aspect is to keep in good physical condition. As bad as gray hair looks to some, it's much sillier for teenagers sitting by the side of the road wheezing to comment...
  20. Thread: Canteen Bladder

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    Curt, The beeswax in the gourd really seems to...

    Curt,

    The beeswax in the gourd really seems to help quite a bit. I'm sure I put in more than necessary, but it's better tasting water than I've ever had at an event with one exception.

    The...
  21. Thread: Canteen Bladder

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    There is more documentation for gourds than there...

    There is more documentation for gourds than there is for stainless steel canteens or canteens lined in modern plastic.
  22. Thread: Canteen Bladder

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    Take the good advice you got here. Leave the...

    Take the good advice you got here. Leave the nasty metal canteen at home and carry a gourd lined in beeswax. You'll never go back.
  23. Thread: Wilsons Creek

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    I'd go back to Missouri to bushwhack again. Not...

    I'd go back to Missouri to bushwhack again. Not sure about a battle reenactment.
  24. Well, for Texas cavalry, the lance is actually a...

    Well, for Texas cavalry, the lance is actually a documented item in the New Mexico campaign. They were slightly less effective than the semi-guided mule bomb.
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    You are either with us, or you are with the...

    You are either with us, or you are with the trolls.
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