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    Mrs. Meister, Forum logs report that emails...

    Mrs. Meister,

    Forum logs report that emails sent to your system email address of record are bouncing. Please update your profile to your current email address.
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    Seriously? Down to one moderator this...

    Seriously?

    Down to one moderator this afternoon and fellers can't go get a link and look. Eli, where is the OTB Spoon Feeding Spoon, cause I don't keep THAT image handy, and that search engine...
  3. Thread: "Losing Men"

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    "Mike McGee Cure All Mess ~ Hard Case Boys ...

    "Mike McGee
    Cure All Mess ~ Hard Case Boys
    4th Tennessee Infantry/25th Indiana Infantry
    3 years of posts lost over a name change, arrrrrrggg"


    Mike--- if that 3 years of post reference is...
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    :p:p:p Further reading on this diary...

    :p:p:p

    Further reading on this diary illustrates the new bride to be petted and precious, just out of school, and married to a man of some rank. The narrator is rather arch in her commentary,...
  5. With that hand sewing background, you should be...

    With that hand sewing background, you should be ready for a kit coat, and W & W is an excellent choice.

    Buying correct materials from local BigBox fabric stores is a challenge even for...
  6. Thread: hickory cloth

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    Hickory cloth is a good bit heavier, Willie Mac. ...

    Hickory cloth is a good bit heavier, Willie Mac. Besides a difference in weave, the thread itself is thicker. I'd compare it to the heaviest cotton shirting Family Heirloom used to make, but with...
  7. Thread: "Losing Men"

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    Additional note of author which would not fit...

    Additional note of author which would not fit into the last post due to forum post size constraints....



    * In justice to both sides, it must be understood that the class of prisoners here...
  8. Thread: "Losing Men"

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    "Losing Men"

    I needed to pull this bit of research for another purpose. While I'm at it, I'll park it here.

    Warning: The language is a direct quote for the 1908 published diary and the 1864 original. It...
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    One Definition of Planter Class......

    I needed to write this for another purpose. While I'm at it, I'll park it here.



    Throughout the 150th Anniversary events, the Civilian Towns sponsored by the Blue Gray Alliance have made...
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    The Price of a Parasol

    I needed to write this elsewhere, and am parking it here while I'm at it:



    As we have talked much about the price of parasols here lately, I offer this bit of solace, as our pocketbooks do...
  11. Pvt. Gustafsson, What is your sewing...

    Pvt. Gustafsson,

    What is your sewing experience to this point? Do you plan to hand sew or machine sew?
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    A few reminders

    A few general reminders

    (1) There is no free lunch. This forum operates on donations. The big yellow button that says Donate will get you there.

    (2) New members must post in order to...
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    Rob, not having Jensen's full write up, I think...

    Rob, not having Jensen's full write up, I think it's pretty safe to assume that the original is an all cotton jacket. There are other all cotton uniform items documented to Confederate troops, they...
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    Excellent question. First, find an extant...

    Excellent question. First, find an extant original or a written account of uniforms issued of such material. Copy one of those. They will be really nice until winter comes. Or the rain sets in.

    ...
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    There are rare examples of twill woven cotton...

    There are rare examples of twill woven cotton clothing used as uniform at various points in the war, including the blue and white cotton twill issued to the Alabama Hilliby Blues. (I know this...
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    Thankfully, my moderator feed gives the most...

    Thankfully, my moderator feed gives the most recent posts first.......I had time to set down my Buttermilk and swallow my Cornbread before the prior posts scrolled up.


    Otherwise, t'would have...
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    My preference is for this heirloom brand ...

    My preference is for this heirloom brand

    http://www.carolinaplantationrice.com/history/

    Its available in different millings, and price breaks for volume. This rice does cook up...
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    Excellent picture Dave. I never get good...

    Excellent picture Dave. I never get good pictures at the Arabia as my nose is pressed so tightly against the glass.

    There's a lot of these around. I've not managed to loose all the ones I...
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    They did Eli, if the amount they Wore My Spam...

    They did Eli, if the amount they Wore My Spam Email account OUT is any indication. ( I use a different email when I register for stuff or give out when it has the potential to be sold)

    I...
  20. :) We often attempt to maintain a period trash...

    :) We often attempt to maintain a period trash pile--by making a run of typically labeled canned goods by the case on a yearly basis and using them in the course of several events. The...
  21. One of the wonderous things about the period is...

    One of the wonderous things about the period is the sheer number of images, and the regional variations therein.

    I've seen a number of double billet belts pictured on Alabama provenance images...
  22. Don't let your dispute window close with Paypal.

    Don't let your dispute window close with Paypal.
  23. Our Sales Forum policies are pinned right at the...

    Our Sales Forum policies are pinned right at the top of this subforum. http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/showthread.php?31169-Forum-Policies-for-Classified-Ads

    Item 4 highly recommends that you...
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    As some channels of communication seem to be...

    As some channels of communication seem to be failing---(due to the fact that military men register women for the event and then do not answer further updates or supply emails....;)

    For those...
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    Those junior officers made an army run--and are...

    Those junior officers made an army run--and are often needed in ways we don't immediately think of today.

    Back Then, a high level officer would have a body servant. Now, that's a position we...
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