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    The NPS is having a living history on the same...

    The NPS is having a living history on the same weekend as the battle reenactment which is being hosted by the Skillygelee Mess.

    Participants will be portraying the 146th New York Infantry, a...
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    Excuse me? I have no idea what I did to earn you...

    Excuse me? I have no idea what I did to earn you scorn or to merit such an intemperate retort. I posted an observation; an opinion, to the thread in general. Note that I did not use "reply with...
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    I agree that this not the type shelter that would...

    I agree that this not the type shelter that would work in a by-the-book company street, but for a soldier on campaign in a roadside bivouac I applaud any who wants to break from the norm. Is a norm...
  4. Well, lets see... tens of thousands of feet...

    Well, lets see... tens of thousands of feet stirring up dust and/or churning up the roads into troughs of sticky mud? Ten to thirty miles of that and your Mom ain't going to ask you to just wipe...
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    None of the several articles I've read have...

    None of the several articles I've read have stated that Mr. Malta was a reenactor. So why do you automatically assume he is a reenactor? Although every day my belief that most reenactors complete...
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    My worthless 2 cents: There are certainly...

    My worthless 2 cents:

    There are certainly those who look askance at our “hobby” but those outside the Civil War community (and many that are in it) mostly see us as hokey, stupid and “racist”...
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    Gee, that's funny. I've been bird-watching and...

    Gee, that's funny. I've been bird-watching and never knew there was a rule book with standards that I had to follow. Seemed to me, I was free to bird watch any way I wanted to.

    I've also...
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    hobby noun 1. an activity done regularly in...

    hobby

    noun

    1. an activity done regularly in one's leisure time for pleasure.
    synonyms: pastime, leisure activity, leisure pursuit;
    sideline, side interest, diversion, avocation; ...
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    Maybe "the hobby" needs to employ the...

    Maybe "the hobby" needs to employ the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator to figure out what people fit best in which unit.
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    Oh, I definitely won't. But others rarely listen...

    Oh, I definitely won't. But others rarely listen to me. Their loss. ;-D
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    The event announcer at the C-ville event said...

    The event announcer at the C-ville event said they would be hosting a Wilderness-Spotsylvania event next year. I was very sorry to hear that because C-ville was, IMO, a lousy event.
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    This is why I prefer battles that have simple...

    This is why I prefer battles that have simple elements:

    1. Advance against an impregnable position
    2. Get cut down in droves
    3. Retreat
    4. Repeat
    5. Admit defeat

    Easy and often very...
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    First of all, can the brogans be repaired by a...

    First of all, can the brogans be repaired by a cobbler? If not...

    Second, can you have a yard sale? Don't tell me you ain't got lots of junk in the attic or basement that you wouldn't like to...
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    No, joining is NOT simple. Asking is simple. 2...

    No, joining is NOT simple. Asking is simple. 2 B 1 Ask 1. Ask and ye shall receive... an application. You fill it out... you submit with requisite fees. Then you wait a little. Then you are...
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    I've heard it called being "galded". Galding...

    I've heard it called being "galded". Galding sounds like scalding. Another name it bears is "diaper rash".
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    I was a spectator and your assement is spot-on,...

    I was a spectator and your assement is spot-on, but not just for Saturday. Both days offered the most idiotic and dull "battles" I've ever witnessed. No movement. Point-blank ranges. Few...
  17. Thread: Fugawee Brogans

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    Funny how nobody is willing to answer your...

    Funny how nobody is willing to answer your specific question, but start throwing out alternatives, offering NO opinion of WHY they do or do not like Fugawee brogans. But I will:

    I own and wear...
  18. Zouaves is mispelled. So, older...

    Zouaves is mispelled.



    So, older not-so-energetic, but able-bodied men not allowed to join?

    Just askin'.
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    But the Hungarians aren't selling it. :-(

    But the Hungarians aren't selling it. :-(
  20. Good ridance to bad rubbish.

    Good ridance to bad rubbish.
  21. The real insult is the "gift shop"... what was...

    The real insult is the "gift shop"... what was once a real bookstore at the old musuem. "Gifts" (junk) are interpersed among the books which deemphisizes the books. The store is actually overseen by...
  22. Thread: AoP Headwear...

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    The only Federal regiment I'm aware of that was...

    The only Federal regiment I'm aware of that was entiredly outfitted with straw hats on the Peninsula was the 16th New York Infantry. The hats were purchased en masse by the ladies at home and sent...
  23. The National Tower in 2000... Home Sweet Home...

    The National Tower in 2000... Home Sweet Home Motel in 2003... the Cyclorama Building in 2012...

    Now that's what I call progress! When's McDonald's gonna get the wrecking ball?
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    I think your best bet would be to take the...

    I think your best bet would be to take the verbiage from an historic arrest warrant and using some of the fonts/typefaces that are now standard in MS Word, create one yourself. If you need words,...
  25. I started out with every intention of doing CS. ...

    I started out with every intention of doing CS. I even went to events as a spectator, always planning on rooting for the South, but every time I saw that line of blue with Stars and Stripes...
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