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    It's also become very expensive for local sites...

    It's also become very expensive for local sites to host a reenacting event, primarily because of the insurance liability issues. I can think of at least 6 annual local events that were happening 10...
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    If you shoot patched round ball if and when you...

    If you shoot patched round ball if and when you live fire, you can avoid that possibility. I've never fired minie balls from any of my guns.
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    What Wildcat said. Confederate sharpshooters...

    What Wildcat said. Confederate sharpshooters aren't really my thing, but I've done enough research to suggest that there are some definitions that have changed over the years. When we hear...
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    I think I may have discovered why it takes me 3...

    I think I may have discovered why it takes me 3 weeks to make cartridges! :)
  5. As I understand it, some of the perpetrator's...

    As I understand it, some of the perpetrator's photos were taken there. It's an understandable action by a museum. It's still pretty close to the tragic events, even in the same state and all. I think...
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    I'd go with ballast. It's cheap, and available. I...

    I'd go with ballast. It's cheap, and available. I think I would lose my mind spray painting cream of wheat.
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    Those rifles and shotguns were rebored and...

    Those rifles and shotguns were rebored and sleeved to get them to a common consistent military caliber. There are so many other, better things to demonstrate, as Eli pointed out. (Oh no. Twice in the...
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    Many events actually have a line in the event...

    Many events actually have a line in the event rules against bringing "live" ammunition. It might take people a while, but anybody with a thinking cap on will eventually reason out that powder +caps +...
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    Sent you a PM.

    Sent you a PM.
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    The news piece cited above quotes the following:"...

    The news piece cited above quotes the following:" We’re making a statement. Gettysburg and other places are turning this into a moneymaking event. They are forgetting why they are doing this,"...
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    ...in a non-significant anniversary year, also.

    ...in a non-significant anniversary year, also.
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    Rescheduling always risks conflicts. For...

    Rescheduling always risks conflicts. For instance, I spent the weekend at the annual Hale Farm event, which seemed to be well attended.
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    I'll miss Dusty and Lefty. As long as they keep...

    I'll miss Dusty and Lefty. As long as they keep doing the annual joke show, I'm a happy camper. About 15 years ago, I was traveling home from the Saylors Creek April event. Nights had been fiercely...
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    ...and life is flowing like ketchup on French...

    ...and life is flowing like ketchup on French fries... (I'm going to miss Garrison Keilor when he retires next year.)
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    How sad. I don't have anything to add besides my...

    How sad. I don't have anything to add besides my condolences.
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    It's my understanding that Americans discarded...

    It's my understanding that Americans discarded the frock a long time before the British did. I don't think they were common here after the 1820s at the latest. The Frenck were still wearing socks as...
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    I'm not sure if I'd say that their vests are...

    I'm not sure if I'd say that their vests are completely buttoned, as they're facing away from the viewer, but the pull across the back does suggest that at least some of the buttons are fastened. The...
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    One of the things I love about George Caleb...

    One of the things I love about George Caleb Bingham is how "lived in" the figure in his paintings are. He's like the American Hogarth. A line of Billy Joel keeps cycling through my mind: "it's sad...
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    More accurately, they're from the English...

    More accurately, they're from the English translations, not necessarily from the Hebrew or Greek. One of the best is "the skin of my teeth." That's from Wycliffe, not the anonymous author of Job.
  20. Havelocks are hot and silly looking. Most of them...

    Havelocks are hot and silly looking. Most of them quickly became coffee trainers and gun patches. I'd rather not see somebody go to Mexican War gear; it's overdone by reenactors and often by the ones...
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    I say "what in Sam Hill" all the time and younger...

    I say "what in Sam Hill" all the time and younger people look like I've lost my mind. I tell them it's how we said "wtf" in the old days.
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    I have no problem seeing graves decorated with...

    I have no problem seeing graves decorated with the U.S.flag. It's a touching symbol of "binding up the nation's wounds" and continuing to "care for him who has borne the fight," both Union and...
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    Bill, I just want to say that I appreciate the...

    Bill, I just want to say that I appreciate the honesty, eloquence and calm with which you write. Boyd, I appreciate your passion. I'm all for examination of the places and reasons for flags and...
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    That's true, but I didn't think that was critical...

    That's true, but I didn't think that was critical to the story
    :)
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    That's correct. Antique and antique reproduction...

    That's correct. Antique and antique reproduction s as you defined are a different category from modern firearms. They do not require that they be shipped to an FFL holder. I sent a musket to Illinois...
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