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    Ben Tart carries wool bunting

    Ben Tart carries wool bunting
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    Zack Its not made of canvas. It's either silk...

    Zack

    Its not made of canvas. It's either silk bunting or wool bunting.
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    Long time Russ! Things take different forms. ...

    Long time Russ!

    Things take different forms. Welcome home
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    Well yes. That doesn't mean that the blood is...

    Well yes. That doesn't mean that the blood is coming out, fake or real.

    Especially so if its wool.

    Cotton or linen, I have a chance, but some of those methods are 'kill or cure'. ...
  5. The Reenactor coordinators for these events are...

    The Reenactor coordinators for these events are Maj. Gen Jake Jennette, ANV, and Col. David Childs, !st Regiment, USV, who have together also helped to bring you the 150th reenactments of First and...
  6. Washington DC Sesquicentinnial Spring 2015 Events

    Moderator Note: Posted at the request of Dave Childs and Jake Jeanette.

    There are additional stops for the Lincoln Funeral Train--each Funeral Train event is separate--be sure you register...
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    Andy, if you look at the Chickamauga video(yeah,...

    Andy, if you look at the Chickamauga video(yeah, I know) you'll how little musket fire it took to make one take a substantial waver. And those fellers were being mindful of personal property...
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    There are several observation balloons in the...

    There are several observation balloons in the hobby Steve, some better than others. I had a fabulous time riding in one a couple of years ago, and drove from Alabama to upper New York State to check...
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    George McGillis has not signed on the forums...

    George McGillis has not signed on the forums since December 2011 and is fully retired.

    Try this young man. I can attest to the quality of the work, because I had some retinning done. Don't...
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    The vast majority of period flag makers obtained...

    The vast majority of period flag makers obtained fabrics dyed in a commercial setting by a reputable dye house. Home dyeing is a wartime exigency for a blockaded South accustomed to manufactured ...
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    Mike needs to post so the moderators can close...

    Mike needs to post so the moderators can close his ad
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    And the next great anomaly----the drone camera. ...

    And the next great anomaly----the drone camera.

    I attended an event back in the fall and counted 5 hovering the battlefield.

    And that was before Christmas brought them by the box load.
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    Giggle. Boyd Miles, I should have mentioned the...

    Giggle. Boyd Miles, I should have mentioned the Off Topic Boys, where miscreants hang out, and where many moderators come from in the first place. My two goals are to get back to weaving and...
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    Thank You Bob Szabo.

    For almost 20 years Robert Szabo has provided an on-line venue for discussions of the Civil War hobby. This was one of the earliest on-line forums, and it has attempted to provide a venue to a...
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    What amazes me Eli, is that I can Google that for...

    What amazes me Eli, is that I can Google that for somebody. My GoogleFu seems to have increased here lately.

    I still hate Facebook though. And I want that good IP locater back instead of...
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    Find them on Facebook at 24thnc. Their annual...

    Find them on Facebook at 24thnc. Their annual meeting is set for January 10th in Gettysburg.

    One member also maintains a historical blog at http://24thnccob.blogspot.com/
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    Daniel, I'd like to take a moment to say how...

    Daniel,

    I'd like to take a moment to say how glad I am to see you back in business. Your work is always excellent and well researched.

    Welcome!
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    Just a quick commentary on these---I've seen...

    Just a quick commentary on these---I've seen them. Extensive hand sewing, quality fabric, you name it, its there.

    For those who are thinking about a civilian impression, here's the beginnings...
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    God Bless Us Every One Joe. Cleburn's...

    God Bless Us Every One Joe. Cleburn's Atrocities :p. There should be a book.

    This also illustrates why many reputable campaign events these days offer rolled rounds at a reasonable price...
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    Silas Tackitt is the poster child for this--and...

    Silas Tackitt is the poster child for this--and if I recall correctly, all that sort of thing ships ahead in the crate with his weapon.

    Still, no matter what you do, powder residue will linger,...
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    I've never had much success with a wax lining,...

    I've never had much success with a wax lining, whether beeswax or paraffin, in any sort of cooperage. That has as much to do with traveling with a metal shell on a truck as anything else. If I...
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    ;) yes, excellent, though by Sunday the...

    ;) yes, excellent, though by Sunday the Confederate equines were too gauled to pull. We utilized a borrowed handcart and multiple trips to accomplish some things that day. I wasn't paying attention...
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    Steve, there are folks at all parts of the...

    Steve, there are folks at all parts of the spectrum in this hobby who understand water safety--there are too many real military within our ranks for that not to be the case. Our wagon rigs service...
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    We've used em. Pain in the Tookus to keep up...

    We've used em. Pain in the Tookus to keep up between events. Either you keep water in them so they don't shrink, and you get a mold and skitters problem, or you keep them empty and eventually the...
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    Richard, Go pick up Cody Mobley on Facebook,...

    Richard, Go pick up Cody Mobley on Facebook, he's a site interpreter down at Fort McKavett, Tx. He offers a pocket kit with correct hooks.
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