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    Closing this thread, at the request of the OP.

    Closing this thread, at the request of the OP.
  2. OK fellers, let's keep modern politics out. There...

    OK fellers, let's keep modern politics out. There is nothing wrong with discussing things (as long as it's a healthy discussion) that may affect our national parks where "we" may be involved in/at...
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    This thread serves no purpose, other than to stir...

    This thread serves no purpose, other than to stir the pot. And it warrants a close, before it gets going.
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    Here you go (some pics):...

    Here you go (some pics): https://www.google.com/search?q=civil+war+tourniquet&tbm=isch&tbo=u&source=univ&sa=X&ei=HCwYUsyELK7iyAGXq4GQCw&sqi=2&ved=0CCwQsAQ&biw=1366&bih=665

    This may help answer...
  5. OK fellas! Let's keep it civil. Any further...

    OK fellas! Let's keep it civil. Any further disrespectful remarks from anyone, and deletion of said disrespectful remarks will warranted. As mama used to say ... "if you don't have anything nice to...
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    I have a pair of civilian oxfords from Missouri...

    I have a pair of civilian oxfords from Missouri Boot and Shoe. I love them ... but, my Brogans are a LOT more comfortable "on the march".
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    I agree with Doug Thomas. Now to Hank ......

    I agree with Doug Thomas.

    Now to Hank ... with your comment about a Mason not helping a non-Mason ... that would go against 2 of our 3 great tenets in the Craft. So, they sound like they're just...
  8. Have you tried contacting the "Sons of Union...

    Have you tried contacting the "Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War" (for US veterans) or the "Sons of Confederate Veterans" (for CS veterans)? Both organizations have headstone projects, and you...
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    John, I would contact the Federal command, and...

    John, I would contact the Federal command, and ask for contact information for their medical coordinator ... then go from there.
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    OK fellers ... *Moderator hat on* ... in light of...

    OK fellers ... *Moderator hat on* ... in light of the other threads about both events ... let's keep it civil or, this one will find itself by the wayside as well.
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    Hi John! I concur with Ryan's comments. To...

    Hi John!
    I concur with Ryan's comments.

    To "MS", or not to "MS", that is the question! ... as it was during the WBTS, it is totally up to the wearer as to how to "pimp out" his uniform. I...
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    This whole thread was begun to invoke an...

    This whole thread was begun to invoke an argument. And, it is now closed.
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    For pills, tapioca pearls work fine ... just...

    For pills, tapioca pearls work fine ... just spritz them with food coloring ... but don't go bananas with the food coloring ... you don't want your quinine pills looking brighter than the sun, LOL!!!...
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    OK gentlemen ... let's play nice. There is...

    OK gentlemen ... let's play nice. There is absolutely NO reason to turn this into an "us vs. them" fight. Let's keep it "civil".

    OK, moderator hat off. :cool:
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    In what form is the material ... is it by the...

    In what form is the material ... is it by the yard, pieces, etc? Thank you!
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    http://www.sykesregulars.org/images/LOC/camps/62A_...

    http://www.sykesregulars.org/images/LOC/camps/62A_00255u_1.jpg
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    Actually, the "norm" would be the plain staff...

    Actually, the "norm" would be the plain staff straps (if we were 150 years ago ... the mass number of "MS" straps you see today is because they are over-represented in our hobby). As for the sword...
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    Yep! My first kit, I used the "MS" in the center...

    Yep! My first kit, I used the "MS" in the center of the shoulder straps. My current kit has the staff shoulder straps (no "MS"). The "MS" straps, like everything else, were Surgeon's choice. As a...
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    Try eBay ... but, make sure they're correct...

    Try eBay ... but, make sure they're correct before buying them. Don't make the same mistakes I did with buying incorrect instruments through them.
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    For ceremonial purposes, there is nothing wrong...

    For ceremonial purposes, there is nothing wrong with purchasing a Medical Services sword. Like I said above, their prices are about the same as a F&S sword so, I would chose the MS sword.
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    Surgeons, like any other officer, were required...

    Surgeons, like any other officer, were required to purchase their own uniforms. And yes, there were cases where a Surgeon would draw issued uniform items from the Quartermaster. Regulations called...
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    Hi John!! Are you looking for new or used? If...

    Hi John!!
    Are you looking for new or used? If new, may I suggest a couple of places to check out?

    The first being, Ed Archer's site: http://civilwarmedbooks.com/medical.idc. You can purchase the...
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    Colonel Dave, EVERYONE will have a difference in...

    Colonel Dave, EVERYONE will have a difference in command "style" (sorry, I left this off in my initial posting). In my 23 years in this hobby, I haven't been to many events that playout "by the...
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    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for...

    I'm not sure if this is what you're looking for but ..... http://www.perryvillebattlefield.org/html/visitors1.html
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    You're right David! Regs call for a lot of...

    You're right David! Regs call for a lot of things. But they were not always followed to a "T". That's why I choose a typical Surgeon's impression. What I bring to an event, will usually fit into my...
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