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    Ahhh... I understand now.. I had a flat washer...

    Ahhh... I understand now.. I had a flat washer pictured in my mind scraping its way down the barrel... Thanks for the clarification..
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    I guess I am a bit (confused, nieve, perplexed),...

    I guess I am a bit (confused, nieve, perplexed), but the one thing that always puzzled me about these "cleaner" rounds was that if I shove this round with the disc on the bottom of it into my fouled...
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    Just when should the beer be applied??

    Just when should the beer be applied??
  4. General Johnston killed due to his own kindness...

    I wanted to share some information that I received recently from a local historan by the name of Joey Woolridge that may cast a bit more light on the death of General Albert Sidney Johnston at the...
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    Several thousand Lakota warriors at Little Round...

    Several thousand Lakota warriors at Little Round Top?? ;)
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    Army...

    US Army
    76V10 Material Control Specialist
    76C10 Equipment Records & Parts Specialist

    Florida Army National Guard
    11B10 Infantry

    Operation Just Cause (Panama)
    Desert Shield/Storm ...
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    And still we wonder why the youth of today don't...

    And still we wonder why the youth of today don't want to talk to us....
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    Spiking a Cannon...

    Page 77 of Gibbon's 'Artillerist's Manual' (1860)

    'Spiking and Unspiking Cannon and Rendering Them Unserviceable.'

    'To spike a piece or render it unserviceable, drive into the vent a jagged and...
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    You are correct, Sir.. In my haste (and the fog...

    You are correct, Sir.. In my haste (and the fog of early morning), I posted this in the wrong spot.

    My apologies...
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    How the South was lost...

    Thought this was funny... Hopefully you will get a chuckle out of it as well. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VQZCoA_T_zM
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    Utensils...

    Start out w/ a well made TIN cup. The reason I say that is because stainless steel can be spotted from a mile away. Plus, it is versatile. You can eat beans out of it, use it for shaving water,...
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    Get them while they're young...

    I especially like talking to the late grade school/early middle school kids, about some of the "yucky" things (greyback racing, how 30 guys shared a toothbrush, weevils in the rations, etc.). At...
  13. Thread: Sutlers-Sales

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    Grab one for me.. I'll save your seat...:D

    Grab one for me.. I'll save your seat...:D
  14. Linear time is a matter of perspective. 4 years...

    Linear time is a matter of perspective. 4 years was a lot longer time 140+ years ago. By that, I mean if the WBTS happened today, the Federal government would have struck down the insurrection...
  15. Thread: Cooler Covers

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    I don't believe it is so much...

    I don't believe it is so much Progressive/Campaigner sniping that we are concerned about here. It appears to be more of an IGLOO/Coleman/Rubbermaid snipefest. Those can be much more venomous and...
  16. Thread: Cost-Hobby

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    Just my 2 cents but at the 2nd Seminole War...

    Just my 2 cents but at the 2nd Seminole War events I used to participate in, we didn't pay any fee, and as a bonus, the organizers provided everyone with a 1lb powder ration (Dade Battlefield). The...
  17. Thread: First Event

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    First Event...

    Ocklawaha River Raid, 2006. I had been to this event as a spectator a couple of years before and had always wanted to get into the hobby, but a new mortgage, kids, etc. etc. always seemed to keep me...
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    Gentlemen; Many thanks to the both of you for...

    Gentlemen;

    Many thanks to the both of you for your speedy response. I can't wait to dig into the information you have passed along and begin my research. Any time I can be of assistance, please...
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    Quartermaster Impression...

    I am planning on putting together a Quartermaster impression, and could use a little help. I have searched the boards for other posts that had to do with this subject, but was unable to find what I...
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    Sir... It appears that your wares will...

    Sir...

    It appears that your wares will definitely "cut the MUSTARD" :lol:
  21. That would be great. This is a perfect event to...

    That would be great. This is a perfect event to just get out and enjoy interacting with the public, as well as a great opportunity to work on your impression.

    Man, let me tell you about the food....
  22. Thanks for responding.. This "event" has kind of...

    Thanks for responding.. This "event" has kind of changed from what I envisioned, as far as a full blown living history/CW event. Since we are so close to time, we are going to be extremely small...
  23. Apple & Pork Festival Living History Weekend

    On September 27th & 28th, the DeWitt County Museum Association is hosting the Apple & Pork Festival on the grounds of the C.H. Moore homestead in Clinton, IL. This event draws thousands of visitors,...
  24. Interest in the event...

    Been awhile since this thread has been posted on, but I wanted to bring everyone up to date as to what is upcoming. I spoke again with the Curator this afternoon, and he is still wanting to have a...
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    I don't know if it can be explained by the power...

    I don't know if it can be explained by the power of suggestion, but as I am sitting here at work, reading thru these posts, my head started itching for no particular reason. Kind of like when one...
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