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    an interesting thread. Aptly answered. This was...

    an interesting thread. Aptly answered. This was an era which saw great tobacco use, even by women and some children, but not as
    cigarettes, but as dip and chew. As a further interesting...
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    if there is an actual relative, you could do some...

    if there is an actual relative, you could do some neat stuff with the shadowbox: make a color print of the unit flag as the background,
    or use colored felt from a craft store to identify...
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    man cave arsenal pack label decor

    after a large reenactment you can wander thru the aftermath & find quite a few arsneal pack labels, mostly Federal, usually printed with black ink on white or butcher brown paper. Some printed...
  4. riders for 150th Akien, S.C. 02/20/15

    63rd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry has scheduled this event. Have room for 2 or 3 riders from the Morristown/Knoxville, Tn area to and
    from the event. Give me a shout if you need a lift.
  5. so how did that event go for you ?

    so how did that event go for you ?
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    Want listing of 2015 Reenactments

    We all know about the 150th events thru April. But a reenactor's life goes on after the war. Some are just little neighborhood affairs offering not much more than comradeship, insects, & outdoor...
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    David go to fortmorgan.org & you will find out...

    David go to fortmorgan.org & you will find out any info/factoids/maps/schedules/videos/photographs. Bobby Horton will give a concert from inside
    the fort at 7pm friday nite. Looks like they have...
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    myself & son are taking our entire extended...

    myself & son are taking our entire extended family. Yes it will be hot & humid as well. We are unsure if either of the two
    units we campaign with will be represented there. We are looking for a...
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    Hope you stayed dry from midnite Saturday nite to...

    Hope you stayed dry from midnite Saturday nite to noon Sunday. and further hope you didn't have to pay to be pulled out of parking. It's always a good idea in the south to go to these events in a 4...
  10. thank you for what appears to be an informed,...

    thank you for what appears to be an informed, concise, response.
  11. afraid this slow southern boy doesn"t quite get...

    afraid this slow southern boy doesn"t quite get your drift. As far as the 150th events, they will soon be done, for better or worse. But if you mean to
    imply that the big national events can be...
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    don't know if this will work or not. I am...

    don't know if this will work or not. I am Corporal Robert Grumble Hayden of Co K 6th Texas Infantry Alamo Rifles and the 63rd Tennessee Infantry CS.
    I ran across an old post of yours that no one...
  13. Two questions about reenactment cannon fire

    I was told that flour was mixed with gunpowder to produce "smoke." I would have thought the gunpowder alone would have accomplished that, comment ?

    At 150th Shiloh & again at 150th Chickamauga I...
  14. if you haven't been, be sure to visit the Battle...

    if you haven't been, be sure to visit the Battle of Atlanta cyclorama. Not only is the cyclorama itself amazing, there is also many artifacts/weapons/uniforms and
    the locomotive TEXAS of "The great...
  15. Three southrons want to attend 150th Tunnel Hill Sept 2014

    We are looking for a unit to partner with at the event, as our units (63rd Tennessee & 6th Texas Infantry) are not scheduled to attend. We will
    be traveling from near Morristown, Tn and have room...
  16. Want to swap my springfield for an enfield

    I have an ArmiSport 1861 Springfield, leather sling, bayonet & scabbard. When I obtained this weapon I was told that Springfields
    sometimes misfired due to accumulated powder fouling in the...
  17. Thread: Muskets

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    your best bet is to haunt reenactor companies...

    your best bet is to haunt reenactor companies looking for someone leaving reenacting. Everyone wants to keep thier gear
    in the loop, and help a pard with a good price when possible.
  18. I read in another post you "use yellow cornmeal"...

    I read in another post you "use yellow cornmeal" vs white. I feel it has a preferable flavor. Do you think the white variety was in more common usage of the military ?

    When I inquired about...
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    Sherman Williams Paint store has rolls of brown...

    Sherman Williams Paint store has rolls of brown "painter's paper" that is not waxed, but will work to wrap food or make paper cartridges. They have about 3 different widths, I get the 6" roll for...
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    Confederate Johnny Cakes: 2 cups cornmeal, 2/3...

    Confederate Johnny Cakes: 2 cups cornmeal, 2/3 cup milk, 2 tablespoons vegtable oil or bacon grease, 2 teaspoons baking soda & 1/2 teaspoon salt.
    mix well & form biscut sized "dogers". Spoon dogers...
  21. 63rd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry is calling

    Recruited from Northeast Tennessee, the original 63rd served in the AOT at Chickamauga, Followed Longstreet in
    his push on Knoxville, and returned with him to the Army of Northern Virginia. Most of...
  22. you don't have to fight ! you can serve as the...

    you don't have to fight ! you can serve as the regimental provo, a surgeon's assistant or strecher bearer. Guard the camp
    and/or sentry detail. Be on sick detail & bring your own nurse !
  23. My my my these Federal campaigner boys are apt to...

    My my my these Federal campaigner boys are apt to be spending a great deal of time mindin all those P's and Q's. Us boys of the Red River Battalion, 6th Texas
    Infantry Co K Alamo Rifles will be sure...
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    did you ever imagine this post would generate so...

    did you ever imagine this post would generate so much response ? I for one am overjoyed to see inquiries or responses relating to this pastime. As time slips past us
    some of us have a hard time...
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    Richard, see my posting yesterday at 10:18 pm...

    Richard, see my posting yesterday at 10:18 pm about gaiters worn by Confederates in clothing/equipment/how to Robert Hayden
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