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    I was one of the 1st U.S Artillery inside Fort...

    I was one of the 1st U.S Artillery inside Fort Sumter April 8th- 14th and all I can say is it truly was an event of a lifetime. The experience was made even more authentic by going without sleep or...
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    I have the Reg history of the 83rd Pa. and they...

    I have the Reg history of the 83rd Pa. and they were issued Chasseur uniforms at one time. There are two photos of the soldiers wearing them. The 83rd performed heroic duty next to the 20th Maine at...
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    Raid at Gambles Hotel, Florence, SC (Confederate)...

    Raid at Gambles Hotel, Florence, SC (Confederate)
    Bentonville (Confederate)
    Living history Confederate Relic Room Columbia, SC (confederate)
    Confederate Memorial Day Columbia, SC (Confederate)...
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    I just talked to Mr Tart at the battle of...

    I just talked to Mr Tart at the battle of Secessionville the weekend before last. I know he has been very busy making uniforms for the 150th Fort Moultrie/ Fort Sumter event next April.
    Wonderful,...
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    Yes, for Heavy Artillery, the left side is...

    Yes, for Heavy Artillery, the left side is flipped up. I'm working on my kit now for Fort Sumter in April. Here's another great site-
    http://www.zipcon.net/~silas/sumter.htm
    See you there!
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    Glad I could help Artyman! I haven't tried the...

    Glad I could help Artyman! I haven't tried the new CCI 4 wingers but with the reports I hearing, I think I'll stick with the wingless. When someone has a weapon that won't clear at arms inspection,...
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    That would be the Back Creek Gun Shop in...

    That would be the Back Creek Gun Shop in Winchester, Va. Great folks, great prices. (powder too!) Usually we wait until we have an event in Northern Va. to place our order then pick them up. Saves on...
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    Have you ever tried the Dynamit Nobel wingless...

    Have you ever tried the Dynamit Nobel wingless caps? They are about 1/2 the price of the 4- wingers and they are HOT! I've never had a misfire in my Springfield using them. Whenever someone has a...
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    A fine New England Unit to portray in South...

    A fine New England Unit to portray in South Carolina! Good luck with your recruiting and I'll help you with living histories whenever I can.
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    Actually, some of us were going out occasionally...

    Actually, some of us were going out occasionally as Federal skirmishers to harrass the Johnnies (shhhh......keep it to yourself!)
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    A vest for both impressions?

    Greetings pards-
    i'm looking at getting a vest. Any suggestions on one that will serve both impressions, Union and Confederate?
    The standard response seems to be Union dark blue. I see alot of...
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    Myself and 41 of my pards from the 20th South...

    Myself and 41 of my pards from the 20th South Carolina Volunteer Infantry will be there in force!
    ....And I would like to add, be more than happy to bear the brunt of those fire- breathing Henry's!...
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    We were concerned about slipping with heel plates...

    We were concerned about slipping with heel plates and/ or marking the floor and took precautions. I was wearing black '70's era military rubber soled boots and the rest of the color guard had...
  14. Great bunch of soldiers, when I was with the 22nd...

    Great bunch of soldiers, when I was with the 22nd Mass we would fall in with you guys often!
    Best of luck on your recruiting efforts!
    Erin Go Braugh!
  15. We're just hoping for an explanation from the...

    We're just hoping for an explanation from the administrators at USC. An apology would be nice. Another invite to another game would be better (and an apology).
    Personally, I think the game got too...
  16. No sirs, most of us were in our dress frocks with...

    No sirs, most of us were in our dress frocks with spit 'n' polish brass and leathers. I believe my Captain had said that in the interview
  17. Union color guard turned away from USC basketball game

    Our reenactment group, the 13th U.S. Regular Infantry (20th South Carolina) was invited last fall to be the color guard at a USC men's basketball game against Kentucky Jan. 26th. We were 7 minutes...
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    I don't blouse my trousers, I blouse my socks...

    I don't blouse my trousers, I blouse my socks over my underdrawers. This has definitely saved me from ticks and fire ants that like to crawl up my legs. They can't get in. Also it keeps the cold out.
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    Thank you for your kind comments. Our ancestors...

    Thank you for your kind comments.
    Our ancestors lives they led, the stories they told, are still out there, waiting to be heard again. You just have to research them and find them.
    For many that...
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    honoring ancestors

    IMHO-
    Didn't the Indians in times past honor their ancestors by acting out their heroics?
    This is how i feel we portray our ancestors at reenactments.
    For a brief moment, we shiver the way they...
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    Battle of Secessionville

    Mark your calendars now for the Battle of Secessionville Nov. 14th & 15th 2009 to be held at the beautiful Boone Hall Plantation in Charleston, S.C.
    http://boonehallplantation.com/
    Two great...
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    Cold Harbor and Petersburg top my list. Also...

    Cold Harbor and Petersburg top my list. Also Harper's Ferry and even though it's not Virginia, Antietam is a must
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    Cedar Creek

    The 20th South Carolina is making Cedar Creek a MAX effort event with over 20 soldiers registered. Cedar Creek has special meaning to the 20th as the original 20th fought there and with this year...
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    The seagull's just giving the lad that long-...

    The seagull's just giving the lad that long- sought- after PATINA!
    What would the statue have done to it if it was in front of the Crow's nest? (LOL)
    Actually the seagull is paying the highest...
  25. I would heartily recommend both the 11th...

    I would heartily recommend both the 11th Conneticut Volunteer infantry http://www.11thcvi.org/index.html and the 2nd Conneticut Heavy Artillery http://the2dconn.com/ . Both units have a great bunch...
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