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    Civil War A middle-aged women, once asked me...

    Civil War

    A middle-aged women, once asked me who Won the War. You don't make things like this up. True story.

    Always
    Doug Thomas
    Lyons-Kentucky
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    Thanksgiving

    To All

    Not wanting to put this in the Whine Cellar, I thought the Civilian section would work. It's that time of year, Holidays and Family. To me Thanksgiving means two things. Thanks for all...
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    Craig Same for me----One year I went to...

    Craig

    Same for me----One year I went to Perryville, as I had for years going all the way back to Boy Scout marches. That year (90 something) I told a friend of mine next year we are going to be on...
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    Steve It's better here now than the past. If...

    Steve

    It's better here now than the past. If you had a cooler and a wall tent, some folks thought and still do I'm sure wanted you to get out of the Hobby and start camping at the KOA. They the...
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    Marvin Talked to Chris the other night, Been...

    Marvin

    Talked to Chris the other night, Been helping on a 3'' Ord. while working here in Florida. Plan on getting the Big Gray gun out a little more next year. Tell everyone in Buckner's Battery...
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    Not Whining just Wonder?

    To All

    Has or do Folks feel other forms of communication is slowly replacing Forums. With Face Book etc. being just one. The tone of this Forum has gotten a lot better with the Mods doing a fine...
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    A.J. I'd be surprised that someone here on...

    A.J.


    I'd be surprised that someone here on the Forum would not be able to give you a guess. Many that post here, went to the BGA-Gettysburg. In fact a few have direct access to the upper...
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    Hobby It may be getting smaller as far as...

    Hobby

    It may be getting smaller as far as numbers, due to a number of reasons. All posted here on the Forum. History is made every day. We the Boomer's have had a nice run. Like others its time...
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    Craig I agree with your statement as a Hobby...

    Craig

    I agree with your statement as a Hobby we don't do a good job. The problem is we as a Hobby, have so many different approaches to the Hobby itself. Myself I consider a MS, even though my...
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    Craig Money---------------until there isn't...

    Craig

    Money---------------until there isn't any to be made by groups or individuals, the Hobby will be fine. Once that happens Civil War will go by the wayside, like other time periods and wars....
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    Bernard Thank you-------------Someone has to...

    Bernard

    Thank you-------------Someone has to ask, or we all donate to Blind Faith trust fund.. More of a Band than a Symphony.

    Always Doug
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    National Events 150th

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    2 Shilohs 2 Gettysburgs and a host of other large events that donate to that worthy cause. Nothing has been posted as to whom and how much? Admin. cost I assume must have taken most if not all...
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    Hank Having been one for over 30 years, and a...

    Hank

    Having been one for over 30 years, and a reenactor for close to twenty. Helping others is a common thread that runs through the Craft. One need only to look at the Shrine to support that...
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    Artillery 1861 Sir: I shot the 145th...

    Artillery 1861

    Sir: I shot the 145th GAC------------------Burned 55lbs. Sundays Battle (Picketts Charge) ate the Limber Box up. You may or may not shoot all the Battles. I shoot 1 pound shot if...
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    Major This all you have to do in the...

    Major

    This all you have to do in the Summer------------------------Keep up the good work.

    Cap
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    Fire-Truck Something I've done at Pow-Wow's in...

    Fire-Truck

    Something I've done at Pow-Wow's in the evening is have a Blanket Trade. It's a lot of fun plus a chance to get to know other reenactors. Everyone has something to Trade, plus no money...
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    Just ordered mine, Thank you for not only writing it, but posting it here so a Ole MS seating by his cooler (68qt) can enjoy.

    Always

    Doug Thomas
    Lyons-Kentucky CS
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    Bill I'm a member of the 46th Tenn. We have a...

    Bill

    I'm a member of the 46th Tenn. We have a original Battery Forge, which is nice for display at living History events. Its complete, the only thing it does not have is Vols. in the summer to...
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    Fuel--------------Florida. I paid 4.15 today for High Grade (Corvette). Diesel Truck is what I use to haul a Cannon with. Gettysburg 145th I paid 4.89 at one station in Maryland. Hope it goes down...
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    I'll second that-----------------------------MONEY. That many Sutlers, your going to find something you don't need.

    Enjoy-----------------Picketts Charge at the 145th GAC-was a grand.

    Always...
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    Peter The 145th had two events GAC and Mr....

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    The 145th had two events GAC and Mr. Anders High Tide event. Much like this year one was held a week before the other. GAC had 15 thousand while Mr. Anders event had about 12 hundred based...
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    Gettysburg 150th

    Gettysburg

    For the Folks that had hope that there would only be one Gettysburg as opposed to 2, does the departure of ANV from BGA and its event have a bearing. Based on what I've been told, ANV...
  23. Jubilo With two Events I would not expect...

    Jubilo

    With two Events I would not expect anything close the the 145th. Even with Anders High Tide event which only had about 1200 did not hurt the bigger GAC event. This coming year with more...
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    Flattop That would be nice on the donation...

    Flattop

    That would be nice on the donation side of things. 1st. Federal Division in charge of the Western Troops, at the BGA-Gettysburg event? They are or have been the other half of the equation...
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    RJ Given your statement, Perryville this year...

    RJ

    Given your statement, Perryville this year was International-----------------------Was it the Golf Carts or the EMS on site that took it over the top (International). Still on a learning curve...
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