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    Rocky, never admit on this forum that you liked...

    Rocky, never admit on this forum that you liked "Gettysburg" or "Gods and Generals". You will be ridiculed mercilessly and presumed stupid. Honestly though, I liked both of them (but maybe I AM...
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    Thanks Boyd! That was the very image I saw! ...

    Thanks Boyd! That was the very image I saw!

    Harry
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    Here are a couple of shots of the Tentsmith...

    Here are a couple of shots of the Tentsmith product. I am showing this for the tent value since the poles and slips are wrong and the chairs need to be burnt. I always like to see wooden...
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    Imported French Belled Tent

    Hi all,

    I recall once seeing a couple of period photos of a French double belled tent. Might have seen it on this forum, but the search brings up about everything but that photo! I know these were...
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    Looks like a cigar too me. Too fat to be a hand...

    Looks like a cigar too me. Too fat to be a hand rolled smoke....even by Cheech and Chong standards.

    Harry
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    Use of decals in 1860's

    Considering that the decal process was invented in the 1700's (used on pottery) and steadily improved through the 1800's with multi color decals being used after 1840, I wondered if there was any...
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    Here's that link. Very informative! ...

    Here's that link. Very informative!

    http://www.berdansharpshooters.com/Everything_Sharps.pdf

    He doesn't say much about the Armi Sports because at the time the article was written the AS was a...
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    I have used and currently own both the AS and the...

    I have used and currently own both the AS and the Ped Sharps. I was told by several that the Peidersoli was the better reproduction. In my humble opinion it is not. The Peidersoli is clunky, harder...
  9. Thread: Huzzah?

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    I remember attending a Rev War language clinic...

    I remember attending a Rev War language clinic many years ago where it was asserted that any shout of excitement was called a "huzzah". So, guys cheering Ohio State scoring against that team up north...
  10. I'm one of those jerks who doesn't participate or...

    I'm one of those jerks who doesn't participate or co operate with guard stuff at all. I did it every night in Nam, real stuff, real scary, etc, and I refuse to have anything to do with it now. I'm...
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    Now, not being a Mason (I am a Lion!) and not...

    Now, not being a Mason (I am a Lion!) and not knowing this for sure, I was under the impression that Masons were a semi secret to secret order. I see Masonic symbols on car bumpers and doors, and...
  12. Thread: Huzzah?

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    Ya'll might be right, maybe not. Shelby foot said...

    Ya'll might be right, maybe not. Shelby foot said during the PBS series interview that the Confederates would break out into cheers and shouts, but the Federals used a more "deep manly huzzah". His...
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    Don't want to argue, but getting the flex is...

    Don't want to argue, but getting the flex is exactly why I use car tires ;) The ride is less harsh, easier on the load and trailer and hitch, and as far as sway is concerned I can get sway with...
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    Phil, This is a complicated issue, especially...

    Phil,

    This is a complicated issue, especially without knowing just what kind of axle set up you have.

    Those tires should have been just fine. You just had a bad day. We lost a brand new tire...
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    White Trousers?

    Lately I have noticed a growing number of Confed guys wearing white trousers. Saw a lot of it at BGA Gettysburg, even in the artillery (a very impractical place to wear white!). This morning a...
  16. The two bander ban did not come easy. It was a...

    The two bander ban did not come easy. It was a very heavily discussed and passionate pre internet issue that drew upon many converging points of view. A good and more recent comparison would be the...
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    The one I looked at has a brass sight blade. The...

    The one I looked at has a brass sight blade. The front barrel band is different from the one I already have.

    Harry
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    Yeah, they do, but what I need to know is how...

    Yeah, they do, but what I need to know is how good is this in house defarb?

    Harry
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    Armisport 1842 Springfield Defarb.

    I am looking at a limited edition 150th Manassis defarb Armisport 1842 Springfield. Armisport did the defarb themselves and as far as my untrained neanderthal mind can see, it does indeed have some...
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    My earliest reenactment experience was as a...

    My earliest reenactment experience was as a member of the George Rogers Clark Illinois Reiment attending the 9th Virginia's Rev War event in Springfield, Ohio back in the early 70's. The event they...
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    My kit has always has a supply of fine grade...

    My kit has always has a supply of fine grade steel wool included. When using a weapon with a bright barrel I always remove the barrel, wrap it in the steel wool, scrub up and down till rust gone,...
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    Should Civil War Reenactments be abandoned?

    Here is an article you might enjoy.

    http://blog.pennlive.com/gettysburg-150/2013/07/should_civil_war_re-enactments.html

    Harry
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    In this case the accident involved a guy getting...

    In this case the accident involved a guy getting badly burned by being too close to a gun that was fired. It was a mixup in communication, teamed up with the BAR drill (at that time) requiring #4 to...
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    One problem comes from various requirements by...

    One problem comes from various requirements by umbrella groups and insurance companies that require that crews be "certified". Those organizations that certify crews (such as NCWAA) more often than...
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    Authenticity Vs. Drill. At Odds?

    Fellow Artymen,

    There is a new FB page called "Authentic Civil War Artillery". It has started a dialogue about many issues, but one I didn't expect is about the drill.

    I think of myself as a...
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