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  1. It means he's cool; Elvis used to wear his buckle...

    It means he's cool; Elvis used to wear his buckle like that. Really. It was forbidden in many high school dress codes in the '50s. I'm surprised to see it in a photo, too. Without overthinking it,...
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    Fair enough. :) I don't know enough about the...

    Fair enough. :) I don't know enough about the cosmetic design of the pieces to know if a swivel gun from the 1690s is visually very different from one from the 1840s, and how different they would...
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    "Betty Zane!" A true almost-forgotten classic! I...

    "Betty Zane!" A true almost-forgotten classic! I really think that's Zane Grey's best book. The problem you're going to run into with your swivel gun is that they were primarily used on some kind of...
  4. What a charming photo. Looks like it was framed...

    What a charming photo. Looks like it was framed or matted for a long time. She has a decidedly "modern" look to her face. I bet to her the White House gig was just a job that put food on the table,...
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    I will be the second one in line!

    I will be the second one in line!
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    Wow - sounds like you were born to do that! Can...

    Wow - sounds like you were born to do that! Can anyone more familiar with staff work fill me in on which army departments might be sending an officer out to a command in the field? Inspections?...
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    A few years ago, I would have been the guy...

    A few years ago, I would have been the guy telling you to sell your kit and get a private's gear and musket; if you do a search you can probably find me writing those exact words. At this point,...
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    I've noticed that many of our goofy experiences...

    I've noticed that many of our goofy experiences come from times when we're out of context, i.e. traveling in our gear. I think that's one of the reasons I've stopped traveling to and from in my...
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    It may seem unfathomable, or at least ironic,...

    It may seem unfathomable, or at least ironic, given the American frontier experience, and it's impact on the arts, i.e. the "Western," but Caucasians did not want to look like Indians. Those who...
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    No, they weren't common. That would be an...

    No, they weren't common. That would be an affection picked up from the frontier. That's not to say it would always be wrong for the period, time and place allowing, but it would certainly be...
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    No it can't - an organization needs a visionary...

    No it can't - an organization needs a visionary leader or leadership team who are willing to be with it for quite a while, usually longer than you think it will take. I'd say 5 years would be a...
  12. I was almost certain that you have in mind James...

    I was almost certain that you have in mind James Walker's painting of Churubusco, but then I looked at it again. The troops are moving up the road, but their backs are to the viewer. The musket is on...
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    The HMS Serapis lost the duel with the USS...

    The HMS Serapis lost the duel with the USS BonHomme Richard because there was a stack of powder charges lying next to a gun on the quarterdeck. A US sailor crawled out on a spar and dropped a hand...
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    I don't think the kid who got burned did anything...

    I don't think the kid who got burned did anything immature that caused the accident either. Introducing a minor into the mix ratchets up all the legal posturing after the event, though. A child is...
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    Remember, this was a local parade, not a...

    Remember, this was a local parade, not a reenactment. There's a good possibility that this wasn't even a "unit" (with some sense of established order) firing it's piece. It very well could have been...
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    I just can't say enough about Calibre. Use it all...

    I just can't say enough about Calibre. Use it all the time. Great product. Even it, sometimes will scramble a mobi file when it converts it to text. When I converted "Twelve Years a Slave" I ended up...
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    Amen. Especially since this accident did indeed...

    Amen. Especially since this accident did indeed cause casualties, and children at that, decorum demands that all of us armchair safety experts exercise extreme tact. One of the things that concerns...
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    They turn into gobbblydigook in the process of...

    They turn into gobbblydigook in the process of conversion. I have some pdf files that I've back engineered into text files, or j2me programs or even pdb programs and they converted just fine. Others...
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    I've served a gun a whopping once in my life, so...

    I've served a gun a whopping once in my life, so I'm not exactly an expert, but this is wrong on so many levels. Clearly nothing like safe ammo handling practices was followed. Let alone the whole...
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    If you go to the kindle store, you can find a...

    If you go to the kindle store, you can find a number of Civil War memoir titles that are FREE, too many to list, really. I'm pretty sure that's where I got Alonzo Hill's "Our Boys" and Leander...
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    I'm late to the party, but I'll add a second...

    I'm late to the party, but I'll add a second endorsement to Ross's citation of "Forged in Battle." It really is THE go-to book about the USCT. Very carefully written, very analytical, but still a...
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    If you wear those AC 2, Bracers of Defense, you...

    If you wear those AC 2, Bracers of Defense, you don't have to wear plate. Or is that D&D?
    If you want to keep any shred of sanity, go to Ren Faires purely for entertainment. They bear as much...
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    Wait a minute - before you return or sell...

    Wait a minute - before you return or sell anything - there's a brief history of the 49th NY here: http://dmna.ny.gov/historic/reghist/civil/infantry/49thInf/49thInfMain.htm
    If you scroll down the...
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    When the colonial American furniture craze...

    When the colonial American furniture craze started about 80 years ago, the owners of original pieces sometimes made up stories about what unfamiliar furniture or housewares were used for, and how...
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    If you asked Joe average on the street why he...

    If you asked Joe average on the street why he smiles in a photo, he'd probably say something like "You're supposed to." People don't think about cultural norms when they do them. They just do them...
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