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  1. Thread: Nick Medich

    by Jubilo
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    I have a fond memory of an event at Jackson,...

    I have a fond memory of an event at Jackson, Michigan I think. It was a 1st Bull Run/ Manassas event and Colonel Medich was in his pre-war blue uniform on a white horse and jumped over some...
  2. Thread: Nick Medich

    by Jubilo
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    Now he belongs to the ages. A tip of the kepi...

    Now he belongs to the ages. A tip of the kepi to him !
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    The U.S. band played " Auld Lang Syne ." At...

    The U.S. band played " Auld Lang Syne ." At least they did 150 years ago.

    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
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    "Springing to the call," as a Federal...

    "Springing to the call," as a Federal infantryman.

    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
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    Dear General Spanky, I emailed the...

    Dear General Spanky,
    I emailed the superintendent today. I expressed interest by the 33rd Alabama. Am awaiting a reply.
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
  6. Dear Fellers, My though was how did the ...

    Dear Fellers,
    My though was how did the units from the Seven Year's War through Napoleonic era oblique fire? I consulted Colonel Eric Schultz of the Chicago Confederate Brigade ( Copperhead...
  7. Dear Colonel Tackitt, I have been trying in...

    Dear Colonel Tackitt,
    I have been trying in vain to learn what the Victorian British Army did for firing obliques. I know a British manual was published in 1859 and 1862. Perhaps this would...
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    Dear Fellers, Apparently Civil War Re-enacting...

    Dear Fellers,
    Apparently Civil War Re-enacting is not the "sick old man," it is often made out to be. Modern Civil War reenacting is over fifty years old and predates even the English Sealed Knot...
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    1st Manassas-1961

    Dear Fellers,

    Supposedly JFK and Ike were spectators for this event. In this video notice that re-enactors wore sunglasses over fifty years ago but were mostly thin and could run quickly....
  10. Dandy site and when the "Advance!" is sounded ...

    Dandy site and when the "Advance!" is sounded you can almost hear Stonewall ordering " General Rodes, you may go forward."
    Bully for the (simulated), lunk-headed, hired Dutch cut-throat...
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    Dear Sir, Thank you for posting this superb...

    Dear Sir,
    Thank you for posting this superb article.
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
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    Dear Captain Redd, As an esteemed juris...

    Dear Captain Redd,
    As an esteemed juris doctor once opined on the death of Ellsworth: " A simple case of a reaction to breaking and entering."
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
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    Dear Mrs. Lawson, My apologies! The intend...

    Dear Mrs. Lawson,
    My apologies! The intend was there but I fear the company of bad companions (33rd Alabama), prevented any such endeavor.
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
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    A Private Looks at Both Gettysburgs!

    A Private Looks at Two Gettysburgs
    In the esteemed company of a celebrated Dutch hireling Federal bugler we approached Gettysburg from the west as did General Lee 150 years ago. The Blue-Gray...
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    Dear Sir, "Springing to the call of our...

    Dear Sir,
    "Springing to the call of our brothers gone before!"
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
  16. Dear Schnapps, Considering body servants,...

    Dear Schnapps,
    Considering body servants, the non-combatants of the quartermaster , subsistance, and ordnance departments, farriers, cooks, etc., how many African-American/ Confederate (...
  17. A Private Looks at African-Americans/Blacks in the ANV at Gettysburg

    Dear Fellers,
    This post is not about "Black Confederate" soldiers.
    That established, roughly 10,000 teamsters, servants, etc. accompanied the ANV to Pennsylvania in 1863. This is based on a...
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    A Private Looks at While Gloves

    Dear Fellers,


    from Berry Benson's Civil War Book page 88

    while a prisoner in May 1864


    " We met the Washington Heavy Artillery coming to the front, as my guard the nigh before had...
  19. Dear Sir, "I have Sind." Brilliant. Napier was...

    Dear Sir,
    "I have Sind." Brilliant. Napier was unique wasn't he?
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
  20. Dear Sir, You will find that the more...

    Dear Sir,
    You will find that the more serious, history-minded hobbyists portray both sides. History trumps all.
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
  21. Thread: Toy Soldiers

    by Jubilo
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    Dear Sir, I had a conversation at...

    Dear Sir,

    I had a conversation at Perryville a number of year ago in during which we discussed that the Federal troops of the Marx Blue&Gray Playset had the Greek cross corps badge of the...
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    Dear Sir, Have musket, will travel. The...

    Dear Sir,

    Have musket, will travel.

    The most valuable player anywhere is a close-mouthed, friendly, Federal infantry private.
    Oh for a hundred thousand more!

    all for the old flag,
    David...
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    Dear Sir, Love of Civil War history, American...

    Dear Sir,
    Love of Civil War history, American heritage, military tradition and ceremony, being on historic ground in a non-tourist activity, marching at the right shoulder shift , forming battle...
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    Dear Sir, "A Battle from the Start," The...

    Dear Sir,
    "A Battle from the Start," The Life of Nathan Bedford Forrest, by Brian Steel Wills is probably the latest biography of value. Dave Powell has a recent book about Forrest's failure as...
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    Dear Sir, Welcome! Any forum of quality...

    Dear Sir,
    Welcome! Any forum of quality would welcome a gallant Mississippian!
    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
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