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    Just to clarify, are you looking for an actual...

    Just to clarify, are you looking for an actual letter (as in original), a copy of a period letter, reproduction stationary/envelopes/stamps, or a book or journal that would include period letters?
  2. Very typical of the variety of privately...

    Very typical of the variety of privately purchased blouses avail at the time. Not an issue item nor specific to the hospital service, as images are around showing infantry, artillery, clerks, and...
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    I'm going to take the heretical approach and say...

    I'm going to take the heretical approach and say "why not"? There are several photographic examples and a couple originals showing this practice among the boys of '61-'65, and if you're wishing to...
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    As always, avoid using reenactors and reenactors...

    As always, avoid using reenactors and reenactors as your guide without first doing some research to see if its right. I really like the hardtack box cooler cases that I see a lot of reenactors with,...
  5. Sent you an email my brother....

    Sent you an email my brother....
  6. Ok, I have one just sitting here ready to go...

    Ok, I have one just sitting here ready to go (without liner bag) - last price drop to $32 shipped. This is fully handsewn with original buttons......
  7. Email sent...

    Email sent...
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    Just in case you don't find anything on the used...

    Just in case you don't find anything on the used market, Wambaugh, White and Company offer a "blank" kit in three different styles where they sew everything but the buttons and buttonholes with...
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    With the knowledge that 16 cups are in a gallon...

    With the knowledge that 16 cups are in a gallon and most recipes I've used have involved 3 cups of flour to one cup warm water, and knowing that a cup of flour weighs 4 1/2 ounces, I get 13 lbs of...
  10. That's a fairly decent pattern, but the original...

    That's a fairly decent pattern, but the original poster is looking for a contract pattern, not a depot garment. I haven't seen any documented contractor variant patterns out there, commercially or...
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    This is worth another look. Unlike clothing...

    This is worth another look. Unlike clothing where someone can use a modern skill set to make something pretty decent, period leatherwork is a skill learned from years of labor and learning. There...
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    "Entrepot" by Lon Webster is your go-to book when...

    "Entrepot" by Lon Webster is your go-to book when it comes to blockade runners, as it has manifests and lists of items carried and an extensive bibliography to further research. In the early part of...
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    I remember seeing the red lozenges from the first...

    I remember seeing the red lozenges from the first RR, but I don't recall seeing any of my pards from the second excursion sporting anything.
  14. Frank, I'll send you a PM on that. I've got a ton...

    Frank, I'll send you a PM on that. I've got a ton of info from the pre-war eras
  15. One with a liner sold, leaving one left...

    One with a liner sold, leaving one left...
  16. Price drop: $38 each shipped and add $10 for...

    Price drop: $38 each shipped and add $10 for handsewn button-in liner if desired. Fully handsewn haversacks from a good material no longer on the market
  17. For that impression, my recommendation is to make...

    For that impression, my recommendation is to make him a state Volunteer, that way you have a lot more leeway with where one comes and goes after the conflict (there were a ton of Mexican War vets in...
  18. Original purchaser requested another type, so...

    Original purchaser requested another type, so both haversacks are available and ready to ship.
  19. I too have found Facebook to be excellent for...

    I too have found Facebook to be excellent for diseminating information but not so great for recruiting. Nothing replaces actually going to events and being out there to talk to either the spectators...
  20. One on hold pending payment - still have one...

    One on hold pending payment - still have one ready to go
  21. I've personally viewed two pairs and seen images...

    I've personally viewed two pairs and seen images of two more pairs that had back pockets, but they were most definitely privately purchased civilian style trousers. Were they around in the 1861-65...
  22. Two private purchase/civilian/Confederate haversacks for sale

    Paypal at Ross4thUSInfy@aol.com. Questions or "I'll take it" via PM or email Ind18th@aol.com for fastest response. Here's what I've got this week:

    Two private purchase/civilian/Confederate...
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    One of my favorite contemporary drawings from...

    One of my favorite contemporary drawings from "Hardtack and Coffee". Don't try this with most of the crappy import bayonets that tend to bend or break -the originals have much more "give"....
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    G. Gedney Godwin's and Fugawee are also sources...

    G. Gedney Godwin's and Fugawee are also sources along with those stated above
  25. Due to popular demand (meaning people contacting...

    Due to popular demand (meaning people contacting me to make more after I sold this one), I'll be making a few more this week - the paint is drying as we speak. I will have three more after the ones...
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