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    The law was created during the uproar following...

    The law was created during the uproar following the renaming of Confederate Hall on the Vanderbilt campus. I doubt anyone digs up Bedford.
  2. My first book on the subject was purchased...

    My first book on the subject was purchased accidentally. "Campaigns of a Non-Combatant", by George Alfred Townsend, is an excellent read on the life of a new correspondent in the field. One of the...
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    The 17th Tennessee was in the AoT and got...

    The 17th Tennessee was in the AoT and got detailed to join Longstreet in the investment of Knoxville. When Longstreet headed east, the 17th was cut off from the AoT and went east with them. They...
  4. I've seen an original with black velvet stripes. ...

    I've seen an original with black velvet stripes. I, of course, copied that example.
  5. Thread: Camp Ovens

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    As I stated before, I've been to two events where...

    As I stated before, I've been to two events where bread was baked in ovens in the field. They were temporary construction with stacks of loose bricks for bottom and sides and a piece of sheet steel...
  6. Thread: Camp Ovens

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    I've been to two events where ovens were built of...

    I've been to two events where ovens were built of old bricks just for the event. Ingenuity is a great thing.
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    A simple brass sheet buckle or "clip corner"...

    A simple brass sheet buckle or "clip corner" version of the same.

    At Blockade Runner, it is item #2071.

    At Missouri Boot and Shoe, it is item #RSBB.

    I know people that have made their own...
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    Still going to the wrong events?

    Still going to the wrong events?
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    I thought you retired from the hobby?

    I thought you retired from the hobby?
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    Cell phones have been a blight on this hobby for...

    Cell phones have been a blight on this hobby for far longer than the past couple of years. When we hosted The Advanced Guard event in 2003, we literally searched gear for cameras and phones at a...
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    This isn't related to the annual event. ...

    This isn't related to the annual event. Different organizers.
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    If you are just getting started, the last thing...

    If you are just getting started, the last thing you should buy is a tent. You can always find shelter with comrades in bad weather. In good weather, sleeping under the stars is one of the best...
  13. I wear a pair of repro frames from Historic...

    I wear a pair of repro frames from Historic Eyewear. Expensive, yes. I felt a little sticker shock. But! When I tell people they are repros, they are very surprised. And they are nice people to...
  14. Let me tell you why I don't do that anymore: I...

    Let me tell you why I don't do that anymore:

    I went to a tactical event and got little sleep either night. The drive home was only about 2 1/2 hours and I thought I could make it okay. I felt...
  15. I don't use the reservoir. I found the machine...

    I don't use the reservoir. I found the machine did not push enough air with it. I'll have to check on the hose cover, though.
  16. I also endorse cpap.com as your primary source. ...

    I also endorse cpap.com as your primary source. I've got a portable machine with batteries. I've found that with fully charged batteries, I can get two full nights of sleep off one battery. The...
  17. I used the word "Possible" because it was. ...

    I used the word "Possible" because it was. However, without some due diligence research, I can't say if tinned foods were common in the areas along the line of march in South and North Carolina.
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  18. Before choosing your imaginary fruits and...

    Before choosing your imaginary fruits and vegetables picked up along the road, make sure you research what may have been in season in that region at that time of year. Then consider that most areas...
  19. Thread: surrender

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    Ben, I disagree completely. Presenting your...

    Ben,

    I disagree completely. Presenting your comments in an intelligent form is the best way to get an intelligent response.
  20. Not to degrade the information, but we don't have...

    Not to degrade the information, but we don't have any idea what a "unit" means. It could be one guy from a "unit". I'm an independent and when asked for a unit affiliation I use "Mother Hudson's...
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    I almost shouldn't tell this story, but ... when...

    I almost shouldn't tell this story, but ... when has that ever stopped me.

    Twenty two of us flew to the 135th Gettysburg. We flew in uniform. We met in the Nashville airport lobby and packed out...
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    Nice selection, Daniel. I looked for some...

    Nice selection, Daniel.

    I looked for some decent modern versions that would pass for my sutler tent last summer. Almost drove myself crazy. You can't get a quality pocketknife for cheap to...
  23. The living history scenarios are site specific...

    The living history scenarios are site specific and limited in scale. From what I can tell, only 5 or 6 guys at any one site portraying specific impressions. I believe locals have soaked up most of...
  24. Thread: Red River 3

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    Oh, and go Federal for this. They will have the...

    Oh, and go Federal for this. They will have the best time. I can't explain it and have no inside knowledge, but I just know in my bones.
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    Been there, done that. Red River II in 1998. ...

    Been there, done that.

    Red River II in 1998. BEST. EVENT. EVER.

    I started reenacting in 1976 and, by 1998, I was jaded. I thought I had done it all, seen it all. Well, let me tell, that week...
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