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  1. Thread: percussion caps

    by Pete K
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    The old "German caps" came in the black plastic...

    The old "German caps" came in the black plastic can and had 250 caps. The new "Reenactor caps" come in a tin can and have only 200 caps, if I'm not mistaken. I loved the old "German" as they rarely...
  2. It made for a good laugh with my comioc book/sci...

    It made for a good laugh with my comioc book/sci fi loving college agged son and myself. Very humorous.
    PK
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    Scariest event I ever experienced was the 140th...

    Scariest event I ever experienced was the 140th Antietam. We were assigned to guard duty on the road leading into our camp. A few days before Friday it was an access road from the parking lot to...
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    In no real order: 135th Gettysburg and seeing...

    In no real order: 135th Gettysburg and seeing 14000 Rebs march out of the wood line in the reenactment of Pickett's Charge.

    Spending a night in the "Sunken Road" at the 140th Antietam during the...
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    Try the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum...

    Try the Pennsylvania Historic and Museum Commission ARIAS system. The discharge 3X5 cards are posted for (most) of PA's soldiers. www.phmc.pa.state.us
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    What Orangeblossoms said! We are still a proud...

    What Orangeblossoms said! We are still a proud profession, welcome brother!
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    Though it is quite modern, it works... Place a...

    Though it is quite modern, it works... Place a few dryer sheets under the top of your shelter and it will drive away mosquitos and spiders. Very hidden and effective.
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    I think it is a British look at an American era,...

    I think it is a British look at an American era, looking at it this way and understanding it is still network TV helps. As the series went on it did cover the election of Lincoln, 1864, and the...
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    I sent you a PM, let's see...

    I sent you a PM, let's see...
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    I shared the article on ketchup with my faculty. ...

    I shared the article on ketchup with my faculty. Being from the Pittsburgh, PA area we don't know anything but Heinz 57 products. What a reaction! I gave a copy to the History /Social Studies...
  11. Thread: 4th of July

    by Pete K
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    4th of July

    What is your unit doing for the community for the Fourth? Anything fun?
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    and the furries were facing 90 degree heat and...

    and the furries were facing 90 degree heat and high humidity, sounds like us, minus the fur.... he he he.
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    Some of the guys in our unit have talked about...

    Some of the guys in our unit have talked about making a GAR reenactment group for parades and Living histories. We can hold "sham battles" as the real vets did with our sons doing the reencating!...
  14. Amazing how comfy one can be at Boy Scout Fall/...

    Amazing how comfy one can be at Boy Scout Fall/ winter camp in the proper clothing under the "other" uniform. My wool shirt and sox are sooooo comfy.
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    Folks need to learn their place!

    Folks need to learn their place!
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    Remember he hosted "Inside Edition" back in the...

    Remember he hosted "Inside Edition" back in the 80's....
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    and please try to keep gasoline prices under...

    and please try to keep gasoline prices under $4.00/gallon, if you would ,please!
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    How about everyone knowing his place. Your best...

    How about everyone knowing his place. Your best friend from High School 30 years ago might be the comapny"captain" and you are a private. You aren't best friends on the field. He is an officer,...
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    Preservation question

    If you want to delete this as non Civil War related I understand, but... My wife owns a 1912 Pittsburgh Press from just two days after the sininking of the Titanic. It was her Grandmother's and has...
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    I showed the instument to the wife, it will be...

    I showed the instument to the wife, it will be about $600.00 American Dollars. Guess I have a new toy to start saving toward! The sound is different from her flute but she says by looking at it she...
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    What an impressive looking woodwind. I hope the...

    What an impressive looking woodwind. I hope the wife doesn't see it or I'll be adding to her collection of flutes/fifes/ pennywhistles/recoreders, etc...! My sons inherited her music gene, but play...
  22. Thread: Grippy Gloves

    by Pete K
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    Perhaps sew a thin suede "palm"? try to make it...

    Perhaps sew a thin suede "palm"? try to make it look as if it was within thier time period's ideas. A spray on rosin would just , seem to me, to be a big mess.
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    We had a bar in the Pittsburgh area (Homestead)...

    We had a bar in the Pittsburgh area (Homestead) called Chiodas. It had all types of antiques hanging from the ceiling. You name it, it was there: Rattlesnakes in jars, policeman caps, brazziers,...
  24. Thread: Veterans Day

    by Pete K
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    DITTO! Thanks to all of the men and women who...

    DITTO! Thanks to all of the men and women who were honest and brave enough to serve in peacetime or wartime in any conflict, branch of service, or era. We are free because of you.
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    but...

    cancelling an event is way easier than a divorce.
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