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    That should be "experience live firing.." not...

    That should be "experience live firing.." not "experience living firing..." I wish we could edit these posts after the short time period allowed.
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    No, I haven't thought about quitting reenacting,...

    No, I haven't thought about quitting reenacting, but I do think more reenactors should experience living firing, and even attempt to become proficient at it. I've been meaning to get out to an NSSA...
  3. Thread: Cymbals?

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    Thereís nothing better than some nice music...

    Thereís nothing better than some nice music around the campfire. Whatever unit youíre in, theyíre lucky to have you!

    One thing thereís a shortage of in camp music is the minstrel banjo. We seem...
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    Three lusty huzzahs for the grand old District of...

    Three lusty huzzahs for the grand old District of Columbia! :-)

    I was born in DC, and have lived and worked in the DC metro area for most of my life. (Some people think Iím joking when I tell them...
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    It was great being there with you and Kelly and...

    It was great being there with you and Kelly and the others, Darrell! There was a virtual tsunami of fantastic pictures from this event on Facebook this week. You couldn’t ask for a better setting,...
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    Here is coverage from C-Span American History TV:...

    Here is coverage from C-Span American History TV:

    https://youtu.be/cLlOjxeBHBo

    Published on May 19, 2015
    Full 28 minute program debuts on Memorial Day, May 25th at 6:30pm ET on C-SPAN3
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    Here's a video of the troops in the Grand Review...

    Here's a video of the troops in the Grand Review stepping off at the National Mall where we formed up before the parade. Doesn't look as hot as I remember it. ;-)
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    I participated as a musician, so I didnít bring a...

    I participated as a musician, so I didnít bring a firearm, but from what I understand, those who did just went through a quick inspection at the staging area at RFK stadium.

    Also, I go to these...
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    Stars and Stripes article on the parade

    Here's an article from Stars and Stripes about the Grand Review with some good pictures from the event. They estimate about 1,500 reenactors participated:
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    Grand Review 150th Anniversary

    Had a grand time in downtown DC today commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Grand Review, the capstone event for the Civil War Sesquicentennial.

    There was some great music for the marchers,...
  11. Thread: Cymbals?

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    Consider another instrument

    Well, since no one else has responded to this, Iíll take a stab at it. Iíve never seen it or heard of it in fife and drum field music, but that doesn't mean it never happened. However, I think itís...
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    Greetings--I’m no expert, but it’s possible that...

    Greetings--I’m no expert, but it’s possible that what you have are Bb marching flutes, not fifes. I play the fife and I also own a Bb marching flute. The fife has no keys, it is one piece, and shaped...
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    USV's Arrival

    Hereís a video of the USVís arrival for the ďopen invitationĒ surrender ceremony on Sunday afternoon where reenactors not part of the NPS program were allowed to participate. It was the highlight of...
  14. OK to stay Sunday night

    If you're thinking about staying over Sunday night, it's OK with the event staff. It usually is at these types of events, but it never hurts to check. According to the organizers, there's just one...
  15. Options for Hands-on Shopping

    Greetings, Nate-- As others have said, listen to the experienced members in whatever unit you join before buying a bunch of gear. But if you want to do some window shopping, try things on, get a feel...
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    Bentonville 150th Media Coverage

    Here are some links to media coverage of the Bentonville 150th event. The governor was there along with some other officials for Saturday's action, and we paraded both armies for them after the...
  17. 3/15 Update--please read if you're going (part 2)

    ...continued from part 1 above

    Note: item 5) is not missing. The list was mis-numbered in the original email.

    6) Arrangements have been made for 2 Sheriff’s deputies to be on site, however,...
  18. 3/15 Update--please read if you're going (part 1)

    3/15 Update from the organizers. (The message is too long for one post, so I'm splitting it up. Also see part 2 in the next message in this string).

    Good Morning,

    While we’ve been busy for...
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    I'll be there with the Henry Rifle boys and the...

    I'll be there with the Henry Rifle boys and the 66th Illinois Infantry this time. My first Bentonville was the 135th, with the 46th VA (that's me carrying the flag).
  20. Bells across the Land - A Nation Remembers Appomattox

    The NPS is sponsoring a unique nationwide event to commemorate the end of the war on April 9 at 3:15 pm. Pass this along to churches, schools, temples in your area--anyone who has bells to ring!
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  21. 3/4 - Updates from the Event Website: ...

    3/4 - Updates from the Event Website:

    --Re-enactor registration is now closed (as of March 1)

    --All cannon bounties claimed

    --Sutler and Author spots are full

    --As of February 26, there...
  22. Well, the forum says I have to enter a message...

    Well, the forum says I have to enter a message with at least 10 characters, but all I got to say is: :-(
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    That's a good strategy. However, my wife has...

    That's a good strategy. However, my wife has health issues. I wish I could turn it off and leave it in camp, but I need to keep it with me.

    Please understand, I don't mind people having cell...
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    Too many cameras and cell phones

    There was a newspaper from England that ran the photo below from one of the 150th Gettysburg events--I think it was the BGA event. I went to both and was so fed up with all the cameras and cell...
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    This is a made-for-TV quality movie, with some...

    This is a made-for-TV quality movie, with some weak acting. Most of the battle scenes have all the realism and excitement of a reenactment, because that's obviously where they got most of the...
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