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    A Word of Caution. Many parents try to cure...

    A Word of Caution.

    Many parents try to cure their children of left-handedness by using severe measures, such as whipping, or obliging the child to go for weeks with the left hand tied to the body....
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    In the 19th century your parents would have...

    In the 19th century your parents would have whipped that left handedness right out of you.
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    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/attachment.php?a...

    http://www.cwreenactors.com/forum/attachment.php?attachmentid=19457&d=1461436317
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    Soldier sort of

    http://harringtonusa.tumblr.com/post/131178414734/8-by-10-civil-war-photo-print-confederate-soldier

    This soldier might just as well be a civilian, hard to say, they call him Confederate. You don't...
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    Quick cup of coffee

    You can gather enough sticks and twigs as you amble along at route step to boil a cup of coffee. Pile them up against the side of the cup sitting on fireproof dirt and light them on fire. Works...
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    Pre war pants to look at

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hFmzyUSarVY

    Us older men and folks what work for a living might very well need to know what our old work pants looked like. Leave those fancy flys to the youngsters...
  7. Thread: Arizona (1940)

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    Arizona (1940)

    The costuming was typical old western but some mighty fine firearms. I didn't see any 1873 Colts, still not sure what the bad guy had. Didn't notice a trapdoor Springfield and saw plenty of ramrods...
  8. I have been to a lot of relic shows, museums and...

    I have been to a lot of relic shows, museums and even have a book or two, never saw one of these associated with the War Between the States. If you really have to carry a couple of ponds of knife...
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    There was legal slavery in the Ottoman Empire up...

    There was legal slavery in the Ottoman Empire up to the 1880s but they were not going to help either side.
  10. Thread: time Travel

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    Quick trip to Hodgenville, Kentucky, around March...

    Quick trip to Hodgenville, Kentucky, around March 1809 and club Lincoln like a baby seal and prevent the war. The penny would have a different dead white guy on it but I can live with that.
    No...
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    I heard that Ross was hit in the head with a beer...

    I heard that Ross was hit in the head with a beer bottle during the bar fight portion of Picket's Last Stand on San Juan Hill and it was not his wife that punched him when he came through the door...
  12. Thread: Army Soft Bread

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    http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/showthre...

    http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/showthread.php?22438-Soft-Bread
    Not sure if that will help but there is one photo.
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    I would suggest looking in a book but I don't...

    I would suggest looking in a book but I don't know what books you might have so go to this site and look for photos: http://www.loc.gov/pictures/collection/cwp/
    They have most of what are in the...
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    Can you tell Mr Weaver when a never issued item...

    Can you tell Mr Weaver when a never issued item is the right choice?
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    I think there was a wise old owl once who when...

    I think there was a wise old owl once who when asked a similar question said, "Three". He may have been talking about something else but it is still the right answer.
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    Here I am stuck agreeing with Bill Cross, not...

    Here I am stuck agreeing with Bill Cross, not engaging in a debate with him, must be feeling the love of the day. Mr. Cross is so right on so many points I had to speak up in his defense. It really...
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    That would be split between the two and there...

    That would be split between the two and there would be the cost of the barrel and as there is no refrigeration either salt or ice would have to be purchased. So much like any type of fishing the pay...
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    You might want to look at the brass polishing...

    You might want to look at the brass polishing discussion that is going on elsewhere. The answer above is the answer, you either take more metal away until you have reached the bottom of the scratches...
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    I have enjoyed this show and looked in actual...

    I have enjoyed this show and looked in actual books rather than electric ghosts of books and found nothing that says to use wood ashes on brass other than as a second step on copper and brass cooking...
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    William Albaugh ...

    William Albaugh
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    With all the youtube videos, ehow pages, multiple...

    With all the youtube videos, ehow pages, multiple posts here, army manuals and so on you would think that this would be something that people could do by now. I can see a thread that would weigh the...
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    404 (Page Not Found) Error A very nice version...

    404 (Page Not Found) Error
    A very nice version of that page but I am sure it isn't what you intended for us to see.
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    I think this topic may have been discussed at...

    I think this topic may have been discussed at some point and at some location.
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    Idle question, task or something.

    Take the year you first started reenacting and make it 1861, what year is it now for you? And as this is not serious research you can go to Wikipedia and find events from that year, anything...
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    There are times when you have to do the adult...

    There are times when you have to do the adult thing, sometimes the adult thing is to walk away. Sure he is a great guy and all but still there can be consequences you don't want to live with.
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