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  1. Some pics would be nice. And good luck trying to...

    Some pics would be nice.
    And good luck trying to sell this as a package deal.

    Andy Redd
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    It has been my experience that reenactors, in...

    It has been my experience that reenactors, in general, are a decent lot and ready to help when another gets in a tight spot. This is true amongst units but extends to folks we don't even know. And...
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    Sorry, but for me, that dog won't hunt. I have...

    Sorry, but for me, that dog won't hunt. I have been reenacting for quite a number of years and have seen reenactor admission fees rise; but having been part of putting on a reenactment or two; I...
  4. Great advice already given. To reinterate: 1....

    Great advice already given. To reinterate:
    1. Examine what you want to get out of the hobby. True historical experience. Camplife. Commaraderie. Mainstream. Progressive.
    2. Check out a unit or...
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    I first bought a common tent, then shelter-half...

    I first bought a common tent, then shelter-half tent; but the best purchase I have made was a fly. I have gotten more use out of that fly than the other canvas. You can arrange it in various ways...
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    Better keep a handkerchief handy to wrap that...

    Better keep a handkerchief handy to wrap that handle though. Copper seems to transfer the heat better than tin.
    Andy Redd
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    The octagonal poles are correct and can be seen...

    The octagonal poles are correct and can be seen in many period camp photographs. I picked up a couple of sets from ebay for a modest price and you can find them on military surplus sites with a...
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    Wicked Spring? I watched it. The costumery was...

    Wicked Spring? I watched it. The costumery was excellent. But the plot was seriously boring. I wouldn't pay any money to watch it.
    Andy Redd
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    Hey Russ: Good to see you back. Hope to see...

    Hey Russ:

    Good to see you back. Hope to see you in the field somewhere soon.

    Andy Redd
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    Drones? Do they make proximity fuses for...

    Drones? Do they make proximity fuses for Napoleons or Parrotts?

    Andy Redd
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    Aye, Bob, it's been quite a party. Learned a...

    Aye, Bob, it's been quite a party. Learned a lot, humbled a few times, met some good folks and got my daily CW fix on this Forum. But all good things must end, some day.
    Thanks to you and the Mods...
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    From what I've read, the Lorenze rifles were...

    From what I've read, the Lorenze rifles were appropriate; the cadets were armed with 200 or so; the rest 1851 Cadet Rifles.
    About what I expected for a relatively low-budget film about the CW. And...
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    Ding dong, ding dong. A.W. Redd

    Ding dong, ding dong.
    A.W. Redd
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    A lot of our "modern" Christmas songs were...

    A lot of our "modern" Christmas songs were already around before 1860. "Silent Night", "It Came upon a Midnight Clear", One Horse Open Sleigh", "We Three Kings" and others. Then the much older...
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    As I recall, it was the number of "wings" on the...

    As I recall, it was the number of "wings" on the cap rather than the materials, per se i.e. the CCI caps had six-wings as opposed to four on other brands, and folks advised that the six-wingers were...
  16. The more miserable the event, the greater the...

    The more miserable the event, the greater the LEGEND.....for those who stay.

    Andy Redd
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    I would like to concur with Mr. Lemon. I have...

    I would like to concur with Mr. Lemon. I have make a number of purchases from this sutler. I was very satisfied with the items I purchase and very satisfied with the prompt delivery and courtesy...
  18. God help us all. Those were our future leaders....

    God help us all. Those were our future leaders.
    Andy Redd
  19. Thread: Accident

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    There is no fail-safe method to insure that an...

    There is no fail-safe method to insure that an accident won't happen. Making sure that each company is safe and knows what grade powder to use is a first step.
    A.Redd
  20. Thread: Accident

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    Make sure that all of your company knows the...

    Make sure that all of your company knows the grade of powder that they should be loading into their cartridges with a strong admonishment not to use modern smokeless powder. Our company issues...
  21. 2nd Brigade/Cotton States Battalion can always...

    2nd Brigade/Cotton States Battalion can always use a couple of stalwart lads.

    A. Redd
    33rd Ala.
  22. Thread: Ants!

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    Poll: Carry Sevin. Raid just makes them mad. A....

    Carry Sevin. Raid just makes them mad.

    A. Redd
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    Re: The Battle of Mobile Bay/Siege of Fort Morgan...

    Re: The Battle of Mobile Bay/Siege of Fort Morgan


    In the words of William Rambo:

    "You have sweated with Wallace, now come and sweat with me."

    (Loosely taken from Robert the Bruce)
    ...
  24. If the seller advertised his item as being made...

    If the seller advertised his item as being made by Jack Squat and that was a prime factor in (1) his price and (2) your purchasing the item, then he ought to refund the full amount including...
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    Find a pair with smaller width. They should be...

    Find a pair with smaller width. They should be attached with nails. Some vendors will sell you a pair of heel plates to fit a tracing of the brogan heels that you send them. I'd check with Jarnigan...
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