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  1. Thread: Huzzah?

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    Well, folks, I've never heard it pronounced...

    Well, folks, I've never heard it pronounced "hoo-zah" except when someone was deliberately fooling around. My own take on this though is that the English language alphabet has a perfectly good R in...
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    "Whenever we were off duty we amused ourselves by...

    "Whenever we were off duty we amused ourselves by sporting in the water or fishing. Some would enjoy the swimming, while others would prefer the shower bath and falling water, others washing their...
  3. And did you see those guys drillin' post holes...

    And did you see those guys drillin' post holes and draggin' whole trees over to set up so we'd have the little grove to head for during Pickett's charge?! Wow. I thought that was so cool.....'cept...
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    If twenty years of reenacting has taught me...

    If twenty years of reenacting has taught me anything, I learned that toilet paper shortages are inevitable, so I bring my own supply, just in case. But TP shortages are an interesting phenomenon. ...
  5. Thread: Ice

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    A small digression, folks. There is probably no...

    A small digression, folks. There is probably no one in this country that does not have safe tap water with the exception of 5 or 6 families who draw their water from Bull Pasture Creek. Where has...
  6. Thread: Ice

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    Bill Watson nailed it: YOU DON'T NEED ICE. You...

    Bill Watson nailed it: YOU DON'T NEED ICE. You simply need to be judicious in planning your menu. Don't think 21st century food. If you want that then go to the local diner / McD's / pizzeria for...
  7. I have to agree, huntdaw. Seeing the musket...

    I have to agree, huntdaw. Seeing the musket flashes and hearing the Confederates yelling as they attempted the hill in the growing darkness was a powerful moment.
  8. And besides, the citizens of NYC don't bite. ...

    And besides, the citizens of NYC don't bite. They can actually be pretty friendly. AND on-street parking is free on Sunday.

    Bill, thanx for the heads-up. I've got to plan a trip in.

    Ron
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    I've flown with firearms any number of times with...

    I've flown with firearms any number of times with no problem -- even into New Jersey, where just saying "firearm" is probably a criminal offense. See the link to TSA guidelines. Follow them...
  10. If you are talking about colorizing hardcopy...

    If you are talking about colorizing hardcopy black & white prints, there are a couple of options. One is to scan the photo into a computer, then using a photo editing software as Mr Trent or Mr...
  11. Thread: hot

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    And another bit of advice: Try to forgo comfort...

    And another bit of advice: Try to forgo comfort on your way to the event. There's not much worse than spending many hours on the road in a refrigerated car then stepping out into blast-furnace heat...
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    Doc B: I sent you a PM

    Please check when you get a chance.
  13. Thread: letters

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    Thanks for bringing up this clarification, Mr...

    Thanks for bringing up this clarification, Mr Adair. I used to work from time to time with an archivist who would hardly let you in the door without wearing gloves, even though I felt clumsy wearing...
  14. Thread: photos

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    I remember a guy, many years ago now, who did...

    I remember a guy, many years ago now, who did photos using 4 x 5 Polaroid film. Polaroid made a film called Type 56 Sepia. I'm sure it's been out of production for a long time now.
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    What Bill said. Also, waking up at reveille at...

    What Bill said. Also, waking up at reveille at McD and hearing nearly the whole federal camp hacking and coughing from the morning dampness -- the infamous "Army Cough" brought to life.
    And,...
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    I had them custom make a frock coat for me many...

    I had them custom make a frock coat for me many years ago. Frankly, if the fabric were much heavier I'd need help wearing it. It isn't tailored or close-fitting as frocks ought to be.
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    From the diary of Jacob Zorn, 1st Sgt, Co F, 142d...

    From the diary of Jacob Zorn, 1st Sgt, Co F, 142d PVI

    This day being a national thanksgiving appointed by the President, we have neither Drill or fatigue today. If instead of a Day of fasting and...
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    This thread can (perhaps it already has) become a...

    This thread can (perhaps it already has) become a real merry-go-round. There are several phenomena that almost of necessity must be factored out of any re-enactment.

    Modern medicine is one. ...
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    Appreciate your comments, Blair. I've seen a box...

    Appreciate your comments, Blair. I've seen a box iron in a museum but never handled one. I did a patent search and the sad irons I have were probably patented in 1897, so certainly not period. ...
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    Hi Blair, Since I heated the iron on a gas...

    Hi Blair,

    Since I heated the iron on a gas fireplace soot was not an issue, although ambient dust on top of the fireplace, along with some residual schmutz on the iron from not cleaning it well...
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    Another step backward!

    While thinking about a couple of cw shirts that needed pressing, my eyes fell on a pair of sad irons we kept for decoration / ambience around the gas fireplace in the family room. One of them is in...
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    Preparatory to moving the army, McClellan issued...

    Preparatory to moving the army, McClellan issued General Order 153 on 10 August 1862. Parts of it read as follows:

    "II. ...For all other commissioned officers [LTs & CPTs], one shelter-tent...
  23. From the 2011 Cedar Creek reenactment...

    From the 2011 Cedar Creek reenactment regulations. I should think, since the statement is here included, that there will be photographers pre-authorized to make and sell images.

    "With the...
  24. This discussion is getting complicated to the...

    This discussion is getting complicated to the point where a judge need be involved. :-)
    Nevertheless:
    1. Hank, I have to agree with virtually everything you said, knowing the kind of events...
  25. Chris, excellent point! I once held a keyboard...

    Chris, excellent point! I once held a keyboard pi$$ing contest with a man well-known within the hobby for his great emphasis on authenticity over this very point. Even though a modern photographer...
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