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    The unit i'm going to join only does local and in-state reenactments not really doing the 150th due to not being that large of a group. i was wondering if it was common for people to fall in with another unit for a big event and if it is even welcome?

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    I do exactly that for all out of state events attended....short answer: yes.
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    Quote Originally Posted by RJSamp View Post
    I do exactly that for all out of state events attended....short answer: yes.
    Ok cool just didn't know how people felt about that.

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    I would reach out to some units beforehand though. I know my units generally won't allow you to just fall in if we don't know you from a safety and drill stand point. We often have units we regularly do events with and know each other well enough to allow members of theirs to fall in with us and vie versa. See if any of the units you are already are familiar with are going and ask first. It would be a shame to go some distance and not be able to find any unit comfortable with you in the ranks due to unfamiliarity.
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    Dear Sir,

    Have musket, will travel.

    The most valuable player anywhere is a close-mouthed, friendly, Federal infantry private.
    Oh for a hundred thousand more!

    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett

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    Pretty common.

    It's always good to contact the group ahead of time and ask if you can fall in. Also ask about the unit's uniform and equipment requirements.

    Joe Musgrove
    "I fight for Uncle Abe"

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    I have friends on the other side of the country so I can always find a place to play when I can travel east.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jubilo View Post
    Dear Sir,

    Have musket, will travel.

    The most valuable player anywhere is a close-mouthed, friendly, Federal infantry private.
    Oh for a hundred thousand more!

    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
    No doubt David, rare as hens teeth around here.

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    In fact, this forum can be a great place to develop a network of friends you can fall in with when your unit isn't attending.
    Rob Weaver
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jubilo View Post
    Dear Sir,

    Have musket, will travel.

    The most valuable player anywhere is a close-mouthed, friendly, Federal infantry private.
    Oh for a hundred thousand more!

    all for the old flag,
    David Corbett
    And Yankee Dave:

    Would you be knowing where we could find such a man?

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