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Apr
25
by John Hartwell at 1:41 AM
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No, that isn't Major. Nobody seems to have preserved a picture of him, but I wanted one ... so there it is!

Major was the name of a large dog of indeterminate heritage (a product of canine miscegenation, you might say), who spent a good deal of his time with the 10th Maine Infantry. That was just his first enlistment. The 10th was a 2-year regiment, that finished its service in 1863. A...
Apr
25
by James N. at 1:09 PM
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This spring marks the fortieth anniversary of my entry into anything resembling "authentic" reenacting and the first stirrings of anything like authenticity in the group I belonged to, variously known as Good's/Douglas' Texas Battery or the 1st Texas Light Artillery. We chose the annual event held on the banks of the Brazos River in a small city or county park at Waco, Texas, to make our...
Apr
25
by ucvrelics.com at 7:01 PM
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Spent the weekend going thru a lot of my 45 year plus CW collection which I now refer to as my CW Retirement plan. I came across a set of Union Lt Medical Corp shoulder ranks. Before I pass them on and this not being my area as they are a non-dug I started trying to see just when they were made and then it hit me, DUH ask the group. I believe they are Mexican War or early CW due to the construction and no MS in...
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