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Gunstock damage.. Do I repair it or leave it alone

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Is it practical and even wise to do any stock repair on an original gun??
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I am looking at an 1861 Springfield that is missing some wood that has been chipped out right behind the nose cap. It would otherwise be a fine musket and a shame the wood is missing here. The damage is old and wood is somewhat darkened so I don't know if this occurred during service or as I...

Trivia Question 12-14-18 & Bonus

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Which Confederate ship was regarded as a prize of war by the US Government, although it had been converted into a merchant vessel under English ownership ,when it was captured by a Union ship?

credit: @sarladaise

Bonus: Who is the young lady usually always associated to me as being a possible sweetheart of mine who aided me in my efforts and was transported by armed guard to...

Trivia Question 12-13-18 Who Was He

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This Union Colonel, being pressured by Kershaw, conducted a fighting withdrawal and established a defensive position along Horseshoe Ridge. He was young, handsome, popular with his men, praised by his superiors, and described as "all sunshine." Who was he? And in what regiment did he first serve as colonel?

credit: @lelliott19

CW Pipe Of Dr. J R Woods 48th Mississippi Inf

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Here is my latest acquisition. The Civil War pipe of Dr. John Randolph Woods who was an assistant surgeon with the 44th Mississippi Inf. I really want to give a BIG THANK YOU to @lelliott19 (our resident CS Doc expert) for all her help with the info on Dr. Woods. This pipe is made of meerschaum and has the caduceus on the front, the CSA on the...

"Roads to Gettysburg" - Summer, 1981

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Although not taken during the march to Gettysburg this photo of The Confederate Guard infantry company at a Living History event two years earlier at Chickamauga NMP gives a good idea of our appearance on this occasion as well. I'm at left center wearing the hat with the star; other than a brand-new pair of cadet gray trousers this is what I wore on...

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