Colt Army Model 1860 Wedge Assembly
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Quick question regarding wedge assembly. Is this the correct orientation for the wedge spring, i.e. concave surface up with thick spring end to the left (same side as thick end of wedge)? I purchased this revolver with the wedge inserted/jammed upside down. Thanks for the help!



CWDigitalDigest Scythe and Reaper - Vol. III, Episode 18

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Published on Aug 30, 2017

This episode we are joined by Debra Reid, Curator of Agriculture and the Environment at The Henry Ford, and hosted by the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation. Deb educates us about the history of the scythe and reaper in the 19th century. The scythe...

Shiloh Sunday Pic 10

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In the middle of the "Nest".


a couple more of my new acw projects 146th new york and louisiana tiger...any opinions ???

Period Why Early America Was Obsessed With Wooden Nutmegs

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Did anyone, perfidious Yankee or otherwise, ever actually make and sell wooden nutmegs?

An interesting look at the one-time popularity of the nutmeg, wooden or otherwise, by Sarah Lohman...

Corner of Wolfe and Washington Sts., Alexandria, Va

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Series: Mathew Brady Photographs of Civil War-Era Personalities and Scenes, (Record Group 111)
Photographer: Brady, Mathew, 1823 (ca.) - 1896
Coverage Dates: ca. 1860 - ca. 1865
American Civil War, 1861-1865
Brady National Photographic Art Gallery (Washington, D.C.)

A Flag Raised in the Battle of Pickett's Mill

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Pickett's Mill.jpg

(Postwar illustration of the battle of Pickett's Mill by Alfred R. Waud. From The Mountain Campaigns in Georgia by Joseph M. Brown)

This account is from the memoirs of Pvt. William J. Oliphant, who was at this time serving in the 6th & 15th Texas consolidated, Granbury's Texas Brigade...

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