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Discussion in 'New Recruits Meet & Greet Area' started by Thomasgat, May 15, 2018 at 10:22 AM.

  1. Thomasgat

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    Hi, I'm Tom - I was raised in Maryland and now live in Louisiana, but travel all over the country for work. I've been a Civil War buff my entire life, having lived around the battlefields that saw much of the action. Recently, we finished building a house in Louisiana, so I am starting to have an interest in collecting relics. I wish I had time to dig, and that it was as easy as it used to be...but, for now I'm buying a few things here and there to display at my house. I am going to the Gettysburg show on June 3o and will also be there for re-enactment weekend. So far, I own one period gun - A Whitneyville M1841 Mississippi Rifle, forged in 1850. I have a period bayonet for a Springfield rifle, and a nice Union ammunition pouch w/tins - soon, I will have a rifle tool that was dug up near Mobile, AL. Fun stuff.
     
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  3. Cpl. Smith

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    Nice stuff! Welcome from the Shenandoah valley the heart of the Old Dominion!
     
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    Been up and down the Valley all my life....such beautiful country - every time I drive down 81, I think of what it must have been like to walk it all...even on horseback it would have been brutal.
     
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    Welcome from Germany!
     
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    captaindrew 2nd Lieutenant Trivia Game Winner

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    Welcome Tom from South Florida. There will be several of us at Gettysburg for the reenactment, maybe we'll cross paths.
     
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    Welcome aboard from Alabama, I hope that you have left room in your new house for a "War Room" as after the collecting bug has hit; it is Katie bar the door.
     
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    Welcome, enjoy
     
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    Welcome From THE Heart Of Dixie. Be sure to stop by the Weapons & Ammo and the Uniforms & Relics forum.
     
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    Welcome aboard @Thomasgat! My husband, @Southern Unionist, and I love visiting Louisiana and Mississippi. We're big fans of New Orleans and Natchez! I look forward to reading your posts.
     
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    Welcome from Georgia
     
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    Welcome from North Mississippi!
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    Welcome from WNY
     
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    Hello and welcome from 35 miles north of Gettysburg!
     
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    Welcome.
     
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    Hi, Tom - welcome to the forums from the host of the Stonewall Jackson Forum and an enthusiastic fellow collector!
     
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    Welcome aboard.
     
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    Welcome from Missouri
     
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    I would never call myself a "buff', but sure.

    Welcome from Myrtle Beach
     
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