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Irishtom29

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...I love his uniform, but his belt and gun rig looks more like something one would see in post-war western photos.
Speaking of which, check out the trooper in this photo ( which I assume is from the 1880s) of a trooper and some Apache scouts. He's wearing a brace of pistols; unusual for a soldier, I'd think.

They look like a pretty rough bunch.

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Rusk County Avengers

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Speaking of which, check out the trooper in this photo ( which I assume is from the 1880s) of a trooper and some Apache scouts. He's wearing a brace of pistols; unusual for a soldier, I'd think.

They look like a pretty rough bunch.

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He's got two different models of belts on....

Given what was standard issue with Indian Scouts, I'd bet at least one of his Colts is nickel plated. This photo is a revelation and makes feel stupid. I was working on a small budget film set and when issuing out guns and rigs, my last one was a Indian Wars half-flap holster. The guy who got that one tucked the flap away just like this Apache did and I told him I wasn't sure that had been done....

Why the devil you got to make me look a fool?:bounce:
 
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I dont have a picture to share, but how 'bout this story? Eri Davidson Woodbury of the 1st VT Cavalry received the Medal of Honor for the capture of the flag of the 12th North Carolina Infantry at Cedar Creek. Woodbury accompanied Custer to Washington, D.C. where he was introduced to Edwin M. Stanton, who presented the medal in person.

According to this newspaper report, the flag staff upon which the flag of the 12th NC was fastened was a "very excellent jointed fishing rod" Can't you imagine the reaction to a group of guys, portraying the 12th North Carolina, showing up for a reenactment with an old fishing pole as a flagstaff? Does anyone know if there is unit portraying the 12th NC? If there is, they should do it! :D
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Evening Star. (Washington, DC), October 24, 1864, page 2.
 
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One of my favorites (via The Daguerreian Society). Unidentified, unfortunately. The act of tucking one's shirt collar down and in like this is something that pops up a bit in old photos but I don't think would fly by most mainstream reenactor standards.

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Good Heavens. He looks like an unmade bed! And what is with the dagger?
 
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Speaking of which, check out the trooper in this photo ( which I assume is from the 1880s) of a trooper and some Apache scouts. He's wearing a brace of pistols; unusual for a soldier, I'd think.

They look like a pretty rough bunch.

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That trooper, he looks like the kind of guy that would say... ‘I will blow your face clean off your face’
Eddie Murphy.
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