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LONGHUNTER 7, reenactors are a bunch of hams

LONGHUNTER 7 All reenactors are a bunch of hams so naturally we went outside to get our pictures made both individually and as a group. I have to admit we all looked pretty authentic to me. Of course, I am … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 6 The predominate way that you carry a flintlock musket

Longhunter 6 The predominate way that you carry a flintlock musket is a little different from how you carry the Civil War percussion musket. The Civil War musket was predominately carried by the right arm at the command of Right Shoulder … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 5, While in the warm arsenal

LONGHUNTER 5 While in the warm arsenal, Sergeant Steve went over how to fire our flintlocks. The most interesting thing about the sequence of firing is that you don’t use percussion caps. You use a small amount of the powder … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 4, We met for our first drill

LONGHUNTER 4 We met for our first drill on Saturday, December 29th at MacArthur Park on 9th Street in Little Rock, AR. There were 7 of us and everybody was decked out in their finery to see how we looked. … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 3, they are no longer white

LONGHUNTER 3 If you guessed they are no longer white, you are correct. My Pard dyed them in walnut dye he had extracted from boiling walnuts.  Once he had dyed the trousers and frock coat, he put them in vinegar … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 2 ,Longhunter clothing is really different

LONGHUNTER 2 Longhunter clothing is really different than Civil War clothing. We can wear the same Civil War shoes/brogans as long as our trousers cover the tops of the brogans. We aren’t supposed to show any lace up shoes. The … Continue reading

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LONGHUNTER 1, Well I finally decided to

Well, I finally decided to try my hand at 1812 reenactment warfare. My Ole Pard told me many years ago that the morning muster was very time consuming with drumming, fifing, formal reports by the officers and Sergeants, prayers and … Continue reading

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Antietam: North Woods video

Check out Vernon describing what happened at the ‘North Woods’ area of Antietam. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=49TyGsuIMLk&feature=plcp

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Antietam: ‘Lower Cornfield’ video

Check out Vernon describing what happened and who was there at the Lower Cornfield at Antietam.

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THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: Pt 26

THE MARYLAND CAMPAIGN OF 1862: THROUGH ARKANSAS EYES I have walked the part of the charge route of the 3rd Arkansas and 27th North Carolina that is still open to the public and have placed small Confederate flags in Mumma’s … Continue reading

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