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  1. How cool that you were able to go!!! I really want to go to Gettysburg in July of 2013. Get there early, and bring lots of water. Went to the 140th Antietam and the 145th Gettysburg. The big uns are an experience, but its a madhouse mob scene. I doubt I will go to very many over the next five years. But I do hope to get to more Western Theater battlefields *(Shiloh, Vicksburg, Chickamauga), as that is where my ancestors fought. My ancestor fought and was wounded at Gettysburg. If I had the money, I'd go see all the battlefields. :sigh:
  2. How cool that you were able to go!!! I really want to go to Gettysburg in July of 2013.
  3. Bob, I am so sorry for your loss. May he rest in peace. He was a hero even though it sounds like he didn't think he was. He really was a part of the greatest generation. I'm glad you had the opportunity to know him and be a part of his family.
  4. Thanks YSR, she has been a very good daughter to him which is more than I can say for her older sister.They had a meeting with the hospice people tonight and they said he would most likely be unconscious on Wednesday and will die on Friday or Saturday. I'm going to be put under tomorrow so that they can jam more needles in my spine which means that today's conversation was most likely the last. #### me. :( :(Oh Bob. I am so very very sorry. My thoughts and prayers are with him and your wife. I hope he lasts way longer than they think he will. We need more good people in this world.
  5. SLB, if BSR ever make it out your way, we'll have to go out for drinks with you and Mrs. SLB!
  6. Do you collect any of these weapons, Mrs. BSR?I wish but no unfortunately. I just thought I'd give an image to the guns BL was describing. The oldest rifle I've ever shot was from WWI.
  7. I think he's referring to your amount of posting.We all knew that once you stumbled onto this thread you would have a few things to add. Well, no one else was doing anything. This poor thread hit page 3 at one point. That just ain't right.My guess is, since he can't read it until he gets home, he doesn't want to be way behind and wants to join in the discussion so wants you to wait. lol
  8. I imagine the materials used for balls in the antebellum era (prior to the war) were different from gowns made during the Civil War itself. Probably with raw materials in short supply, women (especially those from the South) had to be creative.That is correct, imported fabric was one of many casualties of the Union blockade. Southern ladies began making do with what was availabe; Carrie Belle Sinclair (niece of steamboat inventor Robert Fulton) wrote a famous poem called "The Homespun Dress", which was later set to music. (the singer is Bobby Horton)Lyrics Cotton was used as it was plentiful for the most part although wool was the easiest to obtain. Calico was considered material for the lesser class or for slaves. This quote is from a website that gives information to reenactors. link
  9. I imagine the materials used for balls in the antebellum era (prior to the war) were different from gowns made during the Civil War itself. Probably with raw materials in short supply, women (especially those from the South) had to be creative.Well, during the war, when it was so difficult to get materials and trim, women had to be creative. They would add a ruffle to the hem of their gowns to hide any stains or tattered hems for example, sometimes using material from a gown that did not fit the anymore. They reused everything they could. I wanted to find you a link to this info but I can't remember where I read it and it's bugging me now.
  10. Finally caught up. Great thread. I have an ancestor that was a Confederate soldier, 3rd Georgia Volunteer Infantry. On a girly side note, I go to Victorian balls and I am in the process of making a ball gown based on the Civil War era. My intent is to make is as period correct as possible.
  11. lol She's lucky as BSR would have sung to you while you were doing that, making up words to Chariots of Fire. Yeah, I'm proud.Would these made up lyrics be a bawdy proposition? If so it sounds like BSR and I may be twin sons of different mothers.Most likely and you two are probably more alike than you think. lol
  12. lol She's lucky as BSR would have sung to you while you were doing that, making up words to Chariots of Fire. Yeah, I'm proud.