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Pumpkinslinger
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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 8:09 pm    Post subject: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

I was invited to participate in a Living History program on the Gettysburg National Military Park by the 28th NC Infantry. This photo was taken at the North Carolina monument on Seminary Ridge.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

Congrats to you Mike. A pretty Special invite for sure. Smile

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 9:23 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

Very Happy a bunch of grown up playing dress up Smile

Looks like a lot of fun though ..

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

Glad to see you were on the "right" side!

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 10:44 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

Youall look far too clean an well fed.....

I take it you're the spritely looking rooster on the far right?

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 13, 2012 11:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

very nice, and how well does that "musket" of yours shoot??

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 2:28 am    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

Great stuff Punkin...military re-enactment is gathering more and more participants these days...people are beginning to realise that the roots of our society are drifting further and further back into the past and will be forgotten were it not for guys like you.

Cheers, Vince

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:22 am    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

Yep, that's me on the right. Take away the gear and I look like a worn out old farmer...

My reproduction 1853 Enfield shot pretty good when new (1981) but I haven't fired any real rounds through it in years. With a target load consisting of a 315 grain SWC Minie ball over 50 grains of Goex FFg powder it wasn't any effort to hit drink bottles at 75 yards while shooting standing. I'll have to take the old girl out to the range sometime and see how she does after running several thousand blanks through the barrel.

Reenacting has been great fun for me. I love seeing the spectators' faces when they ask questions and get to handle a musket for the first time. Especially the kids! My job has kept me away from it for most of the last ten years but I'm making an effort to participate in the 150th anniversary events.

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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:15 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

great photo!
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PostPosted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 9:26 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

I would love to visit the civil war battlefields but every time I get out east our schedule is just to busy. One of these trips everything will go right and we will have a little time.

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PostPosted: Thu Aug 16, 2012 11:53 am    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

Wicked cool Mike! good shootin' @ them bottles too.
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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:12 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

Another shot I kinda like. Taken at the NC monument, behind the wall along the road. As near as I can tell there was actually a worm rail fence here during the battle.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 10:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

very cool photo.
you might just have to go out and get a deer during the special season with that gun. now that would be a great story to tell.

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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:17 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

Need ta rub some soot on yer face, give flash-back from the pan look! Like that BW pic too...good stuff Mike keep it alive bud.


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PostPosted: Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:41 pm    Post subject: Re: Did a little travelling this past weekend Reply with quote

Now that is a tempting "Pick the caption" competition photo if ever I saw one :0

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