"Three years ago when I was at Fort Sumter for the 150th, we had a great fife and drum group portraying troops of Major Anderson's beseiged Federal garrison. One of the tunes they played really caught my ear. I kept hearing…"
"I'll be at Pickett's Mill the weekend after Memorial Day. Haven't decided if I'll bring a banjo or not. Being a campaign immersion event, a banjo would be a superfluous item. My banjo might make the flight…"
"My reenactment banjo goes through first, fifth and second strings on a regular basis. That's because it goes with me on campaign. No case. Carried over my shoulder on a strap. Thrown into my blanket when I sleep. …"
"I'm looking at two sources : the Weidlich repro at page 24 and the original at page 25 of the version scanned and posted on Tim's pages. I don't have the cd, so I cannot compare it to the written sources. From what I…"
"I found one page of the manuscript online from Columbia, but only that solitary page is displayed. Since the odds are slim that I'll ever get to Columbia, could you be kind enough to share the page which contains The New…"
Seen in an appendix about Tombigbee River steamboats in a recent book by Rufus Ward was this little gem worth mentioning here :"Cremona, 268-ton side wheeler built in 1852, over 200 feet long ; during 1855-56 season it made two trips to Aberdeen ; in spring of 1859 was Mobile Tuesday evening packet for Aberdeen and Columbus ; during the 1856-57 season it was the first steamer with a calliope to arrive at Aberdeen ; passed to Confederate control in 1861 and was used to transport supplies ;…See More
Good to see you over here, Silas! Carl invited me some months back - after you put me in touch with him. Avitar shows my first playable instrument - though after spending this past weekend with 3 other repop instruments, I'm about to make a new tailpiece thats thicker! Learning so much - some of it in a very stumbling way.
Hope to see you - and maybe even play banjo together, before too long! It has been over a year now.
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