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The following feature articles appeared in The Shrapnel, the newsletter of the Turner Brigade:

So You Want to Be a Civil War Reenactor... by Skip Korte
Good places to get good stuff for your impression.

The Regulars in St. Louis, 1861 by Bill Baehr
Background on U.S. Regular Army units that were stationed in St. Louis in 1861 and what they wore, for your 150th anniversary event impression.

 

Rational Rations by Paul Winslow

Part One: An Introduction to Civil War Field Rations

Part Two: Salt Pork

Part Three: Hardtack

Part Four: Coffee

 

The Barleycorn Boys Campaigner's Corner by (Bvt. Sgt.) Pvt. Mike Palada

The Barleycorn Boys Manifesto

"We Have Drank from the Same Canteen..." A review of Federal issue canteens.

"Who Are You?" First-Person Impressions.

All the Trappings of a Pack Mule Knapsacks and blanket rolls.

Sew What?... Federal issue brogans.

A Dicey Situation Civil War period dice games.

With Chums Like These, Who Needs Enemies. Period Parlor tricks to complement one's first-person.

The Columbia Rifles Research Compendium Is a Valuable Resource for Your Impression A review of the book.

Let Me Borrow Your Looking Glass, I Have Guard... The basics of mounting guard.

Ring, Ring de Banjo! Period minstrels.

Dear Barley...Signed Lost in Wall Tent Advice for the campaigner.

This Old Shebang Building a temporary shelter.

Camp of Instruction, Or, Instances of the Daily, Mundane, and Monotonous Duties in the Civil War Training Camp Improving your impression around camp.

Taking It to the Next Level: Upgrading your uniform and kit to a higher standard of authenticity. Part I-The Sack Coat.

 

Unit Research

Flag Research Identifies Origin of 17th Missouri Colors by Randy Baehr

Conservation Reveals New Details of 17th Missouri Colors by Randy Baehr

 

International Events

Ridgeway: A Unique Reenacting Opportunity by Paul Winslow
The 135th Anniversary Reenactment of the "Battle of Ridgeway" Fenian Raid.

This Is Good, But Did They Really All Have English Accents? by Bill Baehr
An American Civil War Reenactment in England, reported from an American Perspective.

Weston Park: A Fond Farewell to Old Friends and a Hello to New by Lawrence Hatter
An American Civil War Reenactment in England, reported from an English Perspective.

 

For information about The Shrapnel, contact Capt. Randy Baehr, Editor.

 

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