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« Reply #25 on: July 24, 2012, 04:02:52 pm »

All the uniforms looked pretty impressive! But it appears it must be quite a bit hotter in NE than Alberta...I think that's the most "informal" I've ever seen Rattlesnake Jack look! Also noticed.....it appears that Stu Kettle has "run off" all the other scouts!
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« Reply #26 on: July 24, 2012, 04:12:55 pm »

I look like they're getting ready to put the last stitch through the nose before sending me to Davy Jones.


I'd like to see the ship setting THAT canvas . . . .
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« Reply #27 on: July 24, 2012, 07:19:47 pm »

...it appears that Stu Kettle has "run off" all the other scouts!

That was not my intent - I even bathed a couple time Grin
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« Reply #28 on: July 24, 2012, 09:46:09 pm »

23, July 1876 (+136)

To: General U. S. Scout
Headquarters Grand Army of the Frontier
Near Washington City

Copies to: (Bvt.) Col. Major Matt Lewis Chief of Staff,
(Bvt.) Col. Drydock Chief of Ordnance,
(Bvt. ) Col. Bull Schmidt Adjutant ,
and The ladies and gentlemen of the GAF at large

Sir:

I have the honor to submit my report following the 2012 Department of the Missouri Headquarters Muster of the Grand Army of the Frontier. This written report supersedes the brief oral statements I presented the General Commanding at the late Gettysburg battle sight Saturday last.

My preparations continued Wednesday, July 11 when the Commissary Department Chief Delmonico and Major Bowview Haymaker arrived. With their help the camp improvements, including the new shower facility, were completed. Thursday preparations continued with the erection of the Tipi for the homeless among us, the camp shade fly and the tents of those present. That evening a thunderstorm arrived in the area with rain and wind that flattened the shade fly. This forced a retreat to the tipi to wait out the storm.

Friday morning operations commenced with the Expansion Era Match side match. A previously unused canyon had been prepared this year to allow a new look for this match. Another first this year was the use of the Staff Officer class in the EEM. I used this class to conserve my Krag ammunition for the main match. I found this class to be quite challenging as given the heat and adrenaline, holding steady on the target was nearly impossible.  It always amazes me how much the stress of the match affects the physical condition and comfort of the participant. Even though the stages are not physically demanding, they DO feel as though they are by the of the stage. Participants find themselves breathing hard and shaking at the end of their walk through the canyon.

Following lunch the group commenced the long range rifle match. The 300 yard long range rifle match was found to be quite challenging. This long range match was a paper match. The participants were allowed the afternoon to sight in their rifles.  After the weather cooled a bit the command shot the match. This was to be the first time the long range match was included in scoring for the Department Champion computations.

The Main match used the same skirmish format as the Expansion Era Match did. The stalking course in the canyons of the Camp Pitspitr area could be physically dangerous given the heat. As a precaution against this participants were required to rehydrate frequently. Before a shooter was allowed to begin his assault of the stage he was required to spend some time resting in the shade and drinking water. This way we managed to avoid any heat casualties. We also learned that the physical requirements of the stages coupled with the heat necessitates limiting the number of rifle targets to between 15 and 22. This could be increased in cooler weather. This does not sound like much shooting but we found it to be enough to be satisfying. Three stages of around 20 rifle targets will require nearly 100 rifle rounds to be expended by most shooters. This is a match that, as one participant said, truly needs to be experienced to be fully appreciated.

I totaled the scores early Sunday morning and the certificates were awarded to the men. At this point we broke camp and the men returned to their home quarters while I finished my preparations for my departure for my inspection tour of the Atlantic Department the next morning.

Our mess consisted of 13 shooting participants excluding camp followers. While this number was reduced by a number of unforeseen situations including heat concerns, it was still a new record for participation. I can foresee these numbers continuing to grow in each of the coming years. Each day we entertained guests and explained for them the GAF as well as our contests.

Here I should thank a number of people: The Sargent Lions Club for sponsoring the insurance; Lt. Col. Dusty Tagalon for printing the winners certificates; Lt. Col. Ned Neiderlander, for building the traveling trophies and his efforts building camp equipage, the targets and props and finally Capt. Delmonico. For those of you who missed this match, the food alone was reason enough to come to this Muster. It is simply amazing what Delmonico can make in dutch ovens. Thanks Glen!

Final results will follow.
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« Reply #29 on: July 24, 2012, 09:57:22 pm »

That was not my intent - I even bathed a couple time Grin
I was just thinking...maybe they don't want to just compete for 2nd place, so they changed categoories.
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« Reply #30 on: July 25, 2012, 05:56:06 pm »

RESULTS:

Department Champion: Cowtown Scout 2nd Marksman, 2nd Long Range Marksman, 1st Field Uniform


Main Match:

Marksman
1st D. Chuck Luetkemeyer ( Col. Drydock)
2nd Cowtown Scout
3rd Donnie Luetkemeyer (Cpl. Chauffeur)

Rifleman
1st Jerry Davenport (Pitspitr)
2nd Grant Rombaugh (Rattlesnake Jack)
3rd Dale Beethe (Lt. Col. Ned Neiderlander)

Militia
1st Skip Fricke (Scruffy Skippy)

Scout
1st Steve Summers (Stu Kettle)

Long Range Rifle

Marksman

1st Chuck Luetkemeyer
2nd Cowtown Scout
3rd John Covert (River City John)

Rifleman

1st Dale Beethe
2nd Jerry Davenport
3rd Doug Strong

Field Uniform
1st Cowtown Scout
2nd Doug Strong
3rd Kendall Haug (Kit Peak Kid)

Camp Award
1st D. Doug Strong (Hopalong Strong)


Expansion Era Match

Department EEM Champion: Cowtown Scout 3rd EEM, 1st EEM Long Range, 1st EEM Uniform

Regular Military
1st Dale Beethe
2nd Donnie Luetkemeyer
3rd Cowtown Scout

Staff Officer
1st Jerry Davenport

Civilian
1st Steve Summers (Stu Kettle)


Expansion Era Uniform
1st Cowtown Scout
2nd Grant Rombaugh
3rd Doug Strong

EEM Long Range Rifle
1st Cowtown Scout
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« Reply #31 on: July 26, 2012, 04:04:29 pm »

I ended up a cup short (tin CW era army issue cup w/bail) and a M-1874 tin spoon short.

Got home from the eastern tour late yesterday afternoon. Will file AAR ASAP. Eastern Tour was 3800 miles and 15 states in 7 days.
OOPS It wasn't my cup. I found it. I am; however, still short my tin spoon. You'll recognize it if you picked it up by accident; it's made from stamped tin only slightly heavier than tin foil.  Roll Eyes
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« Reply #32 on: July 26, 2012, 08:46:32 pm »

I couldn't help but notice the uniforms in the last of RSJ's photos. The sweat stains and mud grime on my blue shirt doesn't show as much as it did in real life. Hopalong Strong is striking a very strategic pose  Shocked

It seems to me that most reenactors look too clean and not worn enough. Not many of us had those issues by the end of the weekend. All of us had "authentic" sweat stains and a few even had "authentic" patches.  Wink

The strategic pose is because the patch I had sewn into my crotch had given way! I have now patched them properly and they will be fine for next year.
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« Reply #33 on: July 26, 2012, 11:10:18 pm »

I was sorting some gear tonight and found said spoon, how it got in my gear I have no idea.
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« Reply #34 on: July 26, 2012, 11:42:11 pm »

http://www.facebook.com/groups/308112292558615/#!/media/set/?set=oa.423335227702987&type=1

The few pictures I took are here on The GAF group page of facebook.
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« Reply #35 on: July 27, 2012, 07:15:08 am »

I was sorting some gear tonight and found said spoon, how it got in my gear I have no idea.
Good! I was worried about it.
Just hang on to it and I'll pick it up sometime when I'm in Liincoln.
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« Reply #36 on: July 27, 2012, 08:59:41 am »

Good! I was worried about it.
Just hang on to it and I'll pick it up sometime when I'm in Liincoln.

OK, I'll remember to take it to work and that way if I'm not there you can still get it.
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« Reply #37 on: July 27, 2012, 11:08:17 am »

I know everyone had a good time at the Muster, even though it was hot. Jerry has made numerous improvments to the camping area. Congrats to the winners in each class. I know everyone enjoyed Delimonco's meals as well.
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« Reply #38 on: July 27, 2012, 12:09:51 pm »

We missed you. Wish you could have made it.
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« Reply #39 on: July 28, 2012, 12:47:47 pm »

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=g4EjUYh8mxc&feature=youtube_gdata
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« Reply #40 on: July 28, 2012, 11:50:43 pm »

Uniform Question for Ned: Where did you get the white uniform, or is it simply regular white pants and shirt? Hard to tell from the still photo earlier in the thread, since the bright sunlight pretty well washed out any details.
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« Reply #41 on: July 29, 2012, 07:34:22 am »

Good morning, Pony!
      The white shirt is just a band collar white shirt I had made years ago.  I can't find anything in the 1875 regulations about a specific shirt other than it was supposed to be white.  The white trousers are Marine/Navy white summer trousers from Milk Creek Mercantile.  I also had them make me an 1875 Undress Coat, but it needs alterations.  (I don't think I'd have wanted to wear it in 105 degree weather anyway!)  By next year I should have the complete Undress uniform complete with white sword belt.
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« Reply #42 on: July 29, 2012, 09:26:06 am »

OK, I wasn't sure if it was a shirt, or more of a white tunic.....but thinking back, I guess the suspenders would indicate shirt...
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« Reply #43 on: July 29, 2012, 06:34:01 pm »

Colonel Pitspitr,

An excellent report.  It looks like everyone had a great time, heat notwithstanding.  Wish I could have been there but health problems prevented me from making the journey as you know.  However, I'm already planning on next year when I can drive out for a good visit.

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« Reply #44 on: July 29, 2012, 06:58:51 pm »

However, I'm already planning on next year when I can drive out for a good visit.

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OK guys, we need to shape up, the General is coming, plan on salt pork, beans and hard tack. Wink
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« Reply #45 on: July 29, 2012, 07:55:12 pm »

Good to hear from you sir. I'll gladly take the field rations to see ya there!

Y'know Del, it might be a good idea to have one (1) meal like that, just to give folks a taste of 19th century field eats.  We're using the guns, uniforms, and other field gear, why not a sample of the food?

(will now proceed to take cover . . .)
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« Reply #46 on: July 29, 2012, 07:58:51 pm »

Good to hear from you sir. I'll gladly take the field rations to see ya there!

Y'know Del, it might be a good idea to have one (1) meal like that, just to give folks a taste of 19th century field eats.  We're using the guns, uniforms, and other field gear, why not a sample of the food?

(will now proceed to take cover . . .)

Well pretty much everything we have would have been seen while in post, the other is more field rations. 
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« Reply #47 on: July 29, 2012, 08:00:17 pm »

Besides the field rations might not set well with us, you did notice Camp Pitspiter has only one of those little buildings. Wink
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« Reply #48 on: July 29, 2012, 08:06:38 pm »

Praytell, what was that distant thumping . . .


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« Reply #49 on: July 29, 2012, 08:18:37 pm »

Praytell, what was that distant thumping . . .


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The sound of a shovel trying to dig in Pitspiter's hard pan. Roll Eyes
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