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Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
« Reply #50 on: October 24, 2007, 12:51:01 pm »
Don't forget, you have to somehow have to get a chicken in The Battle of the Blowout. ;D  Perhaps something where an innocent chicken has to be missed while firing on the hostiles. ;D
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Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
« Reply #51 on: October 24, 2007, 05:38:01 pm »
Col. Pitspitr

I put in a request for three bunks on 10-19-07 for Texas Sarge, Scooter, and Jake Jones and have not received a reply.  You probably just missed the post. Thanks.

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Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
« Reply #52 on: October 24, 2007, 11:27:02 pm »
I'm Sorry Sarge,
I thought I had sent you a reply. Yes, I did get it and I have you down. Don't know how I over looked replying.
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Re: T - 363 Days and counting....
« Reply #53 on: October 25, 2007, 02:43:18 pm »
I forgot about the kitchen, feel free to bunk Slim in the kitchen if need be. ;)
Are ya tryin' ta get me on KP duty?  ::) ;)

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Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
« Reply #54 on: October 25, 2007, 05:21:43 pm »
No I figured you were the only that could put up with me. ;)
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Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
« Reply #55 on: October 25, 2007, 08:15:26 pm »
 ;D

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Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
« Reply #56 on: October 25, 2007, 08:48:40 pm »
It is my intent to get Jerry the rough draft of the application for the GAF Shoot this weekend that way there is plenty of planning time.
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Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
« Reply #57 on: October 26, 2007, 06:37:40 am »
Slim,
I didn't know if you wanted to be in the Barracks or if you might bring Mrs. Silver Creek and the youngans. We might even be able to handle that.
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Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
« Reply #58 on: October 27, 2007, 12:22:44 pm »
Pitspitr,
It will probably be just me.

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Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
« Reply #59 on: October 27, 2007, 11:29:49 pm »
Ok, well I do have you down for a bunk in the barracks.
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Re: T - 346 Days and counting....
« Reply #60 on: November 14, 2007, 09:40:37 am »
For those of you who are interested, here are excerpts from an article I wrote about Fort Hartsuff for an other organizations newsletter.

Fort Hartsuff is located near the center of Nebraska in the beautiful North Loup River Valley between the present day towns of Ord and Burwell. Fort Hartsuff was established in 1874 on the site chosen for it by General E.O.C. Ord, the Department of the Platte Commander. Members of Co."C" 9th infantry started construction in early September, but were transferred to Fort Laramie in April 1875 before they could complete the fort. CO. "A" 23rd Infantry completed the construction by early 1876. As was the official Army policy in the mid-70s, Fort Hartsuff was built from materials that were available locally. With a generous supply of gravel and lime in the area, concrete walls were called for. Trees from a cedar filled canyon 6 miles up river provided the lumber and shingles. Originally the plans called for a 2-company fort, with a company of infantry and a troop of cavalry manning the garrison. However, before the construction could be completed the fort was downsized to a single company of infantry. During its life, Fort Hartsuff housed men from Co."C" 9th Infantry, Co. "A" 23rd Infantry, and Co.'s "I" and "K" 14th Infantry. The primary duties of the men of Fort Hartsuff were to stop the miners using the Grand Island (Nebraska) to Deadwood (South Dakota) road and to check the flow of war parties between the Sioux reservation and the Pawnee reservation and back. Company "C" of the 9th was again posted here when the fort was abandoned in 1881. Following its abandonment the Union Pacific Railroad was given title to Fort Hartsuff but sold it when it was decided to build the tracks on the south side of the river. From that time until 1962, the buildings of Fort Hartsuff served as a farm headquarters. In 1962 Dr. Glen Auble donated the 20 acres that the fort sits on to the Nebraska Game and Parks Commission to be used as a state historical park. 13 years later Roy Lindsay was appointed Park Superintendent and the major restoration of the buildings began. Restoration continues at Fort Hartsuff SHP and is currently about 95% complete. "Captain" Lindsay officially started the living history program at Fort Hartsuff State Historical Park in the early 80s with himself and a couple of other men and a handful of hand-me-down Civil War look-alike uniforms. In the mid 80's Fort Hartsuff hosted a couple of the General Miles Marching and Chowder Society encampments. The exchange of information sparked a decided improvement in the living history program at the fort and many M1874 uniforms were purchased from the Quartermaster Shop. This is where I came in.
   Through the 90's we have continually striven to improve our impressions as well as the entire program. Our Volunteers can currently animate nearly every building on the post with skilled craftsmen such as wagoneers, carpenters, bakers, saddlers and the like. The year 2000 witnessed probably our best year (so far) for living history at the fort. We held several special events to celebrate the summer holidays and hosted our first encampment in September of 2000. Our feminine volunteers take great pride in the historical accuracy of their dresses and a local seamstress produces highly accurate uniforms for our soldiers.  We hope to continue to improve our impressions through contact with other living history groups. In September of 2005 year Park Assistant Superintendent, Jim Domeier and I traveled to Lubbock Texas to retrieve a restored original U.S. Army ambulance that the park will use in it’s living history program.
   We feel that contact with other living history groups is one of the most important tools we have for improvement in our program.
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Re: T - 324Days and counting....
« Reply #61 on: December 09, 2007, 08:56:56 pm »
Col. Pitspitr, Sir:

Since this isn't "stickied" I thought I'd send it BTT so we can all keep the dates in our (my  ;) ) mind.  I'm really looking forward to spending time in that Barracks.  Also, Col. I'm trying to get Jed Cooper, GAF# 500, to stay in the barracks, too.  Will there be room?

Thank you, sir.

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Re: T - 324Days and counting....
« Reply #62 on: December 09, 2007, 09:52:02 pm »
I will add him to the list.
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Re: T - 300 Days and counting....
« Reply #63 on: December 10, 2007, 03:24:40 am »
Col Pitspitr:

I will not know if we will be able to make it to the 2008 Match/Muster or not at this time.
But I have it pencilled in on my work calendar now.
Our military calendar goes by FISCAL YEAR (01 OCT to 30 SEP) instead of calendar year.
So Oct 2008 is actually "work year 2009" and I can't schedule any leave just yet.  >:(

Report on the SASS Convention Color Guard---IT WENT VERY WELL.

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Re: T - 300 Days and counting....
« Reply #64 on: December 10, 2007, 06:22:00 am »
Report on the SASS Convention Color Guard---IT WENT VERY WELL.

You're home already? Must have flown. I hope you got Pix, if so please post them in the Inspection Tour to the West to the West thread
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Re: T - 300 Days and counting....
« Reply #65 on: December 10, 2007, 09:42:36 am »
Is there a printable flier or registration form for the muster? 
Do you want any vendors?  and how "period correct" does the vendor display have to be?
We would like to bring some bulletts to sell and join in the shootin'.
'Course we would probably be shooting as Scouts.

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Re: T - 300 Days and counting....
« Reply #66 on: December 14, 2007, 05:43:46 pm »
There are no historical requirements for Vendors. 
Civilize them with a Krag . . .

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Re: T - 300 Days and counting....
« Reply #67 on: January 17, 2008, 09:33:25 am »
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Re: T - 300 Days and counting....
« Reply #68 on: January 22, 2008, 08:13:34 am »
Since this isn't stickied, I want to keep it as close to the top as possible.
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Re: T - 261 Days and counting....
« Reply #69 on: January 22, 2008, 06:22:22 pm »
I sent a PM to Major Lewis and asked him if he put a piece of gum on the top of the thead to make it Sticky. ;)

BTW, Major, if you need some PC gum, I have most of a case of Beeman (Case, not display pack ;D)  That stuff dates to the late 1880's. ;)
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Re: T - 261 Days and counting....
« Reply #70 on: February 02, 2008, 06:43:45 am »
I currently have reservations in the barracks for the following people. Since the barracks will only house 40, you can see that we've got it half full already.

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Re: T - 261 Days and counting....
« Reply #71 on: February 02, 2008, 08:10:37 am »
Col P:

Thanks for the hooch reservation.
I will PM you shortly, Sir!

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Re: T - 261 Days and counting....
« Reply #72 on: February 02, 2008, 09:44:33 am »
.... Since the barracks will only house 20, you can see that we've got it half full already. ....

In the words of a favorite "non-human" TV character of my lost youth ..... (monotone) "That does not compute."   :-\   ;)   ;D
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Re: T - 261 Days and counting....
« Reply #73 on: February 03, 2008, 10:32:22 am »
In the words of a favorite "non-human" TV character of my lost youth ..... (monotone) "That does not compute."   :-\   ;)   ;D

Oops, no it didn't compute. I've fixed it.
BTW I never noticed you had pointed ears   ::) ;D
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Re: T - 261 Days and counting....
« Reply #74 on: February 03, 2008, 11:39:42 am »
More like Robby in a Bearskin Shako . . .
Civilize them with a Krag . . .