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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #150 on: November 08, 2010, 04:44:58 pm »
Dispatch from Fresno, California:

Experienced some waggon trouble on Saturday (nothing serious, but a strange "service engine" light came on and wouldn't shut off ) so had to spend most of that day in Eureka until a blacksmith/livery we found open could get it in and check things out ..... Put us a mite behind schedule (..... as did a slight navigational error shortly after coming off the Golden Gate bridge - 
although unplanned, I can now say I have driven through both The Presidio and the center of San Francisco!   :-\)

However, we have commenced the eastward leg of the journey, and may simply have to make slightly longer marches each day to ensure a timely arrival at the convergence of our various forces.

Got one of those light on the Ford chuckwagon, comes on once in a while, used to get out and check, engine was always there.  today I figger if it's rollin' down the road it's there and working. ;D
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #151 on: November 08, 2010, 05:15:34 pm »
Dispatch from Fresno, California:

Experienced some waggon trouble on Saturday (nothing serious, but a strange "service engine" light came on and wouldn't shut off ) so had to spend most of that day in Eureka until a blacksmith/livery we found open could get it in and check things out ..... Put us a mite behind schedule (..... as did a slight navigational error shortly after coming off the Golden Gate bridge - 
although unplanned, I can now say I have driven through both The Presidio and the center of San Francisco!   :-\)

However, we have commenced the eastward leg of the journey, and may simply have to make slightly longer marches each day to ensure a timely arrival at the convergence of our various forces.
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #152 on: November 08, 2010, 07:48:11 pm »
Dispatch from Corpus Christi, Texas:

Arrived on the coast early afternoon, after taking our noon meal, commenced the inspection of the USS Lexington. While some repairs are in progress, most appeared "ship shape"(At least to this Landlubber).

Made camp for the evening, will be finding some activities non-military or history related tomorrow AM. (Equal time to keep  my better half happy).

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #153 on: November 08, 2010, 10:26:32 pm »
Sgt Mjr Cactus Rope and I will be heading south come Thurs. AM early and plan to sneak into the battle sight in late afternoon. Thanks RCJ for asking my next question about ETD from barracks as I am not excited about returning to MO in the dark.

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #154 on: November 09, 2010, 03:33:12 pm »
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As of Saturday AM we had 20 paid shooters with three more that might shoot.  Travel safe

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #155 on: November 10, 2010, 12:10:18 am »
Actually, a piece of electrical tape would have been just the ticket, as it turned out!  They determined that the dadblamed contraption has a tiny little air leak into the manifold - not enough to cause any difficulty for the computer to keep things regulated at the elevations "at home" i.e. about 2500 feet above sealevel, and higher.  However, fluctuating back and forth between sea level and much higher elevations, as one does driving down the west coast highway, gave it absolute conniptions! The computer log showed it going back and forth from running too rich to too lean.  The light came back on and stayed lit most of the next day or two, but has remained off since we moved inland .....

I am pleased to confirm that this contingent has arrived in the Republic of Texas, albeit at the extreme western end ....  We have bivouacked at El Paso.  After another "overnight" at or near San Antonio, followed by a reconnaissance of the immediate environs (including the fortifications of the Alamo, of course) we should arrive in Lockhart on Thursday afternoon, God willin' and the creeks don't rise.

It has just occurred to me that I may not have mentioned that my batman, Roger, will undoubtedly wish to attend  the Saturday banquent, as well as partaking of some of the other meals.  I trust that will not cause any logistical problems , so long as the necessary ration chits are acquired upon our arrival?
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #156 on: November 10, 2010, 04:38:35 am »
Underway, shift colors.     ;D
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #157 on: November 10, 2010, 05:53:11 am »
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That will be fine.
Scooter any I are just leaving New Braunfels with the supply wagons. Enjoy the Alamo.
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #158 on: November 10, 2010, 06:48:48 pm »
Welcome to Texas Rattlesnake Jack and Roger !!  You will find the travel from El Paso to San Antone to take most of the day as it's a fer distance.  See yall at Lockhart.
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #159 on: November 10, 2010, 09:40:08 pm »
Packed and ready to weigh anchor at second bell of the morning watch. Fully awake around four bells of the same.

I was not able to petition the Naval Commander of the Department for permission to extend the wearing of summer white pantaloons and straws past the October cutoff per regulations, so I have drawn up conditional permission papers, signed by myself as the ranking Naval officer on board, to wear same.

Look for me about third bell of the second dog watch. Everything shipshape and fuses cut and ready for action.

Will be on detached duty with landing party of the Texas Navy, Department of the Missouri.

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #160 on: November 11, 2010, 06:41:11 am »
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #161 on: November 12, 2010, 05:11:12 am »
I'm thinking of all of you having a great time at the Muster and wishing I was there enjoying myself as well. 

My only consolation is that I'm 6 weeks from retirement, so I'm looking forward to attending next year!

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #162 on: November 12, 2010, 05:34:12 am »
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #163 on: November 12, 2010, 12:19:14 pm »
General - you can't be retiring - you look much to young for that!:)

I hope to enjoy this shoot someday as well.  Be safe ya'll.

I am getting to shoot on sunday locally in the wilds of Sussex, VA

However, on saturday I am the ranking USCG officer participating in the Smithfield Vet day parade.  I will have a small crew of one of my small boat stations with me as well.  Hope I do active CG, all Vets and GAF proud.

RCJ - You know once the ship is underway and away from land the Skipper makes the rules...I would think that based on onscene weather - the skipper of your ship will make the appropriate choice!:)

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #164 on: November 14, 2010, 08:48:40 pm »
T - Minus Zero Days

Muster is over and we had a great time.  It was a pleasure to shoot on our Squad.

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #165 on: November 14, 2010, 09:32:15 pm »
Heck, you fellas are having a good time.

Maybe if an AWOL Mexican Federale showed up next year, would you guys let 'im draw pistolas with you?


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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #166 on: November 15, 2010, 07:50:05 am »
Heck, you fellas are having a good time.

Maybe if an AWOL Mexican Federale showed up next year, would you guys let 'im draw pistolas with you?


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Heck yeah!  Come on down!!!

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #167 on: November 15, 2010, 07:53:27 am »
Our fearless leader!

LONG LIVE THE REPUBLIC OF TEXAS!!!
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #168 on: November 15, 2010, 07:56:57 am »
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #169 on: November 15, 2010, 08:00:49 am »
A big thanks goes out to Kitchen Kate and Delta Raider for being such wonderful and gracious hosts!
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #170 on: November 15, 2010, 08:04:47 am »
Dispatch, November 15:, Mcalester, Indian Territory:

After successfully completing the Plum Creek Campaign, my company will proceed on to our post on the Wet Auglaize creek in Missouri. Campaign was successful, repelling several hostile indian attacks, as well as some skirmishes with the Yankee troops, and soundly defeating General Santa Anna.Will proceed on to our home post as soon as we can finisg breakfast and break camp.


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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #171 on: November 15, 2010, 08:10:09 am »
Pancho, I guess we can use a federale that wandered north of the border. Why not, we always have a place for that AWOL Canadian, Rattlesnake Jack! But he must be cheating somehow, to manage to hit 9 out f 10 on that long range stage(out to 400 yards) with that target killing Snyder Enfield!

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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #172 on: November 15, 2010, 08:30:03 am »
But he must be cheating somehow, to manage to hit 9 out f 10 on that long range stage(out to 400 yards) with that target killing Snyder Enfield!

Well, I must admit overhearing someone saying, after they called "Hit" on the 400 yard target: '"Don't know if that was on the first or second skip ..."   ;D

We have struck camp and will be heading north momentarily.  Will endeavor to send in dispatches whilst en route, depending on availability of suitable couriers.
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #173 on: November 16, 2010, 07:42:39 am »
A suitable courier being available, I am able to report that this contingent has successfully journeyed as far as Quanah, Texas, some distance out from Palo Duro Canyon and Amarilllo, having passed through Austin, Waco (where we stopped for a very enjoyable visit to the Texas Rangers Museum), Fort Worth and Wichita Falls.  Will continue west out of the Texas panhandle and through New Mexico and Arizona Territories before turning north into Utah.

Had a very enjoyable time at the Muster, I must say!  Special thanks are certainly due to the organizers and hosts! 

Have some soul searching to do regarding my previous comments about the Snider-Enfield being an arm of questionable accuracy, after getting 9 hits on the 10 targets ranging out to 400 yards on Stage One (shot last by my Squad) .... guess I must have actually been getting the hang of it by then!
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Re: 2010 Grand Muster - Lockhart, TX - T minus 179 Days
« Reply #174 on: November 16, 2010, 10:15:27 am »
Howdy Jack,

You are in the Comancheria so watch out for hostiles!!!

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