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    The best thing about Shorpy's is that you may blow them up for study.

    U.S. Engineer Drama Club
    http://www.shorpy.com/node/5431?size=_original

    Band of brothers 1865
    http://www.shorpy.com/node/5533?size=_original

    Company B, U.S. Engineers
    http://www.shorpy.com/node/5471?size=_original

    One we've all seen, "Scouts and Guides"
    http://www.shorpy.com/node/5710?size=_original

    Nashville '64
    http://www.shorpy.com/node/4662?size=_original
    [FONT=Century Gothic]Alan Poor/Independent[/FONT]

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    The "band of brothers" image had the biggest hodge podge of caps and hats. Check out the fur pile cap, two "straight out of sutler row" forage caps (one complete with the baseball cap rolled visor), a kepi, slouch, a late war McDowell brimmed cap, a painted cover, etc, etc, etc.
    Ross L. Lamoreaux
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    • #3
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      Sir, great group images. Funny, but it seems some of their faces I can recognize as friends or people I've met or known. Using 600% zoom on "Nashville '64" image I'm looking at the men in the checked pants at right and the gent sitting. Does his cuffs look to be pinned or buttoned up? What do you reckon the slab material is being used for?
      Thanks for posting these images.
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      • #4
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        Notice in the Drama Club photo (1864), two (presumably) enlisted men are wearing dark blue pants. Thanks for sharing this... I'm going to add that to my study of Enlisted Feds wearing dark blues! ( http://www.libertyrifles.org/research/darkblues62.html )
        Paul Boccadoro
        Liberty Rifles

        “Costumes are just lies that you wear.” –Stephen Colbert

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        • #5
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          Mel-I've often wondered exactly where the Nashville series of Photos was taken. Given that the area in view is all built up now it,s hard to figure out. However, other photos of the time show that construction was still taking place on the hill where the state capital building is and the slabs may be associated with that activity. At the right side of the photo a stone retaining wall capped with a earthen bank is visable that reminds me of the retaing wall around the capital building. In the left middle ground a train is visiable in the valley below which suggest the northside of the current I-40 Route for the location
          Leland Hares, 10th Tennessee (U.S.)

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          • #6
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            Wow... those are amazing. I love hi-def photos, I'll have to check out the rest of the site.
            Michael Ovsenik
            5th Texas Co E
            Medich's Battalion

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            • #7
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              Yes.. Mr. Hares.. I have seen it labeled as such. The camera seems to be facing pretty well west of town from 'Fort Johnson'/Capitol Hill and the retaining wall would be the southwest corner of the state houses perch. Clues to this would be the L&N/T&A Railroad and trestle that wrapped around the hill, the townhouses in full view and what is most likely Harding Pike in the distance. The Train Depot would be just out of sight to the left at the bottom of the hill.. and it's a wonder you can't make out Acklen's Belmont Mansion Complex in the distance.

              Just ringing in. Others.. discuss?
              Jon Harris


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              • #8
                Re: Shorpy's originals

                Hallo!

                High resolution images are always a joy for the nuggets of trivia buried within them.

                In the "Drama Club" Engineers, the front row seated lad second last on the viewer's left is wearing corporal stripes on his trousers but no chevrons on his blouse.
                The guy on the viewer's right, at the end, is wearing an Engineer's castle device in the middle of his blouse.

                In the "Company B," the lad on the viewer's left appears to have crudely stitched his one trouser seam (I will enlarge that an dhave a closer look)(???). The lad with the pipe is wearing a waistbelt as a trouser belt.
                Slash pockets added to blouses.

                And in "Scouts and Guides," the lad second last on the viewer's right has his vest misbuttoned.

                Curt
                Last edited by Curt Schmidt; 03-13-2009, 07:48 PM.
                Curt Schmidt
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                • #9
                  Re: Shorpy's originals

                  Gentleman/Ladies, Notice in one of the Engineer pics how one man on the right wears his branch insignia on the closier of his sack coat and also in the "scouts" photo,a great study of sack coats and hats. Clifford Earl Hyde

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                  • #10
                    Re: Shorpy's originals

                    Originally posted by PieBoy96 View Post
                    Notice in the Drama Club photo (1864), two (presumably) enlisted men are wearing dark blue pants. Thanks for sharing this... I'm going to add that to my study of Enlisted Feds wearing dark blues! ( http://www.libertyrifles.org/research/darkblues62.html )
                    I'm having a tough time posting photos. On your dark blue trousers page the first Appomattox photo shows a guy in a porkpie hat. Can anyone make out the badge on his hat?
                    Will Hickox

                    "When there is no officer with us, we take no prisoners." Private John Brobst, 25th Wisconsin Infantry, May 20, 1864.

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                    • #11
                      Re: Shorpy's originals

                      In the Company B photo, it appears that some fellows are sporting a 'C' on their caps.
                      The fellow on our elft, sitting on the stump, only appears to have his brogans laced through the bottom lace hole as well.
                      Bryant Roberts
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                      • #12
                        Re: Shorpy's originals

                        Hallo!



                        Curt
                        Curt Schmidt
                        In gleichem Schritt und Tritt, Curt Schmidt

                        -Hard and sharp as flint...secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
                        -Haplogroup R1b M343 (Subclade R1b1a2 M269)
                        -Pointless Folksy Wisdom Mess, Oblio Lodge #1
                        -Vastly Ignorant
                        -Often incorrect, technically, historically, factually.

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                        • #13
                          Re: Shorpy's originals

                          Is it a 24th Corps badge with something else over it?
                          Will Hickox

                          "When there is no officer with us, we take no prisoners." Private John Brobst, 25th Wisconsin Infantry, May 20, 1864.

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                          • #14
                            Re: Shorpy's originals

                            Hallo!

                            I cannot enlarge it enough with the given resolution to really see what I think I am looking at.

                            I tend to see a XV (or XXV) corps badge on top of a wreath??

                            Dunno...

                            Curt
                            Curt Schmidt
                            In gleichem Schritt und Tritt, Curt Schmidt

                            -Hard and sharp as flint...secret, and self-contained, and solitary as an oyster.
                            -Haplogroup R1b M343 (Subclade R1b1a2 M269)
                            -Pointless Folksy Wisdom Mess, Oblio Lodge #1
                            -Vastly Ignorant
                            -Often incorrect, technically, historically, factually.

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