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  • Charles Heath
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    Originally posted by GrumpyDave View Post
    Who's registered for Glendale-Malvern Hill?
    Grumpy, you might want to ask that one on the W64 listserver, and then again on the GMH08 listserver. :tounge_sm

    If it makes you feel any warmer, the OTB Forum forecast for the Amundsen-Scott South Pole Station, AQ, is -54 degrees F today.

    As a couple of last acts of the event, Mrs. Strauss received her letter from Dr. Steinert, and the good doctor picked up "his" box from home yesterday. I'm thinking this Mrs. Strauss in MD probably ought to mail the letter to the other Mrs. Strauss in NY. This event just keeps on giving.

    Have a Happy Easter!

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  • GrumpyDave
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    Who's registered for Glendale-Malvern Hill?

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  • Charles Heath
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    Originally posted by JustRob View Post
    Was this the same jug that made an appearance at 69th NYSM @ 1BR?
    Rob,

    That was a similar, but smaller jug of antiscorbutic for the boys encamped around the Henry House that weekend. Who would have known dried peaches and stewed tomatoes went so well together in a stew? Seems like some of us practially lived on the battlefield that year, and both of the Bull Run events were highly enjoyable.

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  • Johnny Lloyd
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    I know SICK. - Kiev T.

    See also previous post:

    9) "Dang, Dutchie...did you take a buffalo to the sinks?"

    Does the buffalo need vinegar too???

    LOL- Johnny Lloyd
    Last edited by Johnny Lloyd; 03-17-2008, 09:56 PM.

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  • Kiev Thomason
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    Originally posted by NoahBriggs View Post
    Little known, but a true fact.... Kiev (aka 'Dutchy' at W64) made a Sick Call on Sat. morning, whilst holding his unbuckled trousers about his waste and complaining of bowels not too loose, yet not very tight... and he even had a sample of his stool droppings carefully preserved in his little tin bowl, which he tasted before the surgeon and noted to him that it had a strange consistency of late. Kiev repeatedly requested a small dose of vinegar to help set his stomach right. Too which Lt., Carlson (Pat Craddock) who was in attendance supervising sick call with the surgeon, had to fight to stifle a knowing grin and accompanying snicker. Fortunately for the Surgeon and his chronic patient, all Kiev was offered was an opiate derivative (two little candies of some sort).

    Because Dutchy did not realize he was going up against an allopathic surgeon who has little faith in "folk remedies". Obviously he had the squirts, and vinegar did not seem to help in the past, so why give it now, when I could give him some opium pills, known to constipate and relieve the rectal spasms that go with a case of the the squirts?

    The opiate derivatives were two peppercorns.
    They look like coco puffs!I was wishing I had got the vinegar.I hate it and throw up when I smell it or taste it.This is fact!Which is why I wanted it.I know SICK .Anyways the opium pills(pepper corns) did the trick and I was told to stay off my feet and off duty for 4 hours:wink_smilGreat !Clark and I cleaned out the halls of our humble quarters and made the best of it.

    Also the plate of steaming crap was bread pudding made with coffee and milk and some other items to make it real messy!:confused_

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    Little known, but a true fact.... Kiev (aka 'Dutchy' at W64) made a Sick Call on Sat. morning, whilst holding his unbuckled trousers about his waste and complaining of bowels not too loose, yet not very tight... and he even had a sample of his stool droppings carefully preserved in his little tin bowl, which he tasted before the surgeon and noted to him that it had a strange consistency of late. Kiev repeatedly requested a small dose of vinegar to help set his stomach right. Too which Lt., Carlson (Pat Craddock) who was in attendance supervising sick call with the surgeon, had to fight to stifle a knowing grin and accompanying snicker. Fortunately for the Surgeon and his chronic patient, all Kiev was offered was an opiate derivative (two little candies of some sort).

    Because Dutchy did not realize he was going up against an allopathic surgeon who has little faith in "folk remedies". Obviously he had the squirts, and vinegar did not seem to help in the past, so why give it now, when I could give him some opium pills, known to constipate and relieve the rectal spasms that go with a case of the the squirts?

    The opiate derivatives were two peppercorns.

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  • JustRob
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    Was this the same jug that made an appearance at 69th NYSM @ 1BR?

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  • BrianHicks
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    Originally posted by Charles Heath View Post
    Noah,

    I now wonder if Kiev remembered that particular vinegar jug from the Fort Donelson anti-scorbutic issue in 2006. At one time an excellent image existed on some website somewhere, and the appropriate photo caption would have been "Spew." Probably wasn't a fond memory, but I digress.

    Matter of fact, I'd guess a small number of Winter 1864 2008 participants may remember that vinegar jug, the spoon, the venison, the mule feed, and the balmy weather at that Fort Donelson NPS LH. That old jug was a survivor, with the emphasis on was.
    Little known, but a true fact.... Kiev (aka 'Dutchy' at W64) made a Sick Call on Sat. morning, whilst holding his unbuckled trousers about his waste and complaining of bowels not too loose, yet not very tight... and he even had a sample of his stool droppings carefully preseved in his little tin bowl, which he tasted before the surgeon and noted to him that it had a strange consistency of late. Kiev repeatedly requested a small dose of vinegar to help set his stomach right. Too which Lt., Carlson (Pat Craddock) who was in attendance supervising sick call with the surgeon, had to fight to stifle a knowing grin and accompanying snicker. Fortunately for the Surgeon and his chronic patient, all Kiev was offered was an opiate derivative (two little candies of some sort).

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  • Kevin O'Beirne
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    Sort of weird he a single, four-day event in the cold can change your views about certain things, isn't it?

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  • JustRob
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    That cherry bounce did come out real well.

    Cherry Bounce (quick & dirty version)
    Take a quart bottle and wash thoroughly.

    Fill bottle about 2/3 with pitted sweet cherries. (For the last batch, I used frozen cherries, which were just fine.)

    Add two tablespoons of superfine sugar, then fill the bottle with vodka or other clear spirit. Shake to distribute sugar.

    Cork bottle and store in the refrigertor for a week or two (if not a month or two), shaking once a day. During this time, the cherries will start at the bottom of the bottle, then rise to the top, then sink again. If the spirit level gets low, add more booze.

    Once the cherries have bounced, add as little or as much sugar as you'd like. I prefer less.

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  • Charles Heath
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    Noah,

    I now wonder if Kiev remembered that particular vinegar jug from the Fort Donelson anti-scorbutic issue in 2006. At one time an excellent image existed on some website somewhere, and the appropriate photo caption would have been "Spew." Probably wasn't a fond memory, but I digress.

    Matter of fact, I'd guess a small number of Winter 1864 2008 participants may remember that vinegar jug, the spoon, the venison, the mule feed, and the balmy weather at that Fort Donelson NPS LH. That old jug was a survivor, with the emphasis on was.

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    Matter of fact, I paused for a moment to hear any possible echo of profanity emerge from that vinegar jug, but it was silent.

    I heard a distant echo belch from the interior of the BAWCBAS*, sort of a seance-style EVP -

    "Son, this here's a fine spoon. The patent finish will last a week, and if you want something bigger, fetch a damned shovel."

    and

    "Looks like Mosby stole all the snow around here."

    Not to mention

    "You look like a gambling man. Drink this. The label fell off, and I want to see if it's a patent medicine or that rat poison Capt'n Zeke ordered."

    The wicker handle broke on the jug, and it was almost pitched until I learned Hopkins had no more need for it. It is now a part of the BlueMass Cat and Skinny Anne's Finest Kind Traveling Medicine Show and Whorehouse.

    Peace.

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    *Big-Ass Wicker Covered Bottle of Anti-Scorbutic.

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  • sustudent
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    Bill,
    I gots yo middens! I found them in my haversack.

    I had to laugh, about the trash heap. When I arrived at the cooler hut thursday night, I was surprised by the amount of junk on the walls, aka the horse collar. Also there was some general harness leather hanging about, I don't know if anyone brought it home. I would have snagged the horse collar, but as "loquacious lloyd" has said, I thought it was someone's decoration they were taking home.

    Regards!
    -John Roddy

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  • Horace
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    I can't even decipher my own moral code

    Well, I stole stuff from the pile, then asked around if it was okay, with the intention of returning it if it wasn't. The fact that someone ran off with the harness leather that I'd cut off that tangled mass in the pile probably doesn't justify this.
    For the record I'm missing one pair of filthy white cotton mittens which I'm not sad about and that grey wool wrister, which I am, if anyone sees it.

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  • BillO'Dea
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    I did hang the mule collar on the cooler hut, but never came up with anything witty for a sign. "Turn them out to die like mules" came to mind. I foraged some wooden barrel hoops thanks to Charles. One of the neater moments was looking out our door at the Sibley with the eclipse of the moon directly above it, clouds scudding by. The one time i wished I had a camera.

    If anyone found a pair of mismatched gray shooter finger mittens I'd like to see them again.
    Bill O'Dea
    Salt boiler mess /122nd NY

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