Post by Dan Chmelar on Sept 4, 2007 19:34:21 GMT -5
Since we were doing a late war impression, James used the saddle that was produced with no hoods and no fenders. I can not recall which arsenal was making them, but I do believe this was a mid- war change. I know Allegehny arsenal kept producing saddles with hoods and fenders the entire war, but other arsenals removed hooded stirrups and fenders, but once again I cannot for the life of me remember which arsenal that was. The cartridges also worked great. I used my .44 cartridges, and I made .36 cartridges for James and they both worked perfectly.
Even though it would be quite a trip, I would like to get out east and ride with you guys sometime. This also depends on me convincing the rest of the mess to come too, because right now I dont have my own horse and am barrowing extra ones they have. Once I graduate from college I will look further into buying my own horse, but right now it isnt feasible.
Thanks for the compliments Dan Chmelar
Dan Chmelar -ONV -WIG -Ol' Sipley Mess -Horse Hair Mess
I have to agree with Jerry and Dave...you guys look good! Finally some one doing a Federal Cavalry impression with out looking like extras from “Dances with Wolves, “The Horses Soldiers” or “She Wore a Yellow Ribbon” (the last 2 you just got to love... “Na-Tin we drink Wis-Key, hunt Buf-Low, get drunk”!!! Heheheh
Ken Doyon Bugler 1st Maine Cavalry "Sound out mighty bugles, Blow with strength to end battles. Pierce the smoke-heavy air with Your strains of noble commands. Calls for the weary, Calls for the wounded, Sound out to guide, Sound out to fortify. Warm the soldier’s heart, Ease the officer's burden. Sound out gentle bugle. Sound out to end this war." Jerry Pollard