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willie

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« Reply #9 on: July 25, 2016, 09:36:56 AM »
 Just a few notes. The six mule wagon did not get a brake until 1863. After the Civil War the Army sold a lot of them and the rest where used up to 1900. The Blueish gray wagon is the 1878 model witch will be used until the 1930s This wagon you see in a lot of Westerns ,I know because my farther worked in the movies as a cowboy and as a kid I use to help him drive teams to get ready for the movies. As I remember we had 4 of them. Willie

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« Reply #8 on: July 25, 2016, 01:12:30 AM »
[ IMAGE NOT SHOWN - GUESTS CANNOT VIEW ATTACHED IMAGES ] We intend to further models ACW produce.
Some is already in the drawer, andee we need deteils (plans) and dimensions.

Next, we will bring the clastic transport wagon
with or without cover.
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Wolfgang


willie

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« Reply #7 on: July 24, 2016, 09:46:08 AM »
Joerg. That's the one ,I should have looked sorry . Ever think about doing some Marines and sailors for the Civil War. Willie

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« Reply #6 on: July 24, 2016, 03:47:18 AM »
how about a Sea Coast Mortar used during the Petersburg Siege Willie

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willie

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« Reply #5 on: July 15, 2016, 07:13:29 PM »
 The Civil War Round Table Talk was outstanding and I have been invited back to give a talk on the US Army Camel Corps. I could not have done this with out the help of Benjamin King Command Historian of The US Army Transportation Center and School and Richard E Killblane  Curator of the Transportation Museum at  Fort Hustis Virginia.  I know all those talks I gave in the National Park Service paid off.  Wolfgang if you are looking for some new Civil War Ideas how about this  6 mule wagon with mules, Could be use for a Army wagon or portable telegraph wagon and  then the Rucker Ambulance and for the rail road how about a Sea Coast Mortar used during the Petersburg Siege Willie

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« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2016, 11:02:36 AM »
That is great info Willie, so many sets are dedicated to camp life of glamor units, cavarlry and infantry but not much on auxillury teams IE: transport and artillery
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Ray

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« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2016, 12:13:40 AM »
An interesting insight. many collectors and friends who want to be an artillery or Furpark, underestimate the Maenge the Mulies and the car.
But this is not just a problem bie the ACW also under the Napoleon era.
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willie

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« Reply #2 on: July 07, 2016, 05:15:25 PM »
 Civil War Wagons.  The 6 Mule Wagon.   1. 6 mule Wagon ideal 3,730 pounds of cargo plus 270 pounds of storage.
                                                            2. 6 mule Wagon practical 2000 pounds of cargo  3000 lbs forage or 2,600 lbs  of ammunition or hospital supplies.
                                                            3. Ambulance 4-10 weather standing or laying down.
                                                            4. Horses consume 28-32 lbs of fodder or grass a day and 8 gallons of water  daily 25-30% becomes waste
                                 At the end of a 12 mile average march  the six mules would require 180 pounds of forage and 48 gallons (288 lbs ) of water. They then had to be unharnessed and rubbed down and then the teamster had to look at the animals and see if they where in good health. I have done that and its a lot of hard work .  Wagons where used in every theater of the War both North & South. Planning  for am army 1000,000  called for 2,500 supply wagons 35,00 animals.  Grants 1864 campaign had 4,300 wagons. So tomorrow it will be railroads and steam boats.  I hope this is going to be interesting  to you guys. Willie                                   

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Civil War Transportation
« Reply #1 on: July 07, 2016, 04:34:27 PM »

   Since I will be giving a talk at the Civil War round table next week on Civil War Transportation I thought I would share a few things with you all. So next time you paint American Civil War Figure you could understand the figure a bet more.

                                      1. Great technological Development  Military
                                                                                         1. Rifled musket
                                                                                         2. Rifled Artillery
                                                                                         3. Balloons
                                                                                         4. Telegraph
                                                                                         5. Portable Telegraph
                                                                                         6. Electrical Measurement of velocity
                                      2. 19th century technological Developments
                                                                                         1. Railroads
                                                                                         2. Telegraph
                                                                                         3. Wagons
                                                                                         4. Literacy
                                                                                         

                                                                                       

                                     

 

 

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