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Cincinnati SAR Compatriots Welcomed 85 New Citizens

Former Vice-President General, Minuteman Paul M. Wilke, Valerie Wilke, DAR, Anna Wilke, DAR, CAR and four Cincinnati SAR compatriots: President Jack Bredenfoerder, Ken Carpenter, Jerry Knight and Dan Schmitz welcomed 85 new U.S. citizens at a naturalization ceremony held at … Continue reading

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15th Massachusetts Regimental Coat Construction – Part 2

Sleeve work can start. Begin by pinning the top edge and draw a seam line. I allow for a ½ inch seam. Once the seams are stitched they are pressed flat. Now set aside to work on the cuffs Cuffs … Continue reading

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15th Massachusetts Regimental Coat Construction – Part 1

The coat in its raw form…material and pattern. Laying out the pattern in tailor’s chalk Cut, cut…cut! A complete coat body…ready for sewing. Now on to facings. Once again, tracing the facing pattern in tailor’s chalk. All the facings cut … Continue reading

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15th Massachusetts Regimental Coat Construction

An American Soldier by Friedrich von Germann Friedrich von Germann was a Hessian captain in the that fought against the rebels during the Revolutionary War. He painted several watercolors of the soldiers that he saw during the war. He painted … Continue reading

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