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Offline tleve

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ladies hand guns
« on: August 14, 2007, 03:12:27 PM »
OK , I have heard some cilivan women talking about carrying ladies hand guns for " portection " against the "enemy" . does anyone know if 1) would Civil War ladies carry these guns ? 2) know of any reenactors who do ? 3) if they carry do they take part in battles ?
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Re: ladies hand guns
« Reply #1 on: August 14, 2007, 03:46:26 PM »
This is an interesting question.  I cannot remember any civilians (ladies) ever carrying handguns at any of the events I've attended, but of course, in history you can never say, never.

Let me see if I can contact some of my old Civil War chums and see what insight they have on this question.

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Re: ladies hand guns
« Reply #2 on: August 14, 2007, 03:48:37 PM »
i have never seen ladies carry either , but i have heard or them . I am sure that in history some did , but in reenacting , i'm not sure.
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Re: ladies hand guns
« Reply #3 on: August 14, 2007, 03:56:54 PM »
There are a few 'Ladies' that do portray spies of the Union/Confederate.  Perhaps this would be a venue that you could portray?

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Re: ladies hand guns
« Reply #4 on: August 14, 2007, 04:00:16 PM »
I guess a spy would but you don't have many at reenactments. I always thought that if you wanted to carry a gun , why not be a solider? I'm happy being a non gun carrying cilivan ;)
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Re: ladies hand guns
« Reply #5 on: August 14, 2007, 04:11:17 PM »
Sorry about the delys between answers.  My computer is so slow and my screen keeps 'fading'.

Don't give up hope, just yet.  A while ago, I remember seeing something a Civil War magazine about two women having a duel with pistols.  This matter could have been over politics, men or what ever...I'll have to see if I can find the details about it.

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Re: ladies hand guns
« Reply #6 on: August 14, 2007, 04:20:46 PM »
i think you got the wrong idea , i don't want to carry , it was just something i found interesting and thought i would post to help this section .
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