BREAKTHROUGH AT PETERSBURG
Pamplin Park, Virginia
April 1-3, 2016
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Those of you who were at Pamplin Park for the 150th Anniversary of the Breakthrough will be pleased to know we are going to be holding the event on a weekend this time. We are looking for Confederate units to portray Lane's NC brigade, as well as Federals to portray the 6th Maryland US and units of the Vermont Brigade of the VI corps. Numbers will be capped at 200 total participants. Please email me firstname.lastname@example.org
if you are interested in attending. - Chris Mattingly
FORT BLAKELY LIVING HISTORY
Spanish Fort, Alabama
April 8-10, 2016
The Independent Rifles will be hosting a Living History weekend at Fort Blakely in 2016 for CS ONLY. The idea behind the event is to rebuild sections of the works in preparations for the next CS v US living History in 2017. More information to follow.
Sponsored by the WIG and Hairy Nation Boys.
CS forces will be commanded by Herb Coats. Federal forces will be commanded by Ivan Ingraham.(one company of Hairy Nation Boys, one company of SCAR)
Each side will have a 100 participant force cap with a goal of three Companies of 25 rifles each. We will also have cavalry for each side.
This will be an immersion campaigner event.
Cost: $20 ($10 for landowner stipend; dirt cheap, really, and $10 for food for the weekend).
Each participant will need 40 rounds and caps for the weekend and needs to bring two one-gallon jugs of water to establish water points within their area as the water on-site is not potable despite the numerous streams and ponds.
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PORT REPUBLIC/CROSS KEYS
Confederate Adjunct Hosted By Company E, F, & G 52nd Virginia
Cross Keys, Virginia
June 10-12, 2016
Battle of Cross Keys (left flank action), 5 mile fundraiser march to Port Republic and Battle of Port Republic (Lewis House Action)
This will take place on the original Battleground in Cross Keys, Va and on the Original ground in Port Port Republic, Va. The March will follow the closest original route available.
This unit action has not been portrayed before and has not been accurately portrayed nor fielded since 1865. This is event to not only raise awareness of the Battlefields at Cross Keys/Port Republic but to raise money for the Battlefield through a 5 mile march.
Federal Adjunct Hosted By The Western Rifles.
The Western Rifles will be hosting a battalion adjunct to the upcoming event "Thunder in the Valley," June 10th-12th, 2016 on the original battlefields of Cross Keys and Port Republic. Our overall impression will be Lt Col Kane's four company battalion of the Bucktails / 13th Reserves / 1st Pennsylvania Rifles. They were on detached duty from the Army of the Potomac and part of Baynard's "Flying Brigade" during the campaign, but fought alongside the 8th New York and 27th Pennsylvania at Cross Keys. Also, our research shows this is before they were issued the left over Berdan's modified Sharp's Rifles, so they were still carrying '61 Springfields. After Saturday's fight, we will participate in the 5 mile preservation march from the Cross Keys battlefield over to Port Republic. For Sunday, we will switch to the 110th Pennsylvania for the fight on the coal hill at Port Republic.
This event will be held at the Davies Manor Plantation, near Memphis, Tennessee.
Hosted by the 4th Tennessee and 52nd Tennessee
U.S. forces will be commanded by Jonathan Siltman, and will portray the 57th OVI
C.S. forces will be commanded by Larry McCluney, unit TBD
Registration is $30, which includes house tour and food. Any remaining funds will be donated to Davies Manor Plantation.
Full details, impression guidelines, and registration information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/308855319167707/
Hosted By The Independent Rifles
A Gettysburg Living history of the 21st Mississippi Infantry during the Gettysburg Campaign.
Impression guidelines, Order of Battle, and a reading list will be posted both on the event Facebook Page, and on this forum. Participants in this event are strongly encouraged to register sooner, rather than later- there will be NO walk-ons. The event will be taking place on an NPS site, and all applicable rules and regulations will apply (No Drugs, No Alcohol, etc).
The purpose of this event is to act as an interpretive asset to Gettysburg NMP, they have asked that we provide them a backdrop for ďLife of the SoldierĒ talks while we are there. Be prepared to conduct firing demonstrations and march some of the same roads and fields the men of the Mississippi Brigade Trod.
Murray's Federal Battalion at Perryville
We are excited to announce the formation of a Federal Brigade for Perryville 2016. There will be 2 battalions. Will Eichler will lead one effort and Tyler Underwood of SCAR the other. Rob Murray will command the Brigade.
Impression: William R. Terrill's Brigade - 105th Ohio and 123rd Illinois
Brigade Commander: Rob Murray - email@example.com
1st Battalion (105th Ohio): Will Eichler - firstname.lastname@example.org
2nd Battalion (123rd Illinois): Tyler Underwood - email@example.com
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Our plan is to work with our friends the WIG on the Confederate side during the event.
WIG CS Battalion at Perryville (9th Tennessee Infantry)
Ė Western Independent Grays
Primary Battalion POC:
Herb Coats - hcoats007@ gmail.com
Extra funds go to the park.
: The WIG is planning to return to Perryville in 2016 to portray the 9th Tennessee Infantry of Maneyís Brigade. The goal is to field a battalion of CS troops within the overall battle scenario and event activities, and provide a home for those who want a little more to their campaigning experience. Drill, camp, kit, rations, etc will follow the history of the command during the battle.
Herb Coats, Western Independent Grays, Commanding
Company Commanders/POCs are as follows
Company A Whit Barr firstname.lastname@example.org
Company C, Paul Jerram, Armory Guards email@example.com
Company K, Russ Dykes Keithstone Guards firstname.lastname@example.org
Jordan Roberts, Red Clay Volunteers Jamesonboy30@gmail.com
Brian Chastain, Breckenridge Grays email@example.com
Michael Comer, Midwest firstname.lastname@example.org
Sam Gaylon, Trans-Mississippi Hellcats
Other campaigner groups have been contacted in regards to putting companies together for this effort. We are waiting on word from them.
Look here and the forthcoming WIG event website for more information regarding event items, kit guidelines, and of course historical information.
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BATTLE OF PRAIRIE GROVE
Prairie Grove, Arkansas
December 2-4, 2016
The 24th Missouri is hosting a campaigner adjunct for the 2016 Prairie Grove Reenactment. This will be conducted in the same quality manner as the Pea Ridge Adjunct March and the 8th Kansas Chickamauga Adjunct.Click Here to Visit Our Facebook Page
Impression will be the 37th Illinois. A hard fought, veteran unit who had proved itself during Pea Ridge.
The 37th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 18, 1861, nicknamed the "Fremont Rifles" and "Illinois Greyhounds". The regiment suffered 7 officers and 91 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 5 officers and 164 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 267 fatalities.
Their engagement at the Borden House was referred to as the fiercest firefight of the war.
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