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    MarkTK36thIL

    Re: Restoration of the Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 20 Meeting Hall in Aurora, Illinois.

    This is great news since the doors were closed in 2000 and now finally opening again. Their collection was comprised mostly from G.A.R. members, and was

    MarkTK36thIL 04-12-2015, 11:37 AM Go to last post
    cannoneer

    Re: Restoration of the Grand Army of the Republic Post No. 20 Meeting Hall in Aurora, Illinois.

    The GAR hall has been moving along. The cannon barrels are back and the interior is progressing.
    https://www.aurora-il.org/gar/restoration.php

    cannoneer 04-10-2015, 12:38 PM Go to last post
  • THE FRONT PAGE

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    FORT BLAKELY CS LIVING HISTORY - Spanish Fort, Alabama

    April 1-3, 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.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT THREAD


    PICKET POST - Morganton, Kentucky

    May 13-15, 2016

    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.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT ANNOUNCEMENT


    LOOKOUT MOUNTAIN LIVING HISTORY - Chattanooga, Tennessee
    June 24-26, 2016

    The Hairy Nation Boys will host a living history at Lookout Mountain June 24-26, 2016. Our impression will be that of Company B of the 31st Iowa. At this time we are working on the guidelines. We do have a Facebook page for information but we will use this site as well. If you have any questions please contact me at headlog@gmail.com or call 319-471-0571

    CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT THREAD


    BATTLE OF PERRYVILLE - Perryville, Kentucky
    October 7-9, 2016

    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 - rmmurray@charter.net
    1st Battalion (105th Ohio): Will Eichler - will@williameichler.com
    2nd Battalion (123rd Illinois): Tyler Underwood - tylerlunderwood@yahoo.com

    Website:
    Facebook

    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)


    Host Group – Western Independent Grays

    Primary Battalion POC: Herb Coats - hcoats007@ gmail.com

    Preservation Effort: Extra funds go to the park.

    The Plan: The WIG is planning to return to Perryville in 2016 to portray the 9th Tennessee Infantry of Maney’s 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.

    Military Command: Herb Coats, Western Independent Grays, Commanding

    Company Commanders/POCs are as follows

    Company A Whit Barr gnh431@mocs.utc.edu

    Company C, Paul Jerram, Armory Guards russel.dykes@gmail.com

    Company K, Russ Dykes Keithstone Guards russel.dykes@gmail.com

    Jordan Roberts, Red Clay Volunteers Jamesonboy30@gmail.com

    Brian Chastain, Breckenridge Grays bgrey@zoomtown.com

    Michael Comer, Midwest huntdaw@gmail.com

    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.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT FOLDER

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  • Vendor Announcements

    dahoude

    Re: 19th Century Style Reed Stem Pipes

    Pamplin style glazed clay bowl and reed stem pipes are now in and ready to ship!

    dahoude 04-13-2015, 05:16 PM Go to last post
    Button Baron

    Lincoln Real Ferrotype Buttons now available.

    We are happy to announce that we now have buttons of President Lincoln that contain an actual tintype. These are set in brass frames and have a black enamel button back,

    Button Baron 04-06-2015, 03:27 PM Go to last post
  • The Market Place

    johnnyl79

    Lionheart films

    Hi,
    Has anyone one had trouble getting in touch with lionheart films/ kevin hershberger? I placed an two orders with them last year,the first order

    johnnyl79 03-21-2015, 04:56 AM Go to last post
    pvt_dirty

    Re: Tyler Goodrich/Authentic Reproductions

    Hello Bob,

    My cell service has been not the best up here in Vermont. Ive have taken a new job at work and have been crazy busy. I have

    pvt_dirty 02-25-2015, 08:38 AM Go to last post
    Dave Hull

    Bristol Hollow

    I like to support the small and up and coming sutlers and came across Bristol Hollow this morning when search for some obscure bit of kit. Any feedback

    Dave Hull 02-17-2015, 04:29 PM Go to last post
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