Registration is now closed. We hit 500 registered (actually about 525 if you count the total men registered less drop outs). I am very proud of all the work you have done to this point to get your companies filled. We will be an impressive sight you can be assured. I expect us to field about 450 after drop outs, which will make the frontage of our regiment about 150 yards wide. Our camp is set to have 20 Sibleys (never seen 20 at one time before), 14 A tents, and 10 wall tents - a small town. We're making bick ovens for you to bake bread in, and we'll have the right ingredients for you to make pies if you like. Learn your bugle calls as we'll use them. It's the only way to communicate with this large of a group. And I got deliveries yesterday that you'll learn about when we're there. So many treats, so many period experiences are coming. Your staff are working their butts off around the clock to deliver alot on this one. I'm off in an hour to make 24 cans of essence of coffee, finish the labels for our sutler goods, and deliver our Minnehaha banners.