The organizers of the 15th Iowa at Shiloh, 4th Texas at Antietam (Maryland my Maryland) and 2nd Mississippi at Manassas are currently working on a Chickamauga regimental effort. This will portray a brigade in Longstreets Corps from the ANV. We are working with Wambaugh on the necessary materials for the Blue-Grey English army cloth purchase.
Most of the companies of the regiment have been formed but this is a heads up to all.
The brigade impression will be determined when we find out from the event organizers the senerios being depicted at the event. Right now we are between Kershaws and Laws brigades. like at Manassas we are working with others to form other regiments in the brigade we depict. Yes we stand the chance to be in a full 1-2 regiment brigade.
Uniform requirements are being hashed out with the main intent being the accounts of the Corps sent from the east and second factor being minimal impact to the participants in the form of monetary.
Main focus being the BG English Army Cloth RD II or III Jacket which is being worked through vendors in a cost effective manner, the other details of uniformity are up to the individual companies to determine the extent they wish. No Blue issue CS trousers or BG Kersey caps are mandated, .....again this is on the commanders as we have asked them to make the decision on the uniform. We have set some conditions on the impression that will achieve the uniform look spoken in the accounts of the Eastern Brigades but also meeting our intent of minimal impact to our finances.
I also know that some already have the desired impression and this is why we have made the decision as to the extent of impression on the commanders.
As for equipment we are going along with above and making it on the commanders as to knapsacks, canteens, bedrolls ect. The only mandate is boxes on belts (per accounts) and blackened accouterments (per accounts). These are all obtainable at minimal impact to the men.
My intent is NOT to get into the weeds of impression or intent.. This is just a heads up that we a talking this effort.
Also please reach out to your POCs for the companies on the details as I sent this to them last week.