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  • I Hear the Distant Thunder - September 16-18, 2022

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    GENERAL INFO

    The Liberty Rifles and 1st Section will be hosting a living history program and preservation fundraiser on the Antietam battlefield representing the 4th Texas Infantry and Bedford Artillery to full scale.
    • This event is BY INVITATION ONLY for members of the Liberty Rifles and 1st Section and invited guests.
    • Rations: Food matching exactly what was provided to the units being portrayed will be issued. All participants must arrive with an empty haversack.
    • Registration: Fee will be $45 which goes to cover rations, the expense of fielding a horse drawn battery, and includes a built in preservation donation. You must register here and send a PayPal payment of $45 to “to a friend” to Antietam160@gmail.com.
    • Clothing - All clothing must be made with proper construction techniques, correct patterns, and 100% natural fiber cloth to closely mimic original goods.
    FOR MORE INFORMATION, CLICK HERE TO VISIT THE EVENT WEB SITE

    GENERAL IMPRESSION GUIDELINES: 4TH TEXAS INFANTRY, SEPTEMBER 1862

    Appearance and clothing should generally be worn—this is after all the low point in terms of adequate supplies of clothing, shoes, equipment, etc. for troops on active service in the ANV. The 4th Texas had been clothed in late July and had put six weeks of hard campaigning on it to get the point we will be portraying. Dirty is good, but don’t go comically overboard—the Gardner images of dead Confederates on the battlefield shows uniformed soldiers, pants that are not shredded (a hole here and there notwithstanding), and generally decent shoes. The use of some amount of U.S. Army equipment to represent items picked up at Manassas is encouraged. Excessively long hair is discouraged and modern hair styles are unacceptable. All items worn, carried, or stowed in your gear MUST be original or a high quality reproduction. Mediocre, mainstream, or reenactor grade reproductions are entirely unacceptable.

    The Texas Depot had been established on Cary Street in Richmond in 1861 to support the needs of Texas troops serving in Virginia. While Texas-made and donated goods arrived in some quantity, by late 1861 and increasingly so into 1862, the 4th Texas was using its commutation money to purchase clothing from the Richmond Clothing Bureau to include almost all of their shoes, socks, pants, and underclothing, a mass-issue of caps in late 1861, and significant quantities of jackets in 1862. As such, a mix of plain jeans frocks and black-trimmed Richmond jackets are most appropriate to represent Texas troops in September 1862.

    FOR THE FULL GUIDELINES, CLICK HERE

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    Last edited by Eric Tipton; 05-22-2022, 11:44 AM.
    ERIC TIPTON
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