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  • Tennessee on the Brink

    What: Tennessee on the Brink

    When: April 25 - 27, 2014

    Where: Davies' Manor Plantation near Memphis, TN

    Who: Host Units: Bitter Brothers Mess and 52nd Tennessee Infantry

    POC: John Spain confederate314@yahoo.com , Stacie Shelton stacierosy@aol.com

    Preservation: All proceeds to be donated to Davies Manor Plantation.

    Plan: This spectator event will revolve around a small town near Memphis in late April – early May of 1861. During this time, Tennessee, spurred by the firing on Fort Sumter and Lincoln’s call for volunteers, would decide the question of secession. Speakers will be shouting pro and anti-secession rhetoric, while a company representing the 154th Tennessee Militia will be present, conducting drill and recruiting. The cabins and other buildings on the site will be transformed into a working town, with a commissary, a tavern/boarding house, a church, and a family dwelling. Period civilians and spectators alike will be able to cast their vote on the secession issue (provided they are male, over 21 years of age). Period participants will be expected to maintain first-person at all times, if possible. To facilitate this, there will be a few “fourth wall” participants, who will interact with spectators and field any questions they may have.
    Last edited by Coatsy; 06-20-2013, 12:16 PM. Reason: Event approved by Mods - Herb Coats
    John Spain
    4th Tennessee / 25th Indiana

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    "If you surrender, you will be treated as prisoners of war, but if I have to storm your works, you may expect no quarter." Forrest

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    Re: Secession Rally

    Sounds like it could be a fun event.Might I suggest a small "tavern" set-up that not only can sell period non-alcoholic drinks to the public,but also have the canidates "buy drinks all around" for the voters...
    Cullen Smith
    South Union Guard

    "Always carry a flagon of whiskey in case of snakebite, and furthermore always carry a small snake"~W.C. Fields

    "When I drink whiskey, I drink whiskey; and when I drink water, I drink water."~Michaleen Flynn [I]The Quiet Man[/I]

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    • #3
      Re: Tennessee on the Brink

      I'm gonna try to make it out for this. Long live Ft. Spain!
      Marvin Boyce

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      • #4
        Re: Tennessee on the Brink

        We're hammering out the final details for the militia impression, and it should be pretty interesting. Should be able to post guidelines soon.
        John Spain
        4th Tennessee / 25th Indiana

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        "If you surrender, you will be treated as prisoners of war, but if I have to storm your works, you may expect no quarter." Forrest

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        • #5
          Re: Tennessee on the Brink

          I know you mentioned civilians - what kind of impressions are you looking for in that regard? Will civilians be able to occupy the buildings for the whole weekend?
          Betsy Connolly
          Living History Society of Minnesota

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          • #6
            Re: Tennessee on the Brink

            As Civilian coordidintor for this event, the answer is yes. Most are bare, rustic buildings, but you hve the option of "living" there for the weekend. The site is close to the interstate, so don't expect no modern intrusions. But it is a delightful site that Mr. Spain and others are trying to establish for future events. Feel free to PM me for more info. Here is the site's website with pictures.
            http://daviesmanorplantation.org
            Robert Orrand
            N. B. Forrest Camp 215, SCV
            Civilian Adjunct - Mayor of Dover, Purdy, Raymond, Layette, and more to come... and oh yeah Gettysburg
            4thTN CSA - Co A - Shelby Greys

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            • #7
              Re: Tennessee on the Brink

              Thank you Robert.
              John Spain
              4th Tennessee / 25th Indiana

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              • #8
                Re: Tennessee on the Brink

                All:

                I have setup the registration system for Tennessee on the Brink. You all can register and use PayPal on below link or Mail in with Address supplied during online registration.

                Registration Site is UP and ready. Link is http://www.52ndtennessee.org/event-r...vent_content_1

                The event page is https://www.facebook.com/groups/308855319167707/

                John Spain is POC for this event John Spain confederate314@yahoo.com

                If you have issue registering contact Brent Dacus bdacus@gmail.com
                Last edited by Brent Dacus; 09-18-2013, 10:09 AM.
                Thank You,

                Brent Dacus

                The AC Admin
                The Company of Military Historians
                Member, Civil War Preservation Trust

                Are you reading? I still am...

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                • #9
                  Re: Tennessee on the Brink

                  This is going to be a great event! Everyone needs to try and get out for this one, going to be a lot of fun!
                  Mackenzie Taylor
                  Dardanelle, Arkansas

                  Liberty Rifles, WIG

                  "At every town and station, citizens and ladies were waving their handkerchiefs and hurrahing for Jeff Davis and the Southern Confederacy" -Sam Watkins, 1st TN, Company H

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                  • #10
                    Re: Tennessee on the Brink

                    Sorry I've been quiet on here for awhile. Registration is open. Deadline is April 4th. Thanks for your interest.
                    John Spain
                    4th Tennessee / 25th Indiana

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                    "If you surrender, you will be treated as prisoners of war, but if I have to storm your works, you may expect no quarter." Forrest

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                    • #11
                      Re: Tennessee on the Brink

                      Be ready to work on some Scott's drill boys if you come as militia. If you haven't done it before, so much the better since we are portraying new fellows joining up with the old. It will be a good time and the place is a super place to have an event like this.
                      Michael Comer
                      one of the moderator guys

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                      • #12
                        Re: Tennessee on the Brink

                        Folks, we're a month out from the registration deadline. Don't miss out on a fun time.
                        John Spain
                        4th Tennessee / 25th Indiana

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                        "If you surrender, you will be treated as prisoners of war, but if I have to storm your works, you may expect no quarter." Forrest

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                        • #13
                          Re: Tennessee on the Brink

                          Our next site work day will be April 5th, if anybody would like to come out and hang out, help out, and tour the property.
                          John Spain
                          4th Tennessee / 25th Indiana

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                          "If you surrender, you will be treated as prisoners of war, but if I have to storm your works, you may expect no quarter." Forrest

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                          • #14
                            Re: Tennessee on the Brink

                            For those of you who like to wait til the last minute, I am extending the registration deadline to April 11th, but you need to RSVP ahead of time, so we know how many to feed. Thanks
                            John Spain
                            4th Tennessee / 25th Indiana

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                            "If you surrender, you will be treated as prisoners of war, but if I have to storm your works, you may expect no quarter." Forrest

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                            • #15
                              Re: Tennessee on the Brink

                              Only 3 days left to register.
                              John Spain
                              4th Tennessee / 25th Indiana

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                              "If you surrender, you will be treated as prisoners of war, but if I have to storm your works, you may expect no quarter." Forrest

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