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  • 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

    * Identified unit impression

    The Selma defenders consisted of Forrest's Tennessee escort company, McCullough's Missouri Regiment, Crossland's Kentucky Brigade, Roddey's Alabama Brigade, Frank Armstrong's Mississippi Brigade, General Daniel W. Adams' state reserves, and the citizens of Selma who were "volunteered" to man the works. Altogether this force numbered less than 4,000.

    We will protray these State reserves and the citizens who defended the works.

    * Impression guidelines based on historic data

    Headgear:

    Any Documented Citizen-Style of Proper Period Materials and Construction.

    HG/M - Jean-Cloth Kepi or slouch hat. All of Proper Period Wear, Materials and Construction.

    Coat:

    Citizen Sack Coat or Frock Coat, laborers jacket or overshirt.

    HG/M -Enlisted Man's Double or Single-Breasted Frock Coat (No Trim). Civilian Sack coat (militirized), or Depot jackets issued late war.

    Shirt:

    Any Documented Citizen-Style of Proper Period Materials and Construction.

    HG/M - CS Issued Shirts or civilian shirt. All of Proper Period Wear, Materials and Construction.

    TROUSERS:

    Citizen-Style.Wool or Cotton Jean Cloth, Overalls

    HG/M - Any documented Western Depot or civilian trousers.

    Drawers:

    Any Documented Citizen pattern.

    HG/M - Military-Style or civilian drawers of Proper Period Materials and Construction.

    Footwear:

    Any Documented Citizen-Style of Proper Period Materials and Construction.

    HG/M - Confederate and English Imports.

    Socks:

    Citizen pattern

    HG/M - Military-Style or civilian of Proper Period Materials and Construction.

    Canteen:

    Confederate Tin Drum or Confederate Wood Drum Canteen, Bottles in pockets, or gourd canteens. All of Proper Period Wear, Materials and Construction. No Federal-Issued Canteens Please.

    Knapsack:

    Bedrolls or Horse-Collars Are Strongly-Preferred.

    HG/M Mexican War or English Imports Accepted.

    Haversack:

    Any Proper, Documented Western Confederate Haversack or Citizen Style Market wallet. Haversack of Proper Materials and Construction.

    Ground cloth:

    Citizen painted floor cover.

    HG/M - Floor cloth or any Documented Confederate Painted Cloth.


    Accoutrements:

    Powder Horn, Shot bags, measures, etc. appropriate to you citizien weapon.

    HG/M - Any Documented Accouterments from the Western Theater . Militia/Mexican War Pattern *U.S. Accouterments With the Buckles Removed Are Reluctantly Accepted.

    Waistbelt:

    Any citizen or military style documented to late war.

    FIREARM/WEAPONS:

    Shotguns or Hunting Rifles, Flintlocks in good working order, Period Pikes. Some but no all can carry defensive tools such as Axes, and pich forks, etc.

    '42 Springfield and P53 Enfield (HG/M.)

    BLANKET:

    Any Documented Citizen or late war confederate style. All of Proper Materials and Construction. No Federal Blankets.

    Tentage:

    Tent Flies, Stretched bloankets or carpet, and Civilian Groundcloths may be used as tentage.

    Eyewear

    Period Frames Only. No Modern Eyewear of Any Kind! (Contacts Excluded - Solution in Poke Sack).


    Note that HG/M represents accepted items for Home Guard and Militia. The standard civilian clothes listed are for the citizen impressions.


    * Established organization and structure with reasonable goals for numbers.

    The Yellowhammer Rifle are hosting this adjunct. We will have an overall commander, and a commander for the Home Guard/Citizens and one for each of the militia companies of State Reserves.

    The structure will look like:

    Overall Militia Commander (State Reserves Commander)
    Militia Sgt Major
    Militia Adjuntant

    - Company Commander - Maplesville Militia - 50 - 100
    - Company Commander - Plantersville Militia - 50 - 100
    - Home Guard Commander (as well as Citizens) - 100


    * Activities outside the event standard schedule that add value to the event for the participant.

    The HG/M will be marched in prior to the battle from an offsite location. Once Saturday's battle is over, the adjunct will camp in defensive positions. Citizens will be escorted into the works by Cavalry, whereby those without weapons will be issued them.

    * Traditional EBUFU activities: rations, guard, drill, some level of immersion even if temporary (i.e., overnight picket or short march, based on historic actions of course!)"

    We are working on the opportunity to allow this adjunct to camp on the grounds of an 1852 southern plantation (with guard duty) a few miles from the site Friday night. More to follow. There is ample opportunity for first person interaction in the works, as well as in town prior to being escorted into the works. Rations will be issued in the defensive positions to the adjunct.

    Registration info, and fee forthcoming.

    http://selmaauthenticadjunct.webs.com/
    Last edited by GWagner; 04-29-2013, 12:46 PM.
    Galen Wagner
    Mobile, AL

    Duty is, then, the sublimest word in our language.Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. -Col. Robert E.Lee, Superintendent of USMA West Point, 1852

  • #2
    Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

    Are the dates the same 4th weekend in april? Making sure not to schedule programs at work and putting in for time off so I can make it. If you need any help let me know.
    Michael Mumaugh
    Interpretive Ranger Mansfield SHS
    Independent Rifles

    "Fall of the Rebellion"
    Outpost III
    Pickett's Mill
    Bummers

    "Desertion of Alabama troops in the Civil War was a manifestation of sectionalism in the state, due largely to the prevalence of poverty"-Bessie Martin

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    • #3
      Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

      Homeguard and "citizens" sounds like a great opportunity for all of us old guys. I may have to take up the ol' '42 and regale you boys with stories Old Mexico.
      Joe Smotherman

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      • #4
        Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

        http://www.battleofselma.com/
        Please come
        Perry Humphries

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        • #5
          Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

          Looks like we are a go for this adjunct. April 23 26, 2015.

          The structure looks like this:

          Citizen Group Commander - Caleb Benefield
          Plantersville Militia Company - Ind. Rifles
          Maplesville Militia Company - Armory Guards

          There will be no registration fee for the adjunct but your food will mostly be up to you. We are looking at an offsite camp for Friday night, with a very short walk into the battle Sat. Camping Sat night will likely be in the works. More information will be forthcoming.
          Last edited by GWagner; 11-20-2014, 04:28 PM.
          Galen Wagner
          Mobile, AL

          Duty is, then, the sublimest word in our language.Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. -Col. Robert E.Lee, Superintendent of USMA West Point, 1852

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          • #6
            Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

            Galen, I was juuuust talking to Joe Knight and Jordan Roberts about this yesterday. We've got "positive waves, man" from the AG members about Selma next year.
            Herb Coats
            Armory Guards &
            WIG

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            • #7
              Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

              We are really excited about this one! We've been looking forward to it all year. We hope to have some good numbers in Benefield's group!
              Stephen Lunsford

              Possum Skinners Mess/Tick Creek Troublemakers

              150th Pickett's Mill May 2014-5th Kentucky
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              Picket Post, May 2016, Company C, 9th Tennessee "Creek Bank Mess"
              Lookout Mountain Living History, June 2017, 31st Iowa "Root Hog or Die"
              154th Chickamauga Living History, September 2017, Co. C, 23rd Tennessee
              Battle of Wauhatchie (Aka "Wet-hatchie"), Tennessee, October 27-28, 2017, 78th New York "12th Corps!!!"

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              • #8
                Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

                Link to the FB event page:

                https://www.facebook.com/events/447477175404858/
                Galen Wagner
                Mobile, AL

                Duty is, then, the sublimest word in our language.Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. -Col. Robert E.Lee, Superintendent of USMA West Point, 1852

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                • #9
                  Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

                  This sounds like a pretty decent effort. Facebook link does not work though, Galen.
                  David Parent

                  The Cracker Mess
                  MLK Mess
                  Black Hat Boys
                  WIG

                  Veterans would tell of Sherman's ordering a flanking movement and instructing a subordinate how to report his progress: "See here Cox, burn a few barns occasionally, as you go along. I can't understand those signal flags, but I know what smoke means"

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                  • #10
                    Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

                    David, Here it is: https://www.facebook.com/events/447477175404858/
                    Herb Coats
                    Armory Guards &
                    WIG

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                    • #11
                      Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

                      We are still working on an offsite location for Fri night. If one is not secured, we have been promised the arbor area for Friday night and the works for Sat night. Cannon night fire is Friday night in the works.

                      Again, there is no registration fee and food is up to you.
                      Galen Wagner
                      Mobile, AL

                      Duty is, then, the sublimest word in our language.Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. -Col. Robert E.Lee, Superintendent of USMA West Point, 1852

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                      • #12
                        Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

                        I've been working on my civilian impression and I'd like to go.
                        Mark G. Lewis

                        Formerly with the "State's Rights Guard" & the 10th Texas @ Pickett's Mill

                        "I was told that even if a regiment was clothed in proper uniform by the Government, it would be parti-colored again in a week, as the soldiers preferred wearing the coarse home-spun jackets and trousers made by their mothers and sisters at home. The Generals very wisely allow them to please themselves in this respect"~Freemantle~

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                        • #13
                          Registered List - Updated Today

                          Facebook Page: https://www.facebook.com/events/447477175404858/

                          Overall Commander - David Scroggins

                          Plantersville Militia
                          IR Company - TBA

                          Pat Landrum
                          Michael Mummaugh
                          Brian DesRochers
                          Garrett Wagner
                          Steele Partridge
                          Mark Lewis
                          Chris Stacey
                          Galen Wagner
                          Garrett Wagner
                          Stephen Enderle
                          Dale Bright
                          Jason Broussard
                          Brad Armstrong
                          Brad Willingham

                          Maplesville Militia
                          AG Company - TBA

                          Herb Coats
                          Joseph Knight
                          Lewis Robinson
                          Dustin Herr
                          Jordan Roberts
                          Lee White
                          Jim Butler
                          James Angel
                          Matt Kirschner
                          Bob Herr
                          Miles McBath
                          David Parent
                          Dillan Lee

                          Citizen Contingent
                          CO- Caleb Benefield

                          Andrew Hartley
                          Owen Suits
                          William Jones
                          Stephen Lunsford
                          Stephen Shivers
                          Daniel Shivers
                          Nolan Hawthorne
                          Steven Mosier
                          Mike Jones
                          Mark Sumners
                          Christopher Thrasher
                          Seth Graham
                          Jacob Allen
                          Tanner Suits
                          Mike Dodd
                          Erich Benning
                          Matt Sharp
                          Wiley Murphree
                          Terry Hancock
                          Tommy Wilson
                          Jeremy Fowler
                          Paul Goudeau
                          Rick Goudeau
                          Tyler Sheets
                          Todd Suits
                          Greg Graham
                          Trent Golden
                          Steven Brock
                          Galen Wagner
                          Mobile, AL

                          Duty is, then, the sublimest word in our language.Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. -Col. Robert E.Lee, Superintendent of USMA West Point, 1852

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                          • #14
                            Re: Registered List - Updated Today

                            Registered List Update:

                            Overall Commander - David Scroggins

                            Plantersville Militia
                            IR Company -

                            Pat Landrum Michael Mummaugh
                            Brian DesRochers
                            Garrett Wagner
                            Steele Partridge
                            Mark Lewis
                            Chris Stacey
                            Galen Wagner
                            Garrett Wagner
                            Stephen Enderle
                            Dale Bright
                            Jason Broussard
                            Brad Armstrong
                            Brad Willingham

                            Maplesville Militia
                            AG Company -

                            Herb Coats
                            Joseph Knight
                            Lewis Robinson
                            Dustin Herr
                            Jordan Roberts
                            Lee White
                            Jim Butler
                            James Angel
                            Matt Kirschner
                            Bob Herr
                            Miles McBath
                            David Parent
                            Dillan Lee
                            Matt Lakin
                            Brian Chastain
                            Bones Jarrett

                            Citizen Contingent
                            48th Alabama - Caleb Benefield

                            Caleb Benefield
                            Andrew Hartley
                            Owen Suits
                            William Jones
                            Stephen Lunsford
                            Stephen Shivers
                            Daniel Shivers
                            Nolan Hawthorne
                            Steven Mosier
                            Mike Jones
                            Mark Sumners
                            Christopher Thrasher
                            Seth Graham
                            Jacob Allen
                            Tanner Suits
                            Mike Dodd
                            Erich Benning
                            Matt Sharp
                            Wiley Murphree
                            Terry Hancock
                            Tommy Wilson
                            Jeremy Fowler
                            Paul Goudeau
                            Rick Goudeau
                            Tyler Sheets
                            Todd Suits
                            Greg Graham
                            Trent Golden
                            Valerie Lewis
                            Steven Brock
                            Dave Thomas
                            Louis Varnell
                            Chip Brown
                            Preston Brown
                            Ben Rogers
                            Joe Grimes
                            Roger Smith
                            Tim Justis
                            Ray Dunkum
                            Ryan Townsend
                            Josh Darnell
                            Orry Darnell
                            Last edited by GWagner; 02-11-2015, 04:44 PM.
                            Galen Wagner
                            Mobile, AL

                            Duty is, then, the sublimest word in our language.Do your duty in all things. You cannot do more. You should never wish to do less. -Col. Robert E.Lee, Superintendent of USMA West Point, 1852

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                            • #15
                              Re: 150th Battle of Selma Home Guard/Citizen and Militia Adjunct

                              Is registration still open?
                              Jeff Wysong
                              Breckinridge Greys

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