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  • Fort Tyler West Point Georgia Living History

    Fellas,

    I'm posting this here, even though it's not an EFUBU event per se. Please relocate if needed. This year marks the 150th Anniversary of the Battle that happened at West Point Georgia on April 16, 1865. In years past they had a really good living history and candle light tour there. For the past few years they've started having it again. I'm currently in Australia, but will be making my way "back home" in a few weeks. Since this will be the 150th anniversary and one of my first events back home, I'd like to help make it a good event. The organizers have given me permission to put this out there and invite anyone I see fit to. I'd love to get some quality impressions there to make this one of the best ever. I'm not an event "organizer" by any means and am only trying this word of mouth so to speak right now.

    If you're not familiar with the story, google it. Very interesting, especially as far as Gen Robert C. Tyler in involved. The battle happened the weekend Lincoln died. They do have a website, though it's a bit old and the "reenactor" pics are from the 90's. There is a reproduction earthworks "Fort" with 3 artillery pieces(so artillery guys are needed). There is the potential to do something special there on the weekend of April 18 2015. Was hoping to bring in some guys from the Georgia/Alabama area, but any and all members here are welcome. I know units have lots going on in April, but just thought I'd put it out there.

    Since the local force consisted of some regular soldiers, home guard, young boys, and old men, this gives for a wide range of impressions.Civilian ladies also played a large part. Convalescents from a local soldiers hospital were also there.

    I'll will act as a point of contact until something else is arranged. Impressions would need to be of the standard expected for events posted on this forum. Late War if possible, of course,

    Please forgive my lack of eloquence here, and any breach of protocol. I do this only out of my love of this event and it's story. And I do remain,

    Your Obedient Servant,

    D.W.(Trace) Scalf
    Last edited by D.W. Scalf; 01-11-2015, 06:22 PM.
    D.W.(Trace)Scalf
    19th Alabama Infantry(Australia)
    [url]http://www.19thal.50webs.com/[/url]

    “Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.”

    "Only the dead have seen the end of War".
    George Santayana

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    Re: Fort Tyler West Point Georgia Living History

    Thanks for the info DW. Might have to check it out
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    • #3
      Re: Fort Tyler West Point Georgia Living History

      A Facebook page has been set up for those interested. Looking good so far!

      https://www.facebook.com/events/1771...32362/?fref=ts

      D.W.(Trace)Scalf
      D.W.(Trace)Scalf
      19th Alabama Infantry(Australia)
      [url]http://www.19thal.50webs.com/[/url]

      “Power corrupts. Knowledge is power. Study hard. Be evil.”

      "Only the dead have seen the end of War".
      George Santayana

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        Re: Fort Tyler West Point Georgia Living History

        MOD NOTE: This isn't an ebufu event folks. Hate to be a party pooper, but we have rules here. Lewis is putting a campaigner/authentic effort together for this, and offering a home and camping area for those who don't want to go with the "circus".

        Contact Lewis Robinson via facebook or email: robinslmusgrove@gmail.com if you have interest in this. He is local to the area and can answer questions.

        Ok, Now onto some standards that Lewis posted for his part in this:

        --Home Guard Impression--
        Headgear:
        Slouch
        Wheel Cap

        Trousers:
        Civilian pattern of wool, cotton, or linen

        Coat:
        Civilian pattern coat (e.g., sack, frock, paletot)

        Shoes:
        Civilian boots/brogans
        Low quarter shoes (e.g., Georgia, Fredericksburg shoes)

        Accoutrements:
        Confederate Issue
        Prewar/Militia
        Hunting Bag & Powder flask/horns

        Canteens:
        Tin Drum or Kidney
        Wooden
        Gourd

        Luggage:
        Valises, portmanteaus, blanket rolls are encouraged.

        Arms:
        1842 Springfield
        Shotguns and Percussion Rifles
        1853 or 1860 Enfield
        1841 Mississippi
        1861 Springfield
        Richmond



        --Federal Calvary Impression—
        Headgear:
        Hardee
        Black Slouch
        Forage Cap

        Trousers:
        Mounted Pattern
        Foot Pattern

        Coat:
        Fatigue Blouse
        Shell Jacket (e.g., Mounted Services, Schuylkill Arsenal)

        Shoes:
        Federal Issue Brogans
        Federal Issue Boots

        Accoutrements:
        Federal Issue Cavalry

        Canteens:
        Federal Issue

        Arms:
        Spencer Carbine
        Sharps Carbine
        Henry Rifle
        Spencer Rifle
        Last edited by Coatsy; 01-15-2015, 06:21 AM.
        Herb Coats
        Armory Guards &
        WIG

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