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    Chaff before the Wind

    154th Anniversary of Jacksons Flank attack. Hosted by the Governor Guards
    May 5-7 2017 Chancellorsville National Military Park
    Impressions will be the 26th Alabama Infantry & 82nd Illinois Infantry

    We are shooting for 200-300 Confederate and 100-200 Federal participants. We want to keep a ratio of 2 CS for every one US participant. This enables us to provide the public with an idea of the overwhelming force that made the attack on May 2nd 1863.

    CS forces will be commanded by Herb Coats and US forces will be commanded by Jeremy Bevard. Please contact them if you wish to raise a company for their respective battalions.
    As previously stated the event will begin on Friday May 5th and will end NLT noon on Sunday May 7th. Friday will allow for area schools to bring students out to see both US and CS living histories. Our current plan is to have the Federal forces located at Laurel Hill and CS forces in McLaws field.

    Pending final VDOT approval the 26th will recreate the 12 mile flank march on Saturday. The march will be done in real time and upon arrival at Laurel Hill the CS forces will wait just as Rodes men did 154 years earlier. At 5pm we will begin recreating the assault on the 11th Corps on the actual ground. This has not been done since 1863 folks so you don’t want to miss this rare opportunity!
    There is a caveat that all participants must be aware of; every participant must raise a minimum of $100 to go towards battlefield preservation. Since both of these regiments served in the east and the west, all money raised will be divided equally between the Chancellorsville battlefield and the Franklin battlefield. There will be a standard memo posted on the website for each participant to use when requesting and receiving donations.

    The website is still in the works and the final registration fee is TBD. Expect both shortly after the first of the year.

    26th Alabama impression standards

    Everything listed below are the ONLY accepted uniform items, no exception.

    Headwear
    - Civilian, properly blocked with cloth tape sewn to the brim, lining and sweat band. NO hat blanks.
    - CS kepi constructed of domestic cloth. Iron dyed leather or painted bill is acceptable.

    Shirts
    - CS issue shirts entirely hand sewn.
    - Civilian shirts made of cotton or wool. NO plain muslin shirts. Shirts can be either hand or machine sewn, but must have hand sewn buttonholes. They can be cut on the square or French cut.
    Drawers
    - Civilian made of cotton or wool

    Socks- Wool or cotton

    Jackets
    - Richmond Clothing Bureau Type 2
    - Civilian sack coat.
    - Commutation jacket or frock.
    - Alabama Quartermaster Jacket “Murphree jacket” These should be in limited numbers and if worn, should be extremely ragged.

    All jackets should be constructed of domestic cloth and have hand sewn button holes and hand top stitching. No plaid or striped materials for the civilian sack coats.

    Braces
    - Constructed of proper materials. Can be “poor boy” style or; have leather or webbing tabs.
    NO modern tabs for adjusting length.
    - Civilian roller buckle or horseshoe buckle belts also accepted.

    Trousers
    - Civilian trousers constructed of domestic cloth. No plaids or stripes
    - Richmond Clothing Bureau constructed of domestic cloth with hand sewn button holes and hand top stitching.
    Absolutely no federal issue trousers.

    Footwear
    - CS issue
    - Civilian shoes
    - US issue in limited numbers

    Weapons
    - 3 band British Rifle musket
    - 1861 Springfield
    It is strongly encouraged that your rifle is defarbed.

    Cartridge Box – Any documented CS pattern with the exception the Houston Depot and painted cloth box.
    - US issue in limited numbers

    Bayonet Scabbard – Any documented CS pattern or US issue in limited numbers

    Cap pouch – Any documented CS pattern or US issue in limited numbers

    Belt
    - Forked tongue buckle
    - Roller buckle

    Haversack
    - Civilian construction such as the Moses Alexander
    - Painted CS Issue
    - US issue in limited numbers

    Canteen
    - CS Drum with or without cover
    - Gardner pattern wood canteen
    - US smooth side or bullseye

    Ground Cloth
    - CS painted cloth with hand sewn grommets
    - Oil Cloth
    - US rubber ground cloth with small grommets in limited numbers

    Blanket
    - CS issue
    - Civilian blanket
    - Coverlets
    - Carpet blanket
    - US issue in limited numbers
    No English blankets or quilts

    Knapsacks
    - Blanket roll
    - Documented CS issue
    - US issue in limited numbers

    Tents
    - Tent fly, should be used to cover a mess or company


    As per typical EBUFU impression guidelines NO modern anachronisms are authorized. This includes and is not limited to; Cell phones, cameras, sleeping bags, coolers, modern food stuffs, cigarette’s and dip, piercings, modern eyewear. Contact lenses are acceptable but must be kept out of sight and used discreetly. Medication must also be kept in period containers. We will have the general public among all of us and we must do our absolute best to give them the most accurate portrayal of 19th century soldiers. To ensure that everyone is wearing the proper kit and no contraband items are brought into the event every participant will be inspected upon arriving at registration.


    82nd Illinois impression standards

    Everything listed below are the ONLY accepted uniform items, no exception.

    Headwear - Federal issue Type 1 or Type 2 Forage cap, Brooks’s contract cap.

    Jacket – US four button fatigue blouse. Any contract blouse with the exception of the “knit blouse” is accepted and can either be lined or un-lined. However the numbers indicate that there were many more lined blouses that un-lined.
    All buttonholes must be hand stitched and there must not be any field modifications done to them. This regiment received new blouses on March 13th 1863

    Trousers – US sky blue infantry pattern. As with the fatigue blouse, any pattern is accepted; to include J.T. Martin or Schuylkill. Button holes must also be hand sewn.

    Overcoat - When the 82nd was attacked on the evening of May 2nd every member of the regiment had a full knapsack and this included an overcoat. Although it is not a mandatory item it would be great to have everyone with an overcoat rolled up on their knapsack. If one is brought it must have hand sewn buttonholes.

    Shirt – US issue domet issue shirt. This shirt MUST be entirely hand sewn and for added comfort, you may also wear an undershirt. The US contract shirt is also acceptable. It is to be constructed of either grey or tan wool flannel and machine stitched with hand sewn button holes.

    Drawers
    – US issue, sanitary commission or civilian drawers are accepted. These must be made of proper period construction and material.

    Shoes – US issue Jefferson bootee’s with either sewn or pegged soles.

    Socks – Woolen US issue or civilian. Cotton socks are also acceptable.

    Braces – constructed of proper materials. Can be “poor boy” style or; have leather or webbing tabs. Adjustments must be the two prong style or buttons. No modern adjustments.

    Accoutrements
    – US issue 1861 pattern cartridge box with sling, breast plate and tins, 1861 pattern cap pouch, 1859 pattern 2 rivet bayonet scabbard and 1861 belt with leather keeper and “puppy paw” belt plate.

    Weapon - The 82nd was issued Enfield Rifles but 61 Springfields will also be accepted. It is strongly encouraged that weapons are defarbed.

    Knapsack – Early war double bag knapsack with exposed studs on the shoulder straps as riveted straps or mid-war double-bag with covered shoulder strap studs and scalloped ends and sewn straps.

    Blanket – US “emergency issue” blanket. Tan with brown end strips and “US” stitched into the center.

    Ground cloth – US issue vulcanized rubber blanket.

    Haversack – 1851 pattern with sewn closure strap with interior bag or the “Connecticut” haversack with riveted strap.

    Shelter half – Shelter halves must have hand sewn grommets and rope loops for the corners. When the regiment was re-issued fatigue blouses they also received new shelter halves. Each soldier was expected to pair up with another and button the two halves together to make a full tent. Only officers were authorized two halves and were not required to share the extra space. With that, you will be expected to have two men per tent with the exception of company officers. Those who wish to bring the pre-fabricated tent poles may do so.


    As per typical EBUFU impression guidelines NO modern anachronisms are authorized. This includes and is not limited to; Cell phones, cameras, sleeping bags, coolers, modern food stuffs, cigarette’s and dip, piercings, modern eyewear. Contact lenses are acceptable but must be kept out of sight and used discreetly. Medication must also be kept in period containers. We will have the general public among all of us and we must do our absolute best to give them the most accurate portrayal of 19th century soldiers. To ensure that everyone is wearing the proper kit and no contraband items are brought into the event every participant will be inspected upon arriving at registration.
    Tyler Underwood
    Moderator
    Pawleys Island #409 AFM
    Governor Guards, WIG

    Click here for the AC rules.

    The search function located in the upper right corner of the screen is your friend.

  • #2
    Re: Chaff before the Wind

    I probably won't be able to make it due to the school schedule, but I'm glad to see this happening. One note about the 82nd's shelter half issue. The Co. B clothing book showed no record of shelter halves being issued until May 11, 1863, when the clothing lost in the battle was replaced. So it would probably not be wrong for many of the men of the 82nd to not have shelter halves.
    Tyler D. Scott

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    • #3
      Re: Chaff before the Wind

      Awesome! Thanks for the update Tyler, and thank you for taking the time to dig up the info on the 82nd.

      I really hope you will be able to make it!
      Tyler Underwood
      Moderator
      Pawleys Island #409 AFM
      Governor Guards, WIG

      Click here for the AC rules.

      The search function located in the upper right corner of the screen is your friend.

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      • #4
        Re: Chaff before the Wind

        The Hairy Nation Boys would like to raise a company for the 82nd. Message sent to Jeremy.
        Nathan Hellwig
        AKA Harrison "Holler" Holloway
        "It was the Union armies west of the Appalachians that struck the death knell of the Confederacy." Leslie Anders ,Preface, The Twenty-First Missouri

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        • #5
          Re: Chaff before the Wind

          We are very proud to have the HNB support this Holler!
          Tyler Underwood
          Moderator
          Pawleys Island #409 AFM
          Governor Guards, WIG

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          • #6
            Re: Chaff before the Wind

            Coming together nicely already!
            Respectfully,

            Jeremy Bevard
            Moderator
            Civil War Digital Digest
            Sally Port Mess

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            • #7
              Re: Chaff before the Wind

              Outstanding! Very happy to have the HNB on board!
              Patrick M. Ferringer

              Governor Guards
              SCAR

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              • #8
                Re: Chaff before the Wind

                Out from his pocket, under his rubber coat, Jackson took his watch and opened it. The hands were at 5.15.

                "Are you ready, General Rodes?" the commander asked.

                "Yes, sir," answered Rodes decisively.

                "You can go forward then"



                LEE'S LIEUTENANTS
                John Duffer
                Independence Mess
                MOOCOWS
                WIG
                "There lies $1000 and a cow."

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                • #9
                  Re: Chaff before the Wind

                  Rodes waved to Maj. Blackford, who turned to his bugler, Raif Grayson, of Sumter County, Ala.

                  The brass instrument "had not sounded more than a note or two," Blackford wrote to his cousin, "when the whole line opened with a terrible yell."
                  Tyler Underwood
                  Moderator
                  Pawleys Island #409 AFM
                  Governor Guards, WIG

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                  • #10
                    Re: Chaff before the Wind

                    A good quick read about Rodes Division during the flank attack can be found on Page 209-215 at the link below.

                    "Charge Alabamians, Charge!"

                    https://books.google.com/books?id=Cq...rge%22&f=false
                    Tyler Underwood
                    Moderator
                    Pawleys Island #409 AFM
                    Governor Guards, WIG

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                    • #11
                      Re: Chaff before the Wind

                      Sounds like fun...know some SC and GA men who'd like to fall in on this one, including me.

                      Mr. McDaniel, please remember to sign your first and last name. - Tyler Underwood
                      Last edited by Tyler Underwood; 01-15-2016, 02:06 PM.

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                      • #12
                        Re: Chaff before the Wind

                        Just to give folks a quick update.
                        I have been in contact with The Central Virginia Battlefield Trust and things are looking good.
                        We also hope to have another planning meeting with the NPS in the next few weeks.
                        Tyler Underwood
                        Moderator
                        Pawleys Island #409 AFM
                        Governor Guards, WIG

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                        • #13
                          Re: Chaff before the Wind

                          So, the registration fee is $100?
                          Mike Phineas
                          Arlington, TX
                          24th Missouri Infantry
                          Independent Volunteer Battalion
                          www.24thmissouri.org

                          "Oh, go in anywhere Colonel, go in anywhere. You'll find lovely fighting all along the line."

                          -Philip Kearny

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                          • #14
                            Re: Chaff before the Wind

                            For you Mike yes. :)
                            What we want everyone to do is go out and seek donations from folks to go towards preservation of both Franklin and Chancellorsville. This is the same concept that Rob Hodge used at his previous flank marches at Chancellorsville and also the same as what we did at Perryville many moons ago.
                            Obviously if folks want to go above and beyond the $100 dollars that would be fantastic since all money raised is being divided equally between the two parks. There will likely be an incentive for folks to go above and beyond as well.
                            Registration fees have not been determined yet, but will be a very reasonable cost.
                            Tyler Underwood
                            Moderator
                            Pawleys Island #409 AFM
                            Governor Guards, WIG

                            Click here for the AC rules.

                            The search function located in the upper right corner of the screen is your friend.

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                            • #15
                              Re: Chaff before the Wind

                              Hey Mike, if we could do this, for once we don't have to do all the marching!!! :D
                              Frank Siltman
                              24th Mo Vol Inf
                              Cannoneer, US Army FA Museum Gun Crew
                              Member, Oklahoma Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission
                              Company of Military Historians
                              Lawton/Fort Sill, OK

                              Pacifism is a shifty doctrine under which a man accepts the benefits of the social group without being willing to pay -- and claims a halo for his dishonesty.— Robert A. Heinlein

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