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  • Bank's Blunder: Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. April 5-8, 2018

    THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED. LINK : http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/...664#post262664

    ACCORDINGLY, THIS THREAD IS CLOSED. Nice try guys. Regroup and try again another year. - Silas Tackitt, one of the moderators

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    April 5-8, 2018

    The Bully Boys Mess and Mansfield State Park are hosting an EBU event in the Spring of 2018, recreating major actions during Banks' Red River Campaign.

    The event will take place on 175 acres around Mansfield State Park

    Thursday, April 5 will be arrival and Living History day at MSP during staging. The event will go live on Friday morning with skirmishes leading in to the engagement at Honeycutt Hill, to Sabine Crossroads. Saturday will be focused on recreating Shaw's and Taylor's engagement at Pleasant Hill.

    Shaw's account of Pleasant Hill: http://ir.uiowa.edu/cgi/viewcontent....annals-of-iowa

    The Federal Forces will be commanded by Dom Dal Bello
    The Confederate Forces will be commanded by Mike Comer


    A website and registration will open soon. Please look there for impression guidelines and command structure. The link will be posted below.
    Last edited by Silas; 04-09-2017, 11:58 AM.
    Jonathan Siltman
    24th Missouri Vol. Inf.
    Bully Boys Mess
    www.24thmissouri.org
    Ft. Sill Museum Gun Crew
    Good ol' Fashion Troublemaker

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    Re: Banks' Retreat: Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. April 5-8, 2018

    I'd be mighty interested in this event!

    Kevin Dally
    Kevin Dally

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    • #3
      Re: Banks' Retreat: Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. April 5-8, 2018

      The impression for the Confederate side will be the 15th Texas. More info to follow.
      Michael Comer
      one of the moderator guys

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        Re: Banks' Retreat: Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. April 5-8, 2018

        FEDERAL IMPRESSION GUIDELINES:

        The 77th Illinois Volunteer Infantry

        The Regiment was fully organized and mustered into the United States' service. September 3, 1862, at Peoria, Ill. Remained in camp at that place until October 4, at which time it proceeded to Covington, Ky., and reported to Major General Gordon Granger, commanding Army of Kentucky, who assigned it to duty in the Division commanded by General A. J. Smith. Left New Orleans at that time, for Western Louisiana. Marched up Bayou Teche, through Franklin to New Iberia, La. Camped there until December 6, 1863, when marched back to New Orleans. Left New Orleans the 17th December, on steamer, and disembarked at Paso Cavalo, Texas, on the 20th December, Remained in camp until the last of February then embarked on vessels and were transported to Berwick Bay, La. From there marched through to Alexandria, La., with the Army under General Banks, bound for Shreveport. From Alexandria. marched up Red River. driving the enemy until Sabine Cross Roads was reached, on the 8th of April, 1864, where it met the enemy in force, and was immediately engaged.

        The Seventy-seventh belonged to the Division under command of General Ransom, which Division was first ordered forward to support the advance cavalry, Before the army could be brought forward to their support the whole rebel army came down on them, and overwhelmed the whole Division. In this engagement, the Seventy-seventh suffered terribly. Lieutenant Colonel Webb was killed instantly, by a musket ball through the brain, and 176 officers and men were killed, wounded and made prisoners, leaving only about 125 men in the Regiment for duty.

        On the next day General A. J. Smith's Corps came up, and at Pleasant Hill another battle was fought, ending in the complete defeat of the rebels. The Regiment remained with General Banks throughout his retreat down Red River, and until he reached the Mississippi.


        Dom Dal Bello Commanding

        Federal Uniform Guidelines:

        Headgear:

        1. 1858 Army Hat
        2. Forage Cap
        3. Brimmed hat of proper construction

        Shirt:

        1. Federal Issue Contract Shirt
        2. Cotton Shirt of Proper Construction
        3. Federal Issue Domet Flannel Drawers

        Drawers:

        1. Federal Issue Drawers of Canton Flannel
        2. Documented Drawer Pattern of Proper Construction

        Socks:

        Period constructed socks of cotton or wool

        Jacket:

        1. Sack Coat
        2. Infantry Jacket

        Trousers:

        1. Sky Blue Federal Trousers

        Shoes:

        1. Brogans
        2. Boots of Documented pattern and construction
        No camp shoes

        Ordnance Equipment

        Weapon:
        1. 1861 Springfield
        2. 1853 Enfield
        3. 1842/7 Springfield Permitted

        Bayonet:
        Correct pattern for your weapon with a functional locking ring required.

        Waist Belt:
        1857 pattern waist belt with US belt plate required. Belts maybe of bridle, waxed or blackened buff leather.

        Bayonet Scabbard:
        Two-rivet Gaylord pattern bayonet scabbard preferred. 7 rivet Gaylord pattern bayonet scabbards permitted.

        Cap Pouch:
        Shield Front cap pouch preferred

        Cartridge Box:
        1857 pattern .69 Cal or later model .58 Cal cartridge boxes.



        Personal Items

        Canteen:
        Federal issue canteen.

        Haversack:
        Federal Painted or tarred Haversack

        Knapsacks:
        1855 Double Bag
        Blanket Roll

        Blanket:
        Federal Issue blanket in Grey or Brown preferred.
        Coverlets Permitted

        Ground Cloth:
        Federal Issue Gum Blanket preferred. Period Oil Cloths permitted.

        Shelter Half:

        Mess Furniture:
        Tin Plate or Canteen Half, Cup and Utensils required. This is a encampment event. Groups are encouraged to utilize a ‘Mess’ structure to cook over company fires, camp kettles and coffee pots. Further direction may come down from company leadership.

        Penknives, watches, jewelry, etc. must be of period style. "Comfort items," such as camp hats, balaclavas, scarves, mittens, gloves permitted. NO MODERN EYEWEAR. Period personal hygiene items permitted. Prescription medications/contact lens care items should be concealed in period containers. Smoking items permitted, except for modern cigarettes.


        CONFEDERATE IMPRESSION GUIDELINES

        15th Texas

        15th Infantry Regiment was organized during the spring of 1862 using the 1st (Speight's) Texas Infantry Battalion as its nucleus. Most of the men were recruited at Waco, Galveston, Milford, and Palestine. The unit was assigned to Randal's, King's, and J.E. Harrison's Brigade, Trans-Mississippi Department, and was involved in various conflicts in Louisiana. It reported 7 killed, 22 wounded, and 5 missing in the engagement at Bayou Bourbeau. Later it moved to Shreveport, then Hempstead, Texas, and in March, 1865, contained 20 officers and 301 men. The regiment disbanded in May. It was commanded by Colonels James E. Harrison, and J.W. Speight, and Lieutenant Colonel John W. Daniel.



        Texas Troops

        1. Headgear

        a. Houston Depot cap – made with correct branch of service trim (blue) around base of cap, leather bill, cadet gray cloth body
        b. English import slouch hat – black felt
        c. Houston Depot slouch hat – can be made of black, tan, or brown felt, sweat band, NO liner
        d. Civilian style slouch hat

        2. Jacket*

        a. Houston Depot Jacket – 5 or 7 button front, cadet gray cloth body, either with correct cuff and collar facings (light French blue) (can have no facings, but must have the correct construction) - - examples can be Bach jacket (minus collar trim) or Richmond Depot type III w/ 7 buttons
        b. Peter Tait import jacket – w/ royal blue facings on jacket

        3. Shirt

        a. British import blue-gray flannel
        b. “Hickory” Houston Depot shirt – plaid civilian style made of a “tough” material
        c. Unbleached osnaburg, cotton shirt – chief issue shirt from the Houston Depot (in essence, a CS issue shirt)
        d. Civilian style shirt

        4. Trousers

        a. Houston Depot Trousers – cadet gray cloth, based off the Richmond Depot style, w/ correct ½ inch infantry blue facings down the outer seam of the trousers OR without facings
        b. Peter Tait import cadet gray trousers – w/ royal blue welt
        c. “Summer Issue” Houston Depot Trousers – same style as the cadet gray trousers, these are made with undyed cotton-jean cloth, NO infantry blue facings
        d. Richmond Depot style trousers- MUST be of a light earth tone fabrics (light brown), NO blues, greens, etc.

        5. Socks

        a. Civilian style
        b. British import

        6. Shoes

        a. British “Blucher” style shoes
        b. Confederate manufactured British style shoes
        c. Federal Jefferson bootees

        7. Canteen

        a. Plain CS tin drum canteen (no markings)
        b. 1858 Federal “Smooth side” or “Bullseye” canteen

        8. Haversack

        a. Houston Depot style
        b. CS style -- Must be made with cloths accessible to Texas Civilians during the 1860s (cotton, carpeting, etc.)

        9. Accoutrements

        a. Houston Depot Cartridge box – .69 caliber
        b. CS generic.58 caliber rifleman’s/cartridge box
        c. Houston Depot Cap box
        d. Trans-Miss identified cap box
        e. Correct bayonet scabbards
        f. NO cartridge box slings
        g. Black plain roller-buckle belt
        i. Can do plain brass belt plate, square Texas star belt plate
        h. Some Federal leathers do work

        10. Knapsacks

        a. Isaac & Campbell, Co.
        b. Ross Contract
        c. Federal Double-bag knapsack

        11. Blanket

        a. British gray import blanket
        b. British white import blanket
        c. Mexican blanket
        d. M1860 U.S. issue blanket
        e. Civilian coverlet

        12. Weaponry

        a. M1853 Enfield Rifle
        b. M1861 Springfield Rifle
        c. CS Richmond Rifle
        d. M1842 Springfield Rifle

        This will be an immersive military experience with constant skirmishes, tiring marches, poor rations, sleepless pickets, and all the rest of the wonderful lack of amenities we all enjoy in this hobby. It will be a bully of a time, we have a lot in the works for all of you fine gentlemen. Please stay alert for more updates as the dates draw nearer. Two years can go by fast!
        Last edited by 24thVOL; 08-29-2016, 09:22 PM. Reason: format
        Jonathan Siltman
        24th Missouri Vol. Inf.
        Bully Boys Mess
        www.24thmissouri.org
        Ft. Sill Museum Gun Crew
        Good ol' Fashion Troublemaker

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          Re: Banks' Retreat: Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. April 5-8, 2018

          Website: http://banksretreat.webs.com/
          Jonathan Siltman
          24th Missouri Vol. Inf.
          Bully Boys Mess
          www.24thmissouri.org
          Ft. Sill Museum Gun Crew
          Good ol' Fashion Troublemaker

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          • #6
            Re: Banks' Retreat: Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. April 5-8, 2018

            Always encouraging to see new EBUFU's come on line. The only cure for the post-150th "sick of adjunct" blues. ;)
            Eric Tipton
            AC Owner
            Founding Member, Mess No. 1
            Cincinnati, Ohio

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            • #7
              Re: Banks' Retreat: Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. April 5-8, 2018

              Please tell me that CS cavalry will be allowed for this event.
              Larry Morgan
              Buttermilk Rangers

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              • #8
                Re: Bank's Blunder: Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. April 5-8, 2018

                I am highly interested in this event. Gives me a year to get in shape.
                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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                • #9
                  Re: Bank's Blunder: Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. April 5-8, 2018

                  Do to schedule conflicts, and work circumstances this event will have to take a ride on the back burner. I apologize for those who were interested. After talking to those involved in planning and everyones conflicting obligations this wont happen in 2018.

                  Moderators can scrap this thread.
                  Jonathan Siltman
                  24th Missouri Vol. Inf.
                  Bully Boys Mess
                  www.24thmissouri.org
                  Ft. Sill Museum Gun Crew
                  Good ol' Fashion Troublemaker

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                  • #10
                    Re: Bank's Blunder: Mansfield and Pleasant Hill. April 5-8, 2018

                    never mind
                    Barry Dusel

                    In memory: Wm. Stanley, 6th PA Cav. Ernst C. Braun, 9th PA. Cav. John E. Brown & Edwin C. Brown, 23rd PVI

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