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    What: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison Living History

    Where: Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, Georgia

    When: April 6th-8th, 2018.

    Why: Last year, the southeastern coast got hammered by Hurricane Matthew. Fort Pulaski, like several other historic sites along the coast, lost a lot of money due to site closings and repair costs. Recently, park staff expressed their interest in bigger, more accurate living history events for the public and as a way to get "back in the saddle" after literally being underwater last fall.

    What I am hoping to do is garner enough interest to raise at least two companies of 10 men each and portray the Confederate garrison of spring, 1862. Not only will this be a great event on the original site, but also provide inroads of further authentic-minded events at Pulaski, such as the 155th anniversary of the Immortal 600. If we get enough interest to portray more than two companies, we can definitely add a third (or fourth!) company if necessary. The more the merrier!

    Updates will be posted as soon as they are received by park staff and organizers. Please feel free to sound off if you are interested in raising a company!

    Group Page! https://www.facebook.com/groups/266653383782431/
    Last edited by 50thGAInfantry; 03-24-2017, 07:26 AM. Reason: Date added
    Dillan Lee
    "Exodus 15:3: The Lord is a man of war"
    Jasper Greens Mess / SCAR

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    Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

    Uniform Guidelines
    All clothing and accouterments are expected to be properly made with correct patterns and construction techniques. All items are in order of preference.
    Headwear:
    1) civilian cap or slouch hat
    2) military cap
    Coat:
    1) Frock coat in domestic jean cloth
    2) RDII or RDIII style shell jacket in ether domestic jeans or English cloth
    3) Commutation / sewing society jacket
    Trousers:
    1) Commutation / sewing society issue
    2) English import
    3) Civilian style pants from home (not your Sunday best, something that you’d be willing to get dirty)
    Shirt, Socks, and Underdrawers:
    1) Civilian style
    2) Commutation / Sewing society
    Shoes:
    1) English or French import
    2) Civilian
    Belt:
    1) Georgia frame (have been dug on site)
    2) Roller buckle
    3) Forked tongue
    Catridge Box / Cap Pouch:
    1) Any early war style, nondescript leather box and pouch that is appropriate to the weapon carried.
    Haversack:
    1) Painted cloth (Henry Lathrop & Company of Savannah made painted cloth haversacks for the local troops)
    2) English import
    3) plain cotton
    Canteen:
    1) Any plain tin drum
    2) English import
    Knapsack:
    1) English imported Isaac & Campbell
    2) Militia style hardpack
    3) Mexican war / Kibbler pack
    Armament: no originals!
    1) 1842 Springfield
    2) 1855 Springfield
    3) 1853 Enfield
    Other: Bring boxes of period goodies. These men were stationed just upriver from their hometown. Mail was being run more than twice a week. To quote from one diary: “the cuisine was perfect…The country abounded in plenty, and supplied every comfort and luxury.”
    Dillan Lee
    "Exodus 15:3: The Lord is a man of war"
    Jasper Greens Mess / SCAR

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    • #3
      Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

      I would be interested in portraying Fr. Peter Whelan at the event. I portray him at Andersonville.
      Mark Hale
      Dept. of Georgia & South Carolina
      SUVCW

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      • #4
        Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

        Originally posted by halem2 View Post
        I would be interested in portraying Fr. Peter Whelan at the event. I portray him at Andersonville.
        A Sunday service would be great, Mark.
        Dillan Lee
        "Exodus 15:3: The Lord is a man of war"
        Jasper Greens Mess / SCAR

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        • #5
          Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

          How can we sign up ? My unit is interested in coming we did this same event 6 years ago and had a blast. Please let me know if we can do anything to help! We can offer to set up payroll if wanted.
          T.J. Miller “Gizzard”
          The immortal guard

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          • #6
            Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

            Co B, Oglethorpe Light Infantry is now recruiting!
            https://www.facebook.com/groups/130962117436208/
            Kevin Barnes

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            • #7
              Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

              Originally posted by oldreb1343 View Post
              How can we sign up ? My unit is interested in coming we did this same event 6 years ago and had a blast. Please let me know if we can do anything to help! We can offer to set up payroll if wanted.
              TJ, are you a member in the Facebook group page? If not, add yourself there and send me a PM if you haven't already.
              Dillan Lee
              "Exodus 15:3: The Lord is a man of war"
              Jasper Greens Mess / SCAR

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              • #8
                Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

                UPDATE: we have two companies currently recruiting for this event

                Company B, Oglethorpe Light Infantry: Cpt. Kevin Barnes
                German Volunteers: Cpt. Chris Jebb

                Let's shoot for one more company! Who shall lead the way for the Wise Guards?

                "It is a very fine day here at Fort Pulaski. We had drill today for the first time since we commenced work. I received a letter, three papers and two boxes from Uncle today"
                Dillan Lee
                "Exodus 15:3: The Lord is a man of war"
                Jasper Greens Mess / SCAR

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                • #9
                  Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

                  UPDATE: we now have three companies! The Governor Guards, Capt. Cole William Adkins commanding, will be portraying the Wise Guards.
                  Dillan Lee
                  "Exodus 15:3: The Lord is a man of war"
                  Jasper Greens Mess / SCAR

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                  • #10
                    Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

                    UPDATE: the garrison commander position is out pending acceptance. We also have a regimental chaplain, surgeon, and quartermaster for the weekend. One position we do need to fill, however, will be commissary. If you have had previous experience working with commissary details PM me.
                    Dillan Lee
                    "Exodus 15:3: The Lord is a man of war"
                    Jasper Greens Mess / SCAR

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                    • #11
                      Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

                      Are you still looking to form Capt. Guilmartin's "Montgomery Guards??" If so, I may be interested in tumbling around the idea of forming the company with your permission.

                      Regards,
                      Savannah Republican Blues
                      [center][IMG]http://img.photobucket.com/albums/v519/30th_Inf_Sniper/1stGeo.jpg[/IMG]
                      James F. Dunigan III
                      1st Company, Co. "C" 1st Georgia Volunteer Infantry Regiment
                      "Savannah Republican Blues"[/center]

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                      • #12
                        Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

                        Jim, I thought you and Bobby were going to portray sailors from the Ida?
                        Dillan Lee
                        "Exodus 15:3: The Lord is a man of war"
                        Jasper Greens Mess / SCAR

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                        • #13
                          Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

                          UPDATE: we will now have a regimental commissary, quartermaster, and surgeon for the event. This has built up beyond my expectations and looks to be a very promising event for early 2018.
                          Dillan Lee
                          "Exodus 15:3: The Lord is a man of war"
                          Jasper Greens Mess / SCAR

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                          • #14
                            Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

                            I would love to help out at Ft. Pulaski. I am a member of CoG 26NCT. I have ancestors in 50th Ga. and 64th Ga. Please let me know who I need to contact to be able to go. My ancestors in 50th Ga. we're from Clinch County Ga. and my ancestor in 64th Ga. was from Sumter County Ga. It would mean a lot to me to be able to go.

                            Mr. Godwin, please sign your posts per the forum rules you agreed to follow. - Silas Tackitt, one of the moderators
                            Last edited by Silas; 06-05-2017, 08:44 AM. Reason: Signature violation
                            Pvt. Michael Godwin
                            CoG 26NCT

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                            • #15
                              Re: Fort Pulaski Confederate Garrison LH

                              I am sorry I had forgot.Will not happen again.
                              Michael Godwin
                              Pvt. Michael Godwin
                              CoG 26NCT

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