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    The Liberty Rifles in conjunction with the Civil War Trust are hosting a fully immersive Soldier Life Experience event in Culpeper County, VA. We will portray the 8th Virginia Infantry, of Garnett's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps, during their week long lull in the vicinity of Culpeper, just prior to Longstreet's Corps advancing North for the Gettysburg Campaign. We will recreate the 8th Virginia from the top down, 10 Companies, to match their June 1863 rosters. The camp will be a static one, where the wagons have caught up to the infantry. This event will adhere to STRICT authenticity standards including, but not limited to impression, kit, age, weight, and attitude. All participants are expected to look and act like 1863 soldiers from the Army of Northern Virginia. The focus will be on camping, drilling, cooking, eating, dress parades, inspections, swimming, liesure time, etc. An average day in the life of a soldier! This event will spare no details, and take no shortcuts. We will have our fully operational wagon on site, loaded up with cook gear, paperwork, ammunition, and tentage. We'll also have a functional period sutler where you can use pre-paid period notes to purchase edibles and other period goods. The camp scene will be meticulously set up to fully immerse you into 1863. Field officers will be mounted, field music will regulate all activities, and so on. Lastly, we'll be reproducing the 8th Virginia Flag that was captured at Pickett's Charge. The details, minutia, and immersion setting will be the focus of the event, in an effort to create the scene as it was in 1863! 071216B1-A257-4C18-8E35-C749D3DF92D4.jpeg071216B1-A257-4C18-8E35-C749D3DF92D4.jpeg
    Michael Clarke
    Liberty Rifles
    True Blues
    Black Hats

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    Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

    Very nice. I have done some research for the Evergreen Guards if you would like it.
    Bill Backus

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    • #3
      Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

      Mike,

      I have some copies of dairies that talks about Pickett's Division at Chambersburg. I know that you guys are portraying the unit a few weeks before they entered into Maryland and Pennsylvania.

      John A. Miller, Director
      Monterey Pass Battlefield Park
      Last edited by Kanawha Riflemen; 12-14-2017, 02:55 PM. Reason: misspelling
      John A. Miller, Director
      Monterey Pass Battlefield Park

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      • #4
        Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

        Bill, that would be great. I shot you a message on facebook. Thanks!

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        John, that would be awesome. Anything you're willing to share would be of much interest to us!
        Michael Clarke
        Liberty Rifles
        True Blues
        Black Hats

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        • #5
          Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

          Here we go! Webpage is up! Registration is open! Donít miss out!!!!!!

          https://www.libertyrifles.org/schedu...de-to-invasion

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          Originally posted by The Maryland Line View Post
          The Liberty Rifles in conjunction with the Civil War Trust are hosting a fully immersive Soldier Life Experience event in Culpeper County, VA. We will portray the 8th Virginia Infantry, of Garnett's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps, during their week long lull in the vicinity of Culpeper, just prior to Longstreet's Corps advancing North for the Gettysburg Campaign. We will recreate the 8th Virginia from the top down, 10 Companies, to match their June 1863 rosters. The camp will be a static one, where the wagons have caught up to the infantry. This event will adhere to STRICT authenticity standards including, but not limited to impression, kit, age, weight, and attitude. All participants are expected to look and act like 1863 soldiers from the Army of Northern Virginia. The focus will be on camping, drilling, cooking, eating, dress parades, inspections, swimming, liesure time, etc. An average day in the life of a soldier! This event will spare no details, and take no shortcuts. We will have our fully operational wagon on site, loaded up with cook gear, paperwork, ammunition, and tentage. We'll also have a functional period sutler where you can use pre-paid period notes to purchase edibles and other period goods. The camp scene will be meticulously set up to fully immerse you into 1863. Field officers will be mounted, field music will regulate all activities, and so on. Lastly, we'll be reproducing the 8th Virginia Flag that was captured at Pickett's Charge. The details, minutia, and immersion setting will be the focus of the event, in an effort to create the scene as it was in 1863! [ATTACH=CONFIG]52294[/ATTACH][ATTACH=CONFIG]52294[/ATTACH]
          Michael Clarke
          Liberty Rifles
          True Blues
          Black Hats

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          • #6
            Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

            Sounds like there's no place for old coots like me. :cry_smile
            Bill Cross
            The Rowdy Pards

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            • #7
              Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

              Just a quick update folks. We've hit the 25% registered mark already and registrations continue to roll in. If this event seems like something up your alley, get registered sooner rather than later! Here's the Regimental Field, Staff, and Line Officers that we have put together to this point. Still waiting on a few final confirmations to lock everything else in. Keep the registrations coming!

              8TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY REGIMENT

              Colonel - Fred Rickard
              Lt. Col. - Michael Clarke
              Major - Scot Buffington
              Adj - Craig Schneider
              Chaplain - Daryl Black

              Jon Bocek - Company A - Hillsboro Border Guards

              Aaron Hooks - Company B - Piedmont Rifles

              Troy Cool - Company C - Evergreen Guards

              Jeremy Brandt - Company D - Champe Rifles

              Tyler Grecco - Company E - Hampton's Company

              John Pagano - Company F - Blue Mountain Boys

              Robert Lee Hodge - Company G - Thrift's Company

              Tyler Underwood - Company H - Potomac Grays

              Christopher J. Stevans - Company I - Simpson's Company

              TBD - Company K - Scott's Company

              FIELD MUSIC - Camp Chase & Ft McHenry

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              Michael Clarke
              Liberty Rifles
              True Blues
              Black Hats

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              • #8
                Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

                Okay, we've finalized with a few small changes. The first of which being, John Wickett will be raining a company with Tyler Underwood! Hoping to see some westerners make it out east for this event. We'd love to have you and you'll be in good hands with Wickett! Secondly, our 10th Company will be commanded by Charles Bush and Caleb Miller, the nucleus of which will be 26th NC guys.

                Keep the registrations coming!

                8TH VIRGINIA INFANTRY REGIMENT

                Colonel - Fred Rickard
                Lt. Col. - Michael Clarke
                Major - Scot Buffington
                Adj - Craig Schneider
                Chaplain - Daryl Black

                Jon Bocek - Company A - Hillsboro Border Guards

                Aaron Hooks - Company B - Piedmont Rifles

                Troy Cool - Company C - Evergreen Guards

                Jeremy Brandt - Company D - Champe Rifles

                Tyler Grecco - Company E - Hampton's Company

                John Pagano - Company F - Blue Mountain Boys

                Robert Lee Hodge - Company G - Thrift's Company

                John Wickett - Company H - Potomac Grays

                Christopher J. Stevans - Company I - Simpson's Company

                Charles Bush - Company K - Scott's Company

                FIELD MUSIC - Camp Chase & Ft McHenry

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                Michael Clarke
                Liberty Rifles
                True Blues
                Black Hats

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                • #9
                  Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

                  TIME TO DECIDE!

                  Looking forward to this coming year, reenactors have a choice to make. It's the new breed vs. the same old same old. We are here to present to you the alternate choice from the status quo. We're striking out against everything we see wrong in the reenacting world...not by complaining or pouting, but by doing it our own way...the RIGHT way. Prelude to Invasion will be a hardcore immersion event where you will immerse yourself in June 1863. The camp scene, the logisitics, the paperwork, the drill, the rations, the hand sewn tentage will all be correct to the hilt. If you want to experience a couple days in the life of a Civil War soldier, this is the event for you. If not, well...I guess you can always go to the 155th Gettysburg Reenacment and do whatever people do there. Choice is yours! You get to decide where you put your hard earned money, time, effort that goes into this hobby. I hope you won't throw it away on a gimmickey farb fest that rips you off, and offers nothing in return. Choose Prelude to Invasion for you and your pards! We're pushing the envelope, and looking for others to join us! If you're already signed up, push your friends that are on the fence!

                  If you meet the impression guidelines and are of a reasonable age and weight, head over to the webpage and get signed up! UP MEN, AND TO YOUR POSTS!

                  https://www.libertyrifles.org/schedu...de-to-invasion

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                  Last edited by The Maryland Line; 01-26-2018, 10:12 AM.
                  Michael Clarke
                  Liberty Rifles
                  True Blues
                  Black Hats

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                  • #10
                    Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

                    So excited for this event! Looking forward to doing a real ANV impression in VIRGINIA!
                    Dillan Lee
                    "Exodus 15:3: The Lord is a man of war"
                    Jasper Greens Mess / SCAR

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                    • #11
                      Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

                      Hell yeah Dillan.
                      Michael Clarke
                      Liberty Rifles
                      True Blues
                      Black Hats

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                      • #12
                        Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

                        Just one of the many reasons you're going to want to be at this event...a functioning Quartermaster and the opportunity to draw multiple items! Orrrrrrrr, you could just go to 155th Gettysburg and draw a funnel cake.

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                        Michael Clarke
                        Liberty Rifles
                        True Blues
                        Black Hats

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                        • #13
                          Re: Prelude to Invasion! 8th Virginia Infantry June of 63

                          Want to Register for Prelude to Invasion? Registration Closes May 1st!

                          CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR PRELUDE TO INVASION
                          Eric Tipton
                          AC Owner
                          Founding Member, Mess No. 1
                          Cincinnati, Ohio

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