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    Name: NC forgotten sons
    Host: The Hornets Nest Rifle Corps (along with the Appomattox Ruffians )
    Dates: March 15-17 2019
    Location: Kinston battlefield (behind kings restaurant)
    Registration: $25 via PayPal to bamboardtj@aol.com, also must send email to the same address with Name, email, and phone number! Cut off date is December 31st (funds used to pay for water, firewood, ports-Jon’s and donation to the site for the purpose of battlefield preservation)
    Troop headcount: 80 including officers and Ncos
    Webpage: https://m.facebook.com/groups/596586727380431 or just search NC forgotten sons
    Impression guidelines:
    Headgear- forage caps confederate issue civilian slouch
    Jacket- issued frock, fatigue blouse, civilian patterns and confederate issue
    Trousers- fed and confed issue or civilian
    Shoes- anything of period construction
    Leathers- mixture of fed and confed issue
    Bed rolls only
    This is a first time event, the 1st N.C. Union Vols has never been done before from what I’ve been told. It’s a part of N.C. history that’s never been told and needs to be told. The 1st NC (union Vols) was formed in April of 1862 and consisted of pro union men who wanted protection of the federal army. They issued whatever burnsides army had extra of, after that it was whatever they could buy or trade. We have yet to find an official request for uniforms or equipment for the regiment after their initial issue in June of 62, but more research is being done as we speak. To put it in plain words They were treated like a red headed step child. The 2nd was formed in late 63 and consisted of confederate deserters, draft dodgers, and men forced into service by the federal army. These men were never issued equipment for two reasons, one to infiltrate enemy held towns and two because they were usually stationed in the swamps of eastern NC and couldn’t receive any. So this is why I put the mixture of confed issue equipment most of the deserters joined the army with what they still had on, but it needs to be very limited, civilian attire would be more preferred.
    We will be forming either one or two companies depending on Troop numbers. Officers and Ncos will be posted at a later date once we get a headcount. The itinerary for the weekend will be as follows:
    Friday
    7pm-10pm
    Pickett duty
    Saturday
    8am
    memorial wreath laying at the flags for the men who fought at Kinston
    9am
    Enlistment scenario
    1030
    Drill
    Proper layout and operation of a company camp
    Infantry demo
    12pm
    Break for lunch
    2pm
    Firing demo
    Drill
    Forward guard demo
    5pm
    Park closes to spectators
    5:45pm
    Battle talk of the 1st and 2nd NC soldiers
    6-11pm
    Pickett duty
    11pm
    Lights out
    Sunday
    8am
    Memorial to the NC soldiers executed at Kinston
    9am
    Enlistment of confed deserters
    1130am
    Drill
    Reconnoiter demo
    2pm
    Disbanding of the 1st NC
    3pm
    Event over
    Pickett’s and guards will be posted through the day.
    T.J. Miller ďGizzardĒ
    The immortal guard

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    Re: NCís Forgotten Sonís

    Looking forward to this one

    Bryan Kohn 26th nc
    Bryan Kohn

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