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    WHO: The Independent Rifles and Historic Blakeley Park present The Assault on Fort Blakeley.

    WHAT: An immersive experience covering events actions before during and after the siege, ending with the final assault and surrender of the garrison of redoubt #4.

    WHEN: April 5-7, 2019. Registration will open April 1, 2018.

    WHERE: Historic Blakeley Park
    34745 State Hwy 225
    Spanish Fort, Alabama 36527

    WHY: This is a unique opportunity for participants to live in and improve original fortifications, while also veiwing much which has been covered with vegitation for years. The works have been improved before, we aren't disturbing anything. This will be a very active event, giving everyone a rare taste of seige warfare in 1865. Leftover registration fees are always donated to the park's interpretive panel project.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE ASSAULT ON FORT BLAKLEY FACEBOOK PAGE







    Thanks,
    Brian DesRochers,
    Primary event coordinator.
    Last edited by Eric Tipton; 11-13-2017, 06:47 PM.
    Brian DesRochers
    Independent Rifles

    Descendant of :

    Cpl. James T. Ragsdale, Co. B. 6th Missouri Inf. C.S.A.,
    Thomas Motley, Co. E. 7th Arkansas Inf. C.S.A.,
    Joseph, Jasper, Jerry and Luney Ragsdale, 44th AL Inf C.S.A.

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    Re: Assault on Fort Blakeley

    REGISTRATION FOR FORT BLAKELEY IS OFFICIALLY OPEN!



    CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORT BLAKELEY REGISTRATION FORM

    For all of the latest information, photos and discussions, join our Facebook Group by clicking here.
    Last edited by Eric Tipton; 02-13-2019, 08:21 PM.
    Brian DesRochers
    Independent Rifles

    Descendant of :

    Cpl. James T. Ragsdale, Co. B. 6th Missouri Inf. C.S.A.,
    Thomas Motley, Co. E. 7th Arkansas Inf. C.S.A.,
    Joseph, Jasper, Jerry and Luney Ragsdale, 44th AL Inf C.S.A.

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    • #3
      Re: Assault on Fort Blakeley

      I want to say something here about this event. I attended Fort Blakeley last year and it is one of the best CW sites I have been to in sixteen years of reenacting. It is pristine. The works are the original works. We were in rifle pits that were originally created by the 83rd Ohio. And this isn't even the best part...

      Brian DeRochers has put his heart and soul into this site. He is responsible for more prep work than I have seen at any other site by one individual. He is too humble to say this so I will say it for him. I have seen photos of what he has done since last year's event and they are spectacular. Many areas are being returned to their 1865 state and I don't want to ruin any surprises, but both sides will not be disappointed.

      As a hobby, we have many quality options this year. In 2019, we have the opportunity to really blow the doors off and move forward. 40 Rounds will be announcing another effort for next year very soon. I am involved in the Missionary Ridge Event next year and we are working hard to give you a great experience for that event as well.

      If you really want to take the plunge into better events, take a hard look at Fort Blakeley in April of next year!
      Last edited by Eric Tipton; 05-13-2018, 11:42 PM.
      Eric Tipton
      AC Owner
      Founding Member, Mess No. 1
      Cincinnati, Ohio

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      • #4
        Re: Assault on Fort Blakeley

        Brian,

        What are the groups/commanders for the CS side?
        Silas Tackitt,
        one of the moderators.

        Click here for a link to forum rules - or don't at your own peril.

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        • #5
          Re: Assault on Fort Blakeley

          Sorry Silas, just now seeing this.

          Patrick Landrum is commanding the CS Infantry bttn.

          So far, the following have companies:
          Justin Morris
          Sam Galyon
          Frank Aufmuth
          Armory Guards

          - - - Updated - - -

          Dom Dal Bello will command the 37th Illinois Infantry Regiment at Blakeley.

          CLICK HERE TO DOWNLOAD THE FORT BLAKLEY REGISTRATION FORM
          Last edited by Eric Tipton; 10-03-2018, 06:13 PM.
          Brian DesRochers
          Independent Rifles

          Descendant of :

          Cpl. James T. Ragsdale, Co. B. 6th Missouri Inf. C.S.A.,
          Thomas Motley, Co. E. 7th Arkansas Inf. C.S.A.,
          Joseph, Jasper, Jerry and Luney Ragsdale, 44th AL Inf C.S.A.

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          • #6
            Re: Assault on Fort Blakeley

            https://pflandrum.wixsite.com/irevents

            This page will show you all the IR events as well as lead you to the Blakeley event website
            Patrick Landrum
            Independent Rifles

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            • #7
              Re: Assault on Fort Blakeley

              Registration has passed 300. Get them in:

              CLICK HERE TO REGISTER FOR ASSAULT ON FOR BLAKELEY
              Last edited by Eric Tipton; 02-13-2019, 08:21 PM.
              Brian DesRochers
              Independent Rifles

              Descendant of :

              Cpl. James T. Ragsdale, Co. B. 6th Missouri Inf. C.S.A.,
              Thomas Motley, Co. E. 7th Arkansas Inf. C.S.A.,
              Joseph, Jasper, Jerry and Luney Ragsdale, 44th AL Inf C.S.A.

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