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    MISSIONARY RIDGE - NOVEMBER 7-10, 2019

    EVENT HOSTS:
    Governor Guards & Mess No. 1

    IMPRESSIONS: Infantry: Federal - 64th Ohio, Fourth Corps, 2nd Division, 3rd Brigade, commanded by Colonel Alexander McIlvaine - Tyler Underwood. Confederate - 4th Florida Infantry, Breckenridge’s Division, Florida Brigade, commanded by Colonel Edward Badger - Walter Cook. Artillery: Impression TBD.

    RAISING COMPANIES:

    If you wish to raise a Federal Company, please contact Tyler Underwood at tylerlunderwood@yahoo.com.
    If you wish to raise a Confederate Company, please contact Walter Cook at franklinpcleburne@gmail.com.

    PARTICIPANTS: The goal is to register 550 participants. To portray the history accurately, we want to have a 5-to-4 Federals to Confederates ratio. This will be a battalion on battalion event.

    WHEN: Thursday, November 7 - Sunday, November 10, 2019. On-site activities will begin at 4:00 PM on Thursday. The event will go live on Friday and end Sunday morning.

    WHERE: We have secured approximately 600 acres of private land, about six miles south of Chickamauga. Lookout Mountain is visible from portions of the site. Proximity to the original site was one of our criteria so participants can visit the original Missionary Ridge, Lookout Mountain, Chickamauga and all of the other historical amenities in the area.

    PRESERVATION: All net proceeds from the event will go toward preservation. More details will be announced at a later date.

    WEB SITE: In the works. To be released before the end of this year.

    REGISTRATION: Annoucement will be posted for registration at a later date.

    CLICK HERE TO JOIN THE MISSIONARY RIDGE FACEBOOK GROUP

    MISSIONARY RIDGE - UNIFORM GUIDELINES

    64TH OHIO GUIDELINES

    Headwear

    1) Forage Cap
    2) Army Hat
    3) Civilian
    Note: There should be a good mix of all of these.

    Coats

    1) Federal Issue Fatigue Blouse
    2) Private Purchase Fatigue Blouse

    Trousers

    1) Enlisted “Sky Blue”

    Shirts

    1) Issue Shirt
    2) Contract Shirt
    3) Civilian Shirt

    Drawers

    1) Federal Issue
    2) Christian Commission
    3) Civilian

    Socks

    1) Woolen Issue or Civilian

    Footwear

    1) Federal Issue
    2) Civilian Shoes or Boots

    Greatcoat

    1) Foot Pattern Overcoat of Sky Blue Kersey

    Rifles/Bayonets

    1) ‘61 Springfield
    2) ‘63 Springfield

    Note: Everyone should make every effort to obtain this weapon. Both the 64th and 65th OVI were raised by Sen. John Sherman and his connections ensured that the brigade that bared his namesake (Sherman Brigade) had only the best of everything. British Rifle Muskets will reluctantly be accepted. NO Potsdam’s or other imports.

    Accouterments

    1) US Issue early or mid-war are the only accepted leathers. .69 Cal. Boxes are acceptable even though you will be carrying a .58 cal. Weapon.

    Haversacks

    1) Ohio Haversack
    2) Painted Issue

    Note: There should be a good mix of both.

    Canteens

    1) Smooth Side
    2) Bullseye Issue

    Knapsacks

    1) Early War Double Bag
    2) Late War Double Bag
    3) Horse Collar Blanket Roll
    4) Blanket Sling

    Blankets

    1) Grey Issue Blanket
    2) Tan “Emergency Issue”

    NO RED BLANKETS!

    Ground Cloth

    1) Vulcanized Rubber or Painted

    Tents

    1) Shelter Halves Only

    4TH FLORIDA GUIDELINES

    Headwear

    1) CS Issue Hats in Tan - There is a historical example ID'd to the 6th Florida
    2) Jean Caps - In Ives account describing issuance of clothing he describes Caps of inferior quality
    3) Civilian Hat

    Jackets/Coats

    1) Columbus Depot (Washington Ives of the Regiment stated that in October the men received jackets of jean with blue collar and cuff. In the same Journal entry he did mention some without trim). Please make this coat a priority.
    2) Plain Jean Western Jacket without trim in a "Columbus", Mobile, or Atlanta Style Cut.
    3) Plain Jean Jacket

    Trousers

    1) CS Issue Jean Cloth Trousers (Drab Jean Preferred, Brown, Blue)
    2) Cotton Jean Trousers in Blue
    3) Civilian Pants in Plain Colors

    Shirts, Drawers and Socks

    1) CS Issue
    2) Donated Clothing

    Footwear

    1) CS Issue
    2) Civilian
    3) Limited Boots
    4) Limited US Shoes

    Fieldgear

    1) Atlanta Depot
    2) Columbus Depot
    3) Augusta Depot
    4) Macon Depot
    5) Very Limited Federal Issue

    Knapsacks

    1) CS Single Bags i.e. Kibbler, Pritchard, Mexican War Style, etc.
    2) Isaac and Campbell/Ross Pack
    3) French Packs - The Florida state museum in the 1960s published an article describing one in their collection having a bullet hole from Missionary Ridge

    Blankets

    1) White Wool British Import - In Ives Journal he references them being issued with the Columbus Jackets
    2) CS Issue Drab Blankets
    3) Coverlets

    Ground Cloths

    1) Should be of CS Origins
    2) Very Limited Federal Issue

    Rifles/Bayonets

    1) .69 Caliber Smoothbores
    2) ‘53 British Enfield

    Note: Returns From the Regiment list .69 and .577

    Event Exclusions: No modern anachronisms! Modern medication will be allowed but MUST be kept in a period container. Each participant WILL be inspected prior to taking the field. Event organizers reserve the right to make adjustments as necessary. Failure to comply with standards may result in being asked to leave the event.
    Last edited by Eric Tipton; 03-24-2019, 01:22 PM.
    Eric Tipton
    AC Owner
    Founding Member, Mess No. 1
    Cincinnati, Ohio

  • #2
    Re: Missionary Ridge - November 8-10, 2019

    Is their a source for the Ohio Haversack, trying to get a jump on things?
    Don Woods
    Member ABT

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    • #3
      Re: Missionary Ridge - November 8-10, 2019

      Don:

      Give us a little time and we will see what we can do about Bully Buys, etc. Would be a good time for the Ohio Haversack, wouldn't it?
      Eric Tipton
      AC Owner
      Founding Member, Mess No. 1
      Cincinnati, Ohio

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      • #4
        Re: Missionary Ridge - November 8-10, 2019

        Regarding the condition of uniforms, consider this from a letter home by a participant :

        "Camp 13 miles North-East of Knoxville, Tennessee,
        December 24, 1863.

        "When we left Chattanooga the men wre greatly in need of Clothing and shoes, and a march of one hundred and fifty miles, has left a great many almost barefooted. Since we came up here we have drawn pants and shoes enough to make the men comfortable. The weather is very cold.

        "We are in the mountains, have foraged for a living since leaving Chattanooga. Supplies are now beginning to reach us. [ ]

        "To-morrow will be Christmas and our "cook" has three "Turkeys" and 4 "Chickens" for the occasion, provided a certain Mr Longstreet behaves himself, and don't be the means of calling us out. I am nearly "Friz." It is time for the mail to go out and I will close hoping these few lines &c. excuse all mistakes, I have no pen and ink, this is written on my knee in the cold, by the side of a smoky fire.

        "Respectfully Yours,

        "P." of Co. D, the 15th Ohio.
        Source, The Wyandot Pioneer (Upper Sandusky, Ohio), 15 January 1864, page second, column third. Link : https://chroniclingamerica.loc.gov/l...arRange&page=1

        Note, the 15th Ohio was in Willich's first brigade of Wood's third division of the Fourth Corps. The event's chosen impression is the 64th Ohio of Opdycke's demi-brigade, Harker's third brigade, Sheridan's second division.

        After Missionary Ridge, Wood's and Sheridan's divisions were sent to Knoxville to assist Burnside who had been besieged by Longstreet.
        Last edited by Silas; 02-20-2018, 09:57 PM. Reason: Link added
        Silas Tackitt,
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        • #5
          Re: Missionary Ridge - November 8-10, 2019

          Any updates on the haversack, Brother Eric?
          Paul Hadley

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