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Feb 17-19, 2012 Authentic Confederate Company for Olustee - 32nd GA: Host: Jordan Roberts-ArmoryGuards The company will move out Friday afternoon and engage with elements of 48th NY up to Saturdays battle. Portrayal will be the 32nd Georgia Co.K
150th Shiloh: (Paddle wheeler Adjunct - 15th Iowa, Co. E- SCAR) - CO - Jim Butler / Lt. Walter Cook http://
The Company E, SCAR company for the Federal Paddle wheeler adjunct is closed as our company is full. Host unit - WIG
I have been asked to keep a waiting list. Please contact Jim Butler at
The boat will take us downriver, drop us a landing and we will march 5 miles into the main event site. We've got a heck of a 'knappy' company for this effort. Should be great fun. We will have a static camp for Saturday night (Sibleys, walls and A-frames)(abandon camp). Surprises in store for the SCAR company.
May 25-27, 2012 - Fort Blakely: 46th Miss: Host: Liberty Guards
The event will be held at Fort Blakely State Park in Spanish Fort Alabama, Memorial Day weekend 2012. The event will depict the 46th Mississippi on the eve of the fall of the fort in April of 1865, the event will be an outpost semi-immersion event (meaning it is open to the public) as of right now it is off and running with more details to come, but here is what we have. A late war western CS regiment that has been placed on picket detail in front of the main CS works, we hope to have Federal Cav. contesting us, still working with the park on that detail. Rations will be issued, registration in 15.00 covers rations and a preservation donation to the park/battlefield.
150th Perryville: (24th Illinois Battalion, Co. A-SCAR) - CO - Sean Cooper http://
SCAR and a host of other groups is forming a Federal adjunct battalion at the 150th Perryville. We are
portraying the 24th Illinois. Registration is open now and early registrations ends Dec 20th (no, we did not pick this date). Please register thru
our own battalion process, as rations will be covered as well. For now, there is info and discussion on the '24th Illinois'
FaceBook page. Please sign up for the SCAR company! Host units: various
Surrender of Secession - Westville, GA 1865: Host - SCAR www.surrenderofsecession.com
SCAR is the host of this part three in the Westville trilogy. Portraying events of late 1865 to include a Federal occupation force, Freedmans Bureau, returning veterans, economic recovery, carpetbaggers, etc. The website is NEW and up at www.surrenderofsecession.com . You won't want to miss this exciting immersion event in a magical setting! SCAR is hosting this event and we do need additional staff volunteers for various aspects of the event. Please contact me for any questions or to volunteer to help. Registration opens Jan 1, 2012.
Non-Max. Effort Events to Consider:
Feb 9-12 Ft. Donelson March & Living History, Host: Armory Guards
www.authentic-campaigner.com/ forum/ showthread.php?33754-Withdrawin g-to-Fort-Donelson-Feb-9-12-20 12
June 4-6, 2011 Pickett’s Mill Federal LH Host: Armory Guards
5 and 17th Kentucky (Union) Impression
POC Herb Coats and Clint Morris
Sept 8-9, 2012 150th Antietam - Maryland, My Maryland POC: Pete Berezuk-69th NY website: http://
Likely impression will be the 69th NY with same folks we fought with at 1st Manassas.
See specific articles on this front page for more info!
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150th Shiloh - The Grand Adventure
15th Iowa Campaign Regiment adjunct - SCAR Co. E
March 30-April 1st, 2012
Matt Woodburn is hosting this effort to provide us a unique experience. From 'steaming' down the river to Pittsburg Landing to landing along its muddy shores. We will march thru the original battlefield as much as possible and into the main event site. After fighting we will find refuge in an abandon camp. Rations will also be issued. SCAR will part of Co mapnay E and we have some surprises for those men that have signed up with us. Registration is full right now. You can be added to a waiting list by contacting Jim Butler at
If you do not get a slt on the boat, then you may meet as the landing on Saturday morning and march into the site with us.
The Minnehaha reached Pittsburg Landing at 4:00am as recorded by 1st Sgt. W. P. L. Muir. Another source says it was 4:30am. As such we will operate through the night as they did, but with two trips our times will be a little off. On April 6th, 1862 at “7 o’clock we ate breakfast on board the Minnehaha…” At “10 o’clock we are ordered ashore, with knapsacks, overcoats, 2 blankets, an extra suit of clothes, haversacks filled with hard tack and a big high hat with a brass eagle on the side.” Ammunition was distributed after they disembarked and for the first time they loaded their rifles. The regiment was ordered by General Grant to hold the road going to the landing as wounded and panicked men made their way to the landing in an effort to board a boat. The 15th held the road for about an hour during which time they also “were engaged in making coffee,” according to Cpl. W.H. Goodrell. When the battle really started going badly for the Federals ahead, one of General Grant’s staff members passed the order for the 15th Iowa and the nearby 16th Iowa to move up to support General Prentiss. One of Grant’s staff officers took the 15th into the fight according to the 15th Iowa’s Asst. Surgeon, Dr. W.H. Gibbon. This same Dr. Gibbon bravely set up his field hospital that day only 250 yards behind the Federal battle line. The 15th Iowa lead the two regiments toward the fighting two miles away. During this march it was noted by Cyrus Boyd that the 15th Iowa’s Lt. Col. Dewey swears a lot and drinks whiskey from a pint bottle on his horse. Upon reaching a field where the Confederates were concealed in woods and behind tents, the enemy opens fire on the 15th and their battle baptism begins. Col. Reid gives an order that initially faces the regiment away from the enemy, but then faces them properly to begin firing. In Col. Reid’s official report of the battle he says they fired by file as the men had not yet learned proper firing commands. And so for the 15th Iowa began the great battle which was later to be called the Battle of Pittsburg Landing by the Federals or the Battle of Shiloh by the Confederates. It was the largest battle to be fought on American soil at that time.
As you read the experiences of the original 15th Iowa, know we will to the best of our ability execute all of the same. You will be fed breakfast aboard our paddle wheeler, you will initially hold a road to the landing, you will boil coffee during this time and be issued ammunition, you will be lead to the first days battle by some of “Grant’s staff,” we’ll see that our Lt. Col. Dewey spouts off a few foul words between swigs of whiskey, etc., etc. And if we time it right, we’ll arrive at the event site just in time to go into the first day’s battle. We intend to have a fully mounted staff, a horse drawn wagon or two for our regiment, couriers, fifers and drummers, a color guard of all Iowans, surgeons, a sutler, and oh yeah, a paddle wheeler! And if all that gets boring, as I’ve said before, we’ll throw a chair through a window and see what that scares up.
24th Illinois Campaigner Battalion
at 150th Perryville
Oct 4-7, 2012
Battalion Website: http://24thillinoisperryville150th.webs.com/
FaceBook Group: http://www.facebook.com/Herb.Coats.Number1#!/groups/166287790091917/
Several like minded campaigner organizations have come together to field a battalion in an authentic manner at the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Perryville reenactment. This recreation of the definitive battle of the 1862 Kentucky Campaign will be held on the original battlefield in the rolling hills of central
The Hairy Nation Boys, SCAR, 48th
We will proudly be portraying the men of the 24th Illinois Volunteer Infantry at the reenactment. We will also take part in the preservation march/ tactical on Friday Oct 5th. We need as many men as possible to be on site by Thurs at 7pm for this march/tactical. If you can not make it there by Thursday, please contact your company commander for Friday camp directions. A staff member will be present to assist with this. Registration funds cover registration, rations, and the balance goes to the Friends of Perryville as a donation. You must abide by all posted event rules. You agree to abide by all the Safety, Event and Uniform guidelines posted. Plan to stay the entire event unless there is an actual emergency. DO NOT register thru the event website.
The organization of this effort is as follows:
Co. C: 1st Lt. Wm. Blanke - Armory Guards & Friends - Jordan Roberts
Regiment commanded by Sr. Capt. August Mauf (of Co. E) - Jim Butler
Regimental Sutler - Joe SmothermanGeneral Information and Goals
What to expect
- Participate in a campaigner friendly reenactment over the weekend on the original battlefield
- Regimental Duties including company and battalion drill, fatigue details, 'on the campaign' camp structure, functioning battalion commissary, etc.
- Participate with the voluntary preservation and rolling tactical starting at dawn on friday morning. Make a note and plan ahead as this event requests everyone to be there by Thursday night at 7 pm to take part in the Friday morning march and tactical. At 9 pm on Thurs night we march off to our Thurs night camp. By Friday afternoon we will arrive at our weekend camp. If you can't make the preservation march (Thurs night arrival), then that is fine. Just please notify your company commander if you cannot participate in the early march/tactical.
- Help raise awareness for the Perryville Battlefield Park. Main event website (DO NOT REGISTER HERE): http://www.perryvillebattlefield.org/html/commemoration_2012.html
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Surrender of Secession - Westville, GA 1865
Oct 24-28, 2012
Event website (click here): Surrender of Secession
FaceBook Group: http://www.facebook.com/Herb.Coats.Number1#!/groups/158448534216254/
Late 1865, brings word of Lee and Johnstons surrender and the end to the war. Shattered veteran begin to return from the war and try to rebuild their lives and fortunes. Federal forces fsall upon the town and place it under martial law. The economy is shattered and the currency wortheless. Despite this, the war an dthe killing is over and people can begin to rebuild. Following the Federal forces are carpetbaggers and other vile Yankees. Despite many being opportunists, they do bring much needed greenbacks and jobs that will revive the economy of Westville. Men are pressured into signing Oaths so they can gain employment and feed their families. The cotton trade continues to boom as new brokers pay in Yankee Greenbacks. The Freedmans Bureau moves in and helps ease blacks from slave labor to contract labor. Many find that emancipation does not mean equality. Will you be part of these dramatic events and immerse yoruself in a small Southern town in 1865? You can by attending the "Surrender of Secession - Westville, GA - 1865" on October 24-28th, 2012.
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The Salt River Rifles has successfully hosted/co-hosted three major c/p/h events in the past five months.
Words can do no justice. Missus Bodaciousness-ness-ness will be indelibly etched in my brain. The ladies of the Singer House who cooked will be forever remembered by me. We ate the best of all.
"Andrew Jay, your most estemed and honourable tax collector/impressment
"I cannot fathom the amount of planning, research, and pre-event hard work that went into this event. Thank you for everything as you have enriched my life. The words that come to my mind to describe Westville are: stunning, magical, top notch, A+, and really it was said best by Bob Orrand above, "Words can do no justice...a memory of a lifetime." If you are reading this and weren't there, you must be asking, "Why was this so great? How did this come together?" - Matt Woodburn
"The Federals (mostly that dastardly Doubleday and Sgt. "Little Napoleon" Hamner) ordered us around like pack mules to take baggage for the Federal garrison's arrival. This was obviously outside the contract bounds and my men would not do such activity. We just wanted our pay and our way off the island that could become our tombs if we weren't careful. I went around and got a consensus of what me were on our side and who was pro-unionist or just wanted to stay to get paid. I tried to rally as many men to our cause and to make the Federal leadership realize that what they did was suicidal and detrimental to the country. After the blowhard Doubleday finally left us alone a bit, CPT Foster was charitable as he could be regarding our feelings. We were promised a boat in the morning would take us back to Baltimore." - Johnny Lloyd
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or The Story of the Sgt Major and the Sleepy Sentries
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