2019 Event Information
These events fall into one of the following categories:
they are progressive; they include a significant progressive element; we host them; or at a couple of smaller events, we provide the significant progressive element.
April 26-28 Tactical at Perryville KY
Type: Authentic living history, hosted by the Independent Rifles
Historical Framework: Major battle, October 8, 1862
Portrayal: 7th Arkansas Infantry
Impression Guidelines: See the battlefield website.
May 17-19 7th Texas at Raymond MS
Type: This is an authentic event, including a march and living history.
Rationale: We have yet to enter the ever-important Confederate state of Mississippi. This will take place on the original ground on the original dates.
The objective of this effort is to recreate the 7th Texas Infantry as it appeared during the Vicksburg Campaign and at the Battle of Raymond. Saturday will be used to recreate Gregg's advance on to the battlefield at Raymond and consisted of drill and basic daily life of a Confederate regiment on campaign. For Sunday, we will recreate the attack made by Granbury’s Texans against McPherson's Federal troops in real time.
Portrayal: 7th Texas Infantry
Impression Guidelines: See the AC thread and/or event website.
August 24-25 Richmond KY
Type: Mainstream event. We are the progressive presence.
Event website: http://battleofrichmond.org/
Registration: $10. Register online at their website, or print the form on the event website and take it with you to register onsite. They always take walk-ons.
Rationale: This was one of the largest and most significant battles in Kentucky, and the most complete victory of any field battle in the war. Fought on original battlefield. Central location; ability to have a sizeable progressive presence.
Historical Framework: Battle (3rd largest in Kentucky), August 30, 1862, during the Heartland Offensive.
Portrayal: Info. by email
3rd Cpl. John B. Chastain - Co. F, 31st Arkansas Infantry, McCray's Brigade
Pvt. Edwin D. Posey - Co. B, 15th Texas Cavalry (d), McCray's Brigade
Pvt. Eli McNabb Posey - Co. B, 15th Texas Cavalry (d), McCray's Brigade
Impression Guidelines: Info. by email
October 5-6 Perryville KY
Type: Progressive event with an emphasis on public involvement & education.
Battlefield website: http://www.perryvillereenactment.org/; includes extensive background information.
Rationale: This was the largest, most significant campaign & battle in Kentucky, commemorated on the actual ground of one of the best preserved battlefields in the nation.
Unit Portrayed: TBA
Historical Framework: Major battle (largest in Kentucky), October 8, 1862
Pvt. Columbus P. Chastain - Co. C, 41st Georgia Infantry (age 14; mw)
Pvt. William H. Dismukes - Co. D, 45th Alabama Infantry
Pvt. Bennett B. Posey - Co. B, 37th Tennessee Infantry
Impression Guidelines: See the battlefield website.
November 1-3 Mill Springs / Fishing Creek / Logan's Crossroads KY
Type: National event
Event website: TBA
Rationale: This will likely be the last time we will be able to use the battlefield since it is to become a national park.
Historical Framework: January 19, 1862
Maj. Gen. George B. Crittenden's advance into Kentucky. The troops marched at 12:30 AM from Mill Springs and straight into battle. Imagine the courage it took to fight with flintlock muskets which would scarecely fire in the cold rain that day.
Confederate Relative: Pvt. George W. Chadwell - Co. B, 20th Tenn. Infantry
Uniform & Equipment Guidelines: General rule of thumb - try to look as civilian as possible.
Coat/jacket: 1) Civilian coat; 2) Tennessee pattern frock coat; 3) Commutation jacket; 4) Overshirt
Trousers: Civilian preferred.
Shoes: 1) Civilian pattern; Confederate issue
Headgear: 1) Civilian slouch hat; 2) CS kepi
Accoutrements: 1) Confederate issue; 2) US Army issue
Haversack: 1) Civilian; 2) Confederate issue; 3) US Army issue
Knapsack: 1) Blanket roll; 2) Confederate issue; 3) US Army issue
Canteen: 1) Tin drum; 2) Wooden; 3) US smoothside/bullseye
Weapon: 1) 1842 Springfield; 2) Foreign musket; 3) Springfield or Enfield
Blanket: 1) Civilian; 2) US Army issue
Ground Cloth: 1) Civilian ground sheet; 2) US rubber poncho or ground cloth
US Army issued gear should be limited, but some may have been present from the capture of Camp Dick Robinson at Barbourville.
January 25-27 Winter Quarters (near Mobile AL)
Type: Immersion event, hosted by the Independent Rifles
Event website & additional information:
Registration: Individually, on the event website. Registration closes January 9.
Historical Framework: The event will portray troops in the defenses around Mobile AL in January 1862. More information is available on the event website.
Portrayal: 22nd Alabama Infantry
Impression Guidelines: See the event website for requirements.
June 28-30 15th Alabama at Gettysburg
Type: Authentic living history hosted by the Liberty Rifles
Registration: Individually, per website above.
Historical Framework: The event will highlight the assault on Little Round Top, with public interaction and will be in conjunction with an NPS program. Camping will be at the Slyder farm on the battlefield.
Portrayal: 15th Alabama Infantry
Impression Guidelines: See the website above for requirements.