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    Ryan Thornton

    Re: Support Congressional Gold Medal for Historian Ed Bearss

    I am privileged to offer my support to this worthy cause. Mr. Bearss is a Civil War authority, phenomenal author, and engaging speaker and battlefield

    Ryan Thornton 06-21-2016, 09:34 AM Go to last post
    Arch Campbell

    Re: Support Congressional Gold Medal for Historian Ed Bearss

    Done and Done! Certainly a very worthy recipient for his many, many decades devoted to preserving both the memory and the remaining physicality of the

    Arch Campbell 06-18-2016, 10:36 AM Go to last post
    Eric Tipton

    Support Congressional Gold Medal for Historian Ed Bearss



    "Acclaimed historian and World War II veteran Edwin Cole Bearss is being considered for the Congressional Gold Medal, one of the highest

    Eric Tipton 06-18-2016, 08:42 AM Go to last post
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    MORNING SUN
    Memphis, Tennessee
    September 9-11, 2016


    This event will be held at the Davies Manor Plantation, near Memphis, Tennessee.

    Hosted by the 4th Tennessee and 52nd Tennessee

    U.S. forces will be commanded by Jonathan Siltman, and will portray the 57th OVI

    C.S. forces will be commanded by Larry McCluney, unit TBD

    Registration is $30, which includes house tour and food. Any remaining funds will be donated to Davies Manor Plantation.

    Full details, impression guidelines, and registration information can be found at: https://www.facebook.com/groups/308855319167707/

    CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT THREAD
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    MISSISSIPPI AT GETTYSBURG
    Gettysburg NMP, Pennsylvania

    September 9-11, 2016


    Hosted By The Independent Rifles

    A Gettysburg Living history of the 21st Mississippi Infantry during the Gettysburg Campaign.

    Impression guidelines, Order of Battle, and a reading list will be posted both on the event Facebook Page, and on this forum. Participants in this event are strongly encouraged to register sooner, rather than later- there will be NO walk-ons. The event will be taking place on an NPS site, and all applicable rules and regulations will apply (No Drugs, No Alcohol, etc).

    The purpose of this event is to act as an interpretive asset to Gettysburg NMP, they have asked that we provide them a backdrop for “Life of the Soldier” talks while we are there. Be prepared to conduct firing demonstrations and march some of the same roads and fields the men of the Mississippi Brigade Trod.

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    BATTLE OF PERRYVILLE
    Perryville, Kentucky

    October 7-9, 2016


    Murray's Federal Battalion at Perryville

    We are excited to announce the formation of a Federal Brigade for Perryville 2016. There will be 2 battalions. Will Eichler will lead one effort and Tyler Underwood of SCAR the other. Rob Murray will command the Brigade.

    Impression: William R. Terrill's Brigade - 105th Ohio and 123rd Illinois
    Brigade Commander: Rob Murray - rmmurray@charter.net
    1st Battalion (105th Ohio): Will Eichler - will@williameichler.com
    2nd Battalion (123rd Illinois): Tyler Underwood - tylerlunderwood@yahoo.com

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    Our plan is to work with our friends the WIG on the Confederate side during the event.

    WIG CS Battalion at Perryville (9th Tennessee Infantry)


    Host Group – Western Independent Grays

    Primary Battalion POC: Herb Coats - hcoats007@ gmail.com

    Preservation Effort: Extra funds go to the park.

    The Plan: The WIG is planning to return to Perryville in 2016 to portray the 9th Tennessee Infantry of Maney’s Brigade. The goal is to field a battalion of CS troops within the overall battle scenario and event activities, and provide a home for those who want a little more to their campaigning experience. Drill, camp, kit, rations, etc will follow the history of the command during the battle.

    Military Command: Herb Coats, Western Independent Grays, Commanding

    Company Commanders/POCs are as follows

    Company A Whit Barr gnh431@mocs.utc.edu

    Company C, Paul Jerram, Armory Guards russel.dykes@gmail.com

    Company K, Russ Dykes Keithstone Guards russel.dykes@gmail.com

    Jordan Roberts, Red Clay Volunteers Jamesonboy30@gmail.com

    Brian Chastain, Breckenridge Grays bgrey@zoomtown.com

    Michael Comer, Midwest huntdaw@gmail.com

    Sam Gaylon, Trans-Mississippi Hellcats

    Other campaigner groups have been contacted in regards to putting companies together for this effort. We are waiting on word from them.

    Look here and the forthcoming WIG event website for more information regarding event items, kit guidelines, and of course historical information.

    CLICK HERE FOR THE EVENT FOLDER
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    BATTLE OF PRAIRIE GROVE
    Prairie Grove, Arkansas

    December 2-4, 2016

    The 24th Missouri is hosting a campaigner adjunct for the 2016 Prairie Grove Reenactment. This will be conducted in the same quality manner as the Pea Ridge Adjunct March and the 8th Kansas Chickamauga Adjunct.

    Impression will be the 37th Illinois. A hard fought, veteran unit who had proved itself during Pea Ridge.

    The 37th Illinois Infantry was organized at Chicago, Illinois and mustered into Federal service on September 18, 1861, nicknamed the "Fremont Rifles" and "Illinois Greyhounds". The regiment suffered 7 officers and 91 enlisted men who were killed in action or who died of their wounds and 5 officers and 164 enlisted men who died of disease, for a total of 267 fatalities.

    Their engagement at the Borden House was referred to as the fiercest firefight of the war.

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