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PVT Kitchen
04-01-2009, 07:17 PM
Im a history student here at Liberty University. I used to re-enact when I was 13-16 years old but 4 years of army infantry service put a halt to that for a while. Now I am 24 and back in Virginia and am dieing to find a unit.

1. North or South (doesn't matter)
2. I am quite willing to do the hardcore gig (I am ex-airborne infantry afterall)
3. For reference I was a member of the 42nd VA INF Co.F Longstreets Corp

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sgt lamb
04-01-2009, 11:50 PM
will, glad to hear your out, you are more than welcome around our campfire anytime.....

Swag
04-02-2009, 02:12 AM
Check us out, we do events all over, so location is not a big concern. You can find the link in my signature. We do both Federal and Confederate and are on the campaigner/progressive side of the living history world. Any questions feel free to contact me.

Stonewall_Greyfox
04-02-2009, 09:05 AM
Im a history student here at Liberty University. I used to re-enact when I was 13-16 years old but 4 years of army infantry service put a halt to that for a while. Now I am 24 and back in Virginia and am dieing to find a unit.

1. North or South (doesn't matter)
2. I am quite willing to do the hardcore gig (I am ex-airborne infantry afterall)
3. For reference I was a member of the 42nd VA INF Co.F Longstreets Corp

:smile: :smile: :smile:

Pvt. Kitchen,

Airborne Infantry, AWESOME!!!

Consider attending an event with the 23rd Virginia Volunteer Regiment Cos A-K.

We're a group of dedicated Living Historians, whose primary goal is to portray the average Confederate Soldier in the Army of Northern Virginia.

A couple times a year, our Company is fortunate enough to portray our namesake (the 23rd VA Vol. Regt.) at battlefield sites throughout the VA, MD, PA areas where the original unit fought/died.

Our unit has, and continues to agressively document the original unit, through research at the Virginia Historical Society (VHS), Library of Virginia, local communities where the original 10 companies enlisted, and through making contacts with decendents of the original soldiers (letters, pictures...etc.).

http://23rdva.netfirms.com/hist23.htm

http://23rdva.netfirms.com/images.htm

Our group primarily does Living Histories, but typically makes it to one larger mainstream event, and 1-2 "hardcore" events a year.

While not part of our core impression...a number of our members also portray Federal soldiers from time to time (having realized that they have both Federal/Confederate ancestors).

Our membership is primarily based out of the Capital (Richmond, VA)...but we have membership that stretches throughout the Commonwealth (from VA Beach, to Covington...NOVA to Halifax), and in several states across the East Coast; PA, MD, GA.

We can completely outfit you for a few events to see if we're a good fit for one another...then get you back on track to either purchase your own kit, or assist you in producing your own kit items (many of our members produce their own stuff).

Check out our website, and let me know if you'd like to join us for a weekend event: http://23rdva.netfirms.com/welcome.htm

Events:

Our unit is actually meeting this weekend (April 4th 0800-Noon) at Trevelian Station, Louisa County VA...for Park Day...where we'll be clearing brush at this historic battlefield.

Our next event is being held at Trevelian Station, Louisa County VA...and will be in remembrance of the Enlistment of Co. D "Louisa Grays" who enlisted there in May of 1861. Event to be held May 15-17, 2009.

For a listing of all our planned events this year, see the following link:

http://23rdva.netfirms.com/events.htm

For further information; contact me @ the following email address, not will need to swap [at] for @:

paulboulden[at]hotmail.com

Hope to hear from you soon!!!

PVT Kitchen
04-02-2009, 02:22 PM
Thanks guys! I was directed towards several units in my local area and have contacted them. You all have no idea how much I look forward to participating in the preservation of American history once again.

Capt Terry
04-02-2009, 02:58 PM
Im a history student here at Liberty University. I used to re-enact when I was 13-16 years old but 4 years of army infantry service put a halt to that for a while. Now I am 24 and back in Virginia and am dieing to find a unit.

1. North or South (doesn't matter)
2. I am quite willing to do the hardcore gig (I am ex-airborne infantry afterall)
3. For reference I was a member of the 42nd VA INF Co.F Longstreets Corp

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Don't forget the 1st Kentucky(Longstreet's Corps) is still around.

PVT Kitchen
04-02-2009, 03:03 PM
YES! I remember you guys! I plan on being extra active now that I have more time (and money).

VA Soldier
04-05-2009, 09:08 PM
Pvt Kitchen

The 51st Va (Longstreet's Corps) is ever present and as always, looking for fine men to perform service for the Commonwealth.

Our unit is based out of Patrick County Va, but we several members dispearsed throughout the state.

D. A. Jackson
1st Sgt 51st VA Co D.

southern_belle1861
04-05-2009, 11:29 PM
If you're looking for hardcore, try the Skillygalee Mess. They've got people all over, and a nice lot of guys.

http://skillygalee-mess.blogspot.com/

http://www.myspace.com/skillygaleemess