View Full Version : Looking for a Progressive Confederate unit in VA Beach area

05-05-2009, 08:55 AM
One of the members of my unit has a good friend who is moving to the Virginia Beach area and who is interested in getting into reenacting. I talked to him about reenacting at Neshaminy and, based upon that conversation, I believe that he would be happier in a more progressive unit that gives him the option of fully immersing himself into the era for each event. If you know of some contact information for such units in that area which I can relay on to him, I would greatly appreciate it.

05-05-2009, 12:22 PM
What about the CVG?

05-05-2009, 12:27 PM
The CVG has members throughout the mid-Atlantic. Some of our Co. A members are from VA,NC, MD, amd PA, so you could have him contact me. I know some other progressive folk in that area as well. I can be reached at winderranger@comcast.net or call 443-350-6277.

Capt. John A. Wyman
CVG, Co. A "Chesapeake Rifles"
2nd Maryland Infantry, Co. A

05-06-2009, 08:18 AM
OK...a couple options.

3rd VA: http://www.geocities.com/Pentagon/8245/

A great group of guys.. The 3rd VA has historic ties to the area, having been raised from the Tidewater Community.

23rd VA: http://23rdva.netfirms.com/

My unit, the 23rd VA is always looking for new recruits. Historically, we're based out of Richmond, and the couties West, South-West of Richmond; Louisa, Goochland, Halifax, Brooklyn, Charlotte, Prince Edward. Our membership is centered around Richmond, VA...with members in VA Beach, NOVA, Allegheney...

If interested in the 23rd VA, you may contact me @ paulboulden[at]hotmail.com

Paul B.

Craig L Barry
05-06-2009, 09:35 AM
...I can tell you a few to avoid, too.

05-06-2009, 04:36 PM
Three of our members are located in Norfolk and Virginia Beach, Va.

If your friend is more interested in joining a smaller unit that specialized in various Confederate and Federal regiments during the American Civil War, we may be that group!

"The Skillygalee Mess was formed in April 2006 with a set goal in mind: to accurately portray the common soldiers of the American Civil War and to excel in term of authenticity. We constantly seek opportunities to further the education of others and ourselves about the sacrifices of our forefathers.

How we compare to other reenactment groups is unimportant. What matters to us is the historical authenticity and research that we continuously examine to further our knowledge and understanding of history. Furthermore, our loose-knit group was created so friends can get together and learn, while having a good time."

We have also been known to work alongside our friends, the Chesapeake Volunteer Guard, Liberty Rifles, and Stonewall Brigade for those larger immersion events. So fear not!

Check out our website-blog (http://skillygalee-mess.blogspot.com/) for contact information. In addition, we may be found on both MySpace and Facebook.

Hardtack Herring
05-06-2009, 10:09 PM
The Liberty Hall Fifes and Drums are located in Hampton Roads.

We are members of the Stonewall Brigade.

We have plenty of uniforms and instruments for new people. We offer lessons as well.

We can be viewed here.


If this is something your pard would like to do I canbe reached at....


05-07-2009, 12:12 AM
...I can tell you a few to avoid, too.
Craig, more than a few....

D. Harrelson
Virginia Beach, VA