View Full Version : Immortal 600 at Fort Pulaski, Savannah, Ga March 2-4, 2007

09-16-2006, 01:50 PM
The Woolhat Boys will be hosting the Immortal 600 event at Fort Pulaski near Savannah Georgia during the weekend of March 2-4, 2007. In the winter of 1864-65, Fort Pulaski became a camp of special purpose - the prison of 600 Confederate Officers held aside for retaliation. Though sympathetic, their guard, the 157th NY Volunteer Infantry, were under strict orders not to relieve any suffering. The human relations of captors and captives put friend and foe on a new footing, where there were no winners.

Set at the place where actual interpreted events happened, this event will provide many opportunities for serious living historians. First person behavior is strongly emphasized. High standards of authenticity must be met. Just ask those that have been to this event in the past. Strict rules governing clothing, equipment and conduct will be enforced. Again, ask past folks who portrayed CS officers and had US items confiscated for the weekend. Every participant must apply as an individual; no unit registrations.

Confederates will be portraying Confederate Officers that are being held prisoner. Most had been held captive for some time. Please remember this when deciding whether to portray US or CS as well as when building your impression.

The Federal Garrison will be portraying two companies of the 157th New York. This was a veteran unit that had been sent to Fort Pulaski as an opportunity to rebuild and recuperate. John Cleaveland will be the garrison commander. Art Milbert will be serving as the Adjutant. Company A will be commanded by Patrick Craddock. Company B's commander will be determined later.

There are also opportunities for Civilian impressions.

For more information and to register you may visit the event website at: http://tandpcorbin.home.mindspring.com/I600/index.htm . Registration is limited and will be handled on a first come first serve basis.

09-17-2006, 02:09 PM
How many POWs and civilians are wanted?

09-18-2006, 07:26 AM
30 to 40 POWs is the max we are looking for. That would fill up the casemate area in the Fort that is used to depict the prison area. As to civilian, that is a question for John Cleaveland.

10-02-2006, 07:35 AM
I have just updated the registration list for I600. If you think you registered and your name is not on the list then contact Rick Joslyn. Surprise Surprise Confederate Prisoner registration is filling up fast. Though Prelude to Chickamauga may end up changing my view on that.

Federals lets get those registrations in. Steve and I can't guard all those CS officers by ourselves. Here is the website to register or just to see who is coming: http://tandpcorbin.home.mindspring.com/I600/index.htm