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Ground Hornet
01-30-2007, 11:57 AM
All,

We have permission from the Forest Service to include a few pieces of artillery in Banks' Grand Retreat. I'm presently in talks with one battery but their commitment is not a certain-sure thing. Guns need to be horse-drawn and gunners need to be up the efforts required of the rest of us hoofing it on the ground.

Any takers can contact me directly at baker@hendrix.edu

We should be able to offer a stipend to help off-set the expenses of bringing the piece and animals to the event.

Cordially,

Fred Baker

Memphis
03-25-2007, 08:50 PM
How did this turn out?

Spinster
03-25-2007, 10:17 PM
Too much learned to tell again.

Go here

http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?f=80

Doug Cooper
04-01-2007, 05:26 AM
It turned out just like we thought/hoped - for most of us it was the best event of our lives...which is another way of saying it was the closest we will get to being a soldier or civilian in 1861-65.

Joey12thga
04-01-2007, 03:22 PM
It turned out just like we thought/hoped - for most of us it was the best event of our lives...which is another way of saying it was the closest we will get to being a soldier or civilian in 1861-65.

How about a little more salt and lemon in the wound for those who wanted to go but life had other plans.:(

Silas
04-01-2007, 04:08 PM
On just about every level, Banks was the antithesis of that other big event scheduled the same weekend. If you missed Banks, you won't get another chance to see one like it again. Events like the other one are a dime a dozen, blight on the landscape.

Compare the threads about the aftermath of Banks and those about the other big event. The things which went right about Banks were not present at the other event. The things which went wrong about the other event were not present at Banks. Maybe there's a lesson there.

There is something to the formula of enforced ratios, enforced standards, solid history, good troops and preservation which make some events a significant cut above others.

Silas Tackitt