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05-27-2006, 10:12 PM
I was just wanting to know, how many reenactors are doing something this Memorial Day with your group and Where ??

05-27-2006, 10:20 PM
I know I am being redundant, but some of us will be marching down Pennsylvania Avenue in Washington, D.C., in the National Memorial Day Parade. This parade will honor American military personnel who have served and died since the nation's inception, and more than 4,000 marchers are expected -- only about 20 of us, but next year, we hope to field a battalion.

From what I hear, a lot of units are marching in similar parades around the country.

B.C. Milligan
Company K, First Penna. Reserves

05-27-2006, 10:28 PM
The 8th Illinois Cavalry will be in Elburn,Il , we will march in a small parade with the American Legion and many from the town to the Cemetery and have a Memorial and volley salute.

05-27-2006, 10:35 PM
2nd Maryland, Company H will be marching in a parade in Chestertown, MD on Memorial Day. Those of us local to Chestertown have been doing this for the past few years. Although we are a Confederate group about 50% of us dress in blue and the other 50% dress in gray. This way we try to show respect for both sides.

John A Wyman

Ken Cornett
05-28-2006, 11:12 AM
The Sixth Ohio Infantry out of Cincinnati will be at the historic Spring Grove Cemetery. We will have nearly thirty members there to help the SUV - Camp Lytle #10 pay tribute to over 1000 civil war graves. Nearly 40 CW generals are buried there including Hooker and many of the McCooks. Salmon Chase is also there. Starts at 11AM.

05-28-2006, 04:46 PM
Some members of my unit(confederate) along with some mebers of a Federal unit marched as a combined company in the Sharpsburg parade on Saturday. We ended by firing a 21 gun salute for the Park Service in the cemetary

Chuck A Luck
05-28-2006, 10:59 PM
On Monday I'll be falling in with some Federal buddies (Co. A, 3rd Maryland & Co. A 1st Maryland) at Louden Park Cemetary in Baltimore. The ceremony invloves speeches, music, readings, a gun salute, and the laying of flowers at all the graves in the manner that it was done in the 19th C. The event is sponsered each year by the local camp of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The cemetery dates to the mid 19th C, and is the final resting place for many soldiers from both sides of the American CW, as well as veterans from other wars.

...oh, and on Saturday (yesterday) I also marched in the Sharpsburg parade with the Chesapeake Volunteer Guard, and then afterwards participated in a ceremony in Antietam's National Cemetary.

05-29-2006, 12:08 AM
On Saturday (5/27) members of the Statehouse Battery, 91st OVI and SUV placed flags and performed ceremonies at Greenlawn Cemetery, in Columbus, OH. Greenlawn is the final home of numerous MOH recipients, governors (including William Dennison, our first CW governor), generals, Captain Eddie Rickenbacker, etc., etc. One stone has a veritable book carved on it stating that the person in question had been one of Andrew Jackson's slaves.

Neat place.

cal 100
05-29-2006, 02:13 AM
Several Sharpshooters in conjunction with the SUV will be doing a service on the grave of Truman Head of the 1st USSS, in the Presidio in San Francisco.

05-29-2006, 10:46 PM
Sunday the 104th Illinois participated in a parade and cemetery ceremony in Tonica, IL as we have for the past 5 years.

Monday was our annual LaSalle County, IL cemetery tour where we cover 5 cemeteries along a 50 mile route, mostly rural cemeteries. We did Rutland, Wenona, Lostant, Vermillionville, and Summitview Cemetery in South Ottawa.

We had 14 in attendance and temps in the low 90's. Plenty of water and everyone survived.

05-30-2006, 09:01 PM
63rd Pa., Co. C. marched in the parade in Beaver, PA yesterday and participated in a ceremony at the Beaver Cemetery.

At the cemetery, there were three squads directed by a corporal in the USMC who served in Iraq last year. 1st squad was some Rev war guys, we were second squad, and the third squad was a bunch of WWII, Korea and Vietnam vets. Each "squad" fired a salute under the direction of the corporal who, with his participation, allowed us to represent those who served in each of the 18th, 19th, 20th and 21st centuries. It was a nice tribute.


05-31-2006, 09:46 AM
On Monday, the First Maryland Volunteer Infantry U.S. was part of a very nice service at Loudon Park National Cemetery in Baltimore, Maryland. After the service, for which we were the color guard, we held our own service at the adjoining public cemetery to honor a member of the original 1st Maryland who was awarded the Medal of Honor in the 1890s.

Dale Brennan
1st MD VI US

05-31-2006, 10:59 AM
The 4th Virginia Co D, the Little Fork Rangers, marched 8 miles from a farm of an original member to the Little Fork Church. The last mile we rode on the main road so the Little Fork Volunteer Fire Dept escorted us. At church we had a small ceremony honoring the 20 Rangers that died in the war.