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  1. Hi gents, With the new year upon us for 2014 I...

    Hi gents,

    With the new year upon us for 2014 I wanted to extend an Invitation to those seeking an accurate overall impression to consider the ONV as a home.

    We will be having our annual meeting...
  2. Hi Anthony, If you have any questions from...

    Hi Anthony,

    If you have any questions from your discusson with Scott just let me know. Many of us would be happy to assit in what ever path seems the best fit for you.

    Cordially,

    Tom
  3. Old Northwest Volunteers - Progressive & Research Based Men Wanted to Join Our Rank

    The Old Northwest Volunteers (ONV) is looking for those interested in an accurate overall portrayal to join our ranks.

    This coalition of like-minded Civil War reenactors was developed in 2005 out...
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    Hi Scott, Thank you for the update. I will...

    Hi Scott,

    Thank you for the update. I will make sure to spread word and hope to get my order in soon.

    Heck I may be able just to drive by and pick one up.

    Tom
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    Hi Rob, You are more than welcome and glad...

    Hi Rob,

    You are more than welcome and glad this helped to document some things for you.

    Tom
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    Hi Tim, I am glad this thread got your...

    Hi Tim,

    I am glad this thread got your interest up and you took a visit to the Wisconsin Historical Society, one of my favorite research stops. Tim you are correct in noting the Chandler's Manual...
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    Chandler's Source

    Hi Ben,

    To follow up on the posts, there is not an PDF version of Chandlers currently to my knowledge. If you send me an e-mail, I may be able to make a copy for you.

    If interested please send...
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    Calico Boys Impression

    Hi Ben,

    I would follow what RJ and Ross stated. The Sixth Wisconsin like many of Gibbon's Western Brigade regiments from Wisconsin used Chandler's Tactics - a wonderful 77 page document that is...
  9. New Eastern US Point of Contact

    Hi gents,

    Just an update that we are happy to annoucne a long time comrade Daryl Koehn will be our Eastern US Point of Contact for the Citizens Guard. Daryl currently lives near Waynseboro, PA...
  10. The Roster for the company is growing!

    Hi gents,

    Just a quick update regarding the campaigner company for the Iron Brigade LH at Gettysburg NMP. We are growing very steady and will have at least our first company 2/3rd's of the way...
  11. Hi Dave and Jeremy, Jeremy has it right that...

    Hi Dave and Jeremy,

    Jeremy has it right that Andy Roscoe is the one to ask about this as he is the coordinator for the entire Iron Brigade of the West LH hosted by the 24th Michigan. I am merely...
  12. Event Updates for 2nd Wisconsin Campaigner Company

    Hi gents,

    Just to keep everyone interested in our c/p/h company for this event, I have a few event updates to list.

    As for our portrayal during the weekend, we will be portraying Company "A,"...
  13. Bob that is a such fine statement - one of the...

    Bob that is a such fine statement - one of the best on this forum in some time. I will be at Gettysburg next year for an Iron Brigade LH in late July, and that is what we will be doing and am...
  14. Sorry but the Loyalist Reproduction is not acceptable

    Hi Bill,

    Actually for this living history, only original .54 caliber Lorenz Rifle Muskets will be allowed for accuracy reasons.

    From our event packet:


    Rifle-Musket:

    Since there is not...
  15. Second Wisconsin Uniform and Equipage at Gettysburg

    Hi John,

    We have all of this information covered in the event packet but just to go over the basics, here is some information that will help.

    Basically the Second Wisconsin by 1863 was wearing...
  16. Hi Bill, Nothing wrong with being picky and...

    Hi Bill,

    Nothing wrong with being picky and thanks for the correction. I did not even realize the typo.

    Thank you,

    Tom
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    I would concur

    Gents,

    It really boils down to what you want to get out of the hobby. I personally enjoy more detailed orientated events with higher standards for ones kit and attitude of portraying a soldier. ...
  18. Iron Brigade Gettysburg NPS LH for Campaigners

    Greetings gents,

    Back in August of 2000, the Hard Head Mess, 33rd Wisconsin, and other like minded enthusiasts were invited to participate with the 24th Michigan Volunteer Infantry for an Iron...
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    Hi gents, Just so I am clear, I think At High...

    Hi gents,

    Just so I am clear, I think At High Tide is a fine stepping stone towards better events - not at the height of innovation however. It will be innovating for those whom have never been...
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    Hi gents, I would agree with Kevin and Hank on...

    Hi gents,

    I would agree with Kevin and Hank on this one that like minded general goals usually reap better overall productivity in a forum and definitely unit goals for interpretation.

    Bob as...
  21. Citizens Guard - Company A 2nd Wisconsin Vols.

    Bump just to get the word out for those serious about an accurate portrayal and are an Iron Brigade buff.

    Tom
  22. Citizens Guard - Company A 2nd Wisc. Vols.

    Unit Name: Citizens Guard – Company “A” 2nd Wisconsin Volunteer Infantry
    Location: Wisconsin, Michigan, Illinois, Pennsylvania, and Virginia
    Impressions: Eastern and Western Federal, Civilian, &...
  23. Darcy, I would echo Dan's suggestion about the...

    Darcy,

    I would echo Dan's suggestion about the Citizens of the Old Northwest. A real nice group of individuals whom do an excellent job a creating an accurate impression of the men and women of...
  24. Interesting mess name Tim and it has some good...

    Interesting mess name Tim and it has some good ole' swagger to it - it definately can stand on its own:-P . Good luck with your new mess to the Hard Case Boys and looking forward to seeing you at...
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    A140 - Sour Taste

    Kevin this is so true.

    I was in the thick of it as well as Captain leading a c/p/h company comprised of the Hard Heads, the re-created Citizens Guard, and other comrades portraying the 2nd...
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