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  1. Battle of Fort Dickerson Nov 13,14,15 2015 Knoxville,Tennessee

    A family friendly event in Fort Dickerson Park, high on a bluff overlooking the Tennessee River, near downtown. Friday is school day and
    living history demonstrations for the kids. Week end...
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    he fired a shotgun into a tent containing 9...

    he fired a shotgun into a tent containing 9 re-enactors, one of which sustained one pellet in the arm which required no medical attention ? That alone should be sufficient evidence to support a...
  3. General Longstreet Museum Open House

    Saturday Oct 24th 9 to 4 and Sunday Oct 25th 11 to 4 in Russellville, Tennessee, just outside of Morristown. Tour the home Longstreet used as his headquarters for his visit to Tennessee and siege of...
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    I think a lot of re-enactors want a wooden...

    I think a lot of re-enactors want a wooden canteen in an effort to be a little different. I suspect they were only seen in limited numbers early in the war.
    They were HEAVY. They leaked & were prone...
  5. glad to hear the weather cooperated, although I...

    glad to hear the weather cooperated, although I did notice some Texan whining about the heat. Imagine that. A Texan complaining about heat. And a GENERAL took a PLANNED fall from his horse ??? I have...
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    2015 Fall & Winter Events

    September 24th thru 27th Pea Ridge Arkansas
    October 3rd & 4th Perryville Kentucky
    October 10th & 11th Blountville, Tennessee
    October 25th & 26th Living history encampment/open house, General...
  7. East Tennessee mid-September Event at Vonore

    September 12th and 13th 2015 in Vonore Tennessee on the Tennessee river is the family friendly Sequoiah Birthplace/Fort Lowden week-end.
    Camp, fish, visit the Cherokee Museum. Watch or participate...
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    battle scenes from "Wicked Spring"

    this is a low budget B movie that really raises the bar for script, dialogue, clothing and battle scenes. Think you can probably see what I mean from a trailer on youtube.
  9. anybody got dates/locations for any 2016 events yet

    trying to get a jump on what events might be out there for the coming year within about a 350 mile radius or less from Knoxville, Tennessee.
    By gathering the possibles early on, we may be able to...
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    recently I read of a building in Washington DC...

    recently I read of a building in Washington DC that had a stained glass window depicting R.E. Lee & Stonewall. They announced they want to remove it. I have suggested the SCV Hdqtrs in Columbia...
  11. on the other hand if you don't move or until you...

    on the other hand if you don't move or until you do,...check out 63rdTennessee.org We are loosely based around Knoxville/Sevierville/Morristown but have members in Kentucky. Check out the website....
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    Good questions. From my personal observations...

    Good questions. From my personal observations over the past 3 years I'm seeing very little iphone/smartphone use in the field. Doesn't mean it's not happening, I'm just not seeing it. I take a small,...
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    a number of my group, the 63rd Tennessee Infantry...

    a number of my group, the 63rd Tennessee Infantry CS are going as Rebs. The 63rd was surrendered there by a Lieutenant, & that's our units plan. The videos I have seen showed good weather. I am...
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    I hope this turns out to be a good event for you...

    I hope this turns out to be a good event for you boys. My research determined they hadn't had this event in 4 or 5 years due to a lack of support and/or funding. I had even emailed the event site...
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    always good to have a vet back home. Everyone has...

    always good to have a vet back home. Everyone has an opinion & few are reluctant to share it. Visit a few small to moderate size events. Curious to see
    if you think after 5 years the reenacting...
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    an interesting thread. Aptly answered. This was...

    an interesting thread. Aptly answered. This was an era which saw great tobacco use, even by women and some children, but not as
    cigarettes, but as dip and chew. As a further interesting...
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    if there is an actual relative, you could do some...

    if there is an actual relative, you could do some neat stuff with the shadowbox: make a color print of the unit flag as the background,
    or use colored felt from a craft store to identify...
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    man cave arsenal pack label decor

    after a large reenactment you can wander thru the aftermath & find quite a few arsneal pack labels, mostly Federal, usually printed with black ink on white or butcher brown paper. Some printed...
  19. riders for 150th Akien, S.C. 02/20/15

    63rd Tennessee Volunteer Infantry has scheduled this event. Have room for 2 or 3 riders from the Morristown/Knoxville, Tn area to and
    from the event. Give me a shout if you need a lift.
  20. so how did that event go for you ?

    so how did that event go for you ?
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    Want listing of 2015 Reenactments

    We all know about the 150th events thru April. But a reenactor's life goes on after the war. Some are just little neighborhood affairs offering not much more than comradeship, insects, & outdoor...
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    David go to fortmorgan.org & you will find out...

    David go to fortmorgan.org & you will find out any info/factoids/maps/schedules/videos/photographs. Bobby Horton will give a concert from inside
    the fort at 7pm friday nite. Looks like they have...
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    myself & son are taking our entire extended...

    myself & son are taking our entire extended family. Yes it will be hot & humid as well. We are unsure if either of the two
    units we campaign with will be represented there. We are looking for a...
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    Hope you stayed dry from midnite Saturday nite to...

    Hope you stayed dry from midnite Saturday nite to noon Sunday. and further hope you didn't have to pay to be pulled out of parking. It's always a good idea in the south to go to these events in a 4...
  25. thank you for what appears to be an informed,...

    thank you for what appears to be an informed, concise, response.
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