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    Bentonville 150th Media Coverage

    Here are some links to media coverage of the Bentonville 150th event. The governor was there along with some other officials for Saturday's action, and we paraded both armies for them after the...
  2. 3/15 Update--please read if you're going (part 2)

    ...continued from part 1 above

    Note: item 5) is not missing. The list was mis-numbered in the original email.

    6) Arrangements have been made for 2 Sheriff’s deputies to be on site, however,...
  3. 3/15 Update--please read if you're going (part 1)

    3/15 Update from the organizers. (The message is too long for one post, so I'm splitting it up. Also see part 2 in the next message in this string).

    Good Morning,

    While we’ve been busy for...
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    I'll be there with the Henry Rifle boys and the...

    I'll be there with the Henry Rifle boys and the 66th Illinois Infantry this time. My first Bentonville was the 135th, with the 46th VA (that's me carrying the flag).
  5. Bells across the Land - A Nation Remembers Appomattox

    The NPS is sponsoring a unique nationwide event to commemorate the end of the war on April 9 at 3:15 pm. Pass this along to churches, schools, temples in your area--anyone who has bells to ring!
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  6. 3/4 - Updates from the Event Website: ...

    3/4 - Updates from the Event Website:

    --Re-enactor registration is now closed (as of March 1)

    --All cannon bounties claimed

    --Sutler and Author spots are full

    --As of February 26, there...
  7. Well, the forum says I have to enter a message...

    Well, the forum says I have to enter a message with at least 10 characters, but all I got to say is: :-(
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    That's a good strategy. However, my wife has...

    That's a good strategy. However, my wife has health issues. I wish I could turn it off and leave it in camp, but I need to keep it with me.

    Please understand, I don't mind people having cell...
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    Too many cameras and cell phones

    There was a newspaper from England that ran the photo below from one of the 150th Gettysburg events--I think it was the BGA event. I went to both and was so fed up with all the cameras and cell...
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    This is a made-for-TV quality movie, with some...

    This is a made-for-TV quality movie, with some weak acting. Most of the battle scenes have all the realism and excitement of a reenactment, because that's obviously where they got most of the...
  11. See you there, pard! And everyone remember--no...

    See you there, pard! And everyone remember--no pistols, repeating rifles, caps or rounds in DC. (Same holds true if you're going to the Grand Review in May.)
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    While most units are shrinking, the infantry unit...

    While most units are shrinking, the infantry unit I belong to is actually growing. They announced eight new members at the annual meeting this year. And there are young people out there who are...
  13. 2/14 Update from the organizers

    Latest news from organizers (emphasis added):

    ITíS OFFICIAL: Iíve been informed by the President of the Appomattox Historical Society that the cut- off date for accepting event registrations is...
  14. Rumor Control -- Please take note

    There have been some rumors circulating about this event, so in the interest of rumor control, please note the following:

    Rumor #1: Confederate registration is now closed.

    Response from the...
  15. That's great to know, Scot--I hadn't heard about...

    That's great to know, Scot--I hadn't heard about that. My unit is with the USV, and I was concerned about how I was going to get to the site. See you on the bus! :-)
  16. Latest update from the Organizers 1/22

    Good Evening,

    Iíll do my best to keep this short but have been asked by the Historical Society to get a couple things out quickly.

    Registrations are beginning to pour in now that most of the...
  17. Hey, Scot--just as an FYI, the following...

    Hey, Scot--just as an FYI, the following information concerning marching to the NPS site was included in the Oct. update from the organizers. This may or may not be relevant to what you're doing...
  18. Update: Long Road Home Appomattox Event

    Just after I posted the message above, I got the following update for this event from the organizers:

    The Long Road Home - Appomattox 150

    Good Morning and Happy New Year,

    Today, Thursday...
  19. Personally, I don’t care if there are 50 people...

    Personally, I don’t care if there are 50 people there or 5,000. I’m just glad to have a venue available for commemorating the event that’s in close proximity to the park. This will allow me to...
  20. You'll have to contact the organizers for that...

    You'll have to contact the organizers for that kind of information. I'm just relaying what they're posting on their website and sending out in their updates. They were good about getting back to me...
  21. 3. The Long Road Home 150th Appomattox event ...

    3. The Long Road Home 150th Appomattox event

    The number of units attending this event, which is open to all reenactors, continues to grow. 18 sutlers are now signed up. They show that the 20...
  22. Thread: too old

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    I met a interesting guy at an event at Harpers...

    I met a interesting guy at an event at Harpers Ferry last weekend who has been reenacting for 52 yearsónot sure how old he was, but he was up there. He now owns a sutlery and was portraying a...
  23. Thread: Hunting

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    Most wild game probably would have been scared...

    Most wild game probably would have been scared off when a Civil War army showed up, complete with noisy wagons and artillery pieces and thousands of horses and mules with their attendant filth and...
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    Itís great that you got him a drum teacher. When...

    Itís great that you got him a drum teacher. When my son was 12 and started drumming, I got him a copy of B&E, but signed him up for drum lessons as well. His teacher had never instructed someone...
  25. Status of the three Appomattox events for 2015

    Understandably, thereís been a lot of talk in the reenactor community about the upcoming Appomattox events, so Iíd like to share what information Iíve been able to acquire on these events so far and...
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