This is my 20th year in the hobby and I've never done an event like this. This is the last year these fine fellows will be hosting this event...
and I fear that the 150ths will soon overshadow any thoughts of an effort to repeat this in 2010 or 2011! Before "Banks Grand Retreat", it was the late 1990's when an event like this was held.
Do you really want to wait another decade?
Will you still be in the hobby?
Will you still be in shape to do an event like this?
This event isn't for stitch-nazi fashion plates; its for guys who really want to experience what soldiering might have been like and are willing to work hard to do it!
For those in the midwest:
We are forming a carpool of guys from Indiana and Illinois, leaving from Indianapolis and "points west", to rendezvous at Champaign, Illinois before turning south.
If you have questions, please feel free to contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org
See you in Louisiana!!!!