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Thread: 150th Shiloh - Blue Gray Alliance Event

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    Default 150th Shiloh - Blue Gray Alliance Event

    Ok...I have been asked a hundred times to clarify the confusion that most folks went through in the last few weeks due to the Shiloh announcement posted on this forum previously. Those who were at the 150th Leadership Conference asked for clarification on the event and to have some particulars listed on it so that they could ensure proper planning.

    I realize that this event is two years away and I would not have posted the thread this soon but circumstances dictated that I do it now.

    The Blue Gray Alliance will host the 150th Anniversary Battle of Shiloh on March 31-April 2, 2012 (yes it's the same date, chosen at the Leadership Conference the first weekend in January). The event will be held on land that is adjacent to the National Park. The leases for the land have been signed giving us around 1800 to 2000 acres on which to hold the event. All of the landowners are excited about the event. Once we have the Twin Rivers Campaign behind us information will begin going out on the Shiloh Event. Members of the Blue Gray Alliance will also be in attendance at Wilson's Creek in 2011 (See RJ Samps previous post on this event).

    In an effort to further clarify things I am going to list the member organizations of the Blue Gray Alliance. I have verified with the commanders of these organizations that they would like to have their organizations listed on all press releases and flyers regarding Blue Gray Alliance events and information. I generally tend to like posting accurate information, therefore I make the necessary phone calls ahead of time.

    Blue Gray Alliance member Organizations are:
    First Federal Division
    Federal Alliance (which consists of USV, Mifflin Guard, National Regiment, Vincent's Brigade)
    Military Department of the Mississippi (Earl Zeckman)
    ANV
    Longstreet's Corp
    Huckabee's Division (TMB)
    Cleburne's Division
    Jeff Davis Battalion
    Hardee Guard Battalion
    Georgia Volunteer Battalion
    Georgia Division of Reenactors

    If I have omitted your organization please feel free to correct me and I'll offer my deepest apologies.

    Further information on all Blue Gray Alliance events that I am entrusted to post for will be forthcoming and will always have the Blue Gray Alliance title within it.
    Mark Way
    Chief of Staff
    Cleburne's Division
    www.cleburnes-division.com
    150th Anniversary Battle of Farmington/Corinth - September 2012
    www.battleoffarmington.com
    150th Anniversary Battle of Vicksburg/Raymond - October 2012
    www.friendsofraymond.org
    150th Anniversary Battle of Gettysburg - June 27-30, 2013
    www.bluegraygettysburg.com
    150th Anniversary Battle of Chickamauga September 2013
    www.150thanniversarychickamauga.com
    Blue Gray Alliance member

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    Default Correction to announcement

    Please allow me to make a correction to the Blue Gray Alliance membership.

    I listed the Military Department of the Mississippi when it should have been the Military Division of the Mississippi.

    My apologies Col. Zeckman.
    Mark Way
    Chief of Staff
    Cleburne's Division
    www.cleburnes-division.com
    150th Anniversary Battle of Farmington/Corinth - September 2012
    www.battleoffarmington.com
    150th Anniversary Battle of Vicksburg/Raymond - October 2012
    www.friendsofraymond.org
    150th Anniversary Battle of Gettysburg - June 27-30, 2013
    www.bluegraygettysburg.com
    150th Anniversary Battle of Chickamauga September 2013
    www.150thanniversarychickamauga.com
    Blue Gray Alliance member

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    Help me out here: Are there two different Shiloh events on the same weekend or just different people putting up information on Web sites that makes it seem there are two Shiloh events?

    Everyone seems to be referencing "meetings in January." Hence my confusion.
    Bill Watson
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    Yes Mr. Bill, there are two 150th Shilohs scheduled on the same date.

    One site is contiguous to the Park, as mentioned above.

    One is a few miles away at Miche, Tennessee. Same highway number too.

    Can you say Oh Noooooooo, Mr Bill?

    I know I sure did.
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    Bill,
    Come the Blue/Gray Alliance one.
    That's the one me and all of mine will be at.
    If you need a home, you got one.
    Bernard Biederman
    30th OVI
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    I'm already registered for the Blue Gray Alliance Shiloh. We'll be hauling my 10 Pounder Parrott, Limber, and Caisson from North East Pennsylvania all the way to Shiloh. I wonder what gas prices will be by then. We may have to do some demos at the gas stations along the way and pass the hat around to take up a gas collection. Just kidding, well maybe.

    Michael Dec
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    Bernie, will do.

    I would not like to be one of the volunteers at either site processing people as they arrive frustrated and worn out from their trip only to find they may or may not be at the right site.....
    Bill Watson
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    The Ludlam Legacy, Illustrated, about a young Yankee orphan's war.
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    The Little Book of Civil War Reenacting: An introduction for those who want to try it out

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    firing cannons around gas...that's what the boys would do
    Pards,

    Jared Byrnes

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    Firing cannons around gas -- hey, if I owned a gas station, I'd pay money to have that NOT happen. Oh, wait, that's kind of a Tony Soprano approach, isn't it? Never mind.
    Bill Watson
    I write about history for people who regret not being there when it happened.

    Books
    Brother William's War, Illustrated, about a Southerner's war
    The Ludlam Legacy, Illustrated, about a young Yankee orphan's war.
    Seize the Day! A best-practices guide to wringing more satisfaction from your Civil War weekend
    The Little Book of Civil War Reenacting: An introduction for those who want to try it out

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    Quote Originally Posted by Spinster View Post
    Yes Mr. Bill, there are two 150th Shilohs scheduled on the same date.

    One site is contiguous to the Park, as mentioned above.

    One is a few miles away at Miche, Tennessee. Same highway number too.

    Can you say Oh Noooooooo, Mr Bill?

    I know I sure did.
    Maybe I'm being awfully naive, but is their a reason why two events, portraying the same battle, are taking place a couple of miles apart at the same time?
    Simon Taylor
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    Comp E, 28th NY
    Rochester, NY

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