This event is set in late 1863 during the period between the time the Confederates abandon Chattanooga and before the Battle of Chickamauga. During this period both sides were attempting to find out what the other was doing as they were gathering forces. As a result there were numerous small skirmishes through out Northwest Georgia, South Tennessee and Northeast Alabama.
This event is not a recreation of any specific event that occurred but instead it is an attempt to recreate the feeling of the unknown as two patrols have been sent out to locate the enemy, determine his strength and map the terrain. For the event, we will have a Confederate patrol consisting of up to three companies of infantry and a Federal patrol consisting of one or possibly two companies of infantry and one detachment of cavalry. Both sides have been given the same task, to locate the enemy and determine his strength and intentions but avoid a general engagement.
This event is being held for two purposes. The first is to help raise money to preserve the William Harris Homestead site. All the money raised through registration and not used to put on the event will be donated to the site. We estimate that the amount donated to the preservation effort will be at least $10 per participant. The second reason is for us. This will be a semi-immersive event along the lines of Outpost (1 & 2) and TAG. There will be no spectators like past events held on this site.
October 20-22, 2006
All participants need to be on-site by 10PM on Friday, October 20.
The event is being held at the William Harris Homestead. The William Harris Homestead is an excellent example of the homes and plantations established in Walton County, Georgia, after the formation of the County in 1818. The lands owned by William Harris originally were Land Lots Numbers 122 and 149, consisting of 250 acres each in District 3, as set out in the County when organized and located on both sides of Rogue’s Road (now Georgia Highway 11) on the Apalachee River. The William Harris Homestead is one of the few early plantations in Georgia that remains sufficiently intact to depict the culture and lives of the first inhabitants of the County. The site consists of the main house and several out buildings including smoke house, corn crib, and barn all maintained by a private trust. The Harris family still owns the surrounding land.
WILLIAM HARRIS HOMESTEAD
3636 GEORGIA HIGHWAY 11
MONROE, GEORGIA 30656
This is the same location where Return to the Ranks was held last year.
Hunter Poythress, of the Prophet Boy’s Mess, will be the overall Confederate Commander. The company commander are Paul Jerram, Art Milbert and Cory Pharr.
Nate Petersburg will be serving as the overall Federal Commander supported by Coley Adair, of the Critter Company, commanding the Federal Cavalry.
Overall commanders will be responsible selecting their staff (Officers and NCOs).
In order to help achieve the goal of recreating the feeling of the unknown, there will not be a registration list posted. We want finding out the enemies numbers to be part of the scenario. There will be an adjustable cap placed on Confederate registration. This will be dependent on the numbers of Federals that register. We are already planning for the Confederates to out number the Federals for this event but we do not want that to get out of hand.
This will be a physically demanding event. We intend it to be a very mobile event especially for the Federals (see the commanders). Everyone will need to take this into account when considering attending this event. There will be no fixed camps or tents. Everyone will have to carry what they will need for the weekend with them.
Those wishing to register as Federal Infantry need to contact Nate Petersburg. Those wishing to register as Federal Cavalry must contact Coley Adair. Those wishing to register as Confederates should contact Tripp Corbin to verify space before sending in your registration. All registration fees are nonrefundable. Any registration fees received from persons unable to attend the event for any reason will be donated to the site for preservation.
Civilian participation will be extremely limited and is by invitation only. Invites will be sent out by the event organizers.
Just so everyone know's ahead of time so there is no confusion. Rammers will be used during this event by both sides. Also anyone captured or killed, your ammunition and food will be fair game. However all other items are off limits.
For more information or to register visit the event website at: