I attended 145th First Manassas as a member of the United States Marine Corps Battalion, historically a member of Porter's 1st Brigade of Hunter's 2nd Division of McDowell Department of Northeastern Virginia. I had a BLAST at the event, and it was impossible to miss the Marines in ANY of the photographs taken. We had some wonderful footage in the official movie produced shortly after the event.
Anyways, I was looking at putting together at least two companies to form the battalion, and electing the battalion commander from among those two (or more) companies. I already have a sizable detachment for the Company A from Northern New Mexico, as well as from other parts of the Southwest United States.
If anyone had any suggestions or was interested in any information regarding the formation of the Marine Corps Battalion, or had knowledge of currently active Marine units, please contact me via email at email@example.com or reply to this thread. Email is faster, but I log onto the forums fairly frequently.
Thanks so much for your time and consideration! Looking forward to the 150th!