Attention, Men of Union!
April 29 - May 1, 2011
Start the 150th Anniversary of the War at an original site!
Historic Fort Wayne, The 5th Michigan Volunteer Infantry (Saginaw City Light Guard) and the Sally Port Mess are Hosting the:
2011 Combined Arms Drill
ALL Branches are invited to attend.
Event to be held at Historic Fort Wayne in Detroit, Michigan. This Fort was built in 1848 on the banks of the Detroit River. It served as a Camp of Instruction for nearly every Michigan unit mustered in during the war.
Sleep where the slept, drill where they drilled, eat what they ate.
This is a truly rare experience and one that will be an excellent opportunity to begin your quest through the 150's.
This year there will be several historic experiences for the participants. That will cut down a little the amount of drill, but we feel you will get a much richer experience.
Join us to:
•Be part of a regiment mustered into service
•Visit a Post sutler who will have wares for sale
•Saturday supper will be available for those who register ahead. This will be a period meal served as documented in a letter written by a member of the
8th Michigan Volunteer Infantry During his COI
•Enjoy period Saturday evening entertainment
• Marty Bertera, period photographer will be onsite--Get your image struck
Our goal for this start of the 150's is 100 infantrymen. Help us get enough men to drill with a regulation, early war company!
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This thread will be updated with info and bumped as the event draws near. Feel free to contact me with questions.