My unit (Co. C of the Federal Army) has been asked to raise a 50 man Union contingent to support the 150th Anniversary events at the Glendale and Malvern Hill units of Richmond National Battlefield Park. This event takes place on the actual anniversary of these battles. We have been asked to portray George McCall's Pennsylvania Reserves at Glendale, and the 83rd Pennsylvania Infantry at Malvern Hill.
As part of the program, we will be retracing the steps taken by the Army of the Potomac during the retreat from Glendale to Malvern Hill (about a two mile march on original roads). This has already been approved by the NPS, and we will be followed at a distance by the CS contingent during this special part of the program.
This is a 150th Anniversary NPS event, not a reenactment, so all participants will need to follow NPS rules and regulations. There will also be a high level impression guideline document generated in advance so that all Union men are on the same page in terms of uniforms, weapons and equipment for this one.
Finally, I recognize that there are a lot of worthy competing venues during the month of June this year, but with the recent acquisition of battlefield land at Glendale, the Park would like to have a good turnout of volunteers at this event.
If you, or your mess, or even your 25 man company are interested in participating in this event, please contact me by email at email@example.com . Co C. will be glad to work with any individuals or units that want to share in this unique experience.
Thank you for your consideration,
Co. C of the Federal Army