CAVALRY at PERRYVILLE!! BIG announcement!.......
Cavalrymen!!! Here is a “Challenge” for you.....The Perryville Battlefield is very serious about authentic portrayals at the 150th. So, they are hosting various Authentic Impression contests for unit categories including infantry, cavalry and civilian with “substantial cash prizes”!! That’s right!! With this in mind, the 7th Tennessee Cavalry (CS) is forming a company to accurately portray Company F of the 4th Tennessee Cavalry (CS) that fought under Gen. Wharton at Perryville.
Horsemen! This event will be huge! There will only be “one” 150th Perryville! This presents a great and rare opportunity to do cavalry “right” and put a large and authentically mounted unit on the actual battlefield where they fought! The 7th Tennessee is taking this challenge serious and so, any individual mounted cavalryman or unit willing to accept the same challenge is invited to ride with us as the 4th Tennessee Cavalry. We already have nearly 30 who have accepted the challenge and registered. Take it serious and come ride with us!.....
The 4th Tennessee’s participation will include...
- Thursday evening and Friday day tactical/preservation march where we will have over 1,500 acres to ride and for cavalry to be used as cavalry. That includes tactical cavalry employment for recon, screening, dismounted action, etc. on heretofore private property for a once in a lifetime opportunity.
- Perryville was largely an infantry battle but we have a promise by the event hosts to be well employed and properly used in the Saturday and Sunday scripted battles too.
- Three full days of bivouac camping, drill, inspections, picket duty, rations and living as CS cavalry did in 1862.
- Authenticity Contest: According to Perryville 150th Coordinator and historian, Joni House, The Authentic Impression contests... “will take place throughout the weekend with judges that will be patrolling the event. Prizes will be given to the groups that are the most authentic in camp and in the field. It will be fairly substantial cash prizes donated by Alan Hoeweler - who owns the Bottom House.” NOTE: Any prizes awarded will be split evenly among all troopers. Details are being formulated and will be announced on the Perryville Battlefield site.
Gents, the 4th Tennessee Cavalry Guidelines have been thoroughly researched, established and are available now. You MUST meet these authentic standards BUT, our veterans will help guide you and loan where possible. We are looking for individual mounted “male” reenactors or units of any size. Come ride with us!! Contact Mark Choate for more details.... email@example.com
First, YOU must pre-register YOURSELF with Perryville....
Then, second,.....contact Mark Choate, 7th Tennessee Cavalry at firstname.lastname@example.org for a copy of the 4th Tennessee guidelines and to sign up under this unit.
For more info on the contest, “Official” Perryville guidelines and on the event in general.......
A rare chance!! Do you want to do this 150th battle right? Don’t miss this opportunity to ride, fight, and live as cavalry did at Perryville in 1862.
Ken R Knopp