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    Progressive Brigade for BGA 150th GettysburgJune 27-30, 2013
    We are currently creating a brigade for any “C/P/H” Federal Living Historians who wish to attend the BGA 150th Gettysburg event. The commander will be ROB Murray of the Western Brigade.

    Our objective is to draw out every shred of history possible from the larger event – and then to add more. We aim to recreate a functioning brigade. Be ready for hard service, hard fighting and hard crackers. Prepare to portray a mid-1863 United States fighting man.

    While plans are being completed, our current planned elements for the Progressive Brigade are:

    • Rations at the brigade level by Joe Caridi
    • Logistical support at the brigade level by Bill Birney
    • Two distinct impressions across the 3-day event
    o Iron Brigade is secured as the first impression
    o Impression for the final portion of the event announced soon
    • Marching and Movements during the event in Full Marching Order
    • Sleeping ‘on arms’ in the field where appropriate

    We are exploring options for other elements and will announce them when necessary planning is complete and required approvals are secured.

    Anyone looking for or interested in raising a company, contact:

    Will Eichler, 1st Battalion - will@williameichler.com
    Portraying 24th Michigan during Iron Brigade scenario

    Pete Berezuk, 2nd Battalion - pete.berezuk@gmail.com
    Portraying 19th Indiana during Iron Brigade scenario

    Anyone interested in raising a battalion, please contact Rob Murray rmmurray@charter.net for requirements and other information.

    Many of us, as individuals and groups, decided to avoid the 150th Gettysburg. Please reconsider! We have our own brigade with top-notch men involved in the conception, organization and execution of a living history event not to be missed. Want history? You have our cordial invitation to join us in our endeavor.

    Do Not Register Through the Event Website. Registration will commence when we have determined the details of rations and support requirements. We will have a website up shortly.

    Thank you.
    Your Obedient Servants,
    The Staff of Murray’s Brigade

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    Any update on the Progressive Brigade for BGA 150th Gettysburg June 27-30, 2013?
    "Sharpshooters, like fiddlers, are born, not made." - - - - - Major General Ambrose P. Hill, CSA.

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    What exactly are you looking for?

    Website will be available shortly.

    Rob Murray

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    The web site will be up shortly. Just a few minor details to be worked out and we should have it up ad running later this week.

    Stay tune.
    Joe Beedle

    1st and 2nd Minnesota

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    Default Website and registration is open!

    Website is active, you will find it here "Murray's" Brigade

    Registration for the brigade is now open as well.

    Thank you

    Joe
    Joe Beedle

    1st and 2nd Minnesota

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    Email sent Joe.
    "Sharpshooters, like fiddlers, are born, not made." - - - - - Major General Ambrose P. Hill, CSA.

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    I am pleased to announce that the CVG commanded by Andrew Dangle has joined our effort. They have chosen to portray the 6th Wisconsin. If interested contact Andrew at wwiireenactor@yahoo.com

    ROB

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    For one Iron Brigade Gettysburg in my lifetime I'd love to see the Iron Brigade Guard recreated\reenacted.....just once....what a perfect reason to form an ad hoc group from messes and companies across the world and from other units\branches\sides....
    RJ Samp
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    Will you be joining us RJ?
    Joe Beedle

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    unfortunately no, (although as a former 2nd WVI reenactor this would be right up my alley!) as First Federal Division chief bugler I'll be bugling for Terry Crowder. I was talking to Marty Rubin about bugling for you at BGA 150....he was a bugler for the 15th Iowa at BGA Shiloh and for Jim Butler\24th ILL at Perryville 150.

    The good news is that the Iron Brigade did NOT have a bugler that we are aware of.....the diaries all talk about hearing the drums beat....but nothing about bugling. Johnny Cook was a MOH conferee in battery B 4th US attached to the Iron Brigade...maybe the brigade reacted to his in camp calls, echoed by their excellent Fife and Drum corps in each regiment. The 24th MI had a bugler who was a drunk and was left behind in Michigan. They had fine brass musician's throughout the brigade (nothing like the Dutch oom-pah-pah bands, ja?), so when they get the order from former bugle happy V Corps General Griffin in August 1863 to sound preludes before the bugled command they certainly could find a half dozen buglers.....post Gettysburg.

    Anyway, we'll need to brush off the Rowser for an Iron Brigade alert call (Sky-U-Mah!)....
    RJ Samp
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