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    Registration forms and some details in 10 to 14 days.
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    Let the games begin:

    Date: November 16, 2013
    Place: Gettysburg, NMP
    Time: 9am until 3 to 4pm, possibly earlier.
    Registration Fee: none, nothing. Zero.
    How do I register? The answer is all the way at the bottom!
    Event Hosts: Doug Oakes and Terri Olszowy, (Living History Guild, Columbia Rifles), Pete Berezuk, (Washington Guard, 69th New York, Columbia Rifles), Kimberlee Bruce, (69th New York and Winston Free State), “Grumpy” Dave Towsen, (Washington Guard, Columbia Rifles), and others.
    For the 7th time on this hallowed ground will be held a “March” over the Gettysburg Battlefield, to honor those who fought, lived or fell here.
    Federal Infantry or Civilians (Dress standards for military to follow, civilian information, keep scrolling down.)
    The March Route:
    The plan is to meet at Barlow’s Knoll at 9am sharp on Saturday November 16, 2013. Participants should carpool as much as possible and park at the grocery store about ¼ miles up the road, just outside of town. Covering nearly the entire field, the march route will generally follow the “auto tour” as set by the Park Service. The general areas to be covered are as follows: Right flank of 11th Corps. Follow the 11th Corps line up to where it joins 1st Corps line near Oak hill. Follow 1st Corps line to McPherson farm then down to Seminary ridge. Follow Seminary Ridge up to pumping station Rd and then march to Peach Orchard. Follow 3rd Corps line up to Wheatfield. If time allows then to Devils Den. If time is short and folks are hurting we will continue on Wheatfield Road up to Cemetery Ridge near Little Round Top. From there we will march along the ridge to and thru the 2nd Corp positions. We can then cut through the Cemetery to Cemetery Hill and over to Culp’s Hill. Rides should be waiting at Spangler’s Spring or “at the area by the school” to take us back to our cars. There will be rest stops, water stops and a stop for a hot meal. Participants are encouraged to eat breakfast before they arrive and carry a light (period correct) snack in your haversack. We’ll be covering about 6+ miles. It will enhance you experience if you can make the entire march.

    Uniform Standards:
    Note: The goal of this event is to honor the folks who lived and fought in and around Gettysburg in 1863. So, you don’t have the most authentic military kit and you’d really like to come? So, come. It’s more important you wear what you have correctly, and act like you know what you’re doing. The rest will be just fine. No one will pee on your buttons or count your stitches. Promise.
    Note: We will follow this one historical line; the only Confederates in and Around Gettysburg in November 1863 were: deserters, prisoners or wounded and in Camp Letterman. Absolutely no specialty, or Confederate impressions! Save both your time and mine, don’t ask. Event organizers will choose the Officers and NCO’s for this event. If you show up in a specialty impression (foreign observer, Lincoln, sharpshooter), as an officer or NCO, (without being specifically directed to do so), expect to be asked to leave. Also, the only Confederates in Gettysburg in November of 1863 were being held as prisoners, awaiting shipment to the nearest prison. No Confederate impressions.
    Note: If you plan of arranging overnight accommodations for before or after this event. Begin your search about 20 minutes (15 miles) outside Gettysburg proper. You’ll save $, count on it.

    Military (Federal-light marching order.):
    Cap: Federal Forage, Federal Dress (Hardee-dressed, not dressed, partially dressed), civilian slouch.
    Coat: Federal Sack, Federal Frock
    Trousers: Federal Sky Blue
    Shirt: Federal Issue, Federal Contract, Civilian
    Belt or suspenders: you pick, unless you take your coat off, nobody’s going to see them.
    Socks: wool, properly constructed for the time period. If all you have is rag wool socks, well that’s all you have.
    Shoes/boots: Federal issue Jefferson Davis Bootees. Boots, well if you think you can march all day in boots, have at it.
    Haversack: Federal issue
    Canteen: smooth-side or bulls-eye, let’s try for a nice jean wool cover but if all you have is dark blue or sky blue, so be it. Leather or cloth strap, your choice.
    Waist belt –leather keeper, brass keeper, no keeper
    Musket: 1861 Springfield, Enfield, 1842 Springfield (rifled or not)
    Bayonet: one that fits your musket. Original, Indian, Pakistani are there any other choices?
    Cartridge box – Federal, appropriate for the caliber of your musket your musket. Please, it should have a box plate. No rounds. NONE! Not permitted by the NMPS.
    Cap Box: Federal issue. No Caps. NONE! Not permitted by the NMPS.
    Bayonet scabbard: Two rivets, 7 rivets, pick one.
    Great Coats – Federal Infantry - Sky Blue. Let’s be realistic. This is South Central Pennsylvania in November. It might be prudent to be prepared to carry a greatcoat in a Federal double bag knapsack or in a hobo or blanket roll. There won’t be any way to get it after we start. Plan ahead.
    Gum Blanket or Poncho: Properly constructed for the time period. I have this rain thing….

    Civilians:
    All Civilian Participants will be by invitation only. Contact Kimberlee Bruce at: kimberlee.d.bruce@gmail.com for information.
    Civilians will be directed to Kimberlee Bruce, through the registration process. Civilian participation makes every event better! Think about it. There were more civilians in both the North and South then there were soldiers.





    Registration for Military will open July 15, 2013 by official registration form only. Registration forms should be returned by the instructions on the form itself.
    Requests for Registration forms and Questions should be directed to: Grumpydave58@comcast.net don’t post questions on any Internet board, you won’t get an answer or any kind of a response; promise.
    And in all fairness, you should know. I won’t chase anyone. I have an extremely low tolerance for stupidity, I will not herd cats. I have a full time plus job where I work in 5 states. I’ll answer you; it just might take a day or two. Expect official event communication to start in September, possibly earlier, to those registered.
    Eli Heagy
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    registration requests are coming in. I'm getting them out...thanks for your patience.
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    Getting requests for registration at a good clip for this early in the game.
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    Date: November 16, 2013

    Place: Gettysburg, NMP

    Time: 9am until 3 to 4pm, possibly earlier.

    Registration Fee: none, nothing. Zero.

    How do I register? The answer is all the way at the bottom!


    Event Hosts: Doug Oakes and Terri Olszowy, (Living History Guild, Columbia Rifles), Pete Berezuk, (Washington Guard, 69th New York, Columbia Rifles), Kimberlee Bruce, (69th New York and Winston Free State), “Grumpy” Dave Towsen, (Washington Guard, Columbia Rifles), and others.

    For the 7th time on this hallowed ground will be held a “March” over the Gettysburg Battlefield, to honor those who fought, lived or fell here.

    Federal Infantry or Civilians (Dress standards for military to follow, civilian information, keep scrolling down.)


    The March Route:

    The plan is to meet at Barlow’s Knoll at 9am sharp on Saturday November 16, 2013. Participants should carpool as much as possible and park at the grocery store about ¼ miles up the road, just outside of town. Covering nearly the entire field, the march route will generally follow the “auto tour” as set by the Park Service. The general areas to be covered are as follows: Right flank of 11th Corps. Follow the 11th Corps line up to where it joins 1st Corps line near Oak hill. Follow 1st Corps line to McPherson farm then down to Seminary ridge. Follow Seminary Ridge up to pumping station Rd and then march to Peach Orchard. Follow 3rd Corps line up to Wheatfield. If time allows then to Devils Den. If time is short and folks are hurting we will continue on Wheatfield Road up to Cemetery Ridge near Little Round Top. From there we will march along the ridge to and thru the 2nd Corp positions. We can then cut through the Cemetery to Cemetery Hill and over to Culp’s Hill. Rides should be waiting at Spangler’s Spring or “at the area by the school” to take us back to our cars. There will be rest stops, water stops and a stop for a hot meal. Participants are encouraged to eat breakfast before they arrive and carry a light (period correct) snack in your haversack. We’ll be covering about 4+ miles. It will enhance you experience if you can make the entire march.

    Uniform Standards:

    Note: The goal of this event is to honor the folks who lived and fought in and around Gettysburg in 1863. So, you don’t have the most authentic military kit and you’d really like to come? So, come. It’s more important you wear what you have correctly, and act like you know what you’re doing. The rest will be just fine. No one will pee on your buttons or count your stitches. Promise.
    Note: Absolutely no specialty, of Confederate impressions. Save your time, don’t ask. Event organizers will choose the Officers and NCO’s for this event. If you show up in a specialty impression (foreign observer, Lincoln, sharpshooter), as an officer or NCO, (without being specifically directed to do so), expect to be asked to leave. Also, the only Confederates in Gettysburg in November of 1863 were being held as prisoners, awaiting shipment to the nearest prison. No Confederate impressions.
    Note: If you plan of arranging overnight accommodations for before or after this event. Begin your search about 20 minutes (15 miles) outside Gettysburg proper. You’ll save $, count on it.

    Military (Federal Only!-light marching order.):
    Cap: Federal Forage, Federal Dress (Hardee-dressed, not dressed, partially dressed), civilian slouch.
    Coat: Federal Sack, Federal Frock
    Trousers: Federal Sky Blue
    Shirt: Federal Issue, Federal Contract, Civilian
    Belt or suspenders: you pick, unless you take your coat off, nobody’s going to see them.
    Socks: wool, properly constructed for the time period. If all you have is rag wool socks, well that’s all you have.
    Shoes/boots: Federal issue Jefferson Davis Bootees. Boots, well if you think you can march all day in boots, have at it.
    Haversack: Federal issue
    Canteen: smooth-side or bulls-eye, let’s try for a nice jean wool cover but if all you have is dark blue or sky blue, so be it. Leather or cloth strap, your choice.
    Waist belt –leather keeper, brass keeper, no keeper
    Musket: 1861 Springfield, Enfield, 1842 Springfield (rifled or not)
    Bayonet: one that fits your musket. Original, Indian, Pakistani are there any other choices?
    Cartridge box – Federal, appropriate for the caliber of your musket your musket. Please, it should have a box plate. No rounds. NONE.
    Cap Box: Federal issue. No Caps. NONE.
    Bayonet scabbard: Two rivets, 7 rivets, pick one.
    Great Coats – Federal Infantry - Sky Blue. Let’s be realistic. This is South Central Pennsylvania in November. It might be prudent to be prepared to carry a greatcoat in a Federal double bag knapsack or in a hobo or blanket roll. There won’t be any way to get it after we start. Plan ahead.
    Gum Blanket or Poncho: Properly constructed for the time period. I have this rain thing….

    Civilians:
    All Civilian Participants will be by invitation only. Contact Kimberlee Bruce at: kimberlee.d.bruce@gmail.com for information.
    Civilians will be directed to Kimberlee Bruce, through the registration process. Civilian participation makes every event better! Think about it. There were more civilians in both the North and South then there were soldiers.

    Registration for Military only will open June 1, 2013: Easy. You send an e-mail to:
    lincolnsguard@comcast.net
    You provide:
    Your Name
    Your home (mailing) address
    You phone number with area code
    Your e-mail address – important, all communications will happen through an e-mail group. Period.
    I put you on a spread sheet and add you to the e-mail group. Done, you’re registered.

    Questions should be directed to: Lincolnsguard@comcast.net Don’t post questions on an Internet board, you won’t get an answer or any kind of a response; promise.


    And in all fairness, you should know. I won’t chase anyone. I have a low tolerance for stupidity. I have a full time+ job where I work in 3 states. I’ll answer you; it just might take a day or two. Expect official event communication to start in September, possibly earlier, to those registered.
    Eli Heagy
    187th PV

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    http://thecommonground.proboards.com/

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    I have received several registrations via "snail mail" over the last few days. So, I'll have an e-mail group set up shortly. There's been great response. I owe all of you some communication. Thanks again for your quick response and registration.
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    Another bumpity bump bump
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    Back to the top with ye!
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    up up up and away!
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    Register early and often!
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