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    Default Its Back!! 2013 Cavalry Camp of Instruction! Sign up NOW!

    Gentlemen,

    ANNOUNCING!!! the 2013 Cavalry Camp of Instruction (COI) March 23-24!!!.....are you planning on attending?........ONLY Two Days!!
    The flyer for the 7th Tennessee Cavalry’s annual Camp of Instruction (COI) held again this year at the historic Carnton Plantation in Franklin Tennessee is posted below. As you will see it is planned to be a spectacular cavalry event. Expect a very full weekend of riding schedule and educational instructionals on period CS cavalry topics, several sessions of mounted drill interspersed with the authentic cavalry vignettes.
    For those attending YOU WILL LIVE like a Confederate cavalryman in the field of 1863 with a cavalry specific “bivouac” living history campsite, all activities done in military order .... mounted and dis-mounted drill, “School of the Trooper”, assignments of night picket, mounted videttes and other routine cavalry camp duties. Learn from veteran cavalry reenactors through educational programs in.... period horsemanship & horse care, mounting/dismounting, fighting on foot, sabre drill, saddlery, clothing, weapons, accoutrements, authentic food, packing for the light marching order campaign, camp skills, “period” ways to keep you and your horse warm, cool and dry “in the field”, first person and more!

    NOTE: Due to time constraints this year’s event will NOT be as extensive as last time with (artifact/uniform) displays but it will be nonetheless quite full, very educational, lots of mounted drill and great cavalry experiences

    Want to ride, drill, live and learn authentically with a “full” company of mounted cavalry? Last time saw over 60 mounted participants! Maybe more this year!
    For those considering attending this event the hosts urge you to quickly get your registration form in. DEADLINE: March 1st!

    NO Registration Fee!
    Time is of the essence!! Contact us now for a Registration Form..............
    Mark Choate at choatecav@aol.com

    Once received, an “invitation” will be mailed to you with full itinerary, event details, maps/directions, etc. There will be NO WALK-ONS!!

    Horse Rentals available....inquire....

    PREPARE for the remainder of the 150th’s (1863-64)!!

    If you do nothing else in reenactment cavalry this year, I strongly urge all mounted cavalrymen to seriously consider attending this event. Thank you!


    Ken R Knopp
    www.confederatesaddles.com

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    CAVALRYMEN WANTED!
    Individuals, groups or full units!

    ITS BACK!!!
    CAVALRY CAMP OF INSTRUCTION!!

    March 23 - 24

    TWO DAYS ONLY!!


    WHERE: Historic Carnton Plantation!, Franklin Tennessee! Located on the horrific 1864 Franklin Battlefield. The large 1826 brick mansion was a field hospital now home to the largest private Confederate cemetery in the South and a wonderful museum and living history center!

    Annually Hosted by the 7th Tennessee Cavalry, Co. D

    COME AND BE PREPARED TO..... Live like a Confederate cavalryman of 1863 in the field! All activities done in military order .... bivouac camp (no tents), mounted and dis-mounted drill, “School of the Trooper”, picket, mounted videttes and other routine cavalry camp duties.

    PREPARE for the 150th’s (1863-65) LEARN to LIVE like a Cavalryman!

    WHAT TO EXPECT: Mounted cavalry “Camp of Instruction”. There will be multiple sessions of mounted drill (last time we had over 60 mounted attendees), a cavalry specific living history campsite and, several special CS cavalry oriented educational programs in period.... saddlery, horsemanship, horse care, clothing, weapons, accoutrements, food preparation, packing for the light marching order campaign, tips for living “comfortably” in the field “period” style and more. EXPECT a lot of riding, comradery, sharing info among other cavalrymen, learning .....and fun!

    NO REGISTRATION FEE!! But....
    PRE-REGISTRATION (Invitation) ABSOLUTELY REQUIRED!!
    NO WALK-ONS WHATSOEVER!

    Horse Rentals available....inquire....


    PRESENTED BY CALVARY REENACTORS .... FOR CAVALRY REENACTORS

    For more information and a registration form contact Mark Choate choatecav@aol.com

    “JINE US!”
    Ken R Knopp

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    Default Update!!

    Hello Cavalrymen!

    Allow me to update the progress of the Cavalry Camp of Instruction at the Carnton Plantation in Franklin, TN., that Ken announced a few weeks ago.

    The registrations are coming in at a good pace so we are anticipating another great turnout. While not intended to be quite as large as 2011's three-day event, it will nevertheless be an intense two days of cavalry experience. Although the primary thrust will be on fundamentals with a heavy emphasis on drill and precision movement, we will spend a lot of time in the saddle working on battlefield tactics and trooper deployment. The experience is “round the clock” as duties will be assigned and carried out through the night with pickets and videttes.

    We also have 9 instructional sessions on topics such as period saddles and tack, uniforms, shoeing/blacksmithing, horsemanship, weapons and much more. In 2011, one of the highlights was Matt Woodburn generously bringing his ultra-rare collection of approximately 15 original revolvers which he displayed, discussed and allowed us to handle. I am pleased to announce that Matt has graciously agreed to bring another portion of his vast collection to present in like fashion. If you would like to know more about what that will be, then attend the COI!

    If you are interested in this unique experience, simply email me at choatecav@aol.com for a registration form.

    Regards,

    Mark
    Mark Choate
    7th TN. Cavalry, Co. D

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    Gentlemen,

    ITS ALMOST UPON US!!!.......the 2013 Cavalry Camp of Instruction (COI) March 23-24!!!.....are you planning on attending?....... Are you un-decided, hesitating, procrastinating, or have you forgotten to send your registration in? If your on the fence... its getting very late!
    Are you unsure of yourself in this environment? Concerned your not authentic enough, good enough rider or un-prepared.....Hey, we WANT YOU!! You are what this instructional is about.

    We are planning a spectacular cavalry event. Expect a very full weekend of riding schedule and educational instructionals on period CS cavalry topics, several sessions of mounted drill interspersed with the authentic cavalry vignettes.
    For those attending YOU WILL LIVE like a Confederate cavalryman in the field of 1863 “around the clock” with a cavalry specific “bivouac” living history campsite, all activities done in military order .... mounted and dis-mounted drill, “School of the Trooper”, assignments of night picket, mounted videttes and other routine cavalry camp duties. Learn from veteran cavalry reenactors with educational programs in.... period horsemanship & horse care, mounting/dismounting, fighting on foot, sabre drill, saddlery, clothing, weapons, accoutrements, authentic food, packing for the light marching order campaign, camp skills, “period” ways to keep you and your horse warm, cool and dry “in the field”, first person and more!

    NOTE: Due to time constraints this year’s event will NOT be as extensive as last time but it will be nonetheless quite full, very educational, lots of mounted drill and great cavalry experiences...Moreover, We also have 9 instructional sessions on topics such as period saddles and tack, uniforms, shoeing/blacksmithing, horsemanship, weapons and much more. In 2011, one of the highlights was Matt Woodburn generously bringing his ultra-rare collection of approximately 15 original revolvers which he displayed, discussed and allowed us to handle. We am pleased to announce that Matt has graciously agreed to bring another portion of his vast collection to present in like fashion. If you would like to know more about what that will be, then attend the COI! You WILL be THRILLED!

    Want to ride, drill, live and learn authentically with a “full” mid-war company of mounted cavalry? Right now, registrations tell us to expect about 50 mounted participants! Maybe more!
    For those considering attending this event the hosts urge you to quickly get your registration form in. DEADLINE:... NOW!!!!

    FREE!!!! NO Registration Fee!
    Time is of the essence!! Contact us now for a Registration Form..............
    Mark Choate at choatecav@aol.com

    Once received, a “invitation” will be mailed to you with full itinerary, event details, maps/directions, etc. There will be NO WALK-ONS!!

    Horse Rentals available....inquire....

    PREPARE for the remainder of the 150th’s (1863-64)!!

    If you do nothing else in reenactment cavalry this year, I strongly urge all mounted cavalrymen to seriously consider attending this event. Thank you!


    Ken R Knopp
    www.confederatesaddles.com
    Last edited by Ken R KNopp; 03-03-2013 at 02:03 PM. Reason: forgetful
    Ken R Knopp

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