Our company has adopted the Billet and we are having our company drill here next weekend (Feb 23-24). We will camp on friday and drill on sat. I would like to invite anyone in the area to come out and drill with our company. The public is invited as well. Although, parking will be an issue. The Billet will be open for tours and donations will be accepted.
The Citizen Tribune in Morristown has a front page article today (Feb 18th) on the event. We will also have a live fire competion on sat after drill(closed to the public). We will be camping on site and will have live fire on the site where Longstreet's men camped. The 63d Tenn was with Longstreet as he camped for winter, after the Knoxville campaign.
Please come out and support the Longstreet Billet and knock off the winter rust with Hardee's Manual of Arms, drill of the soldier and company.
The Billet is located in Russellville, TN. It is directly on Hwy 11E, just outside Morristown.
See our website www.63rdtennessee.org and click on the newsletter. The second page gives more info on our "black horse" or drill.
Sgt G S Barnett
63d Tenn Vol Inf