October 11 – 12, 2008
This year’s event will be slightly different for Union forces. We will be camped just outside the living history village, which is this year the town of Perryville after the battle. Town will be full of civilians, shop keepers and all manner of impressions. We are not going to be camped campaign like the soldiers did during the battle; we will be in a fixed camp area with one company street. We will be portraying a 100 man company occupying the town of Perryville. With the army present around the town marshal law will be declared and the military will govern some of the civilian activities.
We will have a guard mount that will have walking routes that will protect both the citizens and the army. The guard mount will be pulled from the company. This will be maintained throughout the event. I suspect there will be inappropriate interactions with military and the civilians and civilian owned businesses. Civilians in the Living History Village will be able to solicit the army for rations etc. This will be a great time for all!!!!
We all know that gas prices are at an extreme, but Perryville is centrally located with over 700 acres of beautiful land. The park has committed to a full program of several thousand dollars for all participants and you will not be able to find a better quality event or a more fun time than here.
Most importantly all of your registration fees will go directly to preservation. Your money does not go to pay for the event.
Scenario for US Military and Living History Village – Perryville, Kentucky post battle October 1862.
Impression for Officers and Enlisted Men for Union Forces – A mid to early war impression for officers (limited use on sack coats.) Enlisted impressions should be typical Western Theater infantrymen in a fixed camp situation.
Impression Opportunities – A 100 man company with the following impressions available.
87 enlisted men
Cooks- Specifically looking for individuals that will only do cooking. You will have the support of the entire company for water and wood details. The park will provide all equipment and food needed for this impression. All you have to do is show up and cook! You will work in conjunction with the quartermaster.
Laundresses – This must be a functional impression this means you will be open for business.
Additional Impression Opportunities –
Officer of the Day
Cavalry and artillery that camp within this are will conduct themselves in accordance with army regulations for a 100 man company or battery.
If you are interested in applying for any one of these positions please send a short introduction and your practical experience. Please note that a general willingness to do some fun work and provide your comrades a quality time will go a long way. This will be an event in an event.
Please check the website at www.perryvillereenactment.org