2016 Event Information
These events fall into one of the following categories:
they are progressive; they include a significant progressive element; we host them; or at a couple of smaller events, we provide the significant progressive element.
April 6-9 Shiloh TN (155th)
Type: National event
Event website: http://www.shiloh155th.com/
Registration: $20 if received by the event prior to Feb. 15; after Feb. 15 it is $25. Mail in registration deadline Mar. 15.
Historical Framework: Major battle, April 6-7, 1862
Unit Portrayed: Company G, 5th (later 9th) Kentucky Infantry - the Breckinridge Greys
Impression Guidelines: TBA
August 26-27 Richmond KY
Event website: http://battleofrichmond.org/
This was one of the largest and most significant battles in Kentucky, and the most complete victory of any field battle in the war. Fought on original battlefield. Central location; ability to have a sizeable progressive presence.
Historical Framework: Battle, August 29-30, 1862, during the Heartland Offensive.
Unit Portrayed: Co. I, 31st Arkansas Infantry
3rd Cpl. John B. Chastain - Co. F, 31st Arkansas Infantry, McCray's Brigade
Pvt. Edwin D. Posey - Co. B, 15th Texas Cavalry (d), McCray's Brigade
Pvt. Eli McNabb Posey - Co. B, 15th Texas Cavalry (d), McCray's Brigade
Impression Guidelines: TBA, by email
October 6-8 Perryville KY
Battlefield website: http://www.perryvillereenactment.org/. Includes extensive background information.
This was the largest, most significant campaign & battle in Kentucky, commemorated on the actual ground of one of the best preserved battlefields in the nation. The event will include heavy emphasis on quality living history programs for the public, along with battlefield scenarios.
Registration: $10 ages 16 & up; no charge (but must register) under age 16. Send to the unit by Sept. 18, or register on your own at the event website after that. Regular registration ends Sept. 24. There are no walk-ons due to the rations program and preparations for other historical features of the event.
Unit Portrayed: TBA
Historical Framework: Major battle, October 8, 1862
Pvt. Columbus P. Chastain - Co. C, 41st Georgia Infantry (age 14) (mw)
Pvt. William H. Dismukes - Co. D, 45th Alabama Infantry
Pvt. Bennett B. Posey - Co. B, 37th Tennessee Infantry
Impression Guidelines: See the event website
October 27-29 Wauhatchie
Type: Authentic / immersion event
Event website: http://www.40roundsevents.com/wauhatchie
Additional discussion at http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/showthread.php?44483-Hampton-s-Legion-Battle-of-Wauhatchie&p=258523 (Hampton Legion), and http://www.authentic-campaigner.com/forum/forumdisplay.php?274-Battle-of-Wauhatchie-October-27-29-2017&s=3fcc75bcbfaed2cdc343006b70704a76 (event info.)
Rationale: The only intentional and sustained night battle of the war.
Registration: Individually, on the event website. Deadline for refunds is March 1. We are Company E (Wrinn), Hampton Legion.
Unit Portrayed: Company E, Hampton Legion
Historical Framework: Battle, October 29, 1863.
Impression Guidelines: See the event website.
January 14-15 Middle Creek Living History March
Location: Prestonsburg KY & Middle Creek battlefield
Type: Living history and march in cooperation with the friends of the Middle Creek battlefield.
Rationale: To march in the path of the troops of 1862, increase awareness, and aid in preservation.
Registration: Notify the orderly if you intend to participate.
Historical framework: January 10, 1862
Brig. Gen. Humphrey Marshall's brigade of about 2000 men met an equal federal force under Col. James A. Garfield outside Prestonsburg. CS troops waited on high ground west of town; Union forces attacked. Neither side gained an advantage, but Marshall withdrew after the battle.
Confederate Relative: Cpl. Samuel Miller - Co. G, 5th Kentucky Infantry
Uniform & Equipment Guidelines: See the early war guidelines on the Authenticity page.
February 18-19 Spring Mill State Park (Mitchell IN)
Type: Progressive event set in a period village
Registration: Notify the orderly
General description: This is a winter event set in a historic village with a period mill, where cabins will be occupied by troops, and fighting will take place through the village and on the trails and land around it. Includes a tactical. More details by email.
July 8-9 Sharon Woods
Location: Cincinnati OH
Type: Local event
Portrayal: The event has chosen Middle Creek for its scenarios. See the information above and the unit history page for more details. We will use the early war guidelines on the authenticity page.