This page will be updated regularly.

This page is intended to be informational.  The impression guidelines are just that.  Members are not expected to have a dozen uniforms and 3 or 4 weapons.  For those who have built their kit up, use what is most appropriate for the time, place, and unit portrayed.

The first known WBTS battle reenactment?

What may have been the first WBTS battle reenactment took place at Camp Tazewell, near Jeffersonville VA May 27, 1862.  That evening, the 5th Kentucky Infantry and Shawhan's Kentucky cavalry company put on a sham battle for Gen. Marshall and some townsfolk.

2019 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.


Primary Events:

April 26-28                     Tactical at Perryville KY

Type: Authentic living history, hosted by the Independent Rifles

Website: TBA

Registration: TBA

Historical Framework: Major battle, October 8, 1862

Portrayal: 7th Arkansas Infantry

Impression Guidelines: See the battlefield website.


May 17-19                         7th Texas at Raymond MS

Type: This is an authentic event, including a march and living history.

Event website:

Information is available at

Registration: TBA

Rationale: We have yet to enter the ever-important Confederate state of Mississippi.  This will take place on the original ground on the original dates.

Historical Framework:

The objective of this effort is to recreate the 7th Texas Infantry as it appeared during the Vicksburg Campaign and at the Battle of Raymond.  Saturday will be used to recreate Gregg's advance on to the battlefield at Raymond and consisted of drill and basic daily life of a Confederate regiment on campaign.  For Sunday, we will recreate the attack made by Granbury’s Texans against McPherson's Federal troops in real time.

Portrayal: 7th Texas Infantry

Confederate Relatives:

Impression Guidelines: See the AC thread and/or event website.



August 24-25                                Richmond KY

Type: Mainstream event.  We are the progressive presence.

Event website:

Registration: $10.  Register online at their website, or print the form on the event website and take it with you to register onsite.  They always take walk-ons.

Rationale: 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 (3rd largest in Kentucky), August 30, 1862, during the Heartland Offensive.

Portrayal: Info. by email

Confederate Relatives:

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: Info. by email



October 5-6                    Perryville KY

Type: Progressive event with an emphasis on public involvement & education.

Battlefield website:; includes extensive background information.

Rationale: 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.

Registration: TBA

Unit Portrayed: TBA

Historical Framework: Major battle (largest in Kentucky), October 8, 1862

Confederate Relatives:

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 battlefield website.


November 1-3                               Mill Springs / Fishing Creek / Logan's Crossroads KY

Type: National event

Event website: TBA

Registration: TBA

Rationale: This will likely be the last time we will be able to use the battlefield since it is to become a national park.

Historical Framework: January 19, 1862

Maj. Gen. George B. Crittenden's advance into Kentucky.  The troops marched at 12:30 AM from Mill Springs and straight into battle.  Imagine the courage it took to fight with flintlock muskets which would scarecely fire in the cold rain that day.

Portrayal: TBA

Confederate Relative: Pvt. George W. Chadwell - Co. B, 20th Tenn. Infantry

Uniform & Equipment Guidelines: General rule of thumb - try to look as civilian as possible.

Coat/jacket: 1) Civilian coat; 2) Tennessee pattern frock coat; 3) Commutation jacket; 4) Overshirt

Trousers: Civilian preferred.

Shoes: 1) Civilian pattern; Confederate issue

Headgear: 1) Civilian slouch hat; 2) CS kepi

Accoutrements: 1) Confederate issue; 2) US Army issue

Haversack: 1) Civilian; 2) Confederate issue; 3) US Army issue

Knapsack: 1) Blanket roll; 2) Confederate issue; 3) US Army issue

Canteen: 1) Tin drum; 2) Wooden; 3) US smoothside/bullseye

Weapon: 1) 1842 Springfield; 2) Foreign musket; 3) Springfield or Enfield

Blanket: 1) Civilian; 2) US Army issue

Ground Cloth: 1) Civilian ground sheet; 2) US rubber poncho or ground cloth

US Army issued gear should be limited, but some may have been present from the capture of Camp Dick Robinson at Barbourville.


Other Events:

January 25-27             Winter Quarters (near Mobile AL)

Type: Immersion event, hosted by the Independent Rifles

Event website & additional information:

Registration: Individually, on the event website.  Registration closes January 9.

Historical Framework: The event will portray troops in the defenses around Mobile AL in January 1862.  More information is available on the event website.

Portrayal: 22nd Alabama Infantry

Impression Guidelines: See the event website for requirements.


June 28-30                     15th Alabama at Gettysburg

Type: Authentic living history hosted by the Liberty Rifles

Event information:

Registration: Individually, per website above.

Historical Framework: The event will highlight the assault on Little Round Top, with public interaction and will be in conjunction with an NPS program.  Camping will be at the Slyder farm on the battlefield.

Portrayal: 15th Alabama Infantry

Impression Guidelines: See the website above for requirements.