SCAR presents: "Strike the Colors, 1861" Ft. Sumter/Moultrie 15-16 Apr 2023
Our friends at SCAR, are hosting an amazing event at Fort Sumter/Moultrie!
The purpose of this event is to provide support for the Fort Sumter/Moultrie Living History Program on 15-16 April 2023. Provisional Army of South Carolina (CS forces)/United States Army forces and civilians of Moultrieville/Charleston will be represented in a comprehensive set of demonstrations (infantry/heavy artillery/civilian life) at both Fort Moultrie (CS forces stationed) Fort Sumter (US forces stationed). All military will stay in tentage outside the fort, representing the overflow of civilians volunteering for the cause of South Carolina freedom. Vetted period civilians be day visitors on Saturday of the event and will not stay on-site, but can enjoy the festivities of touring the fort, as was done before and during the conflict."
The Sumner Grays Prepare for War: April 28th-30th, 2023
Our friend Kyle Bowling is planning a fantastic early war event in the spring!
On April 25th, 1861, The Sumner Grays would muster into service for the State of Tennessee in Castalian Springs, Tennessee. They would go on the become Company K of the 2nd Tennessee Infantry. On April 28th-30th, 2023, we will be portraying the Sumner Grays at Bledsoe's Fort Historical Park and Wynnewood State Historic Site in Castalian Springs.
Camp Nelson "The Bluegrass Bastion" - August 11th -13th 2023
Our friends at Tuebor Events and Mess No. 1, in partnership with Camp Nelson National Monument, National Park Service, is proud to announce the upcoming event, CAMP NELSON: The Bluegrass Bastion
Event: August 11th to 13th 2023 at Camp Nelson National Monument, Nicholasville, KY.
On March 25, 1863 Major General Ambrose Burnside took command of the reorganized Department of the Ohio. General Burnside’s objective was to capture and hold eastern Tennessee. This area was very important not only for its Union loyal sentiments, but its logistical benefits.
In April 1863, General Burnside sought a location to consolidate troops and supplies in central Kentucky. Located along the Lexington-Danville Turnpike and adjacent to the Kentucky River (a main waterway through central Kentucky), the camp was situated along major lines of transportation and near the cities of Nicholasville, Lexington, and Richmond, Ky.
Camp Nelson would become a US Army depot, hospital, and a refugee camp for white Unionists fleeing Confederates in eastern Tennessee. In 1864 it would become a major recruitment center and training camp for African American men.
We will be portraying the 21st Massachusetts who marched into Camp Nelson on August 12th 1863. These men who had endured places like the Burnside Bridge at Antietam are assigned to the west to continue their service at this Bastion of the Bluegrass and took part of the Army of the Ohio’s offensive that liberated East Tennessee in September 1863.