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                         Updated January 21, 2019

 

Stribling’s Battery Schedule of Events for 2019

 

 

Jan 19:  Longstreet’s Corps and Alexander’s Battalion annual meetings.  (Lexington, VA) Captain Favors, and Sgt Devor to attend both meetings as the battery representatives.  Alexander’s Battalion meeting will be at 8:30 am on Saturday January 19, 2019, at the Robert E. Lee Hotel Piedmont Board Room, 30 S. Main Street, Lexington, VA 24450.  Longstreet’s Corps meeting will follow at 10:30 am.  Robert E. Lee Hotel telephone is (540) 461-8484. 

 

Jan 20:   Battery Planning Meeting.  (Douglass Farm, Hume, VA)  Maximum participation requested to decide on what events we will participate in during 2019.  Everyone please arrive by 8:45 and bring your personal calendar and copy of the 2019 Proposed Schedule of Events for the annual planning meeting.  Lunch will follow the meeting.

 

Feb 22-24:  154th anniversary Battle of Aiken.  (Aiken, SC)  (1 gun)   Largest Civil War event in South Carolina located 1210 Powell Pond Rd., Aiken, SC.  Participants from the northern Virginia area will depart the farm headquarters early morning on Thursday, February 21 and return on Monday February 25.  On Friday, we plan to take a sightseeing trip to the Confederate relic room in Columbia.  For information see the website: www.battleofaiken.org

 

March 16:  Battle of Kelly’s Ford reenactment.  (Kelly’s Ford, VA)  (1 gun)  One day event with two skirmishes, and a Civil War Ball.  Point of Contact is Paula Johnson.  More information will be provided as available.

 

March 29-30:  47th Annual Virginia Civil War Show.  (Fredericksburg, VA)  Sponsored by the Northern Virginia Relic Hunters Association features Civil War, WW I, and WWII relics.  Show will be held at the Fredericksburg Expo Center, Friday 12:00 – 7:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  For information contact Denny Chafin, (703) 855-2376 or email civilwarshow@nvrha.com .

 

April 5-7:  Gallant Pelham live-fire Artillery Competition (Pelham, TN) (no gun)  Participants would augment another gun crew (likely Cunningham's Battery) in order to gain training and experience live-firing CW cannons.

 

Apr 20, 21:  Battery Work Day.  (Douglass Farm, Hume, VA).  Saturday is the primary work day with Sunday as the back-up day in the event of inclement weather.  Focus is on maintenance of battery equipment in preparation for the 2019 campaign season. 

 

Apr 20:  Alexander’s Battalion NCWAA School of the Piece.  (Douglass Farm, Hume, VA)  (2 guns)  Certification or recertifiation on all positions to include Gunner.  Minimum age is 14 for positions 5 & 6, 16 for positions 3 & 4, and 18 for positions 1 & 2.   Registration fee is $10.00.  Following the school, Stribling’s Battery will hold its annual work day to prepare for the upcoming campaign season.  P.O.C. for the school is SgtMaj Swain.    

 

May 3-5:  NCWAA School of the Piece at Jackson’s Mill.  (Westin, WV)  Annual certification school located on the grounds of Stonewall Jackson’s boyhood home.  Certification or recertification on all positions to include Gunner.  Minimum age is 14 for positions 5 & 6, 16 for positions 3 & 4, and 18 for positions 1 & 2.  Limited barracks style billeting available.  Registration fee is $12.00 until March 1, after then the fee is $15.00 per person.  Battery POC is Sgt Devor.      

 

May 17-19:  N-SSA 127th National live-fire competition.  (Fort Shenandoah, Winchester, VA)   Uniformed competitors in member units competing in muskets, mortars, and cannon.  Largest Civil War live-fire event in the country.  For those who eventually want to live-fire the gun competitively, it is recommended that you attend this event and learn all you can about live-firing.  Free admission.  For information contact Melinda Shaw Annieoak13@gmail.com or   recruitment@n-ssa.net.

 

May 17-19:  156th anniversary Valley Campaign & Battle of New Market reenactment.  (New Market, VA) (2 guns) *** Corps Event   Longstreet’s Corps will be in command for this event.  Friday evening, May 17, will feature the battle of Cross Keys, Saturday, May 18 will be the battle of 1st Kernstown, and Sunday will be the battle of New Market.  Everyone must register themselves for this event.  Registration fee is $10.00 until February 28, $15.00 March 1-April 30, after April 30 you must register as a walk-on for $20.00.  For more information seethe event website:  http://www.vmi.edu/vmcw/Reenactment/ .  

 

May 26:   SCV Memorial Day Artillery salute.  (Warrenton, VA) (1 gun)  Artillery salute at Colonel Mosby’s grave at the Warrenton cemetery.  Muster at the cemetery at 1:00 pm, ceremony and salute goes at 2:00 pm.  For information contact the President of the Black Horse Chapter U.D.C., Alice Bowley at ajboley@msn.com or Laurel Scott, rebelle1862@gmail.com .

 

July 5-7:  156th Anniversary Gettysburg reenactment.  (Gettysburg, PA)  (1 gun)  ***Corps Event   This is the annual GAC event featuring battles each day (cavalry in the morning, all combat arms in the afternoon), mortar live-fire competition, living history activities. Location this year is on the site of the filming of the movie “Gettysburg”, 965 Pumping Station Road, Gettysburg, PA.  Registration fee is $20 until February 1, $25 February 2-March 31, and $35 April 1-June 15.  Longstreet’s Corps is in command of Confederate forces.  For information and registration see the website www.GettysburgReenactment.com .

 

Aug 3:  Civil War Day at The Winery at Bull Run.  (Manassas, VA) (1 gun) Living history event with a skirmish.  Set up on Saturday morning with the Winery open to the public at 11:00 am.  We would likely portray our Federal impression.  Event POC is Capt Austin Williams of the Stonewall Brigade, Austin.williams63@gmail.com .

 

Aug 16-18:  Battle of Dry Creek reenactment.  (White Sulphur Springs, WV) (1 gun) NCWAA School 8:30-11:30 on Saturday.  Artillery live target shoot 11:45-1:00.   Infantry, Cavalry, Artillery skirmish 2:30 on Saturday and 1:30 on Sunday.  Night fire at 10:00 pm on Saturday.  Registration fee of $10.00 (before June 1) includes Saturday supper.

 

Sept 21-22:  Gettysburg Living History and Firing Demonstrations.  (Gettysburg NMP, PA) (1 gun) National Park Service living history and artillery firing demonstrations at Pitzers Woods on Seminary Ridge.  Camp and fire on the actual battlefield approximately 200 yds from the original Stribling’s Battery firing position on July 3, 1863. We will field one gun along with one gun from the 4th Maryland Artillery.   POC at Gettysburg is Ranger Tom Holbrook.

 

Oct 4-6:  N-SSA 118th National live-fire competition.  (Fort Shenandoah, Winchester, VA)  For those who want to live-fire competitively, this is the event to participate in.  Uniformed competitors in member units competing in muskets, mortars, and cannon.  Largest Civil War live-fire event in the country.  Free admission. For information  contact Melinda Shaw Annieoak13@gmail.com or   recruitment@n-ssa.net.

 

Oct 5:  Fort Ward Civil War Artillery Day.  (Alexandria, VA) *Stribling’s Battery Event.  (1 gun)  One day living history program, scheduled from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., cannon drill and firing demonstrations, ordnance display, civilian impressions, etc.).  One gun portraying Battery C, 1st Conn Heavy Artillery will fire from inside the restored bastion.  Female civilians can participate but must have a specific period impression to portray (e.g. laundress, officer’s wife, nurse, etc).  For information see www.fortward.org  and click on the icon for reenactors to take you to the program registration for the event.  There is no registration fee for this event.   POC at Ft. Ward is Susan Cumby (703) 746-4848. 

 

Oct 18-20:  155th Anniversary Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment.  (Middletown, VA)  (2 guns)  *** Corps Event  Our favorite Mid-size event held on the original battlefield is now back in action as before, but with enhanced security procedures in place.  Friday will likely be a Kid’s Day.  Artillery limited to 15 full-scale guns on each side.  Registration fee is $12 until March 15, $20 March 16-May 24 and $25 May 25-Oct 4.  For information, and registration call Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation at (540) 869-2064. (540) 465-5884, see the web sites www.ccbf.us or www.cedarcreekbattlefield.org .

 

Nov 16-17:  29th Annual Capital of the Confederacy Civil War Show.  (Richmond, VA)   Richmond Raceway Complex, 600 E. Laburnum Ave.  Over 400 exhibitor and museum displays, firearms, swords, personal effects, ordnance, etc. all for sale.  Saturday 9:00-5:00, Sunday 10:00-3:00.  Admission is $6 over age 12, under 12 free.  For info email Mike Kent at mike@mkshows.com  or call (770) 630-7296.

 

Nov 16:  Rememberance Day.   (Gettysburg, PA)  Participants will march in the Rememberance Day parade along with other members of Longstreet’s Corps.

 

Dec 7:  Civil War Christmas in Camp at Fort Ward.  (Alexandria, VA)  (no gun)  This is a non-firing living history event where we would portray Battery C, 1st Conn Artillery in a winter camp scenario along with several other artillery, and infantry unit camps.  Small camp set up next to the museum with a recruiting station, mail call, boxes from home, pay call, a period correct “Christmas Dinner” lunch, and hot drinks provided throughout the day.  There will also be a period Santa Claus inside who will visit our camp for PhotoOps.  Camp will be open to the public from 12:00 am to 4:00 pm.   There is no registration fee for this event.   POC at Ft. Ward is Susan Cumby (703) 746-4848.