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                         Updated January 30, 2022

 

Stribling’s Battery Schedule of Events for 2022

 

 

Jan 22:  Alexander’s Battalion annual meeting. (Williamsburg, VA)  Alexander’s Battalion meeting will convene at 8:00 pm on Thursday January 20, 2022 via Zoom.

 

Jan 22:  Longstreet’s Corps annual meeting (Williamsburg, VA)  Meeting venue is at the Holiday Inn and Suites, 515 Bypass Road, Williamsburg, VA.  The Corps meeting will convene at 12:30 pm on Saturday January 22, 2022 in the Chesapeake Ballroom with option to attend on-line via Zoom.  Captain Favors will participate as the battery representative via Zoom. 

 

Jan 23:   Battery Annual Planning Meeting.  (Front Royal, VA)  This year’s meeting will be conducted on-line via Zoom.  Maximum participation requested to decide on what events we will participate in during 2022.  Meeting will start at 1:00 and bring your personal calendar and copy of the 2022 Proposed Schedule of Events for the meeting.

 

Feb 18-20:  158th Anniversary Battle of Olustee.  (Olustee, FL)  (1 gun)  Olustee Battlefield State Park. The plan is to travel from northern Virginia early morning on Thursday Feb 17 and return on Monday Feb 21.  Friday is living history education day for schools.  Battles on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  Night fire on Friday night and a Dance on Saturday.  After the battle on Sunday, we would either break camp and drive to Newberry, SC and continue the travel on Monday, or remain in camp and travel home on Monday depending on what the participants want to do.  For information call (877) 635-3655 or www.battleofolustee.org .

 

April 1-3:  160th anniversary Battle of Shiloh.  (Michie, TN)  (1 gun) Sponsored by the 1st Division Southern Reenactors Association located at 1097-2467 Joe Dillon Rd, Michie, TN.  This would be a long-distance event. The plan is to travel from northern Virginia early morning on Thursday March 31 and return on Monday April 4.  On Friday participants will tour the Shiloh battlefield and time permitting visit Corinth, Mississippi.  Battles on Saturday and Sunday afternoons.  After the battle on Sunday, we would break camp and drive to Nashville and get hotel rooms for the night and continue the travel on Monday.  We may be asked to galvanize for one of the two battles as needed.  Registration fee is $25 until Feb. 28, $30 until March 16.  The event website www.160thbattleofshiloh.com does not currently have any more information.

 

TBD:  Alexander’s Battalion NCWAA School of the Piece.  (TBD)  (2 guns)  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.  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.    

 

?April 8-9:  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.   (Currently awaiting confirmation)

 

May 13-14:  48th 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 Eagles Aerie, 21 Cool Springs Road, Fredericksburg Friday 1:00 – 6:00 pm, Saturday 9:00 am – 4:00 pm.  For information contact Denny Chafin, (703) 855-2376 or email civilwarshow@nvrha.com .

 

May 18-22:  N-SSA 128th 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 20-22:  157th anniversary Battle of Resaca reenactment.  (Resaca, GA) (1 gun) This is a battery long-distance event.  Capt. Favors will deploy on Thursday with his gun as the advance party.  Battery participants carpool to Resaca to arrive on Friday.  After the battle on Sunday we will remain in camp and drive home on Monday.

 

May 29:   SCV Memorial Day Artillery salute.  (Front Royal and Warrenton, VA) (1 gun)  First artillery salute will be at Nineveh Presbyterian Church, 5872 Winchester Rd., Front Royal, VA at 9:30 for the Confederate soldiers buried in the church cemetery.  The second artillery salute will be at Colonel Mosby’s grave in the Warrenton cemetery.  Muster at the cemetery at 1:00 pm, ceremony and salute goes at 2:00 pm.  For information contact the Sgt Devor and/or President of the Black Horse Chapter U.D.C., Alice Bowley at ajboley@msn.com or Laurel Scott, rebelle1862@gmail.com

 

June 3-5:  Battle of Fort Pocahontas.  (Charles City, VA). (1 gun)  *** Corps Event Max effort reenactment on the original battlefield and earthworks.  Located on the James River near Jamestown & Williamsburg at 13150 Sturgeon Point Rd, Charles City, VA.  Battles at 1:00 on Saturday and Sunday.  Dinner is provided on Saturday night along with a dance and night firing.  Registration is $10.00.  For information see:  www.fortpocahontas.org/reenactment.

 

July 15-17:  Battle of Funkstown reenactment.  (Funkstown, MD).  (1 gun) **Corps Sanctioned Event  Located right off Interstate I-70 Hagerstown exit onto RT 40 for a mile or so.  Address is 30 E. Baltimore St., Funkstown, MD 21734. Battles on Saturday and Sunday afternoon.  $50 artillery bounty.  Registration fee is $10 until July 11 and will include one meal ticket.  After July 12 the registration fee will be $16.  For more information see the event web site:  www.funkstown.com/special-events/day-in-the-park or call (301) 791-0948.

 

August 12-14:  Hale Farm and Village Civil War Weekend.  (Bath, Ohio)  (1 gun)  Hale Farm is located at 2686 Oak Hill Road, Bath, Ohio, and is the largest Civil War event in the state.  Battles at 2:00 on Saturday and Sunday.  This would be a long distance event.  The plan is to travel from northern Virginia early morning on Friday August 12, remain in camp after the battle on Sunday and return on Monday August 15.  POC is Capt Harry Titis.  More info to follow.

 

Sept 10:  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. 

 

??Sept 17-18:  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. POC at Gettysburg is Ranger Tom Holbrook.  (Units to participate are currently on hold.  Decision will be made in March)

 

??Sept 30-Oct 4:  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 7-9:  160th Anniversary Battle of Perryville Reenactment.  (Perryville, KY)  (1 gun)

Event held on the Perryville Battlefield State Historic Site.  This would be a long distance event.  The plan is to travel from northern Virginia early morning on Thursday October 6, remain in camp after the battle on Sunday and return on Monday October 10.  For information contact Bryan Bush, (859) 332-8631 or email bryan.bush@ky.gov.  Held only once every five years.

 

Oct 14-16:  157th Anniversary Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment.  (Middletown, VA)  (1-2 guns)  *** Corps Event  Our favorite Mid-size event held on the original battlefield, 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. Everyone must register themselves.  Early Registration fee is $20 until March 1, $25 March 2-May 31 and $30 June 15-August 31, Late Registration $35 September 1-September 31.  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 12:  CVBT Youth Community Service Day.  (Fredericksburg, VA)  (1 gun) Event held at the Slaughter Pen Farm near Fredericksburg.  Artillery firing demonstration by the battery and hands on dry fire for the youth volunteers.  

 

??Nov 12-13:  40th 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 9:00-3:00.  Admission is $10 over age 12, under 12 free.  For info email Mike Kent at mike@mkshows.com  or call (770) 630-7296.

 

Dec 10:  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, box from home, caroling around the campfire, 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 Photo Ops.  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.