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                         Updated January 18, 2018

 

Stribling’s Battery Schedule of Events for 2018

 

 

Jan 13:  Longstreet’s Corps and Alexander’s Battalion annual meetings.  (Fredericksburg, VA)   Captain  Favors, SgtMaj Swain attended both meetings as the battery representatives.  Alexander’s Battalion meeting will be at 8:30 am on Saturday January 13, 2018, at the Robert E. Lee Hotel Piedmont Board Room, 30 South 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 14:   Battery Planning Meeting.  (Douglass Farm, Hume, VA)  Maximum participation requested to decide on what events we will participate in during 2018.  Everyone arrive by 8:45 and bring your personal calendar and copy of the 2018 Proposed Schedule of Events for the annual planning meeting.  Lunch will follow the meeting.

 

March 2-4:  The Gallant Pelham Long Range Artillery Match.  (Pelham, TN)  Sponsored by Burroughs’ Battery.  Like the N-SSA National matches at Winchester, this is a good opportunity for those who want to learn about artillery live-firing.  Battery members can attend as spectators or help crew someone else’s gun.  Registration fee is $15.00.   Shoot location is 248 Walnut Grove, Pelham TN.  Event POC is Steve Cameron (865) 932-1200, Akm556@aol.com .

 

March 24:  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 2018 campaign season. 

 

March 24:  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.    

 

April 20-22:  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.      

 

April 27-29:  Siege of Suffolk reenactment.  (Newport News, VA).  (1 gun)  Reenactment location is Endview Plantation.   Artillery firing from earthworks.  Scenario is still pending but the 1863 Siege of Suffolk where Stribling’s  Battery fought has been proposed.  More information to follow.

 

May 16-20:  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 18-20:  155th 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 19, will feature the battle of Cross Keys, Saturday, May 19 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 27:   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 .

 

June 9:  Battle of Front Royal reenactment.  (Front Royal, VA)  (2 guns)  One gun CS and one gun US.  Event to be held in downtown Front Royal.  Battle on Saturday at 1:00 and possibly another battle on Sunday following a parade down Main Street.  Possible artillery bounty by the city.  POC is Doug Becktel, (703) 424-1984 or email dbburkeva@aol.com .

 

??June 16:  Civil War Kids Camp.  (Middletown, VA)  (1 gun)  Civil War Kid’s Camp is a living history day at the Cedar Creek battlefield.  Experience a day in the Civil War army with Infantry drill, cavalry demonstrations, camp life, and artillery firing demonstrations.   Battery POC is Sgt. Devor.

 

July 5-8:  155th Anniversary Gettysburg reenactment.  (Gettysburg, PA)  (2 guns)  ***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.  No Registration fee for those who stayed through the Monday battle in 2017 and pre-registered.  For those who didn’t, registration fee is $5 until January 31, March 1-15, $20 March 16-June 1.  Confederate Commander is Gen. Gordon Gray of ANV.  For information and registration see the website www.GettysburgReenactment.com .

 

July 14-15:  National Civil War Antique Arms 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 .

 

Sept 7-9:  Battle of Tunnel Hill reenactment.  (Tunnel Hill, GA)   (1 gun)  The battle of Tunnel Hill was part of the 1864 Atlanta campaign.  The reenactment will take place on the actual battlefield.  This is our long-distance event of the year.  School day on Friday and an opportunity to walk the 1477 ft. historic Western & Atlantic Railroad tunnel built in 1850.  We will travel on Thursday, Sept 8, and return home on Monday Sept 10.

Sept 22-23:  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 3-7:  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 6:  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 Battey 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 20-21:  153rd Anniversary Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment.  (Middletown, VA)  (2 guns)  ***Corps Event  Best mid-size event of the year held on the original battlefield.  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, or see the web sites www.ccbf.us or www.cedarcreekbattlefield.org .

 

Nov 17-18:  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 17:  Rememberance Day.   (Gettysburg, PA)  Participants will march in the Rememberance Day parade along with other members of Longstreet’s Corps.

 

Dec 8:  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, “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 10:00 am to 4:00 pm.   There is no registration fee for this event.   POC at Ft. Ward is Susan Cumby (703) 746-4848.