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                         Updated January 14, 2020

 

Stribling’s Battery Proposed Schedule of Events for 2020

 

 

Jan 11:  Longstreet’s Corps and Alexander’s Battalion annual meetings.  (Petersburg, VA) Captain Favors, and Sgt Devor will attend both meetings as the battery representatives.  Alexander’s Battalion meeting will convene at 8:30 am on Saturday January 11, 2019, at the Pamplin Historical Park, 6125 Boydton and Petersburg Plank Rd., Petersburg, VA 23803.  The Longstreet’s Corps meeting will follow at 10:30 am.    

 

Jan 12:   Battery Planning Meeting.  (Front Royal, VA)  This year’s meeting will be held at the Nineveh Presbyterian Church, 5872 Winchester,Rd., Front Royal, VA 22630.  Maximum participation requested to decide on what events we will participate in during 2020.  Everyone please arrive by 1:00 and bring your personal calendar and copy of the 2020 Proposed Schedule of Events for the annual planning meeting.

 

Feb 14-16:  156th 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 13 and return on Monday Feb 17.  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 .

 

Feb 21-23:  155th 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 20 and return on Monday February 24.  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 28-29: Pamplin Park living history.  (Petersburg, VA).  (1 gun)  National Park Service Living History and artillery firing demonstrations similar to Gettysburg.  Federal impression. Event includes tour of the National Museum of the Civil War Soldier at Pamplin Park.  POC is Tom Talbott.

 

March 28-29:  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 3-5:  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.

 

TBD:  Battery Work Day.   (Ken’s 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 2020 campaign season. 

 

TBD:  Alexander’s Battalion NCWAA School of the Piece.  ( Farm, Hume, VA)  (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 18-19:  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 13-17:  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 15-17:  156th anniversary Valley Campaign & Battle of New Market reenactment.  (New Market, VA) (1-2 guns) *** Corps Event  ANV 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 29, $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 24:   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 6-7:  Battle of Fort Pocahontas.  (Charles City, VA). ***Corps Event (1 gun)  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:  fortpocahontas.org/reenactment.

 

 

 

 

Aug 1:  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 1st Conn Artillery impression.  Event POC is Capt Austin Williams of the Stonewall Brigade, Austin.williams63@gmail.com .

 

Aug 6-8:  158th anniversary Battle of Cedar Mountain.  (Rapidan, VA) **Corps Sanctioned Event  (1 gun)  This is a Rear Rank production reenactment of the 1862 lead in to the 2nd Manassas campaign to be held on the original battlefield.   Location is in Culpepper County, 9465 General Winder Rd. Rapidan, VA.  More information to follow.                                                   

 

Sept 19-20:  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.

 

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 3:  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 17-18:  156th Anniversary Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment.  (Middletown, VA)  (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 6-8:  Battle of Fort Branch Reenactment.  (Hamilton, NC)  (1 gun)

Small event in Confederate earthworks overlooking the Roanoke River, 2883 Fort Branch Rd, Hamilton, NC.  Battles at 1:30 on Saturday and Sunday.  Sponsored by the Ft. Branch Battlefield Commission.  POC is Lee Gordon, (919) 732-6986, LGordon3@nc.rr.com. 

 

Nov 14-15:  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.

 

Nov 21:  Remembrance Day.   (Gettysburg, PA)  Participants will march in the Remembrance Day parade along with other members of Longstreet’s Corps. All participants meet at the General Meade Equestrian Monument at 10:30. 

 

Dec 12:  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.