Sunday, April 15, 2007

OBV Alert!


I just recieved and update on the registrations for the JUNE OBV event. We are Dangerously close to the 750 reenactor LIMIT. If your unit or members of your unit haven't registered yet it is advisable to get it done as soon as possible. The fact that the 750 reenactor limit was reinforced sternly by the folks at OBV in our conversation that once the limit is reached all registrations after that wil be TURNED AWAY..... NO EXCEPTIONS ! The event has become so popular that it may be difficult to get in for future years without very early registration. Every year the event gets full earlier and earlier. Don't get left out get registered now !

Your Servant,

Edward L. Kelley Sr. , Major General
Federal First Division
Birney's Division

Friday, April 13, 2007

OBV: Fredericksburg

To all Commanders and Friends,

This is last call for the April OBV event, which would be the Assault on Fredericksburg. I highly suggest you get your registrations in as soon as possible. Walk ons will be permitted, registration will be at Building 27, the Jail, which is in the village, for both Federal and Confederate troops. Registration will not be in the Visitors' Center. Please pass this email on to all of your folks, so that they have the information on hand.

Now, for those of you who have houses in the village, please be aware that these houses are not huge. So you will need to bring some tents. You will also need to bring dining flies to cook under or around. Please understand that this is a must.

Registration at the Jail will open at 2:00 p.m. on Friday, and will stay open until 10:00 p.m. Any and all walk ons must report and register in upon arrival. Any late registrations will be taken at the Jail on Saturday at 9:00 a.m. If you have any questions about registration, please advise me as soon as possible.

Parking for all reenactors will be in front of the Welcome Center, off to the right hand side, up along the fence. Mounted Cav and artillery units will park their trailers on the back side near the maintenance shed, where they normally do, unless the ground is too muddy. Please do not park in the main parking area. Do not park behind the barn. Do not park anywhere other than along the fence. You will be asked to move your vehicle if you park anywhere other than along the fence. Do not park in the theater parking on the back side of the village. We are trying to keep all of the vehicles up on the tier by the fence.

If there are any problems or special needs, advise me ASAP. Hope to see you all out there. The event has grown greatly. Again, pass this email on to all of your folks. Give them the information so they know what is going on. Best regards, lets have some fun.

Edward L. Kelley Sr., Major General
Federal First Division
Birney's Division