Wednesday, April 30, 2008

Numbers for School of Instruction


The date for the school of instruction is fast approaching the staff along with Col Baltzer have been busy getting ready for the the get together. They along with Sgt Major Donahue and the 105th Pa's Pvt. Roebuck have put together a dynamite program loaded with perks for all attendees. They have managed to put together a really interesting weekend for all that attend. Do your best to send anyone you can it will be a great experience for all.

Please provide your projected numbers for the school so they can prepare the proper logistics for all of you. Send your numbers to me asap.

Your Servant,

Edward L. Kelley
Major General Birney's Division

Event updates

The registration forms and updates for two Birney's events have now been posted on the web site.

1st Battalion events...

June - 27, 28 - Shippensburg (web site link has been added.)
July - 21, 22 - Funkstown, CLICK HERE for registration.

2d Battalion events...

May - 23, 24 - Civil War Days (start getting your numbers together!!)
July - 25, 27 - Argus Park, CLICK HERE for registration.

Monday, April 28, 2008

Thunder Valley roast Friday night

On Friday evening, 8/15, from 6-8 pm, there will be a Pig Roast with all of the fixins, free of charge, for all preregistered re-enactors at this year's Thunder Valley event.

Just one more reason to attend Civil War Days at Thunder Valley Stables in McKean, PA on August 15-17, 2008.

Registration forms can be obtained through the event link on the Birney's Website.

Thursday, April 24, 2008

May School of Instruction fast approaching!

Please be advised that the registration deadline for the May School of Instruction is Friday, May 2nd and is fast approaching. This event will be an excellent chance for your company to work on the School of the Soldier, Company, and Battalion. There will be during the weekend a live firing competition, training on skirmish drill, as well as bayonet exercises.

A twenty dollar gas card (Get Go) will be giving to everyone that participates in the Sunday march to town. Food will be available for a $10 fee (see registration form on website for details). Proceeds of the event fee will be used towards a needy monument at the Gettysburg National Military Park. This event has been planned and expanded into a School of Instruction for the Division's benefit. Please make every effort to attend.

Paul D. Baltzer, Colonel
Infantry Brigade Commander
Birney's Division