Friday, November 20, 2009

Report from the Birney's Division Annual meeting

Hi all. Sitting here in my hotel room after the Division meeting in Gettysburg this evening. We had and excellent discussion to wrap up the 2009 season and look to event in 2010.

On behalf of General Kelley and the staff, the following is the Birney's schedule for 2010:

April 24-25, Spring School of the Battalion and Tactical for Infantry, Artillery and Cavalry
Perryopolis, PA (Division event)

June 12-13, East Harbor, Sandusky, OH (2d Battalion event)

June 19-20, Old Bedford Village, Bedford, PA (Division event)

June 26-27, March to Destiny, Shippensburg, PA (1st Battalion event)

July 2-4, 147th Gettysburg, Gettysburg, PA (Division event)

July 17-18, Battle of Funkstown, Hagerstown, MD (1st Battalion event)

July 24-25, Argus Park, Canfield, OH (2d Battalion event)

August 14-15, Hale Farm, Bath, OH (Division event)

September 18-19, Third Winchester, Luray, VA (1st Battalion event)

October 2-3, Cold Harbor, Perryopolis, PA (Division event)

November 20, Remembrance Day, Gettysburg, PA

More details will be posted on the schedule on the Birney's event page at later this week.

Looking forward to another exciting year!!!

Your Servant,
Christopher L. Smith
2d Battalion

Friday, November 06, 2009

Masonic Ceremony at Remembrance Day

On November 21, 2009, Birney's Division will hold the 2nd annual Friend to Friend Masonic Ceremony at the Friend to Friend monument in Gettysburg at 10:30 AM. We had long thought that this particular function was needed and after many requests we started this solemn ceremony to honor the Masons that fought in the Civil War on both sides. This is a fitting tribute to those men and we would like to invite all Masons and non Masons to attend no mater your affiliation in reenacting, you are welcome. We hope that you all can attend.

Major General Ed Kelley
Birney's Division

Tuesday, November 03, 2009

A Civil War Harvest Meal

November 21, 3:00 pm - The start of a NEW Hale Farm tradition! Join us for the 1st Annual Civil War Era Harvest Meal in the Hale Farm Gatehouse. Did you know that it was in 1863 that President Lincoln declared the last Thursday of November to be a national day of thanksgiving and so the national harvest festival holiday was born. A harvest dinner is served up with historic class. Consider wearing your favorite Civil War era costume when you join us! For ticket prices and reservations call 330-666-3711. Admission for the Harvest Meal is: $25 for Adult WRHS Members, $35 for Adult non-members, $15 for children (3-12) and age 2& under is free. Group rates are available for 15 or more people.