Thursday, June 17, 2010

Information on Perryopolis in October

A Birney's Division event, this is a great way to end the reenacting season at a location built specifically for Civil War reenactors.

Located in southwest Pennsylvania, features include five period buildings including headquarters, barracks for the troops, and quartermaster's store. The full-scale trenches and breast works, along with motion picture level pyrotechnics, help complete the Cold Harbor scenario.

For registration and contact information, click here. You can also visit the event Facebook page.

Monday, June 07, 2010

Old Bedford Village update

Just a reminder that the Birney's Division event at OBV will be held on June 19-20 in Bedford, PA. If you have never been to Old Bedford Village, you are missing one of the best events in Pennsylvania!

Registration is still being taken and you can get information on the website at General Kelley will be on site Friday morning to assist you as you enter the venue. There will be several new battle scenarios that promise to keep things hopping!

IMPORTANT: Due to one of the planned scenarios, NO ONE is to set up camp in the TOWN SQUARE. There are plenty of prime spots so please do not set up in the town square in front of the main barn.

At this time, we would like to get some initial numbers. Units, please report if you are coming and how many military personnel will attend.

If you are in 1st Battalion, please send your information to Lt Col Rohrbaugh at

If you are in 2d Battalion, please send your information to Lt Col Smith at

Cavalry, artillery, and other organizations who receive this message should report their numbers to the Brigade Adjutant, Capt Murphy at

We very much thank you for your support. It is this event that keep the gates of OBV open to the public and reenactors alike.

First Call: East Harbor

This weekend will be the 2d Battalion event in Marblehead, Ohio at the 7th Annual East Harbor Civil War Weekend.

Last year we had a great time and there are even more goodies in store this weekend. The event is going to feature the CSS Hunley traveling exposition (which includes a full scale replica of the Confederate submarine), and a Saturday night concert by legendary Civil War musician Bobby Horton.

This year we will also feature a field tactical allowing junior officers to conduct operations against a large force.

At this time, I would like to get a head count of units and number of personnel attending (this includes those units in other organizations that will be participating with the Battalion). Please forward the following information as soon as possible:

1. Is your unit attending the event?
2. How many military personnel will be attending
3. Will there be an officer and/or NCO in charge

Please send this information to:

For more information and directions to the event, go to