Monday, January 23, 2012

1st Battalion Spring Muster

Spring MusterCamp Slifer, Chambersburg
April 14th and 15th, 2012

First Annual Spring Muster at Chambersburg!

The 22nd Pa. Vol. Cavalry Co. A and 17th Pa. Vol. Cavalry, Co. F in partnership with Birney's Division 1st Battalion Infantry are hosting this Spring Muster and Living History encampment at the Antique Steam Engine Grounds at Twin Bridges, 1501 Criders Church Rd, Chambersburg, PA 17202.

Authentic Camping only, (no hookups, but, Twin Bridges Campground is next to the property). Firewood, port a-johns, water and Saturday night steak dinner will be provided.

We will be doing School of Soldier, Company and Battalion/Division. We have planned a Saturday Tactical (to apply what has been learned) and will have a Sunday Battle (a Shiloh vignette with our Confederate friends who will be on site with their PACS muster)

Pre-registration donation of $10 is required (includes all combatants and non-combatants, including children over age 3 years). Walk on donations of $15 NO EXCEPTIONS. Sutler fee is $30. By Approval Only From the Commanders of the above units. No refunds available. Pre- registration cut-off date is March 17th, 2012. Please be sure to include a copy of your units Certificate of Insurance with the registration...the Antique Engine Assoc. requires this form from us for all participating units. This is a requirement. Contact for registration:

Rick Stoy or John Brindle
9568 Circle Drive
Chambersburg, PA 17202
(717) 369-2327

• Yes, the $10 bucks covers the Steak (a big one...probably 12-14oz. done the way you want it) and all the trimmings (baked potato, veggies etc.) plus all amenities for weekend and gives the landowner a few bucks
• For Friday night the local Chambersburg Pizza Huts will provide Pizza free of charge on site!
• We have a cooker (actually about 5 or 6 helpers) there for the weekend with a full kitchen(commercial) for other times...example eggs, bacon or sausage, toast,home-fries, coffee for $3...lots of other stuff on menu as well, Italian Sausage, kraut dogs, cheese nachos..etc... We have local support from markets and businesses that contribute items for the cooker. And we also have field rations for the guys if they want them included in the deal!
• The cooker area has a large pavilion with tables and so forth probably seats a good meeting area under roof.
• Is a great site(100+ acres) and we can get a lot done and have a lot of fun. We will have field music and evening music string band...and games...tug of war between companies and between us and the Confederates on other side of property, horse shoes...etc.. and prizes for the winners. We will also have silent auctions to raise funds for battlefield preservation and a 50/50 cash pot for anyone interested.
• I will have a Firearms/Leathers/ authentic items Sutler Mike Klinepeter there who works with John Zimmerman...John may even show up for it. so, anyone having issues with their rifle...he can fix it! and has an extensive amount of parts for repo’s and originals plus other reenactor items.
• I think we can have an effective Drill as well as a interesting mock battle with the corn feds there...they are PACS guys(a max effort for them.
• This will be advertised locally in print and on radio so may be a couple spectators/visitors there at times and we will get visited by the folks at a local campground.
This is a great opportunity to kick the 1862 season off with a great early season encampment!

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