Monday, September 24, 2012

First call for Perryopolis

The final Birney's Division reenactment  of the season is close at hand in Perryopolis, PA. If you have never attended you are missing some cool stuff. Period buildings and troop barracks (heated!) plus trenches and major pyrotechnics.

We will most likely have a single combined battalion. Please send the following information to Capt. Murphy ASAP.

1. Name of unit.
2. Number of military personnel.
3. Name and contact for the person in charge of your unit for the weekend.

Again, please email Capt. Murphy with this information at For more information on the event including registration, go to

Monday, September 17, 2012

"Copper" picks up where "Gangs" left off

I am not sure how this new BBC series slipped under the radar of so many Civil War enthusiasts, but if you have not seen "Copper", then you are missing some really good stuff!

Sort of a follow up to the film "Gangs of New York", "Copper" follows irishman Kevin Corcoran after he returns home from the war months after the draft riots of 1863. Now a police detective, Corcoran lives and works in the poor and dangerous Five Points district that was the center piece of the film. It is a pretty gritty show and combines all of the elements that make up a juicy plot. Wealth vs. poverty, scummy politicians, racial/cultural divides. Just to be clear, I am talking about 1864 and not 2012.

Check your cable programming to see if you get BBC America. You can also visit the website at

Monday, September 03, 2012

Date Correction


Correction to the 150th Antietam dates, the dates are 14-16 September. My apologies for any issues i might have caused.

CPT Murphy

15-17 Antietam Last Call

ALL Company Commanders,

This is your last call for Antietam on 15-17 September. If your unit is planning on attending and you have not given me your numbers please do so immediately. If your unit has changes or updates since your last correspondence with me get me those changes. Please remind your troops that there is a
non-spectator battle Friday evening at 6 PM, it is going to be a cornfield scenario with an actual cornfield, first call for that battle will probably be 4:45ish as we all know how it is at national level events. The command staff will mostly be on site Thursday afternoon. Any questions let myself or COL Rohrbaugh no ASAP.


CPT M. Murphy
Adjutant, Birney's Division