Thursday, November 13, 2014

Birneys Division mourns General Kelley

I report, with great sadness, that long-time Civil War reenactor and founder of Birney's Division, Major General Edward Kelley has fought his final battle. General Kelley passed away this morning at his home in West Newton, PA after a long struggle with cancer.

To so many of us, Ed was a friend, mentor, leader, Masonic Brother, and sometimes provided a kick in the ass when we most needed it. This is a loss to us personally as well as the Civil War living history community.

Calling hours will be held on Monday with services on Tuesday. More information to follow.

It is hard to find the right words in times like these but I wanted to share some from Colonel Baltzer:

Ladies and Gentlemen,

It is with a heavy heart that I must inform you that our great leader has passed away today. General Ed Kelly has lost his battle with cancer. His vision of what we could grow into as a reenacting organization, his shepherding of the division from those that would minimize us and his respect by the reenacting community for the impact he made to the hobby is what makes him an icon among the rank and file as well as those leaders of national organizations. His drive and determination is what enabled Birney’s Division to grow into a force to be reckoned with within a few years, when many would take decades. “No nonsense” was his motto and hard fighting was his style on the field.

Yours in reenacting,
Paul Baltzer, Colonel
2nd Battalion
Birney’s Division

Monday, October 27, 2014

150th Bucktails host special November tour in Gettysburg

Major Mike Dallas of Birney's 2nd Battalion and the 150th PVI has invited all Birney's members for a special battlefield tour. The Bucktails will be hosting an event featuring battlefield tour guide Rich Korp. Rich will be giving us a different look at the 2nd and 3rd Corp actions at the Battle of Gettysburg. The tour is free but a hat will be passed for those who what to tip Rich.

When & Where: November 14th, 1 pm - The Peach Orchard.

Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Civil War Conference registration closing soon

While your company officer is at the Birney's Division Annual meeting on November 1st, we would like to remind you about the Ohio Civil War Reenactor Conference on the same day in Springfield, Ohio at the Heritage Center. This is really more of a mid-west conference for all reenactors. There will be sessions covering a wide range of topics and representatives from events around the region will be on hand to provide information and registration materials.

For more information go to or register at Registration ends on October 29th.

Reminder: Birney's Division Annual Meeting

Don't forget for those of you attending the Birney's Division Annual Meeting, go to the link below to register and to get all of the details. We would like one representative from each unit please.

Tuesday, September 16, 2014

First Call for Cedar Creek

150th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment
Middletown, VA
October 15th - 20th, 2014

We hope this finds you and your commands well. It is that time of year for the Cedar Creek prep. This will be your first call for that event. Please send your unit's intentions as well as the following information:

# of Officers (by Rank)
# of NCOs
# of Enlisted
# of Civilians (if any)
# of tentage (estimated)


If you are a 1st Battalion unit, please email this information to Maj. Mike Murphy at and CC Capt. Sheville at

If you are a 2nd Battalion unit, please email this information to Lt. Trent Boham at

Friday, September 12, 2014

More info on the Birney's Division meeting

Are you attending the Birney's Division Annual Meeting on November 1st? You can register and get all of the details (including a map) at the following link:

Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Birney's moves annual meeting


Greetings to everyone. Some months ago a decision was made after much feedback to move the annual Birney’s Division meeting from Remembrance Day in mid-November to the 1st of November at the Civil War camp facility in Perryopolis, PA. The word has been getting out slowly and I apologize if I have not been able to get more information out to all of you.

Details will follow but I wanted each unit commander (or a representative from each unit) to get the date on your calendar.

For those of us in Ohio, this is also the date for the Ohio Civil War Conference. We have several representatives attending this event as well. We just need to make sure that each unit sends at least one representatives to Perryopolis so that we can plan our 2015.

As I said, more details on the annual meeting to follow.


Christopher L. Smith, Colonel
Adjutant General, Birney’s Division
Civil War Reenacting Association:
"To Honor and Educate"

150th Appomattox

Just a reminder, Birney's Division will be participating in the 150th Anniversary of Appomattox on April 10-12, 2015 in Appomattox, VA and hosted by the Appomattox Historical Society. For more information and to register, go to More information on our involvement will be coming soon. Make sure your units get signed up before the end of the year.

Birney's Division news and updates

The season is almost coming to a close with Perryopolis October 4-5, and the big 150th event at Cedar Creek October 15-20.

Some news on the growth of 2d Battalion and Colonel Baltzer who is please to announce the addition of the 73rd Ohio Regimental Band (Captain John Conners, commanding) who will now serve as field music for the battalion. The following new units and personnel have also signed on to 2d Battalion:

Andy Kaminski, Safety Officer
Bill Snyder, Chaplain
Shawn Dyer, Surgeon
7th OVI, Captain Jack Schiness, commanding
1st OVI, Captain Shawn Dyer, commanding.

Welcome one and all!

NEW WEBSITE ADDRESS: 105th OVI, Major Don Van Meter, commanding -

If you have any changes to your unit website and or command/contact, please visit to see what is listed and send any changes to Colonel Chris Smith at

Sunday, August 31, 2014

Beaver Creek schedule

Battle of Opequon Creek, VA - 150th Anniversary
Beaver Creek State Park, East Liverpool, Ohio


7:00 a.m. - Revelie

9:00 a.m. - Event opens to the public

10:00 a.m. - Public Drill and Dress Parade

10:30 a.m. - Children's Drill

11:00 a.m. - Underground Railroad Quilt Program, Vodrey Chapel

1:00 p.m. - First Call to Battle for Soldiers

2:00 p.m. - Battle of Opequon Creek, VA, spectators on camp side of mill pond

7:00 p.m. Civil War Ball in the Barn

10:00 p.m. Event closes to Public


7:30-9:30 a.m. - Pancake Breakfast for re-enactors and the public
(suggested $5.00 donation) at the barn pavilion

9:00 a.m. - Federal Dress Parade, Field

10:00 a.m. - Campsites open to public

10:00 a.m. - Church Service, Vodrey Chapel

11:00 a.m. - CSA Drill and/or spectator's drill

11:00 a.m. - Underground Railroad Quilt Program, Vodrey Chapel

12:00 p.m. - First Call to Battle for soldiers

1:00 p.m. - Battle of Opequon Creek, VA , spectators on camp
side of mill pond (After the battle re-enactors will begin to pack to
return to the 21st century.)


* Before and after the battle the Paul Dailey one room school has the
Bug in Your Eye photographer taking pictures (for purchase) of families
and individuals in vintage style 1800?s clothing (clothing provided).

*Fife and Drum performances throughout the day.

*Pioneer Village trading post open throughout the day with souvenirs,
including limited edition Williams House/Civil War cache, snacks, and
Gaston's Mill stone ground buckwheat, whole wheat and corn meal.
Visit the John H. Morgan surrender tree in the Mill Museum.

Friday, August 29, 2014

Perryopolis 2014 registration

We are a month away from the Perryopolis Pioneer Days, October 4-5, 2014 in Perryopolis, PA hosted by Birney's Division.

Early Registration is $8.00 before September 22, 2014. Walk On Registration is $10.00. Children 12 Years of age and younger are FREE, please provide proof of age.

Go to and Perryopolis in the event list. You can visit the event website and download the registration form.

Monday, August 18, 2014

Information and registration for the 150th Appomattox


Below is a link to the registration form for 150th Appomattox held at Appomattox Center for Business & Commerce Industrial Park Lane Appomattox, VA. (known as the "Long Road Home")

General Henson (of FVB) contacted the event coordinators and they are extending the early bird registration for FVB. ($20)

We are going to assume that the same courtesy is being extended to Birney's.

When you register, under USA MILITARY AFFILIATION choose Birney's.

I remain, yours respectfully & c,
D. Rohrbaugh, Col., Chief of Staff
Birney's Division, AoP

Wednesday, August 13, 2014

Beaver Creek in just a few weeks

Ok folks. We are back at it. The next Birney's 2nd Battalion Civil War reenactment is coming up in just a few weeks. September 6th and 7th will be Beaver Creek in East Liverpool, OH. For more details and to get updates, LIKE the event page at and go to the website,

Monday, August 04, 2014

Beaver Creek 2014 pre-registration closing

Hey reenactors! The pre-registration cutoff for the Beaver Creek Civil War Reenactment (September 6-7, 2014) is in just a few days. Download the form here and get it postmarked by August 6th!

Tuesday, July 01, 2014

Argus Park reenactment in July

Don't forget the Bi-Annual Civil War Reenactment at Argus Park this month! Reenactors, make sure you register and LIKE the event's Facebook page to get all of the details.

Friday, June 27, 2014

New CEO named by Western Reserve Historical Society

Cleveland, OH — Kelly Falcone-Hall has been named Chief Executive Officer of Western Reserve Historical Society (WRHS). The announcement was made by Don Dailey, Chair of the Board of Trustees, at the June 25 board meeting. Falcone-Hall had been serving as Interim CEO of WRHS for six months.

“Kelly presents an unusual story in the world today. In her 19 years with WRHS, she has worked at every level, held a variety of positions with increasing responsibility, and continues to interact with staff in every department. She knows the ‘back room,’ the front of the house, the board room, and the community. She is the first in her family to graduate from college. Both her undergraduate and her Master’s Degree are from Cleveland State University, described as one of ‘America’s Best Colleges’ by US News & World Report,” said Dailey. “She is like many from Northeast Ohio in that her family has roots in other countries; her grandfather, Mario Falcone, was an Italian immigrant, and her mother’s ancestors were farmers descended from Ireland and England. Kelly’s interest in family history was one of the draws that first pulled her into the archives and all the stories that are held at WRHS.”

“Nonprofits are less likely to fill senior positions from within. It is more prevalent in for-profit businesses,” said Glenn Anderson, Jr., a partner at On Search Partners, an executive search firm, and the incoming Chair of the WRHS Board of Trustees. “But when the right candidate is within the organization, it is in the best interest of the institution to promote her, as our Board chose to do through a unanimous vote. WRHS has worked diligently and smartly over the recent past to develop a Strategic Plan, to create a solid financial footing, to make some excellent hires in critical positions, to boldly instill innovation and creativity into its decisions about exhibits, to secure new collection items—such as the Euclid Beach Park Grand Carousel, and to work to change from a traditional museum culture to an organization that is visitor-centric. The institution is now well positioned to take a solid top-tier, top-of-mind rank in Northeast Ohio. The institutional knowledge needed at the helm during this vital next phase helped make Ms. Falcone-Hall the best candidate.”

Falcone-Hall is a resident of Westlake, Ohio. She joined WRHS in 1995 as a reference assistant and manuscript processer. She has served in positions of increasing responsibility at WRHS over the last 19 years, including Director of Interpretation at Hale Farm & Village, Vice President of Hale Farm & Village, Vice President for Institutional Advancement, Chief Operating Officer, and Interim Chief Executive Officer, before being promoted to CEO.

At Hale Farm & Village, Falcone-Hall developed popular public programs, including the Holiday Lantern Tours and A Fugitive’s Path: Escape on the Underground Railroad. Her research and leadership deepened the living history museum’s interpretation of the early American crafts and trades, improved restoration of Hale Farm’s buildings and grounds, and guided the location’s mission and strategic initiatives. She developed the concept of InHale as an educational and experiential initiative to reconnect people to the world around them through sharing stories about the Hale family and providing a variety of experiences based on the life of an Ohioan in the 1800s. She is the author of Hale Farm & Village, a booklet about the history of the re-created village and living history museum in Bath Township, Ohio. Falcone-Hall was instrumental in bringing the 2013 national conference of the Association for Living History, Farm and Agricultural Museums to Akron and Bath Township. The event drew international interest to Hale Farm & Village and Western Reserve Historical Society.

“I am humbled by this vote of confidence in my leadership and in the team at Western Reserve Historical Society,” said Kelly Falcone-Hall. “This is a phenomenal institution with a mission that is vital to preserving history. The future is very bright for us. All the pieces are in place to truly jump to the top of mind position for anyone looking to find out about any history in Northeast Ohio. I feel as if I have been preparing for this opportunity all my life.” Ms. Falcone-Hall is the 10th person to hold the most senior position at WRHS.

On behalf of Birney's Division, we congratulate Kelly and wish her much success.

Monday, June 09, 2014

First Call! Old Bedford Village

June 14-15, 2014
Old Bedford Village
Bedford, PA

This weekend will be the annual Birney's Division event at Old Bedford Village and I know everyone is excited to get out there and blow that dust off of the musket (or dry it out if you were at New Market).

At this time, we need all companies to let us know your numbers. Please send the following information ASAP!

1. Is your unit attending?
2. How many military personnel?
3. How many civilians?
4. How many and what type of tentage?

Email this information DIRECTLY to your Battalion Adjutant:

1st Battalion -
2nd Battalion -

ARTILLERY and CAVALRY, send your numbers directly to the Chief of Staff -

Thursday, June 05, 2014

Reenacting insurance information

Fellow Reenactors,

It is now coming up on that time of the year again when you must submit your member lists and payment for insurance coverage through the 2015 campaign year. The Reenactors insurance policy for Birney’s Division, through Lloyds of London is due to expire July of 2014. In order for us to renew in time with no break in service, we need to gather our information and funds as quickly as possible, for submission to the insurance carrier for coverage.

The requirements for coverage is that every individual who desires coverage must submit the $8.00 annual premium fee and be included on a list as paid when submitted for coverage by each individual company commander.

Members, who are not paid, will not be covered under this policy. Although this is a blanket policy and does cover those individuals who may be new to hobby or who were not on a company role before the renewal date. We can add those individuals during the season as necessary; however they will be covered under policy until added.

We are not in the insurance business and in no way do we want to force you to purchase this insurance. We do want you to understand, there is some misconception throughout the hobby about coverage and we would like to clear that up at this time. Many believe because this insurance is a blanket policy, you are covered by the policy even if you have not paid the $8.00 premium. This is not true. If a company has 20 members and only provides payment for 10 members, thinking the others will be covered under the blanket policy, is a total misunderstanding of how the policy works. In speaking with the insurance agent it was explained to me that coverage of individual reenactor is determined from the lists your companies submit and we are required to maintain. Our $8.00 premium per person is determined by the total number of members we submit, not by how many we might have.

We strongly recommend that each person military or civilian purchase the insurance. Our hobby can be dangerous even if you never venture on to the battlefield. Liability Insurance is essential to protect your and your families assets against losses that could occur due to a lawsuit resulting in injury where you are found responsible or negligent. This policy covers up to 1 million dollars of protection. For many events today you must provide proof of insurance to even take the field. The policy we have also provides for $350,000 of property damage in the event something gets burned or broken. The policy also contains a small accident/medical protection or personal injury component to members that is first dollar if you have NO personal medical insurance and backs up the plan you have if limits are met. Slips and falls in camps, miles of ropes and stakes between the tents, tripping into a fire pit or the ever present danger of the exhausting heat. One trip in an ambulance to an emergency room for treatment can cost in the thousands.

For the $8.00 per year, the coverage is great and you don’t need to submit claims with your personal (liability) insurance trying to get coverage while explaining when, how and why you need to be covered, if they would even cover it.


Company Represented:
Name of applicant: list each individual as a single
Total number to be insured:
Total of funds sent for insured:

List of events your company plans to attend or sponsor for the term of the policy, all events become Birney’s Division events to be properly insured.
Make checks or money orders payable to: Birney’s Division LLC

Mail checks to: Michael Maffei
1951 Hertford Dr.
South Park, PA 15129


Thursday, May 01, 2014

Hale Farm honors reenactors

Western Reserve Historical Society's 2014 Hale Farm & Village Legacy Benefit will be held on May 17th and is the key annual fundraiser for the historical site. This year, WRHS will be honoring the reenactment command staffs who play a crucial role in Hale's Civil War event.

If reenactors who have participated in the August event would like to attend, the ticket price is $50 per person (normal ticket price is $75) for the main event which begins at 7 pm. If reenactors would like to attend the preview party as well, the cost is $100 (normal ticket price is $125) and that begins at 6 pm.

To purchase tickets call or email Angela Broholm 330.666.3711 x1708, or Angela will verify previous participation in the reenactment and take payments.

Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Birney's Division School of Instruction this weekend

Birney’s Division School of Instruction
Harry Sampey Park
Perryopolis, PA
May 2-4, 2014


Get ready for another season with one of the most important events the organization conducts all hear. This will be held at the Civil War facility in Perryopolis, PA which features heated period barracks. All units should take advantage of the years of experience provided by the weekend's instructors. Learn to do it right and take that knowledge back to your units. It is highly recommended that company officers and NCOs attend.

The following is the training schedule for the weekend.

Saturday, May 3, 2014

9:00 - Welcome and opening remarks [Gen. Maffei]

9:20 - School of the Company: Company officers will have soldiers run through the evolutions of the schools of the soldier and school of the company. [Co. officers and NCO’s]

10:30 - Duties of the NCO and company officer: A lecture / discussion will be held on the re-enactor appropriate duties and role of the NCO and company officer. [Col. Baltzer]

11:30 - Battalion Evolutions: [Col. Freeman]
- Formation of the Battalion
- Dress Parade [Col. Freeman and Major Murphy]
- Color Guard and Guidons
- Weapons Inspection

12:00 - Lunch

1:00 - Camp operations of Birney’s Division [Maj. Murphy]

1:30 - Battalion Evolutions: [Col Freeman]
- Basic Bugle Calls [Col. Rorhbaugh]
- From Line to Columns of Companies
- From Line to Marching by the Flank
- From Line to Double Columns
- To maneuver any of the above

2:00 - Safety: [Col. Baltzer]
- Small Arms and Artillery

2:30 - Medical Emergencies [Gen. Maffei]
- Heat
- Hydration
- Man down

3:00 - Battalion Evolutions: [Col. Freeman]
- Deployments from Columns, Double Columns and By the Flank
- Advancing in Line and use of guides
- Battalion Firings

4:00 - Closing thoughts and debrief of days activities

Sunday, May 4, 2014

7:00 - Reveille

8:30 - Dress Parade [Col. Freeman and Major Murphy]
- Formation of the battalion
- Weapons Inspection

9:40 - School of the Company: Company officers will have soldiers run through the evolutions of the schools of the soldier and school of the company. [Co. officers and NCO’s]

10:30 - Skirmish Drill [Col. Freeman]
- Deployments
- Maneuver
- Firings
- Assembly of Skirmishers

11:00 - Overview of Battalion Evolutions [Gen. Maffei]

Monday, April 28, 2014

New cavalry on the ride

My name is Jonathan Welch commanding a newly raised company of cavalry from Lancaster County, Pa (2nd Pennsylvania Cavalry/59th Regiment Co.D "Pequea Dragoons"). We are based out of Strasburg, Pa in particular and hold annual meetings at the Charles M. Howell Lodge #496 Fellowship Hall in Millersville, Pa.

We are capable of fielding at least five dismounted privates, myself, a 1st Lt, and a First Sgt. With four more enlistees in inactive or ready reserve status (meaning they make no less than two events a season to maintain membership) Our recruiting base of operations is in Lancaster, Chester, and York Counties.

My motivation for the creation of a Union unit started with my historical interest in Lancaster County, Pa. With family ties that stem in the county for over 300yrs, my ambition has been to bring a bona fide mounted/dismounted cavalry unit for and from this area.

We have been in search of a exemplary umbrella unit to affiliate with that is in line with our goals of a practical balance between safety and authenticity, to make an honest Civil War impression to visitors and spectators while not insensible to the fact that these historical events take place in a modern world and are subject to present day safety and event concerns.

It seems Birney's is a first rate fit, and I have been in communication with Col. Rohrbaugh, Chief of Staff to move forward with the companies membership into the division.

Co. D at its events hosts dinner for all of its membership every Sat night. We have two encampments every year at either the White Horse Mill (White Horse Lancaster County) or the Robert Fulton Birthplace, where we drill for the upcoming year and which serve as a base for interested recruits to come out and join the unit. We are in the process of becoming involved in the conservation of the two regimental state flags used by the 2nd Pa Cavalry in storage in Harrisburg (we are having one reproduced for use by the unit).

About myself I started reenacting in August of 1991 at the age of 13 and have been a member of the 35th Battalion Virginia Cavalry for the entire time I have been reenacting. Initially dismounted I was trained and taught mounted at 16 by the late Maj James Musser. ( I continue to have an almost family relationship with the Musser's and count his son Peter as my best of friends).

In addition to reenacting I am active in the Masonic fraternity and am a Past Master of Charles M. Howell Lodge #496 Millersville for the years of 04,07,08, and 2014, Past Grand Tall Cedar of Lancaster Forest #27 2013 and a Past Royal Patron of Lancaster Court #70 Order of the Amaranth 2009.

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Thursday, April 24, 2014

Birney's events in the next few months - Register now

The 2014 reenacting season has already begun and we want to remind all of our members to dust off the wool and get your registrations taken care of. Here is what is coming up and how you can get more information:

Birney's Division Officer/NCO School
Perryopolis, PA
May 3-4

150th Anniversary of New Market
New Market, VA
May 17-18

Old Bedford Village
Bedford, PA
June 14-15

To check out the rest of the schedule and other registration information, go to

More information to follow on Argus Park (July), Hale Farm (August), Beaver Creek (September), Perryopolis and the 150th Cedar Creek in October!

Monday, April 14, 2014

Hale Farm Civil War promo makes its debut

Western Reserve Historical Society has created a series of short videos to promote the Civil War reenactment at Hale Farm and Village. In the next couple of months we will be rolling out the videos on YouTube, Facebook, Twitter, on our website, and sharing it with others to generate additional buzz about Hale and the largest annual Civil War Reenactment in the state.
Here is the link:

We will be in contact with community partners in the Akron and Cleveland areas, the reenactor community, and others to help us share the video. We will also be providing the link to reporters who covered the event last year. Additionally, we’ll have it available for viewing at this year’s Legacy Award Benefit on May 17.

If you use social media, we encourage you to include the link in your preferred channels. And, feel free to share with friends and colleagues via email, as well!

We want to thank our good friends at Lost Tribe Media who shot the video and who edited it so beautifully. Additionally, we want to thank the Akron-Summit CVB who provided a grant to support additional promotional of the Civil War event at Hale; a portion of the grant was used in the production of the video.

If you are like I am, you’ll just want to watch it over and over!

Jane Mason
VP Communications & Marketing, CMO
Western Reserve Historical Society

Friday, March 21, 2014

Birney's Divison School of Instruction in May

Birney's Division 2014 NCO/Officer School of Instruction
May 2-4, Perryopolis, PA

All members of Birney's Division are asked to attend, Company Commanders BRING YOUR TROOPS! This will be an opportunity for the entire Division to learn and practice together without the duties and time restraints at an event.

Birney's Division welcomes all units to participate in our Spring School of Instruction. This will be a weekend series of short classroom instructional sessions, coupled together with field drill experience. We know that many of you are experienced veterans with many years in the hobby and we hope that you will share than knowledge and experience with others. What we hope to accomplish is to allow as many recently promoted NCOs and officers the experience of conducting the maneuvers and practical tactics  we will use on the reenactment field.

Perryopolis is a facility located about 15 miles from Exit 75 (New Stanton) on the PA Turnpike. The training camp was designed and built by reenactors for reenactors with seven period heated buildings. This includes a two-story barracks that sleeps about 30. We will assign sleeping quarters on a first come first serve basis. There is an abundance of camping areas for others.

DIRECTIONS: Exit the PA Turnpike at New Stanton. Take I-70 West to the Rt. 515 Exit. Follow Rt. 515 to the 3rd light and make a left. Follow the signs to the CW camps in the back of the park. A light lunch will be available Saturday for a small fee.

Please send your Company information (including the number attending) to General Maffei at NO LATER THAN April 25, 2014.

Thursday, February 20, 2014

History Day in Cleveland needs judges

Western Reserve Historical Society is recruiting new members for their Board of Judges for this year’s District 3 History Day Contest, scheduled to take place in Cleveland’s University Circle on Saturday, March 15th. This year’s contest will center on the theme of “Rights and Responsibilities.”

For those of you new to judging for History Day, it is a valuable experience year-long experience that engages students from area public, private and parochial schools with the study of history in a “science fair” type of atmosphere. The student who goes on to win the National History Day Contest receives a 4-year scholarship to Case Western Reserve University. Please go to for more information about National History Day.

Volunteering as a History Day judge will entail your presence at the District 3 contest on Saturday, March 15th. Following a brief orientation, teams of three judges will disperse to evaluate student papers, student-constructed websites, performances, documentaries and exhibits at various sites in the Western Reserve Historical Society History Center or on the campus of Case Western Reserve University.

Lunch is provided for judges, during or after which judges finalize their evaluation forms and confer with other teams in their category to select finalists for the state competition. Judges are invited, but not required, to attend the awards program at 2:30 p.m.

If you are interested in participating as a History Day Judge, please complete the form at the following link:

Email it to - Subject Line-HD Judge as soon as possible, preferably by February 28th. We appreciate your consideration in performing this service in the cause of history education.

Monday, January 27, 2014

Congratulations to Bob Minton

Congratulations to our friend Bob Minton, Commander of the Army of the Ohio, who has been elected to serve as the Commanding General of the First Federal Division organization. Bob will command the Army of the Ohio for the remainder of the 2014 season as they work through the transition. Best of luck to General Minton. Birney's Division looks forward to continuing the great relationship.

Friday, January 03, 2014

2014 Winter Encampment at Perryopolis

This is just a Reminder that the 2014 Winter Campaign will be held on February 8- 9. Here is just a brief overview of the events of this training weekend.

• Battalion Drill: US and CS combined
• Company Drill
• Officers Training
• NCO Training
• Practical Tactical - Company / Squad will take what was learned in training and apply it to the battlefield in combat. Each Company/Squad will be expected to execute specific maneuvers in a judged tactical.
• This event is CLOSED to the public.

There is NO registration fee for this event. If you would like to attend please email us at or register via our website just so we can get head count.

We want to make clear that there are heated cabins to set up quarters in. As always, you are free to tent out if you wish.

Further information involving the Winter Campaign can be found on our website at in the reenactors section.