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 ltmurph54th@yahoo.com and CC Capt. Sheville at aurabesh@gmail.com.

If you are a 2nd Battalion unit, please email this information to Lt. Trent Boham at boham.trent@gmail.com.

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: www.2014birneysdivisionmeeting.eventbrite.com

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: www.birneysdivision.org
"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 www.appomattoxhistoricalsociety.org/150th.htm. 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 - www.105ovi.com

If you have any changes to your unit website and or command/contact, please visit www.birneysdivision.org to see what is listed and send any changes to Colonel Chris Smith at clsmith@5thohio.com.