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Cedar Creek 2019 From the Confederate side

Cedar Creek 2019  From the Confederate side

The reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek was held over the weekend of October 19-20. Since I hadn’t fallen in with the Confederates at a larger event, I decided to do so this time. I have known Tony Morgan since the days of filming ‘Gods and Generals,’ and he was pleased to have us […]

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Fort Henry Days 2019

Fort Henry Days 2019

The Fort Henry Days celebration is held at Oglebay Park near Wheeling, WV every Labor Day weekend. The original Fort Henry, built in June 1774, was not erected by any specific plan or design, but was one of a number of similar forts built to protect settlers on the frontier in the middle years of […]

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Initial 2018 Calendar of events

Here is what we have so far for the coming year through April. January 2018 WWI – Jan 12-14, 2018: “Bathelémont: Baptism of Fire”(Hosted by FR 90 (German) and the 18th RI (French)). Time period: November 1917. Event held at the Caesar Krauss Great War Memorial Site, Newville, PA. http://www.greatwarassociation.com/Schedule.html WWII – Battle of the […]

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Cedar Creek 150th Anniversary Reenactment

  The 150th Anniversary Reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek took place on the weekend of Octorber 17-19, 2014.I had not attended this event for some time and was looking forward to going back. It also promised to be the largest Civil War reenactment that Linda had experienced. We went down Thursday in order […]

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New Market Pt. II

The following is Captain Chuck Critchfield’s AAR from New Market: This year’s reenactment at New Market, Virginia, marked the 150th anniversary of the battle fought in a thunderstorm and made famous thanks to the Virginia Military Institute.  But it was also a milestone for member of the 1st West Virginia who participated in the 125th […]

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Battle of New Market Reenactment 2014

The 125th anniversary reenactment of the Battle of New Market, Virginia, was my first experience in Reenacting in May of 1989. So it was fitting that I made it back for the 150th this year, also the  25th year in the hobby for myself and Mark Tennant, 1st Sgt. of our unit, Co. A, First […]

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MTA 2014

For a change of pace for me this year, Linda and I attended MTA at the Jamestown Settlement as mere tourists, rather than participants. Because of this, we were able to actually take our time and look at every exhibit in depth and at our leisure. Certainly a different feeling than the usual ‘stealing a […]

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Tank Farm 2013

The weekend of August 21-22, the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles (http://www.vmmv.org)  and the  Americans in Wartime Museum ( http://www.nmaw.org), held their annual open house. The weekend offered a little bit of everything. In addition to the usual array of military vehicles and reenactors, there was a diorama of the invasion of peleliu made entirely from […]

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150th Chancellorsville- May 3-5 2013

  The following is a report from our correspondent, Nick Korolev: From the Living History Camp The 150th Battle of Chancellorsville on the W. J. Vakos Companies property at Spotsylvania Courthouse, VA presented living history, battle reenactments, plus a huge selection of sutlers, the First Brigade Band from Milwaukee, MI playing period music, the U. […]

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THE LONG ROAD HOME EVENT : FALL OF RICHMOND – APRIL 5-7, 2013

The following is a report from our correspondent, Nick Korolev:   The third of five annual events in the Long Road Home program leading up to the 150th anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox continued April 5-7, 2013 at Clover Hill Village in Appomattox, VA with the Fall of Richmond. It was hosted by Appomattox […]

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Spring Living History Events

January 2013  WWII – Battle of the Bulge Reenactment, January 22 – 27. Ft. Indiantown Gap PA. Contact: http://www.wwiifederation.org February 2013 WWII – Elbe River Event, February 23, 2013, Old Bedford Village, Bedford, PA. regardless of the weather as usual. They still have several buildings available and are currently accepting pre-registrations. The scenario revolves around […]

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Philippi Races 2012

Philippi Races 2012

Here is Bill Donegan’s account of his weekend at the Blue-Gray Reunion with “The Mighty Stonewall.”   God’s predestination and sovereignty were made apparent to me again this week-end at the Philippi Races. The May 31st-June 3rd reenactment of the first land battle of the civil war. I had been asked to guard Maj. General […]

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Bulltown Day I, 2011

Bulltown Day I,  2011

This just in. Correspondent Bill Donegan reports on the fighting between Union and Confederate troops in the area of Bulltown in the new state of West Virginia: Bulltown, West Virginia, Saturday October 9, 2011 The Federals win big at the tactical. Kevin Scaggs said after the tactical Sat., “The confederates were completely confused and didn’t […]

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Tank Farm 2011

Tank Farm 2011

The Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles  ( aka ‘The Tank Farm’) in conjunction with the American Wartime Museum, held its annual open house August 19-21 at its site near Nokesville, VA. This is an amazing event for no other reason than that it features so many vintage military vehicles in running condition, many of which […]

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In the Heat of the Night…and Day…

In the Heat of the Night...and Day...

  I believe that I can honestly say that I have never been to a Manassas/Bull Run event that was not  hot. This year’s reenactment, however, took the cake (or at least baked it!). When we arrived at camp, we learned that our Lt. Colonel, Kevin Skaggs,  had brought a small table-top thermometer which informed […]

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LONG ROAD HOME – COLD HARBOR

LONG ROAD HOME - COLD HARBOR

  Here is Nick Korolev’s report on the latest installment of ‘The Long Road Home’ event series:   The weekend of April 8-10th Clover Hill Village, Appomatox, VA had the first installment of a special series of events titled “The Long Road Home” which will follow Civil War soldiers on the final campaign leading up […]

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The Long Road Home – A Preview

The Long Road Home - A Preview

The following is a report from Nick Korolev on a unique series of Civil War events taking place over the next 5 years: Clover Hill Village, Appomatox, VA over the next five years will be having a special series of events titled The Long Road Home which will follow Civil War soldiers on the final […]

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Upcoming Events – February and March

Things have been slow on the blog for the last month or so, due to real-life job responsibilities and a lack of events to cover. Hopefully that will be changing now.  With FIG over, the reenacting season is starting to crank up.  Here are some events coming up in the next couple of months: February […]

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A Working Visit to the Tank Farm

A Working Visit to the Tank Farm

This one is a little late, but it has been a busy summer and fall (so far). On July 12-13, Bill Donegan and I drove to the Virginia Military Vehicles Museum to work as volunteers. The ‘Tank Farm,’ as it is also known, is located near Manassas, Virginia and contains an amazing collection of 20th […]

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News from the Front – Tank Farm Event – 2010

News from the Front - Tank Farm Event - 2010

The following is a report from our intrepid correspondent, Mike Momot: The Tank Farm” Nokesville, Virginia, 21-22 August 2010.  This event is located on the grounds of the Virginia Museum of Military Vehicles.  This event was attended by members of the 193rd and many other reenactment units.  WWII, Korea, Viet Nam, the Cold War, and […]

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GATHERING OF CIVIL WAR EAGLES JUNE 4-6

GATHERING OF CIVIL WAR EAGLES JUNE 4-6

The following is a report from our correspondent, Nick Korolev: The 6th annual Gathering of Civil War Eagles held at the Old Courthouse Civil War Museum in the Old Town location of Winchester, VA took place the weekend of June 4-6. This premier educational event is history brought to life by living historians from across […]

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LEE’S SURRENDER AT APPOMATOX APRIL 10th AT CLOVER HILL VILLAGE

Below is an article by our correspondent, Nick Korolev, concerning a recent Civil War living history event in Virginia: On Saturday, April 10th a living history of Lee’s Surrender plus the last battle that led up to it was presented at the Clover Hill Village just a mile from the historic site at the McLean […]

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MTA 2010 – Beautiful weather- Great time!

MTA 2010 - Beautiful weather- Great time!

The title says it all. March 20-21 was a great weekend for the annual Military Through the Ages event at Jamestown Settlement. Despite having been out at Newville the previous week and dreading the 7-hour drive, I still felt compelled to attend. I’m glad I did. This was even better than last year. I don’t […]

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LOCALS ATTEND LIVING HISTORY WORKSHOP IN WINCHESTER

LOCALS ATTEND LIVING HISTORY WORKSHOP IN WINCHESTER

Our correspondent, Nick Korolev, recently attended an interesting workshop in Winchester, Virginia, and files this report: For those who wish to know more about it, living history impressionists belong to the branch of historical reenactment that goes beyond the recreation of famous battles or setting up a historically accurate camp. These living historians brings to […]

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HEAVY METAL – The Tank Farm 2009

HEAVY METAL - The Tank Farm 2009

For a real living history experience, it would be hard to beat the Tank Farm event.  RKKA reenactors usually don’t get to play with the big toys, like the Fritzes and the G.I.s. Here we not only got to be tank riders on a real T-34, but we had another one as the backdrop for […]

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