Post by Nutmegtrooper on May 24, 2010 20:24:34 GMT -5
Most of you are aware of this event, and if you aren't you ought to be! This year's rendition of the best thing to happen in CW reenacting on hooves is October 8-10 at Unison, VA (in Loudon County, northern VA).
This event portrays the movements of the Federal cavalry and infantry vs the CS cavalry at the battle in 1862. The event is held entirely on the original ground, and we follow the original route 100%. The ground is pristine, and is just about the most horse friendly real estate that you can find east of the big river.
We ride around 20 miles over the course of the weekend, and have one hell of a time doing it. The Federal cavalry is headed up by the 1st ME, and the CS efforts are lead by the Valley Light Horse. We've had guys travell from Iowa, Texas, and even Washington state for this gig. This event will happen this year, and then won't be back until 2012, which is the 150th anniversary, so don't miss out!
Want more info? Contact me at: email@example.com or check out the event website on the 1st Maine homepage.
Post by AndyGerman on May 25, 2010 18:45:09 GMT -5
Just endorsing Tom's invitation to all cavalry who want an authentic experience. It's two days of living out of the saddle, fording creeks, mounted and dismounted skirmishing, sabre charges, and covering miles of pristine terrain in "their" footsteps. Last year was the most sustained, varied cavalry fighting I've ever done, and the Valley Light Horse are the most capable, authentic foes we ever face. And winding up in the fields at Welbourne, where "the gallant Pelham" inscribed a windowpane, makes you feel as close to the essence of the Civil War as you're likely ever to come.
So, if you fancy yourself a cavalryman, don't miss it. Bring your horse, or let us know as rentals are available, as well as some equipment.
Post by chuckaluck on Sept 15, 2010 23:49:37 GMT -5
<<I think I have a haversack linner stolen from on of your pards at the last Mosby ride. I'll have to try to find it for you. Coming this year?>>
William, Yes, I plan to be at this year's Unison event, in the ranks of the Fed inf'y. Maybe we can find a chance to talk? Perhaps consider coming over under a flag of truce if you have something to deliver to someone.