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May 15th, 2015.

Dear Gentlemen and Ladies :

I would like to work out some dates during the summer that your unit, the Old North-West Volunteers, or such of its members as would wish to participate, in either recreating a recruiting, training or camp life scene from the Civil War to liven up the neighborhood this summer.

Now that the sesquicentennial of the Civil War is officially over everywhere east of Oklahoma, perhaps your unit, or such members as would wish to, would want to come down on select weekends this summer and either help us with some of our summer programs, like "The Haversack" Program, or such other set ups of as great or small complexity as you may wish.

I have taken the liberty of attaching the haversack program script, for it can be done by one or more individuals in military uniform using items from either your, or our haversack. We even have items that the youngsters can select from to create their own take home haversack, using Zip-lock* bags and cut outs that we provide them for the program. But, if your gentlemen have other ideas for a program or a day or weekend event, run it by Ms. Gundrum and myself, and very likely we can go with it if it meets our main themes for the Lincoln Home NHS.

We have missed your unit and its members presence in the neighborhood over the last couple of years, and I would greatly like to see if we can get your folks back in the neighborhood. Drop me a line and lets see what we can pull together.

Have a Great Evening!

Kyle F. McGrogan, Park Ranger
Lincoln Home National Historic Site
413 South Eighth Street
Springfield, IL 62701-1905
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2 weeks ago  ·  

Received this message from our website Contact Form:

From: Peter Keen

Hey my name is Peter. I am interested in getting back into the hobby, got out of reenacting about 2 years ago. I did WWII USMC, also was main stream Civil War Union. Taking an interest back up but I want to get back into reenacting on a more authentic level. I am looking for someone to talk to about uniforms and seeing If there is anyone in your unit that might have store equipment for sale. From Milwaukee WI. Thanks
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1 month ago  ·  


Greetings! If you are on this email, you were in the 24th Michigan and 1st Maryland at BGAburg. As we broke up at the end, we promised to keep you informed of upcoming chances to “get the band back together.” As we look forward past the end of the 150s, there is a great chance brewing.

Last time we were together, it was on eastern soil, Gettysburg. This opportunity it will be western soil and actual land – Perryville, October 7-9, 2016! A few weeks ago, we got in a conversation with Rob Murray and Joe Beedle. They want to put a regiment together for that event. At the end of the conversations, Will pitched that we would provide the left wing of Rob’s effort.

We want you to join us! Will Eichler will serve as major and wing commander. Jeremy Bevard will be the sergeant major. There will be a few more jobs to fill. The portrayal is being finalized, but we can say it will be across the field from Herb Coats and the WIG CS battalion. Though a lot of details are in the air (face it, some of you are just done with Bentonville and others are joining us at Sailor’s Creek this weekend) we can say the goal for each company this time will be larger. Our goal is to see 40 man companies in the field.

This email is a “save the date” notice. Let us know if you are interested, please. We will put out more as soon as it is available, via email, web, FaceBook and the A/C.

Hope to march with you all at Perryville, Oct 7-9, 2016.

Yours in history,
Will Eichler and Jeremy Bevard
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2 months ago  ·  

For those that can not attend Bentonville and looking for something to do next Saturday March 21st at 6:30 PM Kevin Hampton of the Wisconsin Veterans Museum will be presenting his talk entitled "Faces of the Iron Brigade."

Location is the Fox Lake Historical Society - Community Congregational Museum
206 College Avenue
Fox Lake, WI 53933

If you have any questions, feel free to post. The Fox Lake Historical Society will have light refreshments and the talk should last about an hour.

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2 months ago  ·  

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