CELEBRATING FIFTEEN YEARS
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Mess No. 1 is an Authentic Living History Organization based in Cincinnati, Ohio with members from surrounding areas.  We strive to attend the best Civil War Living Histories in the country.
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WHERE HAVE WE BEEN SO FAR?
2003: 1) Port Gibson, Mississippi, 2) McDowell, Virginia, 3) War on the James, Virginia, 4) Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. 2004: 5) Shiloh, Tennessee, 6) Into the Wilderness, Virginia, 7) Pickett's Mill, Georgia, 8) Picket Post, Virginia. 2005: 9) Ft. Sumter, South Carolina, 10) Wood Gathering Detail, Tennessee, 11) Shiloh, Tennessee, 12) McDowell, Virginia, 13) Athens, Missouri, 14) Corinth, Mississippi, 15) Picket Post, Virginia. 2006: 16) Fort Donelson, Tennessee, 17) Fighting Withdrawal, Tennessee, 18) Fort Duffield, Kentucky, 19) Fort Granger, Tennessee, 20) Rich Mountain (By Mess No. 1), West Virginia, 21) Prelude to Chickamauga, Georgia. 2007: 22) Immortal 600, Georgia, 23) Shiloh, Tennessee, 24) McDowell, Virginia, 25) Vicksburg, Mississippi, 26) Chickamauga, Georgia, 27) Mill Springs, Kentucky, 28) Outpost III, Tennessee. 2008: 29) Point Lookout, Maryland, 30) Pickett's Mill, Georgia, 31) Marmaduke's Raid, Missouri, 32) Perryville, Kentucky, 33) Stone's River, Tennessee, 34) Fort Duffield, Kentucky. 2009: 35) Race to Knoxville, Tennessee, 36) Resaca, Georgia, 37) Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, 38) Assault on Allegheny, West Virginia, 39) Bummers (By Mess No. 1), Georgia. 2010: 40) Backwater 1865, Tennessee, 41) Crampton's Gap, Wisconsin, 42) Wilson's Creek, Missouri, 43) Before The Breakout, Georgia. 2011: 44) Resaca, Georgia. 2012: 45) 150th  Battle of Shiloh, Tennessee, 46) 150th McDowell, Virginia, 47) 150th Fredericksburg, Virginia. 2013: 48) 150th Marmaduke's Raid, Missouri, 49) Kenosha Filming, Wisconsin, 50) Battlefield Tour, West Virginia. 2014: 51) 150th Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, 52) 150th Pickett's Mill, Georgia, 53) Perryville, Kentucky, 54) 150th Franklin, Tennessee. 2015: 55) 150th Bentonville, North Carolina, 56) 150th Home Sweet Home, Minnesota, 57) Floyd's Folly, West Virginia. 2016: 58) Camp Putnam, Ohio, 59) The Picket Post, Tennessee, 60) Perryville, Kentucky. 2017: 61) Advance on Fort Henry (By Mess No. 1), Tennessee, 62) Fort Blakeley, Alabama, 63) On to Richmond, Virginia, 64) Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, 65) Chickamauga, Georgia, 66) Battle of Wauhatchie, Tennessee. 2018: 67) 87th Pennsylvania at  Sailor's Creek, Virginia.
Sailor's Creek - Rice, Virginia - April 6-8, 2018 - We fell in with Ivan Ingraham and the "western company" for our first trip to this famous battle that essentially ended the run of Lee's Army of Northern Virginia in April of 1865. At the conclusion of the event, we visited Appomattox - the scene of the surrender on April 9, 1865. Thanks to the Liberty Rifles for hosting this excellent event.
In the Last Fifteen Years, Mess No. 1 Has Hosted Three EBUFU Events: Rich Mountain (2006), Bummers (2009) and Advance on Fort Henry (2017). We Have Traveled to Sixty-Seven Events in Fourteen Different States.
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ANOTHER MESS NO. 1 EBUFU EVENT
Mess No. 1 is Proud to Announce Our Next EBUFU Event in 2019 - We will be hosting Missionary Ridge with our good friends, the Governor Guards. The date is  set for November 8-10,  2019. For all of the details, Click Here to Visit the  Missionary Ridge Event Web Site.
April 15, 2018
WHERE ARE WE GOING NEXT?
June 8-10, 2018 - Prelude to Invasion - Culpeper, Virginia - Confederate Event. The Liberty Rifles in conjunction with the Civil War Trust are hosting a fully immersive Soldier Life Experience event. We will portray the 8th Virginia Infantry, of Garnett's Brigade, Pickett's Division, Longstreet's Corps, during their week long lull, just prior to Longstreet's Corps advancing North for the Gettysburg Campaign. We will recreate the 8th Virginia from the top down, 10 Companies, to match their June 1863 rosters. Web Site I Registration
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