November 2-4, 2018 - Averell's Advance - Droop Mountain, West Virginia - We will have a company for this one. This event will recreate the Battle of Droop Mountain on the original ground and will be comprised of a combination of local documented situations preceding the battle and a historical portrayal of the battle itself. Confederate forces are being organized by the Southern Division under the command of Dick Watters while the Federal forces are being organized and commanded by Will Eichler. Web Site I Guidelines I Registration
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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) Sailor's Creek, Virginia, 68) Prelude to Invasion, Virginia, 69) Stones River, Tennessee.
Prelude to Invasion, Culpeper, Virginia - June 8-10, 2018 - Mess No. 1 went Confederate for this stellar event, hosted by The Liberty Rifles. We camped on the original Brandy Station Battlefield and fell in with John Wickett's Company "H", of the 8th Virginia. Pictured here, from left-to-right are Tyler Underwood, Eric Tipton, Mark Susnis, Ken Cornett and Dave Parent.
In the Last Fifteen Years, Mess No. 1 Has Hosted Three EBUFU Events: Rich Mountain (2006), Bummers (2009) and Advance on Fort Henry (2017). So Far, Mess No. 1 Has Traveled to Sixty-Nine Events in Fourteen Different States.
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Mess No. 1 is Hosting Our Next EBUFU Event in 2019 - For Missionary Ridge, we will be working 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.
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