1) COMPLETED - February 3-5, 2017 - Advance on Fort Henry - Dover, Tennessee - A Mess No. 1 Event. This event will recreate, on the 155th Anniversary of the surrender of Fort Henry, the advance on Fort Henry by the 31st Illinois Infantry Regiment. Travelling through remote and non-modernized period roads, the 31st Illinois will advance along a large portion of the approximately six mile original route from Bailey’s Ferry and Camp Halleck, the original Federal staging area, to Fort Henry. We are commanding the Federals for this one. Web Site I Guidelines I Registration 2) COMPLETED - March 31 - April 2, 2017 - Fort Blakeley - Spanish Fort, Alabama - The Federals moved along the eastern shore of Mobile Bay, forcing the Confederates back into their defenses. Union forces then concentrated on Spanish Fort and Fort Blakeley. By April 1, Union forces had enveloped Spanish Fort, thereby releasing more troops to focus on Fort Blakeley. Spanish Fort fell on April 8, then on April 9, sheer numbers breached the earthworks compelling the Confederates to capitulate. We will fall in with SCAR for this one. Web Site I Guidelines I Registration
Advance on Fort Henry - Dover, Tennessee - February 3-5, 2017 - For the first time since Bummers in 2009, Mess No. 1 hosted an event. Advance on Fort Henry recreated the movements of the 31st Illinois leading up to the capture of the fort. Pictured here is the Mess No. 1 command staff for the event. Thanks to everyone who helped and attended!
3) COMPLETED - June 2-4, 2017 - On to Richmond - Newport News, Virginia - The Peninsula Campaign. This event will emulate the trying physical conditions that the Army of the Potomac marched and fought under during the Seven Days Campaign. Expect special emphasis on skirmish and picket duty during this event. There will be a night march on Saturday night into Sunday morning, as the men of the 3rd Reserves were on the move at night and fought or stood duty during the day. We will fall in with the 24th Missouri. Web Site I Guidelines I Registration 5) October 27-29, 2017 - Battle of Wauhatchie - Knoxville, Tennessee - The Grand Finale for 2017! Forty Rounds Events proudly announces their next adventure. Wauhatchie was part of the opening phases of the Lookout Mountain campaign in October of 1863. It pitted Hooker's Corps against Longstreet's at the base of Lookout Mountain. It was fought by Eastern troops who had been sent to the Western Theater. This battle is unique in that it was fought entirely at night. We will fall in with the Army of Ohio at this one. Web Site I Guidelines I Registration 4) NEXT EVENT - June 23-25, 2017 - Lookout Mountain Living History - Chattanooga, Tennessee - The Hairy Nation Boys are happy to announce that their living history at Lookout Mountain is back on! Last year there was a last minute conflict with the date so they had to cancel. The new date will be June 23-25, 2017. This date was picked so that it would not hurt attendance at other events. Our impression will be Company B of the 31st Iowa. We will work with the NPS on this living history. Facebook Page I Information & Guidelines