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1) April 6-8, 2018 - 87th PVI at Sailor's Creek - Sailor's Creek Battlefield, Virginia - Hosted by The Liberty Rifles in the vein of previous events at Point Lookout, MD, the Winter Quarters in Shipman, VA, and the 21st GA at Brawner's Farm. Attention to detail and a return to fundamental authentic reenacting is the goal. Assembling a Battalion of 6 Companies, full color guard, with field music, cooks, teamsters and a wagon. We'll be marching, bivuoacking, eating 3 days rations, drilling,  and more of the same across Southern Virginia. Web Site I Registration
2) 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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Point Lookout - Chattanooga, Tennessee - June 23-25, 2017 - We are pictured here on the famous "Point Lookout" high above Chattanooga. This spot was made famous by many original soldiers who had their images captured here after the Battles for Chattanooga in November of 1863. This was a unique opportunity to be in a fanatastic location for an event.
3) September 21-23, 2018 - Shaker Village - South Union, Kentucky - Mess No. 1, led by Seth Hancock, will be hosting a small, private living history at Shaker Village in South Union, Kentucky. The event will portray citizens, Federal Troops and Confederate Parolees in September of 1862 as they move through the Kentucky countryside. This event is by invitation only and will not have a web page. More information will be provided soon about this exclusive event Stay tuned to this page and our private Facebook Group for details.
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5) November 2-4, 2018 - Averell's Advance - Droop Mountain, West Virginia - Mess No. 1 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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4) October 5-7, 2018 - Stones River Living History - Murfreesboro, Tennessee - The Hairy Nation Boys are proud to announce a living history at Stones River National Battlefield. Our impression will be 84th Illinois infantry. This will be a research-driven event, as there are multiple primary documents available on the 84th. There is a pretty substantial amount of research on Company C, 84th Illinois, that will be shared as we move forward. This is an opportunity to stay on the actual battlefield. Facebook Group I AC Event Thread