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1) COMPLETED - 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) COMPLETED - 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. Ten Companies will match their June 1863 rosters. Web Site I Registration
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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.
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3) NEXT EVENT - 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. We 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. Shaker Village Web Site
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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