CIVIL WAR EVENTS FROM THE 'CAMP CHASE GAZETTE"
APRIL 15-17 - Plymouth, North Carolina
Battle of Plymouth Living History Weekend
Plymouth. Plymouth's new Roanoke River Lighthouse, an exact replica
of the river light that stood at the mouth of Albermarle Sound will
be on display. Period reenactors from around the country will portray
soldiers and sailors from the 1864 Battle of Plymouth. Period crafts
include blacksmithing, pottery, basket making, bullet making, candle
making, shingle making, lace making and beekeeping. For more
information, contact Port of Plymouth Museum curator Harry Thompson
at (252) 793-1377.
APRIL 15-17 - Charleston, South Carolina
Battle of Charleston Reenactment Legare Farms, Charleston. Battles
Saturday and Sunday. Living history education program Friday.
Reenactor registration fee: $10. Charleston Seafood Dinner (at
additional cost) Saturday night followed by a period ball. Bounties
for artillery: $50 per cannon. Bounties for first pre-registered out-
of-state 20-man company who agree to fight and camp federal for the
weekend: $100. Cavalry limited to first 15 to pre-register. No pets.
Modern camping on-site. See Hunley submarine replica. For more
information, visit www.27thscvi.com or call (843) 559-0788. E-mail:
APRIL 15-17 - Tazewell, Virginia
Skirmish at Jeffersonville Historic Crab Orchard Museum & Pioneer
Park, Tazewell. Reenactment, camping and sutlers. Free admission to
the museum for all reenactment participants. School Day Friday.
Proceeds benefit Historic Crab Orchard Museum and its mission to
preserve and protect the history of the area and the nation. For more
information, call (276) 988-6755 or visit www.craborchardmuseum.com
APRIL 15-17 - Toms Brook., Virginia
Living History Toms Brook. Living history at North Mountain
Vineyards. Encampment is on the winery grounds located adjacent to
the Engagement at Toms Brook (Oct. 9, 1864). Artillery is a 20-pound
Parrott Gun. Skirmishes and firing demonstrations. Interpretation of
the Engagement illustrating the events leading up to Toms Brook and
other local battles. 2004 Participants were Hampton's Battery F,
Pennsylvania Light Artillery from Pittsburgh, Penn. and the 33rd
Virginia, Stephens City, Va. For more information, call (540) 436-
9463 or e-mail email@example.com
APRIL 22-24 - New Port Richey, Florida
Ancolote River Raid ReenactmentJ.B. Starkey Park, New Port Richey.
Anocolote River Raid. Powder ration for first four artillery pieces.
Sutlers welcome. No fees with pre-registration. Full-scale battles 2
p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Saturday night tactical. Ladies tea
11 a.m. Saturday. Grand Ball inside air-conditioned building 8 p.m.
Saturday. Lighted nature walks and horse riding trails. Cavalry
welcome. Ideal grounds with 14 miles of riding trails. Living history
demonstrations throughout weekend. School and Scout Days 10 a.m.-2
p.m. Friday. Camping for scouts, cabins and cam sites can be arranged
with early 731, Valley Head, AL 35989. $100 bounty for first six full-
scale artillery pieces (one bounty per unit). On-site registration
opens 7 a.m. Friday. Sutler fee: $40. Coggins checked at
registration. All Alabama Division Rules apply. For more information,
contact Roy Jones at 1-800-843-5098 or firstname.lastname@example.org
APRIL 29-30 - Mobile., Alabama
140th Anniversary Taylor-Cawby Last Surrender East MississippiMagee
Farm, Mobile. Original site. Help us make history again. Sutlers
welcome. Large crowd expected. Let's educate. For more information,
contact Jim Golden at (251) 675-1863 or e-mail
APRIL 29-30 - Columbia, Tennessee
1861 Athenaeum Ladies WeekendThe Athenaeum Rectory, Columbia. Limited
enrollment. Side saddle horseback riding, needlework and etiquette on
Friday. Art, period music and dance, French, history, penmanship,
1861 fashion show and parlor games Saturday. $100 fee includes four
meals, high tea, supplies for all projects, notebook of materials.
Non-refundable $25 deposit must accompany registration. For more
information, call (931) 381-4822.
April 29-May1 - Alabama - Battle of Longs Spring
Sequoyah Caverns, Valley Head. Two battles among the hills with no
outside, modern intrusions. School day Friday. Period ball inside
the caverns Saturday night. Church service Sunday mourning. Showers
and restrooms. Modern hookups for RVs available for a nominal fee.
Pre-register before April 1. Pre-registration fee: $5 each,
registration after April 1 $10 per person. Register online at
www.alabamadivision.org or mail registration forms to Battle of
Long's Spring, 1438 County Rd. 731, Valley Head, AL 35989. $100
bounty for first six full-scale artillery pieces (one bounty per
unit). On site registration opens 7am Friday. Sutler fee: $40.
Coggins checked at registration. All Alabama Division Rules apply.
For more information, contact Roy Jones at 1-800-843-5098 or
APRIL 29-MAY 1 - Elmira, New York
Ben Newton Memorial Civil War WeekendNewtown Battlefield, Elmira. The
event opens with its usual Civil War Education Day Friday, April 29.
Reenactors are encouraged to attend and demonstrate their knowledge
of the Civil War era. The event will be open to the public 10 a.m.-5
p.m. Saturday and 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Sunday. Military and civilian
encampments and period vendors (sutlers) sought. Battle reenactments
will take place both days. Saturday will end with the
popular "Candlelight Tour" at dusk. Reenactor scenario registration
requested. For more information, call the Chemung Valley Living
History Center at (607) 733-0950 or call or e-mail Cheryl Fedorchak
(after 4 p.m.) (607) 797-6473 or email@example.com or Bob Roe at
(607) 796-9617 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Visit our Web site at
www.chemungvalley.org Registration forms will be available after Dec.
APRIL 29-MAY 1 - Jefferson, Texas
5th Annual Civil War Living History Weekend
Jefferson. Skirmish in town prior to main battle Saturday. Meal
provided. Please pre-register. Dance, period music, parade and
traditional sutlers. All amenities. Handicap/senior shuttle. Parking
close by. Two battles Saturday and Sunday with special effects
explosives. Living history camp for school children Friday. Pre-
registration suggested. Ladies tea and raffle. For more information,
contact the Marion County Chamber of Commerce, 118 North Vale Street,
Jefferson, Texas. Phone: 1-888-GO-RELAX or (903) 665-2672. Web site:
April 29-May 1 -Valley Head, Alabama
Battle of Longs Spring Sequoyah Caverns, Valley Head. Two battles
among the hills with no outside, modern intrusions. School day
Friday. Period ball inside the caverns Saturday night. Church service
Sunday morning. Showers and restrooms. Modern hookups for RVs
available for a nominal fee. Pre-register before April 1. Pre-
registration fee: $5 each, registration after April 1 $10 per person.
Register online at www.alabamadivision.org or mail registration forms
to Battle of Long's Spring, 1438 County Rd.
MAY 13-15 - Bonneyville, Indiana
2nd Annual Battle of Bonneyville Mill Civil War Days Elkhart. All
authentic Civil War reenactors and sutlers invited to the 2nd Annual
Battle of Bonneyville Mill Civil War Days. Amenities include modern
restrooms, portable toilets, water, firewood, straw, commemorative
dog tag and Saturday evening camp meal. First 100 participating
infantry pre-registered will receive $3 powder rations. Artillery
will receive a $100 bounty to the first six pre-approved and pre-
registered full-scale cannons (57-inch wheels, full-length barrel).
Registration fee is $2 for reenactors (Civilian under 12 are free),
Sutlers: $50. Demonstrators: $50 if selling. Non-selling are free.
Events include living history day on Friday, dress parade, drills,
vintage baseball, battles and church service. Authentic and civilian
camping areas available on the grounds. Primitive family camp area.
Modern camping facilities close to the park. Event hosted by the 7th
Indiana Light Artillery, 50th Virginia, Company D Army of Northern
Virginia Stonewall Brigade and the Elkhart County Parks and
Recreation Department. Registration packets available after Dec. 15.
For more information, contact the Elkhart County Parks and Recreation
Department, 211 West Lincoln Avenue, Goshen, Ind. 46526 or call John
Jenney at (574) 825-9324. E-mail:
MAY 14-15 -Nashville, Tennessee
7th Annual Nashville Summer Civil War, Antique Arms, Military
Antiques & Collectibles Show and Sale
Agriculture Building and Banquet Hall, Tennessee State Fairgrounds,
Nashville. 350 tables of military collectibles from the Revolutionary
War through World War II. Featuring edged weapons, uniforms, books,
photographs, field equipment, firearms, insignia, prints, helmets,
badges and more. Featuring historical artist David Wright on Saturday
only. 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Sunday. Admission is
$6. Children under 12 free if accompanied by parent. For more
information, contact Robert Overstreet, P.O. Box 322, Summerville,
Ga. 30747. Phone: 1-800-638-1994. E-mail: email@example.com or visit
www.southerncivilwarmall.com or www.chickamaugabrigade.com
May 14 - 15, 2005 Cincinnati, OH
Heritage Village Museum invites you to Civil War Days, lcoated within
their historic 1800s village in Sharon Woods Park. Infantry,
artillery, cavalry, medical and civilian impressions are welcomed.
Plans call for unit drills and demos, sanitary fair, children's and
ladies' activities. Battles Satruday and Sunday. Sunday morning
church service. Amenities include firewood, water, sanitary
facilities, parking, RV/trailer parking available (no hook-ups). Food