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McBride’s 150’s: Part II

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 2:16 pm

Editors Note: Part I of this article was published two issues back and covered the first half of the war, from Twiggs’ Surrender in San Antonio, Texas through Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.  Part II is my journey through the second half of the war. For more details about each of the reenactments I included here, please check past issues of this magazine. Sabine Pass, Texas, September 2013 After Gettysburg, in early September

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News

Post-bellum Circus flyer for “Old John” Robinson’s Menagerie.

A surprise in Cincinnati

Posted on July 1, 2015 at 2:23 pm

“Early night before last a tiger belonging to the Menagerie of Messrs Robinson & Lake managed to escape from its cage in the building on 7th Street near College in which it was confined and walked leisurely out on Seventh Street unnoticed by any person…and entered the yard of attached to the home occupied by a Mr. Martin. A daughter of Mr. Martin happened to be in the yard at

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  • Bentonville 150th: A Federal perspective

    Posted on June 19, 2015 at 10:10 am

    Battle map

    ARRIVAL It is sunny and warm when, in the mid afternoon of March 20, I arrive at Newton Grove, North Carolina. I take the wrong spoke of the wheel leaving town, but by cutting across on the Bentonville Road gain the highway on which the battlefield is located.  The tents of the sutlers and modern vendors tell me that this is the place, so I turn north.  All the areas

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  • The handmade Enfield in the US Civil War

    Posted on June 11, 2015 at 2:26 pm

    P53 Enfield made by JE Barnett & Sons, London. Barnett was a large supplier of military arms through the Commission House of S. Isaac, Campbell & Co.

    The Industrial Revolution in England began in the mid-18th century. It marks a major turning point in human history; almost every aspect of daily life was eventually affected.  The change from manual labor assisted by draft animals to machine based manufacturing spread through Europe and North America by the 19th century. For the first time in history, per capita income rose faster than the population.  Whether the Industrial Revolution was

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Sad News

Posted on May 11, 2015 at 8:41 am

Todd (“T. Scott”) Campbell, Suffolk, VA. passed away at home in the early morning hours of 7 May, 2015. He was a longtime Civil War reenactor, news correspondent, husband, father, and great friend. Funeral arrangements are pending.

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  • White Plains Civil War Festival April 25-26, 2015

    Posted on April 14, 2015 at 12:25 pm

    For more information call Spencer Brewer (270) 754-9317 or email slbrewer10@hotmail.com. The White Plains Civil War Festival, White Plains, Ky. will be an entertaining and educational experience for the whole family.  There will be a Battle Reenactment on Saturday and Sunday.  Authentic Civil War Encampment, Tents, Flags, Weapons, Equipment on display (Union, Confederate, Infantry, Artillery). There will be a Civil War Church Service on Sunday at 10 a.m.

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  • Battle of Forks Road Living History Weekend, Cameron Art Museum, Wilmington, N.C.

    Posted on December 16, 2014 at 12:22 pm

    February 7-8, 2015 – Wilmington, N.C. – Battle of Forks Road Living History Weekend Featured at the museum’s historic site are two days of historic-themed sutlers, United Daughters of the Confederacy, Sons of Confederate Veterans, U. S. C. T. Unit roles, music, wood turners, spinning wheel, pottery, demonstrations, candle maker, basket maker, and food vendors. The event is free, but donations appreciated. There will be a battle reenactment on Saturday

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Features

Recruits Wanted

Posted on September 15, 2014 at 9:27 am

Recruits Wanted!!! 114th Pennsylvania Collis’ Zouaves is seeking new recruits to fill out their ranks. They are from the North Central Ohio area. If interested contact them at recuriting114thpa@gmail.com.

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  • 25th Missouri Volunteer Infantry (US) Recruiting (Central & Eastern Missouri)

    Posted on June 3, 2014 at 3:38 pm

    The 25th Missouri Voluntary Infantry is recruiting. The 25th was in the Army of the West from 1861-1865 becoming the 1st U.S.  engineers after Vicksburg and following “Uncle Billy” Sherman to Bentonville, N. C. Their group is made up of several individuals from the central and eastern part of Missouri.  Safety in drills is emphasized. They are a family oriented unit. For more information contact 1st Sgt. Mike Harbit (573)

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  • The 21st Georgia Volunteer Infantry

    Posted on April 10, 2014 at 11:46 am

    The 21st Georgia Volunteer Infantry is a re-enacting group made up of men and women from 8 different states. They portray 1861-1865 Civil War era.. They are made up of 3 different groups Military, Musical and Civilian. Please visit their web site at www.21stgavi.com for more information on joining their group.

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