Spring/Summer 2017 Calendar
Regarding Civil War Reenactments
We typically leave on
Friday nights around 7:00 PM to arrive later that evening
at the event site. We will set up camp before we
morning we get up, do a few work details, have
breakfast, drill, eat lunch and then fight the battle. Between lunch
and the battle there is time to clean guns, etc.
There are also allowances for a little free time before dinner. At
many reenactments there
is a Victorian Dance that is enjoyed by all. Sunday
mornings are much like Saturday with the addition of
a brief morning chapel service. Following the battles, we
clean guns, pack up camp and then head for home. The cost to
crew members for reenactments is $30.00. This pays for
food, shooting supplies and event fees.
Venturing Crew 1872 “Spring” 2017 Program Calendar
January 20-22, Artillery School
Crew 1872 and the Longhorn Council are presenting an artillery school, focused on safety for reenacting artillery. The Royal Rangers will host this event at their camp near Maypearl, Texas. We will be training, sleeping and dining indoors. The cost for the event will be $20. We will meet at Captain Glass’s house at 7:00pm on Friday and he home about 3:00PM on Sunday.
February 17-19, Battle of Blackjack Grove
Crew 1872 will participate in a new Civil War Reenactment in Groverton, Texas. It is about the same drive (3 hours) as Liendo Plantation. The cost for the event will be $20 plus any gate fees charged by the event. We will leave no later than 7:30 PM on Friday night and return by 8:00 PM on Sunday.
March 4th, Texas Independence Day Celebration
The Crew will participate in the celebrations at the Fort Worth Stockyards and set up a recruiting booth for the day. We should stay later when the crowds show up and maybe get dinner. There will be no cost for this event. We will establish the times for this demo when we verify the plans for the event.
March 10-12, Camp Mabry “Guns of 1863”, Austin Texas
The Texas Military Museum on Camp Mabry hosts a Civil War Reenactment each year. The crew will participate this year. The cost for the event will be $20 plus any gate fees charged by the event. We will leave no later than 7:30 PM on Friday night and return by 8:00 PM on Sunday. There will be a photo ID requirement for this event as it is on a military base. April 7-9, Fort Richardson’s 150th Anniversary, Jacksboro, Texas Fort Richardson was established in 1867 and the State Park is planning a celebration. The crew will be in contact with the State Park to see what program support we can provide. Look for more details when we have them.
April 28-30, Jamboree Weekend Shake Down, Worth Ranch
The crew is supporting the Longhorn Council’s Jamboree trip by providing some program at the shakedown camp out for the contingent. We will give the troops (4, 40 person troops) drills on artillery and marching as an “Infantry Regiment”. This will all be in preparation for their Gettysburg tour before the Jamboree. There will be no cost for this event. We will meet at 7:00 PM on Friday night and return by 3:00 PM on Sunday.
May 5-7, Naval Battle of Port Jefferson
Because the Jamboree Weekend Shake Down is the same weekend as Mexia, we will be trying a new event to us, a Civil War Weekend in Jefferson, Texas. This is a long established event, and is about three hours away. The cost for the event will be $20 plus any gate fees charged by the event. We will leave no later than 7:30 PM on Friday night and return by 8:00 PM on Sunday.
May 13, Forts Muster, Stockyards
The State Parks have a “Forts Muster” in the Stockyards to promote the parks. We will attend to support Fort Richardson and recruit. There will be no cost for this event. We will establish the times for this demo when we verify the plans for the event.
May 29, Memorial Day
The crew traditionally supports the Sons of Union Veterans with an “Artillery Salute” at their Memorial Day celebration. We normally meet on site at 9:00 AM to get things ready and drill. The ceremony is normally 10:00 AM. There is no cost, except for lunch at some Mexican food place following the event.
July 2017 Gettysburg Tour
The Longhorn Council’s jamboree contingent is heading to Gettysburg and we are going to assist with the tours. At Gettysburg we will deploy the contingent as a regiment on Little Round Top and sweep down the hill. After that we will form the regiment in a column and move into “Line of Battle” and make “Picket’s Charge” across the same ground as the actual battle took place. Parts of the trip will be funded by the council, so the cost for this trip will be much less than the 150th trip. Look for more details as they develop. The following is the current plan for the tour:
July 15 – DWF to Nashville
July 16 – Nashville to Gettysburg
July 17 – Crew Tour of Gettysburg area
July 18 – Conduct Museum and Battlefield Tour for Jamboree
July 19 – Drive to Chattanooga
July 21 – Tour Chickamauga Battleground, drive to Alabama
July 22 – Drive to Vicksburg
July 23 – Drive home to DFW
to this web site or the Yahoo group for further details
regarding any scheduled or upcoming event.
The Crew supports events and
activities sponsored by the Longhorn Council in various ways. Many
of the members serve on staff and others act as
“hostiles” for reenactment programs when we are able. We will
try to organize a big effort with other reenactors
for at least one of the weekends. Following camp, we assist with cleaning guns and equipment.