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Lynne
03-28-2005, 10:37 PM
Just wondering if there are any fellow re-enactors out there. My husband and I are part of the 35th VA dismounted Cav in the War of Northern Aggression. :D If anyone's interested, there's a one day living history event in E. Bridgewater this coming Saturday (April 8th - I think...what day is this??) that we'll be at if you live near there and have nothing to do. It's at Sachem Rock Farm on Plymouth St. from 10AM to 4PM. I'm Cpl. Lyndon and he's Trooper Doob. He's married to my, ah, sister. [lol] I use a neat Enfield muskatoon that's been cut down (before my owning it) for cavalry use...and, it's original. I love my musket...then again, I love all my guns! :D If you're in the neighborhood - stop by and say Hi!

BlkHawk73
03-29-2005, 07:07 PM
I don't but my sister and her whole family belong to, I think the 3rd ME regmnt. Her husband the Rgmnt leader I think not sure what rank he's given. her and their kids get into the whole re-enactment thing as well. travel to G.berg each year for the fun there and a few lg events in VA too I think.

Lynne
03-31-2005, 07:37 PM
As an FYI for the Living History even this Saturday in E. Bridgewater....due to the impending flood, it will probably be postponed. My unit has cancelled out of it....course, the Yankees may still show up. :D

Lynne
03-31-2005, 07:38 PM
um....that's event. [roll]

Len-2A Training
04-06-2005, 10:48 PM
Is this rescheduled for Saturday, April 9th?

If so, what time are Ed and you on and "off duty"?

Not sure that Deena and I can make it, as I have a date with a vampire (American Red Cross) at 9:15 and need to be up in Framingham area by ~4PM. Too bad our day is crowded or we could have taken you shooting to either Ames R&P or Braintree R&P (lots of smokepole'rs there . . . including my favorite relics, Don Kusser and Rod Lundin).

Lynne
04-07-2005, 04:18 PM
Is this rescheduled for Saturday, April 9th?

If so, what time are Ed and you on and "off duty"?

Not sure that Deena and I can make it, as I have a date with a vampire (American Red Cross) at 9:15 and need to be up in Framingham area by ~4PM. Too bad our day is crowded or we could have taken you shooting to either Ames R&P or Braintree R&P (lots of smokepole'rs there . . . including my favorite relics, Don Kusser and Rod Lundin).

Nope - it was then or never, last I heard anyway. Ed will be drilling with the Subury Militia on Saturday for Patriot's Day. he won't be taking part in the fighting (which is the weekend before the Monday holiday) but he will be an interpreter (sp?).

I'll have to look at our list and post the ones that are scheduled in this area (or close to this area :D ). I'll post it when I get a chance for those that are interested.

Lynne
04-08-2005, 10:28 AM
For those of you who may be in Ben Salem, PA the weekend of April 30th and May 1st... We have a reenactment at the Nasheminy State Park that weekend. It's cool place to hold a war. [lol] Last year there was a herd of deer that we surprised during one of the tacticals. A few of the guys were wishing they had a couple of live rounds. [lol] Not that I expect it, but if anyone is interested in it, email me off topic and as soon as I get the directions, I'll forward them to you.

Lynne
05-18-2005, 06:08 PM
For anyone that's interested...

There's a civil war re-enactment this weekend in Templeton, MA. Sat and Sun - I think it opens to the public at 10AM until 5ish. If you're inclined to go, email me and I'll send you directions.

Lynne
06-22-2005, 10:16 PM
Next couple of Civil War events are:

The first weekend after the 4th of July (8 and 9 or 9 and 10 - I forget) in Belchertown, MA.

The end of July - Groton, MA (that should be a good one)

Again, if anyone's interested - email me for info and directions.

Cpl. Lyndon, 35thVA, Co. B
(aka Lynne :D )

Lynne
07-07-2005, 04:24 PM
Civil War Reenactment this weekend in Belchertown, MA.

It's being held at the Stone House Museum, 20 Maple Street (Rte. 202) on Sat (9AM to 5PM) and Sun (11AM to 4PM). There will be a skirmish both days, along with a number of other demonstrations.

For more info - check www.stonehousemuseum.org

(BTW - this isn't going to be a HUGE one - most of the guys in this area are heading down to VA for the weekend, so it's more of a living history event)

dvl
07-07-2005, 06:50 PM
I was involved during the Centennial. Check me out at the Battle of Nashville a couple of (40?) years ago.

http://www.acksite.com/mzpost/nash.jpg

I just sold the drum last week on ebay. I'm divesting myself of some Civil War stuff.

That's my late father with the stripes.

derek
07-07-2005, 06:53 PM
I was involved during the Centennial. Check me out at the Battle of Nashville a couple of (40?) years ago.

[img]http://www.acksite.com/mzpost/nash.jpg[img]

I just sold the drum last week on ebay. I'm divesting myself of some Civil War stuff.

That's my late father with the stripes.

That's pretty cool. :D

C-pher
07-07-2005, 09:02 PM
That is pretty cool. And I thought that the CAS folks looked pretty good.

The closest that I got to something like this is that my Grandfather still has the Musket that his grandfather carried during the civil war. He was one of those damn Southerners.

Lynne
07-24-2005, 03:28 PM
This coming weekend (7/30 & 8/1) there's an event in Groton, MA. From what I understand, there's nearly 400 folks that are signed up to attend, so this will be the biggest event in New England this year.

The link for info and directions is:
http://www.grotonturns350.com/civilwar.htm

If any of you decide to go, ask for the 35th Virginia (in the rebel camp) and find me. I'm aka Cpl. Lyndon. :D

Lynne
08-23-2005, 01:17 PM
We did a Living History at Old Sturbridge Villiage a few weeks back. I just got this photo from one of the guys. We stormed the bank. [lol]

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/CplLyndon/BankRobbery.jpg

Nickle
08-23-2005, 01:19 PM
If those are Confederates, were you reenacting the Northernmost battle of the Civil War? Hint, it isn't far from me.

Lynne
08-23-2005, 01:23 PM
Actually, we weren't doing any battles (to speak of anyway). It's mostly a drilling exhibit and "life in camp" thing for the visitors. My memory fails me on the northern most battle at the moment....

Nickle
08-23-2005, 01:24 PM
The Confederate Raid on the Bank in St Albans, Vermont. Now you know why I figured it was that.

Lynne
08-23-2005, 01:29 PM
The Confederate Raid on the Bank in St Albans, Vermont. Now you know why I figured it was that.

Duh! <slap forehead> Now that you typed it.... Infact one of the guys asked if we were in VT when they were taking the pictures. [lol] No, we weren't reenacting that specifically - we just thought the spectators would get a kick out of us rushing in with pistols drawn, announcing we were commondeering the treasury. They loved it. :D

Nickle
08-23-2005, 01:31 PM
Yeah, I work 3 towns south of St Albans, and I grew up in this area.

C-pher
08-23-2005, 02:13 PM
I love the picture.

I'm waiting for some some of the pictures that we took at the State Shoot several weeks back. We have one that's pretty close to that...

Skald
08-26-2005, 05:07 PM
I have had a question about re-enacting and finally found a group that may be able to help.

How do you actually get into it? I mean, who do you speak to etc.

Lynne
08-26-2005, 05:38 PM
I have had a question about re-enacting and finally found a group that may be able to help.

How do you actually get into it? I mean, who do you speak to etc.

First you decide which side you want to be on. :D Actually, go to an event and watch the different groups as they take the field. Go to both sides and talk to folks in the group. (Warning - some groups are more "straight laced" than others.) Find some folks in the same unit that you're comfortable talking to and basically, once you do that, you've found your group. I started out as a Reb nearly 7 years ago because to me it was a political statement, but I quickly came to love and bond with the group I joined. (35th VA, Co. B, Dismounted Cav) We have a ball! :D

You can do a goole search for the Civil War (The War for Southern Independence) and find sites. Most of them will have schedules for upcoming events. I don't remember where you are located hun, but the next New England event is in Uxbridge, MA (down near the RI border). It's the first weekend in Oct.

It's good to go to an event first, then you can see what type of musket to get, clothing, etc. Dismounted Cav is a little more leanient than the infantry is and we use shorter muskets (it was difficult to load a 3 bander on horseback). All of this, btw, is given that you want to do CW re-enacting. If you want to get in to WWII or Rev war, then you'd basically do the same beginning thing - search for a group on Google. :D

Skald
08-26-2005, 09:10 PM
Thanks Lynn,

I think I would do CW because just loved the idea's of huge tent city's and the like. Also, when I was in the Middle School I ALWAYS read 'Civil War Journal' during reading time in class.

As far as sides, probably reb. I hung out to much with them there 'Yoopers', or as I call them 'Rednecks with snowmobiles.'

Lynne
08-27-2005, 11:03 PM
Iffn' yer interested in becoming a proud member of the Southern Independence team, Skald, then I'll let you know when Uxbridge is taking place with directions and y'all can come and look us up in Oct. I'll probably post the info here in the Re-enactors section.

C-pher
08-28-2005, 09:10 AM
I know that it's not the same, but it's based in about the same time. Just different group of people.

You can just see my head behind the woman in the brown dress.



http://i8.photobucket.com/albums/a37/Cpher/Cowboy8-27-05016.jpg

Skald
08-28-2005, 06:43 PM
I'll try and make the Uxbridge reanactment, depending on when it is. Going down to Tennessee that month.

Thank you a ton Lynne for the help

Lynne
08-28-2005, 07:47 PM
Hey C-pher - you know someone by the name of Ed Brusslins? He's into the action shooting. Also - a guy by the name of Gary Rathmill. They're both buds of mine.

Lynne
09-26-2005, 07:44 PM
Civil War (The War for Southern Independence) re-enactment this weekend (Oct. 1 & 2) in Uxbridge, MA. I don't have directions as yet, but as soon as I do I'll post them. or you can email me. Magicknmail@verizon.net

C-pher
09-26-2005, 08:11 PM
Hey C-pher - you know someone by the name of Ed Brusslins? He's into the action shooting. Also - a guy by the name of Gary Rathmill. They're both buds of mine.

Not off hand. I might know them by thier alias....

Lynne
09-26-2005, 09:31 PM
Hey C-pher - you know someone by the name of Ed Brusslins? He's into the action shooting. Also - a guy by the name of Gary Rathmill. They're both buds of mine.

Not off hand. I might know them by thier alias....

I think Gary is "Shiny Dick" (his persona is of a Pinkerton man :D ), I don't know what Ed's alias is.

C-pher
09-27-2005, 06:36 AM
Hey C-pher - you know someone by the name of Ed Brusslins? He's into the action shooting. Also - a guy by the name of Gary Rathmill. They're both buds of mine.

Not off hand. I might know them by thier alias....

I think Gary is "Shiny Dick" (his persona is of a Pinkerton man :D ), I don't know what Ed's alias is.


I don't recall every shooting with someone named Shiny Dick..and I think that I would remember that one. [shock]

If you talk to them, you can ask them if they remember the name Squirrely Red Pailman.

Lynne
11-16-2005, 02:22 PM
For those of you in Plymouth (or near to it), there's a Thanksgiving Day parade there this coming Saturday. I *think* it starts at 10AM, but it could be 11AM, I'm not sure.

My unit (the 35th VA) will be marching in it - if you're there, look for the short Corporal in the dark gray jacket and light gray pants - that'll be me. [lol]

JonJ
11-16-2005, 04:55 PM
The Plymouth parade is 11am but it's best to get there a couple hours early for a place to park. I'm working but I'll be in the south end of town, my regular patrol area. That's always subject to change though and if I get "stuck" up in town, I'll look for ya Lynne.

As for Reenactors, no I'm not into it. Someone in Plymouth a few years ago tried to get something going and if I'm not mistaken, there may have been a group in Kingston, the next town north of Plymouth.
My brother is into the Rendezvous stuff which I believe is pre Civil War if I'm not mistaken.

Lynne
11-16-2005, 05:38 PM
Thanks Jon - I have to muster at 9:30, so I wasn't sure about the start time. If you do wind up downtown, yell "Hey Lyndon!!" If I see a uniform, I'll know it's you. :D

dwarven1
11-16-2005, 05:53 PM
My buddy Jeff will be marching with the Light Brigade drum corps... he's playing some kind of French horn. (BTW, Pilgrim... Jeff is Presiding Master of Franklin Lodge.)

Don't think I'll be there, though.

JonJ
11-16-2005, 07:44 PM
Thanks Jon - I have to muster at 9:30, so I wasn't sure about the start time. If you do wind up downtown, yell "Hey Lyndon!!" If I see a uniform, I'll know it's you. :D
Will do! [wink]

CFDR1Jake
11-16-2005, 09:23 PM
I do somethign a bit later, WW2 Airborne. I do living history/static displays for the public and an occasional tactical.

Lynne
11-20-2005, 01:21 PM
Considering I hurt my foot by skidding down the stairs at 4:30AM yesterday morning (what a rude way to really wake up), it was an awesome parade. I didn't give in to the limping until the parade was over. :D

Man! We did AWESOME! All of our "Firing by company!" or "Firing by file..." shots were right on. There wasn't one shot where there was one person slightly off on pulling the trigger...it was a beautiful thing to see and hear. I yelled the cadence and everyone kept the line. We even did a few deploying as skirmishers cuz the 22nd Mass was in front of us. the spectators loved it. Every other stop or so, they'd turn with their bayonets pointed at us, then we'd deploy. [lol]

The only complaint I had was at the end in front of the reviewing stand. Whoever was doing the microphone introduced the 22nd as the 35th VA, and us as the 3rd Mass. [shock] I mean, you could see who the Union and Confederates were. And, there wasn't a 3rd Mass in the parade. d'oh! Other than that, we had a great time.

Hey Jon - we went to the British Club afterwards for refreshments. [lol]

JonJ
11-20-2005, 01:27 PM
Sorry I missed it [cry]
Ah, yes, the BBC. Great place to hang!

Lynne
11-20-2005, 01:31 PM
Sorry I missed it [cry]
Ah, yes, the BBC. Great place to hang!

Yeah - I was hoping to hear a "Hey Lyndon!" [lol] The BBC - it's become a tradition for us now. We take over the upstairs. :D

Lynne
11-22-2005, 01:57 PM
Finally got some pics from the parade... Here we are at the end (I'm kneeling on the right).

http://i22.photobucket.com/albums/b323/CplLyndon/p2.jpg

JonJ
11-22-2005, 04:09 PM
Great pic!

C-pher
11-22-2005, 08:58 PM
Yep, that's a good looking bunch.

Lynne
11-22-2005, 09:00 PM
Although you can't really tell much, Ed is standing directly behind me.

Len-2A Training
11-22-2005, 10:31 PM
Since Ed raised his head, it makes it difficult to tell, but now that you mention it, I do recognize some features of his face.

Coyote33
11-23-2005, 10:04 AM
Great pic!

It would have been more "authentic" without the power lines and trash can, though. ;-)