From: Howitzers1@aol.com [mailto:Howitzers1@aol.com] Sent: Tuesday, August 02, 2005 8:07 PM To: Howitzers1@aol.com Subject: Moorpark Rotary Club Reenactment,Message 1 of 2 , Aug 3, 2005View SourceFrom: Howitzers1@... [mailto:Howitzers1@...]
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Subject: Moorpark Rotary Club Reenactment, November 5-6Dear Fellow Reenactors,We have all seen the Moorpark event grow year after year. We are all looking forward to an even better event this year--as long as the weather cooperates!Every year the crowd of spectators and the ranks of reenactors increase. For the first two years, for every spectator who came on Saturday, we had two on Sunday. For the past two years, however, we have suffered through rain on Sunday morning. Last year we still had a new record of 6,500 spectators for the weekend and over 600 actual combatants on the field. If we have blue skies and dry weather in the week before the event this year, I am hopeful that we will exceed 10,000 spectators for the weekend and have 700 actual combatants on the field. Let's keep our fingers crossed!This year's theme is "The Mighty Stonewall!" The reenactment will focus on the early war battles involving Stonewall Jackson: First Bull Run/Manassas; Second Bull Run/Manassas; Antietam/Sharpsburg; and Chancellorsville.Because of the amazing success that surprised just about everyone last year, we will reprise the battle that occurred just after dusk last year, Cold Harbor. Yes, Stonewall was not part of this battle, having died the year before, but the nature of the original battle and the tactics involved make it perfect for our event. And besides, why tamper with success? The flash of pyrotechnics and the roar of the guns made it a true spectacle last year, one with an awesome intensity that very few reenactors have ever experienced. If only we could repeat the ferocity of this battle throughout the year!This year, our Grand Parade on Saturday morning will be more organized. The civilian reenactors will lead the way, passing the reviewing stand, and they will then position themselves parallel to the crowd to cheer their boys onward to battle. The first battle, First Bull Run/Manassas will also give the civilian reenactors a chance to take part in the scenario.Following that first battle, given the proximity of the weekend to Veterans Day, we will recognize veterans among the ranks of the reenactors, and we will tie these reenactors' service to their country to the men who served their cause and country between 1861-65.Just as we have had between the battles in past years, Mr. Lincoln will deliver his Gettysburg Address, General Lee will surrender to General Grant, dancers will demonstrate Victorian dancing, politicians will debate secession, reenactors will expound on various subjects related to the period, and historical impersonators will address the crowd of spectators.While I have no way of knowing for sure, I expect that the number and the quality of sutlers who attended the event last year exceeded those at any other California event. We have ideas that will increase the public's awareness of the sutlers this year, so this should help them enormously.Of course, we will have the dance for reenactors on Saturday night on the splendid dance floor. Before the dance, the Rotary will offer the wonderful dinner again.In order to help publicize the event, the Rotary Club will be sponsoring an entry in the Simi Valley Days Parade on Saturday, September 17. This parade draws a very large crowd and it is a perfect opportunity to get out the word about our great event that occurs right next door in Moorpark. Those of you who are going to Fort Tejon in September can drop by the parade on Saturday morning and then head on to the Fort. All reenactors are welcome to march in the parade. And ladies, there will no doubt be space on trailers and vehicles if you do not wish to walk the entire route in your hoop dresses!The fee for reenactors will be $2.00, all of which will be dedicated to paying for increased pyrotechnics this year. We want to make this an amazing, never-to-be-forgotten night battle that every reenactor will take home stories about to his friends who did not attend.And remember, all of the profits for this event go to the Rotary Club's numerous charities. We can have great fun while doing good--and the public will learn much about the most important event in American history since the Revolution.So circle November 5-6 on your calendar now, and plan on coming to the finest Civil War event in Southern California! I hope to see you there.Ed Mann
Hi all, In addition to Ed Mann s wonderful event... Don t forget about the other possible Fall events you can attend. Many are listed on: www.acws.net and onMessage 1 of 2 , Aug 29, 2005View SourceHi all,
In addition to Ed Mann's wonderful event...
Don't forget about the other possible Fall events you can attend.
Many are listed on:
www.acws.net and on
Huntington Beach, CA is having an event in their City Park this
Labor Day weekend for instance. Fresno, CA later the second week in
October. They are the #2 and #1 largest ACW events on the West Coast.
Thanks for your time,
Las Vegas, NV Reenacting Coordiantor
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Dear Fellow Reenactors,
> We have all seen the Moorpark event grow year after year. We are
> forward to an even better event this year--as long as the weather