Re: [NewEnglandCampaigners] Re: New England events
Tom Craig wrote:
There are a few events on the list, but I don't really know anything about any of them in terms of the appropriateness of our participation. I will do some digging and see what I can find out.
For what it is worth, I'd suggest the Rutland and/or Winchendon event.
--- On Sun, 12/27/09, Mark McCormick <pvt_stiggs@hotmail. com> wrote:
From: Mark McCormick <pvt_stiggs@hotmail. com>
Subject: [NewEnglandCampaign ers] Re: A Call to touch the Elbow
To: NewEnglandCampaigne rs@yahoogroups. com
Date: Sunday, December 27, 2009, 2:06 AMToo soon for me to commit to an August event, but this sounds good. I will certainly keep this on my short list (which is getting shorter every year since our daughter arrived). But, is the idea to try and raise enough of "us" to form a company to serve with the PL effort at this event?
Also, something local along the lines of the B'lands event of a couple of years ago sounds good too. With B'lands now gone again, what local annual event has potential for an effort like that?
glad to see this has gained some traction. i thought i had fired in the dark until i realized that i had my yahoo groups settings all confused. Anyway...
Matt, Tom Craig had some great success in putting together the "Union Guard" for Borderlands a couple of years back which was a campaigner elements much like you speak of. I would be love to get that going again as that was pretty much the inception of this yahoo group.
Also, Other Tom is right that this is a Potomac Legion event. Their Campaigner effort has been granted permission to portray one regiment for the entire event, pending sufficient numbers, as opposed to swapping out hats and what not during the event. That and the ration issue and marching is what is drawing me to this element of the event.
I would really like to see two efforts accomplished for our confederation. Putting together a regional effort for Bull Run, and like Matt said, getting the Union Guard effort up again this year.
So far I am tracking eight people interested in this event.
What I can offer up for input & information on Tom’s message would be to knock Ft Knox off the list of ones for an adjunct. While a beautiful site, there just may not be enough room for a separate campaign camp(s). The fort itself is a great place to see and I have been there to several (small, very mainstream) events during the past. The event coincides with the Bucksport Bay Festival and lots of other distractions. Though less than 2 hours away from home for me, I will skip this one myself.
Though not on the NE Events schedule yet, Norlands will be happening again June 12 & 13. Things went pretty good for a first time event this year. Plenty of opportunities to interact with the public, lots of woods for a tactical or two – it’ll be interesting to see what develops as this year the Norlands staff is allowing artillery and cavalry from what I understand.
Rutland & Winchendon are on my personal radar as local events that fall right for my schedule this year.
Marc----- Original Message -----From: Tom CraigSent: Monday, December 28, 2009 4:40 AMSubject: Re: [NewEnglandCampaigners] Re: A Call to touch the ElbowEveryone else: A few of you have expressed interest in renewing our local campaigner adjunct effort in some way. As one of the parents of the original concept, I'm all for it. Here is a link to the NE events that I am aware of this season: http://www.newengla ndcivilwarevents .com/2010- Schedule. htmlThere are a few events on the list, but I don't really know anything about any of them in terms of the appropriateness of our participation. I will do some digging and see what I can find out.Take care,Tom Craig