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6695RE: [TalkAntietam] Antietam to be re-enacted twice in Sept 2012

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  • G E Mayers
    Dec 8, 2011
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      I saw in the newspaper article the mention of Chris;s event but the story was incomplete. Is Chris's event the weekend before? If so, it could be Labor Day weekend (possibly).

      What is MMM?

      BTW I did contact Chris directly as per your earlier suggestion but have not yet heard back from him either way. Can you check in with him and ask him to respond soon to my note? I ask because I will need to submit the information on the event to my Civil War4 Heritage Foundation living history group for their 2012 schedule for insurance coverage.

      Thanks for the information; as to your comment on the CW reenacting community not being as large, that might be debatable. What can be agreed upon is the growth in smaller, more regional events than were happening ten to fifteen years ago.

      Yr. Obt. Svt.
      G E "Gerry" Mayers

      A Yankee by Birth but a Rebel by Choice!

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      From: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com [mailto:TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com]On Behalf Of MikeL49NYVI@...
      Sent: Thursday, December 08, 2011 1:19 PM
      To: TalkAntietam@yahoogroups.com
      Subject: Re: [TalkAntietam] Antietam to be re-enacted twice in Sept 2012

      It is interesting, isn't it?

      In watching the video, I am amused to hear claims of "thousands of
      reenactors" at these events. The hobby just is simply not that large anymore.
      Plus the 2nd one which involves some of the people that put on the yearly
      Gettysburg event, is going to be the same weekend that the NPS is planning
      on their observance of the battle. In fact there is going to be 3
      observances of the anniversary of the battle.

      I know of some who have committed to the NPS event, and a few will go
      to the first reenactment, (Maryland My Maryland) and stay around for the
      NPS. I also know of 5 large Federal reenactment organizations, plus possibly
      some parts of others, that will be at MMM. Not to mention the CSA forces
      that have committed to it.

      And, a few weeks afterwards, there is the 150th Vicksburg Campaign in
      Mississippi, which most of the western groups will be supporting. Plus the
      150th Perryville is the first week in October..............................

      So all the potential forces that have been at the larger Antietam
      reenactments in years past are splitting up, or are just not reenacting the Civil
      War any longer. There will not be "thousands of reenactors" at any of
      these. We could very well get over 2000 for MMM but that will be the largest of
      the three.

      But this is not so unusal, there are actually two Shiloh events this
      March/April, both on the same weekend, and just down the road from each other.

      Yep, it is certainly interesting, and a bit amusing.
      Mike Lavis

      In a message dated 12/8/2011 11:54:17 A.M. Eastern Standard Time,
      RoteBaron@... writes:

      Two re-enactments of Battle of Antietam are planned — on back-to-back
      weekends in September 2012.

      Read the story at:


      Tom Shay

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