2018 Stonewall Brigade Event Calendar
The Stonewall Brigade calendar is divided into three types of events. Brigade Maximum Effort events are the small number of events year year that we encourage all our members to make an extra effort to attend. Brigade events are events we have voted to attend as a Brigade and all Brigade members are encouraged to attend. Company supported events are generally smaller events and living histories our member companies have voted to support. All Brigade members are permitted to attend events supported by their sister companies.
23-25 February: Winter Quarters at Dill’s Tavern in Dillsburg, PA (closed to public). The 5th Virginia will be providing Saturday breakfast, the 33rd Virginia will be providing lunch, and the 4th Virginia supper. The Brigade staff will provide Sunday breakfast. Any uniform from the Brigade uniform guidelines is acceptable. We will hold our annual NCO/Officer school and flea market, so please bring any gear you are looking to sell. There is no fee or registration for this event. Stonewall Brigade event.
27-29 April: Spring Camp of Instruction at Balls Bluff Battlefield Park, VA. This event is hosted by the Stonewall Brigade and is open to our sister units in the Confederate Military Forces and Chesapeake Rifles. Company drill will be held Saturday morning followed by battalion drill in the afternoon. Additional drill will be held on Sunday. Please attempt to at least attend the Saturday drill session if at all possible. There is no water on site, so please arrive with a full canteen and extra water if possible. Uniform guidelines and further details TBA. There is no fee or registration for this event. Stonewall Brigade event.
9-10 June: Prelude to Invasion at Brandy Station Battlefield, VA. A Liberty Rifles living history event portraying the 8th Virginia prior to the Gettysburg campaign. Elements of the 5th Virginia plan to attend. Additional information is available on the event page here and registration is available here. This is a 5th Virginia-supported event.
24 June: Civil War Day at the Winery at Bull Run in Centerville, VA. Event runs Sunday from 11-6. Please be onsite no later than 9:30 so that we can muster and drill prior to the public’s arrival. Uniform and impression TBA. Anyone with Federal gear is encouraged to galvanize to balance force ratios. There is no fee or registration for this event. Stonewall Brigade Maximum Effort Event.
5-8 July: Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, PA. This is a Southern Division maximum effort event. The Southern Division will be camping separately Thursday evening and marching directly into the McPherson’s Ridge scenario Friday morning. This is a three day event with five battle scenarios, so ensure that you prepare adequate rounds and rations. Impression is mid-war, so the required uniform is Richmond Depot Type II jackets in jean or kersey wool, grey or brown plain trousers, and either a kepi or slouch hat. Tentage should be limited to flies and Federal shelter halves. Some limited use of Federal equipment is permitted. Event information can be found here and registration is here. Please note that the registration is designed for whole companies to register together, so some of the fields are a little confusing. Put the Stonewall Brigade as your unit, put yourself as the unit contact person, list your affiliation as the Southern Division, and put just your own name/rank on the Company Muster Roll. Stonewall Brigade Maximum Effort Event.
TBA in August: Ducard Winery in Madison, VA. Living history. Those interested may spend Saturday night at the Winery. Further details TBA. This is a 33rd Virginia-supported event.
6-7 October: Waterford Fair in Waterford, VA. This is a bounty event, with $10 per man per day going into your company’s treasury. There is no registration or fee for this event. Uniform guidelines TBA (some of us may be asked to galvanize). Further details TBA. This is a 5th Virginia-supported event.
19-21 October: Battle of Cedar Creek at Cedar Creek Battlefield, VA. Registration and event details TBA. The event page is located here. Stonewall Brigade event.
27-28 October: Skirmish and living history at Balls Bluff Battlefield in Leesburg, VA. Requested uniform is Mississippi jackets with matching trousers; either kepis or slouch hats; early war canteens, knapsacks, haversacks, etc… if you own a smoothbore, this is an excellent event to use it. Any early war commutation jacket is an acceptable alternative; RDII jackets are allowed, you are encouraged to temporarily trim it for the event. This is a 5th Virginia-supported event.
2-4 November: Tactical at Fort Branch, NC. Elements of the 5th VA will be attending for a Union impression. Details TBA. This is a 5th Virginia-supported event.
8 December: Christmas living history at Fort Ward, Alexandria, VA. Event is held from 12-4. Please arrive no later than 11:30 to set-up. Please dress for the weather. This is a 5th Virginia-supported event.
The following are events which the Stonewall Brigade and its member companies have not voted to attend as a group. They are, however, hosted by our sister organizations and trusted partners and we are listing them here for the awareness of our members should they wish to attend as an individual.
6-8 April: Living history at Appomattox Courthouse National Battlefield Park, VA. The ANV is responsible for providing the Confederate contingent for the NPS anniversary commemoration, but has partnered with the Carolina Legion to provide additional numbers. CS participants are capped at 200 and it’s currently unclear how many slots will be open to Southern Division members. Saturday will feature the attempted 2nd Corps Breakout and two surrender ceremonies, while there will be a final surrender ceremony Sunday just after noon.
7 April: Sailor’s Creek at Sailor’s Creek Battlefield, VA. Saturday living history hosted by the IVR. Elements of the Southern Division have been asked to form a 50 man company. For further information, contact Overnight camping is available for those interested.
20-22 April: Luray Artillery Training and Living History Weekend at Luray Caverns, VA. Primarily an artillery focused event, but infantry is welcome to attend. The artillery impression is the Stonewall Brigade’s own Rockbridge Artillery. This event is supported by the Southern Division, LLC. Further information can be found on the event’s Facebook page.
2-3 June: Crossroads to Gettysburg in Allaire, NJ. This is a full immersion event with the Confederate forces led by Chris Anders. Members of the Stonewall Brigade are invited to join the 5th Alabama, Company C organized by our sister unit the Confederate Military Forces. Additional information and registration information is available on the event Facebook page and the 5th Alabama page.
2-3 June: Living history at Cold Harbor National Battlefield, VA. This is an event hosted by our sister unit the Confederate Military Forces. For further information please contact Sandy Andrews of the CMF at email@example.com.
9 June: Civil War Camp Day at Fort Ward in Alexandria, VA. Overnight camping is available for those interested. While we have been invited to this event, it is not current supported by the Brigade or a member company. If you are interested in attending, please contact event organizer Susan Cumbey at Susan.Cumbey@alexandriava.gov.
30 June-1 July: Pritzer’s Woods living history at Gettysburg National Battlefield, PA. This is an event hosted by our sister unit the Confederate Military Forces. For further information please contact Curtis Utz of the CMF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
20-22 July: Henry House Hill living history at Manassas National Battlefield, VA. This is an event hosted by our sister unit the Confederate Military Forces. Impression is early war, so please wear appropriate commutation jackets, Richmond Depot Type I jackets, frocks, or battleshirts. Smoothbore muskets and other early war pieces are encouraged. For further information please contact Curtis Utz of the CMF at email@example.com.
10-12 August: Living History at the Cedar Mountain Battlefield, VA. This is an event hosted by our sister unit the 10th Virginia. For further information, check out the event’s Facebook page.
14-16 September: Living history at Antietam National Battlefield, MD. This is an event hosted by our sister unit the Confederate Military Forces. For further information please contact Curtis Utz of the CMF at firstname.lastname@example.org.
2-4 November: Averell’s Advance at Droop Mountain, WV. This is an immersion event and Confederate registration is capped at 125 muskets. It is on original ground and Confederate forces will be holding the mountain top at 3,100 feet. For more information please see the event page or event Facebook page.