2019 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.
22-24 February: Winter Quarters at Dill’s Tavern, PA. This is our usual winter quarters event with our NCO School, light drill, flea market, and general merriment. Closed to the public. For more information please see the event Facebook page. There will be no cost to attend. This is a Stonewall Brigade event.
29-31 March: Camp of Instruction at Monocacy National Battlefield in Fredrick, MD. This event is held jointly with the Confederate Military Forces. For more information please see the event Facebook page. There will be no cost to attend. This is a Stonewall Brigade event.
6 April: Civil War & Emancipation Day at Tredegar Iron Works in Richmond, VA. One day living history with drill demonstrations and blanket displays. This is a 4th Virginia Company F-supported event.
26-28 April: Rupp House Living History in Gettysburg, PA. Weekend living history interacting with the public. This is a 4th Virginia Company F-supported event. For more information, please see the event Facebook page.
1-2 June: Cold Harbor 155th Anniversary Living History. There will be other Confederate and Union troops in attendance, with rifle demonstrations each day and Saturday night candlelight tours. Our camp will be on the battlefield, along the original Confederate trench lines. The site is wooded, so there’s lots of shade and the National Park Service will provide wood, water, and restrooms. For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page. This is a 4th Virginia Company F-supported event.
29-30 June: Gaines’ Mill living history. Camps near the Watt House with rifle demonstrations each day. This is a 4th Virginia Company F-supported event.
3-4 August: Civil War Weekend at The Winery at Bull Run. The Stonewall Brigade hosts this event, which we are expanding this year to two days (Saturday morning through Sunday afternoon). Details TBA. For more information, please visit the event’s Facebook page. This is a Stonewall Brigade event.
4-6 October: Shenandoah 1864. Registration is available here and more information is available on the event’s Facebook page. You can also find additional information on our own Facebook page for the event. As a late war event, Brigade members are highly encouraged to wear a Richmond Depot Type II or Type III jacket in blue-grey kersey or a Peter Tait jacket. Grey RDII/RDIII jackets are an acceptable alternative. Trousers should be English Army cloth blue or grey jean. Slouch hats or Richmond Depot kepis in blue-grey kersey are strongly encouraged. Some captured Federal equipment is acceptable. Please limit tentage to shared tent flies and a smaller number of captured Federal shelter halves. For additional information on uniforms and equipment for this event, please read this article on Looking 1864. This is a Southern Division maximum effort event and a Stonewall Brigade event.
19 October: 158th Anniversary of the Battle of Ball’s Bluff. Living history and drill demonstrations on the original battlefield as part of the annual anniversary program. We’ll be in the woods where we have been over the past few years. There will guided tours of the battlefield, a period band, and an artillery demonstration. In the evening they will have the illumination of the trail down to the National Cemetery. Uniform and gear is early war; if you have a 17th Mississippi uniform, please wear it, otherwise commutation jackets, frocks, or battle shirts, are requested. Try to arrive around 10am to set up camp and prepare for the day. This is a 5th Virginia-supported event.
6-8 December: Christmas living history at Rupp House, Gettysburg, PA. This is a 4th Virginia Company F-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.
23-24 March: Battle of First Kernstown in Winchester, Virginia. This is a 10th Virginia living history to which they have invited us. More information is available on the event Facebook page.
3-5 May: Warlike Along the Rapidan. This is a Liberty Rifles immersive authentic event with strict authenticity guidelines and uniform requirements. Pre-registration is strictly required.
18-19 May: 155th Anniversary Battle of New Market. This is the usual mainstream annual battle event. Stonewall Brigade members are invited to fall in with either the CMF or 10th Virginia, both of whom will be part of the 26th Virginia Battalion being fielded for the event by Chris Anders.
8 June: Fort Ward Civil War Camp Day. One day living history, but overnight camping is available the 7th and 8th.
29-30 June: Pitzer’s Woods at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. This is a CMF living history to which they have invited us.
29-30 June: 15th Alabama at Little Round Top, Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. The Liberty Rifles will be hosting a Living History that will be immersive in nature but with heavy public interaction through the day. The highlight of the weekend will be a real time simulated assault against the public who will be on the spur of Little Round Top as the 20th Maine as the reenactors launch several attacks against them. They will camp at the Slyder Farm on the battlefield, issue rations, drill, and engage in various public demos. They will field 4 Companies of the 15th Alabama, so they have a cap on the number of participants. This event is by invite only – please contact Captain Williams if you are interested. More information is available on the event Facebook page.
6-7 July: Spandler’s Spring at the Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. This is a 10th Virginia living history to which they have invited us.
5- 7 July: GAC’s Battle of Gettysburg. This is the usual mainstream annual battle event.
10-11 August: Battle of Cedar Mountain. This is a 10th Virginia living history to which they have invited us. Registration and additional information are available on the event Facebook page.
20-22 September: Battle of Third Winchester in Winchester, Virginia. This is a 10th Virginia living history with the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation to which they have invited us. They will be portraying elements of Terry’s Brigade, which included the remnants of the Stonewall Brigade. The event will be held Friday-Sunday at the Star Fort in Winchester. Main program will occur on Saturday.
18-20 October: Battle of Cedar Creek. This is the usual mainstream annual battle event. Although the Southern Division is not attending, part of the CMF will be there for any Stonewall Brigade members to fall in with if interested. Registration is available here.
19-20 October: Belle Grove Living History. This is a 10th Virginia living history to which they have invited us. It is held on the same weekend as the mainstream Cedar Creek event, but on an adjacent historic property. The demonstration schedule will be structured so that anyone interested in participating in the Cedar Creek battles can walk over and participate.
19 October: Balls Bluff Battlefield Anniversary Day.
23 November: Gettysburg Remembrance Day Parade. Members of the Stonewall Brigade are invited to march with either the CMF or 10th Virginia.
14 December: Fort Ward’s annual Christmas in Camp program.