2023 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 each 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.
24-26 February: Winter Quarters at Dill’s Tavern in Dillsburg, PA. This event is closed to the public and is by invitation only. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required, although the Tavern will ask that everyone attending fill out a standard liability release form upon arrival. This is a Stonewall Brigade event.
15-16 April: Spring Drill in Madison County, VA. This event is closed to the public and is by invitation only. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required. This is a Stonewall Brigade event.
5-7 May: 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Chancellorsville Living History at the 1781 Brewing Company in Spotsylvania, VA. On original ground at the site where Jackson had his arm amputated. We will be part of the Confederate Living History company for the event, portraying the 55th Virginia (a local unit) along with the 10th VA and Allegheny Guard. The event will be a large-scale authentic living history that will include immersive public demos, camp life, picket, skirmishers, lantern/torch tours, and a hospital scenario. Registration is $20. More information is available on the Facebook event page and on our company’s Facebook group. This is a Stonewall Brigade event.
22-25 June: Acts of Valor – 160th Anniversary of the Battle of Gettysburg in Gettysburg, PA. Put on the group Patriots of the Civil War Association with logistical assistance from Homespun Historical Ventures. Registration is available on the website above. This is a Stonewall Brigade maximum effort event.
28-30 July: Receding Tide in Sharpsburg, MD. This event is closed to the public and is by invitation only. Put on by Homespun Historical Ventures and portraying the defense of Williamsport during the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg. We’ll be portraying the 18th Mississippi Company H/Company K. The event will feature full entrenchments and is an immersive weekend experience, without any scripted battles, but with constant picket duty and skirmishing. Registration is $40 and includes full rations for the weekend. There will also be several group guys available for the event. The first is a Richmond Depot Type II blank (jacket comes fully assembled, but you have to do the finishing work by hand) from Ben Tart. Registration is available here and the 18th MS Facebook page and Company H/Company K’s Facebook Group contain additional information. There will be no cost to attend this event and registration is not required. This is a Stonewall Brigade maximum effort event.
26 August: Living History at The Winery at Bull Run in Centreville, VA. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required. More details TBA. This is a 33rd VA Co. H event.
14-15 October: 160th Anniversary Commemoration of the Battle of Bristoe Station at the Bristoe Station Battlefield in Bristow, VA. This living history event will feature artillery firing demonstrations, tactical and drill demonstrations, battlefield tours, and a nighttime illumination. There is no cost to attend and no registration is required. More details TBA. This is a Stonewall Brigade 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 or small group.
13 May: Monocacy NPS Infantry Training Day. Hosted by the Confederate Military Forces and required for anyone interested in participate in small arms firing demonstrations at either Monocacy or Antietam in 2023.
19-21 May: Tigers on the March in Front Royal/Middletown, VA. This is a 8.5 mile preservation march put on by the 10th Virginia to help raise funds for the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation. They will be portraying the 7th LA in the pursuit of Gen. Bank’s army from Front Royal in 1862. Registration is $35 and will include rations. Registration and additional info are available on the event Facebook page.
1-2 July: Gettysburg NPS Living History at Spangler’s Spring. Hosted by the Confederate Military Forces.
8-9 July: Monocacy NPS Living History. Hosted by the Confederate Military Forces.
16-17 September: Antietam NPS Living History. Hosted by the Confederate Military Forces. The CS contingent will only do firings on Sunday the 17th (11:00, 1:00, and 3:00), and will carry out living history the remaining time.
8 October: Antietam NPS Living History. Hosted by the Confederate Military Forces.
20-22 October: 159th Anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek. The Stonewall Brigade has been invited to join with the Confederate Military Forces for this event.
18 November: Remembrance Day Parade in Gettysburg, PA. Both the Allegheny Guard and Confederate Military Forces have invited the Stonewall Brigade to march with them. The Allegheny Guard will also be conducting a living history at the Rupp House.