2021 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.
28-30 May: 33rd Virginia Drill Weekend in Madison County, VA. This is a private event and is only open to Stonewall Brigade members. In addition to some light drill on Saturday, we will be taking a group trip to visit the Cedar Mountain Battlefield. This is a 33rd Virginia Co. H-hosted event.
17-18 July: 160th Anniversary of First Manassas NPS Living History at Manassas National Battlefield in Manassas, VA. Details TBA. There will be no cost to attend. This is a Stonewall Brigade event.
18-19 September: 159th Anniversary of Antietam NPS Living History at Antietam National Battlefield in Sharpsburg, MD. Hosted by the Confederate Military Forces (CMF). Details TBA. The Federal contingent will conduct demonstrations on Saturday, while we will be responsible for demonstrations on Sunday. Currently, there are no plans for an A.P. Hill March this year. There will be no cost to attend this event. This is a Stonewall Brigade event.
15-17 October: 157th Battle of Cedar Creek. The mail-in registration form is available here. The early registration fee of $20 has been extended to June. As a late war event, brigade members are strongly encouraged to wear an RD II/III jacket in blue-grey kersey. Trousers should be English blue kersey or grey/brown jean. Slouch hats or blue-grey Richmond Depot kepis are the preferred headgear. For additional details on adapting your impression to 1864, please see the Late War section of this article. This is a Stonewall Brigade event.
23 October: 160th Anniversary of Balls Bluff. Day long living history with Union and Confederate demonstrations, artillery firing, and period music. Further details TBA. This is a 5th Virginia Co. A-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 or small group.
3-4 July **Cancelled**: Living history at Pitzer’s Woods, Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. This is a CMF-supported event.
2-4 July: 158th Anniversary reenactment of the Battle of Gettysburg. Hosted by the Gettysburg Battlefield Preservation Association at the Daniel Lady Farm. Additional information and registration is available here.
9-11 July: Living history at Lee’s Headquarters, Gettysburg, PA. The Confederate contingent will portray a section of Dance’s Battery and the Union participants a platoon of Federal Infantry. Arrival Friday evening allowed, public demo’s Saturday (probably 3) and Sunday (probably 2 but done by mid-afternoon). Registration fee will be $15, all net proceeds will be donated to the American Battlefield Trust. Please contact Brigade Staff if you are interested in attending.
10-11 July: Living history at Monocacy National Battlefield. This is a CMF-supported event.
24-26 September: Battle reenactment at Ridley Creek State Park in Gradyville, PA.
8-10 October: Living history at Pitzer’s Woods, Gettysburg National Battlefield Park. This is a 26th North Carolina-supported event. On Sunday a member of the 26th North Carolina will be conducting a battlefield walk of Culp’s Hill.
8-10 October: 9th PA and Hogs Head Mess hosted living history at Petersburg National Battlefield. They will be assisting the NPS in constructing period entrenchments at one of the interpretive stops along the battlefield tour route. This is a Federal impression event.
23-24 October: Living history at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site in Four Oaks, NC. This is a 26th North Carolina-hosted event. The event focuses on their evening program including picket firing from the original trenches.
20 November: Remembrance Day Parade in Gettysburg, PA.