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Palmetto Battalion's Upcoming Events
Cheraw - April 6-7, 2013
In the historic town by the same name. Along with the battles, they do a living
history on Saturday evening at St. David's church. The camp site on the banks of the
Pee Dee river couldn't be any better. Click here to get more info.
Click here for a map.
Battle For Columbia - May 4-5, 2013
This is a great site with really nice camping. The event coincides with Confederate
Memorial Day. Its a chance to get 2 Battalion affiliated events in 1 weekend.
More info is here. And
maps to the event and Elmwood Cemetery can be found here.
150th Gettysburg - June 27-30, 2013
The Palmetto Battalion has affiliated with the Blue/Gray Alliance event. We are assured
that this event is for reenactors, not a football field event for spectators.
Planned scenarios are:
|The Great Battle Begins
Culps Hill and McPhersons Ridge
Peach Orchard, Wheat Field, and Little Round Top
Registration for Gettysburg is open and filling fast, especially for
artillery. Even though registration goes through June 1, 2013, you should register as soon
as possible. The fee is $20 per head under age of 14. Registration can be done on-line as
an individual, family, or unit at www.bluegraygettysburg.com.
Click registration page to complete/submit form and pay fee via PayPal with credit
or debit card. There is a drop-down box under affiliation. Palmetto Battalion appears in
the drop down box. For those not wanting to use this payment method, give Leland
$20. Any checks given to Leland must be made out to SECESSION COMPANY. Leland will not be
responsible for any individual registrations after 12/31/12. All infantrymen should
be prepared to burn 100 rounds per day. You may order your powder and caps in advance and
at cost from Ed Snyder at firstname.lastname@example.org.
An update. The site has been announced. Its Bushey Farm, where the 135th was. You
remember, where the infamous dog fight took place. Heres some advice from someone
that has been to Gettysburg a few times. Find the back roads. Event parking will be a
mess. I heard stories of people that were stuck for hours trying to get out. If we camp in
the back like we did 15 years ago, theres a paved road that runs along the back of
the camping area. If I were me, and I am, Id park as close to the exit as possible.
Then on Sunday, Id drive around and pack out the back.
Another hint. Any Ramada Rangers out there might consider the Carroll Valley Golf Resort.
Its actually closer than Gettysburg. It uses those highly recommended back roads. I
stayed there a while back and remember it as being quite nice. And if you want to go up to
Gettysburg, its not but about 20 minutes. Just sayin.
150th Chickamauga - September 19-22, 2013
It's still a long way off, but worth thinking about. The event is being put on by
the Blue Gray Alliance. For discussion, click here.