Monday, February 8, 2010
Getting Ready for the Next 145th Anniversary Event
Its been busy since my last post nearly three weeks ago, but not busy in the sense that there's been much to write about. I've been helping with preparations for the 145th anniversary event at Fort Anderson. The event will be held February 20-21 and the staff has planned an ambitious program that includes a different battle scenario each day (the fall of Fort Anderson on Saturday and the Battle of Town Creek on Sunday) and an evening lantern tour after dark on Saturday. Aside from my duties as a Historic Sites employee, my reenacting unit will be participating in the event. Usually, we do a living history display as Confederate Navy and Marines. However, this year there was a need for more Federal participation (as there always is at these things) so we decided to don our Union duds and dust off our impression as 2nd North Carolina US Volunteers. Though some of our guys will be doing Union Navy and Marine, most of us will be playing infantry. We are looking forward to doing something a little different than usual and burning some powder. Should prove to be a fun event!