150th Sailor’s Creek – 1st Announcement

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The Southern Division is proud to announce that The 150th Commemoration of the Battle of Sailor’s Creek is now a reality. After “fits and starts” and a major set-back, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Southern Division have combined forces to organize the event. As in the 70’s, 80’s, and early 90’s the event will be held on the original ground. It will entail a four mile moving rear-guard action over the original route that will culminate in the accurate portrayal of the action at Sailor’s Creek.

At this time, the event is limited to 500 total participants. It will be a ‘Campaign’ oriented event, i.e. shelter halves or flys only. Participants should have the appropriate mind set. Confederate States forces will represent Crutchfield’s, Tucker’s, and Moore’s brigades, and Kershaw’s division in historic proportions by prior arrangement with the host unit. United States forces will portray the 2nd and 3rd Brigades of the 1st Division, 6th Corps. Event registration is $10. The event website is currently being constructed and will be fully functional in January. In the interim the public FaceBook group 150’thSailorsCreek has been created to disseminate information.

Interest on the CS side is very high, and at this point we have room for more high quality Federals. Inquiries should be directed to Dick Watters either via FaceBook or email at 150thsailorscreek@centurylink.net.

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