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  • For those of you in the Fredericksburg Area

    The Commemoration of the 145th Anniversary of the Battle of Fredericksburg will be this weekend. It should be really good.

    The info on the event is attached. I plan to be out there (not reenacting) and hope to see you there.
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    Any fees you are aware of?
    Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
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    • #3
      Originally posted by Dallas View Post
      Any fees you are aware of?
      Nope. All free as far as I know. NPS doesn't charge a fee down here (unless you want to see the movie, which is $2 and very good).
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      • #4
        When I went down to Fredericksburg, they weren't really friendly to me. I wore a union kepi, and I was only 12 years old.
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        • #5
          Well, we would have been more generous this time around. Anyone with a union kepi got an ounce of lead for free! Check out the photos in a separate thread.
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          Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


          "Never pet a burning dog."

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          http://www.sca.org
          http://www.scv.org/
          http://www.scouting.org/

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          • #6
            Originally posted by Iron Brigade View Post
            When I went down to Fredericksburg, they weren't really friendly to me. I wore a union kepi, and I was only 12 years old.

            You were wearing that Union Kepi on the wrong side of the Mason Dixon line. I took my older son to Gettysburg back when he was about 12 or 13 to see the annual reenactment. He said he wanted a Kepi, he choose a Union Infantry one. I've been reminding him that ALL of his Civil War ancestors have been rolling in their graves ever since,
            Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by Dallas View Post
              I've been reminding him that ALL of his Civil War ancestors have been rolling in their graves ever since,
              ...and rightfully so!

              A friend of mine spent the last year in Afghanistan, so I took his son to the reenactment of New Market this spring. He asked me which side he should cheer for, since Idaho (his home state) wasn't in the union yet. I told him he lives in Virginia now and should do his duty to the state he lives in, so he bought a gray kepi. When he got home that night, his Mom told him she hoped he'd cheered for the north, the side his ancestors fought on. His answer, "but I'm a Virginian now, Mom!"

              Yep, I got a phone call over that one.
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              • #8
                Hey Janos since i was unable to make it down for the festivites. How did it go this weekend?
                Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
                If you're going to be one you might as well be a BIG RED ONE

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                • #9
                  Very good...I've posted the photos. It was hard to get good photos of the yankees attacking the heights. Unfortunately, there was a 1960s era house and cars behind them so almost every shot has an unfortunate anachronism in it.

                  The tour of the Slaughter Pen was OK, but could have been much better. They largely ignored the "Home Team" in it, which is the part I wanted to hear.
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                  Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


                  "Never pet a burning dog."

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Janos View Post
                    ...and rightfully so!

                    A friend of mine spent the last year in Afghanistan, so I took his son to the reenactment of New Market this spring. He asked me which side he should cheer for, since Idaho (his home state) wasn't in the union yet. I told him he lives in Virginia now and should do his duty to the state he lives in, so he bought a gray kepi. When he got home that night, his Mom told him she hoped he'd cheered for the north, the side his ancestors fought on. His answer, "but I'm a Virginian now, Mom!"
                    A tour guide at Gettysburg asked me where I was from. I said Idaho. He gave me a bad time the rest of the trip of not being from a State that fought on either side. But, it was all in good fun.
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                    • #11
                      Thanks.
                      Those that forget history are condemed to repeat it.
                      If you're going to be one you might as well be a BIG RED ONE

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by Dallas View Post
                        Thanks.
                        You're welcome...next year make the trip!
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                        Time Magazine's Person of the Year for 2003 & 2006


                        "Never pet a burning dog."

                        RECOMMENDED WEBSITES:
                        http://www.mormon.org
                        http://www.sca.org
                        http://www.scv.org/
                        http://www.scouting.org/

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