Greetings everyone! I hope this finds you all well and in good spirits. There’s a lot to cover so I’ll get right to it.
A firewood detail day has been set for Saturday, April 24 at Sycamore Shoals beginning at 9:00 am. There are plenty of fallen trees in the park that we can use for the May Siege. If a good number shows up we can get the firewood taken care of in a few hours.
Siege of Fort Watauga is May 15 – 16. This is our biggest event, and
it’s shaping up to be a great one. We already have 70 registered
participants including 6 sutlers. With our group included we’ll have well over 100 re-enactors present. Please remember to bring items for the auction (period correct items please). We will be providing a BBQ supper for our guests on Saturday evening. To help offset the cost we are asking that members of the unit pay for their supper. The cost will be $7.00 each, which includes pulled pork BBQ, bread, slaw, beans, and drink. If the cost poses a problem please come to me and we’ll work it out. No worries.
If anyone wants to do a special program or presentation for the siege let me know by this weekend so I can put you on the schedule.
The weekend following our Siege is the “Siege at the Blockhouse” at Natural Tunnel State Park in Duffield, VA. This has become a really nice, relaxed event with two great battles. The organizers of this event want to know how many people from our unit plan to attend. Please let me know by this weekend if you want to go so I can relay that info to the good folks there at the Blockhouse.
Thanks to all who attended our muster last weekend. We had a good report and all went well. Randy, Sterling, and I went to Fort Dobbs for their “War for Empire” event, which was the 250th anniversary of the battle there. A great time was had by all. Many of you may not know that Beth Hill, the executive director of Fort Dobbs, will soon be leaving the
site. She has taken the directorship of Fort Ticonderoga in New York. She wanted me to express her gratitude to all who had attended Fort Dobbs in the past, and asked for our continued support to the site in the future.
If you haven’t been to a muster at the fort in a while you really are missing some great fun. The public interest has grown tremendously and the camaraderie couldn’t be better. Please make every effort to come and participate in some great living history.
Again, if you have any questions or concerns please feel free to contact