Good Afternoon Everyone,


First I want to thank everyone that came out for the Winter Militia Muster this past weekend. I enjoyed everyone’s company and we got in  a lot of good drill and artillery training. Thanks Ramona and Lisa for all the delicious food and refreshment. Each cabin was alive with activity, and Earl and Kim had a great looking hunters camp in the woods. Also many thanks to the Fifes & Drums for some great music this weekend.


As many of you remember. The Walnut Grove event last October was cancelled due to torrential rain and flooding. The make-up date for the event is March 5-6. I need a count of who plans to go ASAP so I can let the event coordinators know our numbers.


Also, as stated this weekend, the Carter Mansion Celebration will have to be moved to accommodate the event at Cumberland Gap. The only date that is good for the park is the first weekend in April. The 2nd and 3rd . This will be the weekend after Easter and the weekend before Cumberland Gap. Also, on the weekend of the 16th and 17th , Davy Crockett Birthplace will be hosting a primitive encampment weekend for the OVTA. Below is a schedule from now until May.


March 5-6: Walnut Grove, Roebuck, SC

April 2-3: Carter Mansion Celebration

April 9,10,11: Cumberland Gap

April 16-17: Davy Crockett OVTA weekend

April 30 – May 1: Blockhouse Event, Natural Tunnel State Park

May 7: Kickoff to the Frontier Expedition Event. SSSHP

May 13,14,15: Martin’s Station

May21-22: Siege of Fort Watauga


Lots to plan for!


Also looking down the road quite a bit…

This one may come as quite a surprise. I know that many of you have expressed an interest in putting on a Haunted event in October. I spoke to Jennifer about it and she is really excited. If you think this is something that you would be interested in helping with please let me know. As of now, the likely date for such an event will be Saturday, October 29th. I think if we put it in a historical context it might spark some interest in the young folks. I don’t know…maybe something along the lines of the “ZOMBIE INVASION OF 1776” !!!


Quite a bit to think about, I know, but all fun stuff indeed. Thanks again and I look forward to our next meeting.


Take Care,

Col. Bogart


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