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Pledge to the flag of the UNITED STATES OF AMERICA


I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE FLAG OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
AND TO THE REPUBLIC FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
ONE NATION UNDER GOD, INDIVISIBLE*, WITH LIBERTY AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.

Pledge to the GEORGIA Flag



I PLEDGE ALLEGIANCE TO THE GEORGIA STATE FLAG
AND TO PRINCIPLES FOR WHICH IT STANDS,
WISDOM, JUSTICE AND MODERATION.

Salute to the CONFEDERATE Flag


I SALUTE THE CONFEDERATE FLAG WITH AFFECTION, REVERENCE AND
UNDYING DEVOTION TO THE CAUSE* FOR WHICH IT STANDS.
*That Cause is resistance to nationlist tyrrany and the preservation of states' rights and individual liberty.

 

Mechanized Cavalry Calendar of Events

This event calendar is for the Georgia Cavalry to capture times for rides, meetings, or any event you would like to share with others. This list is just for your information on events around the South. This Calendar will be updated every two weeks. So if you have an event you want to let others know about, send it in for us to post. Send events to sejhj1998@hotmail.com or roadking0366@yahoo.com. After an event date has passed on the calendar, the event will be deleted.

Below you will find the Most current Calendar information. For a Detailed view, please click on the Current Month Calendar link which will open a seperate PDF file page. This will be the same view as the bi-monthly emailed calendar. Below the calendar link is a quick preview listing up the same events.

 

I have had a few compatriots ask as to what are the priority events. After some long thought, it is difficult to decide what is a priority event. What you feel in your heart and have time available should be a priority. Memorial services are top on my list. Our ancestors should not be forgotten, we are here for THEM. That is why we do what we do. Any event where we can be seen and interact with the public should be a priority. It is our Duty to inform the public of the true history of the Confederate Cause and Confederate Soldier. Therefore any event listed in this calendar should be a priority. Aside from these events, any scheduled meetings such as our quarterlies or an event where volunteers are needed Is a Top Priority.

 


FEB 23-25, 2018

SC-24th Annual Battle of Aiken Reenactment

SC-24th Annual Battle of Aiken Reenactment - Friday through Sunday, February 23 through 25, 1210 Powell Pond Road, Aiken SC. See history come alive with cannon, cavalry and living history experts. For three days, reenactors eat, sleep, live and fight in a painfully recreated version of the world in 1865. This War Between the States event has grown from a few hundred men with muskets to a full-blown Civil War festival. In addition to battle reenactments, there are authentic 19th-century military encampments, living history presentations, reproductions of medical facilities, an engineer and signal service, musicians, and civilian portrayals. Food is available for purchase. Friday: free admission for school groups with reservations although a donation of canned goods is encouraged. Saturday & Sunday: open to the general public 9:00 am to 5:00 pm. Directions: I-20 to Exit #18, SC Hwy. 19. Turn south toward Aiken. Turn left onto Powell Pond Road and follow signs. Admission: Adults $12.00, Children (ages 6 to 12) $6.00, under age 6 are free. 888-378-7623, www.battleofaiken.org


MAR 1, 2018

GA-Last Days of Stonewall Jackson

GA-Last Days of Stonewall Jackson - Thursday, March 1, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian Chris Mackowski will speak during the monthly meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free. cobbcivilwarrt@gmail.com, www.cobbcwrt.org/


MAR 2-3, 2018

GA-Candle Light Tour at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield

GA-Candle Light Tour at Pickett’s Mill Battlefield - Friday & Saturday, March 2 & 3, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Take a guided candlelit walk through this Civil War battlefield, and then watch cannon and musket firings. Walk the ravine where Confederate General Patrick Cleburne planned a daring night assault to capture the Federal positions. Experience civilians and soldiers being forced from the woods. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail® (http://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html). Friday: 7:00 to 9:00 pm, Saturday: 6:00 to 9:00 pm. Admission: $10.00. 770-443-7850, georgiastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield


MAR 2-4, 2018

SC-17th Annual Battle for Broxton Bridge Reenactment

SC-17th Annual Battle for Broxton Bridge Reenactment - Friday through Sunday, March 2 through 4, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, Broxton Bridge Plantation, U.S. Hwy. 601, Ehrhardt SC. Living history and reenactment on the 153rd anniversary of the Battle of Broxton Bridge. Special attractions include the H. L. Hunley submarine traveling exhibit. Living History Day for schoolchildren is Friday. Battle reenactments on part of the actual Civil War battlefield are at 2:00 pm on both Saturday and Sunday. Admission: Adults $10.00, Children (ages 6 to 17) $3.00. 800-437-4868, broxtonbridge.com/battle.htm


MAR 10, 2018

GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday

GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, March 10, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club is a volunteer organization designed to assist with trail maintenance at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Trained crew leaders lead teams of volunteers on trail work projects throughout the park. Trail building experience is not necessary. Meet at the parking lot on Old Highway 41. The Park provides all necessary tools and safety equipment. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail® (www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/AtlantaCampaignBrochure.pdf). 770-427-4686, www.kennesawmountaintrailclub.org (check beforehand concerning possible cancellation due to cold or bad weather).


MAR 19, 2018

GA-The Confederate Battle Flag

GA-The Confederate Battle Flag - Monday, March 19, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA. Dr. John M. Coski, Historian at The American Civil War Museum in Richmond, Virginia, will speak on the topic entitled “The Confederate Battle Flag” during the monthly meeting of the Augusta Civil War Round Table. Free admission for first time visitors. 706-736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com


MAR 24, 2018

GA-Refugee Encampment

GA-Refugee Encampment - Saturday, March 24, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Experience what it was like for the Pickett family and others to be forced from their homes. Learn how the refugees had to survive and stay away from the fighting. Pickett's Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail® (http://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html). Admission: Adults $5.50, Seniors (ages 62+) $3.50, Youth (ages 6 to 17) $3.00. 770-443-7850, georgiastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield


MAR 24-25, 2018

AL-24th Annual “Siege at Bridgeport” Reenactment

AL-24th Annual “Siege at Bridgeport” Reenactment - Saturday & Sunday, March 24 & 25, 9:00 am to 4:00 pm daily, 2361 County Road 255, Bridgeport AL. Bridgeport brings history alive when 1,500 re-enactors thrill thousands of curious visitors and history buffs with their authentic re-creation of this fateful battle of the Civil War. Also included are period music, authentic encampment and vendors of historical objects and clothing. School day on Friday; open to general public on Saturday & Sunday. Admission: Adults $5.00. 800-259-5508, www.siegeatbridgeport.com


APR 1, 2018

GA-Easter Sunrise Service at Big Buckhead Church

GA-Easter Sunrise Service at Big Buckhead Church - Sunday, April 1, 6:30 am, Big Buckhead Church, 1345 Big Buckhead Church Road, near Millen GA. Annual Easter sunrise service at historic Big Buckhead Church, the site of fierce cavalry action during Sherman’s March to the Sea. Big Buckhead Church is located on the “Left Wing” historic driving route of the March to the Sea Heritage Trail® (www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ewExternalFiles/MarchToTheSeaBrochure.pdf). FREE admission. Directions: I-16 to Exit #104, north on GA Hwy. 23 to U.S. Hwy. 25 near Millen. Turn left, proceeding north through town about one mile beyond airport to Big Buckhead Church Road. Turn left, church is about three miles on the right. 478-982-5595, www.jenkinscountyga.com/


APR 5, 2018

GA-Fighting Joe Hooker

GA-Fighting Joe Hooker - Thursday, April 5, 7:00 pm, Hilton Atlanta Marietta Hotel & Conference Center, 500 Powder Springs Street, Marietta GA. Historian Ethan Rafuse will speak during the monthly meeting of the Civil War Round Table of Cobb County. Admission: $5.00; first-time guests are free. cobbcivilwarrt@gmail.com, www.cobbcwrt.org/


APR 7, 2018

Annual Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial

Ga- Annual Stone Mountain Confederate Memorial Service.
LODGING ARRANGEMENTS:

LODGING WILL BE AT THEM SAME LOCATION AS IN PREVIOUS YEARS!
DAYS INN
2006 GLENN CLUB DRIVE
STONE MOUNTAIN GEORGIA 30087
770-879-0800

A BLOCK OF 60 ROOMS HAVE BEEN RESERVED FOR FRIDAY NIGHT APRIL 6TH, 2018, FOR A MECHANIZED CAVALRY DISCOUNTED RATE OF $72.00 +TAX AND FEES
WHEN MAKING RESERVATIONS, BE SURE TO ASK FOR THE MECHANIZED CAVALRY RATE.

IF DAYS INN FILLS UP, THERE IS A QUALITY INN A BLOCK OR TWO DOWN THE ROAD FROM THE DAYS INN, AND CAMPING FACILITIES INSIDE THE PARK GROUNDS.

Update for OverFlow lodging.....

Days Inn is now Booked up!

Overflow Hotel is
Quality Inn
1595 E Park Place Blvd
Stone Mountain Ga
30087
Phone. 770 465 1022

MORE DETAILS COMING SOON!


APRIL 7, 2018

GA-Park Day- WE NEED TO PARTICIPATE

GA-Park Day - Saturday, April 7, at Civil War sites throughout Georgia. Annual volunteer work day sponsored by the Civil War Trust. This is a hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Activities are chosen by each participating site to meet their own particular needs and can range from raking leaves and hauling trash to painting signs and trail building. Contact the following (or other) Civil War era sites in Georgia for specific information about Park Day at their location:

---Andersonville National Historic Site, Andersonville, 229-924-0343, www.nps.gov/ande/index.htm

---Blue & Gray Museum, Fitzgerald, 229-426-5069, bgmuseum@mchsi.com

---Cave Spring Cemetery, Cave Spring, 706-266-9445, strollinjim@gmail.com

---Chickamauga National Military Park, Fort Oglethorpe, 706-866-9241, www.nps.gov/chch/index.htm

---Dalton Confederate Cemetery, Dalton, 706-278-3925, msowder@dalton.net

---Evergreen Cemetery, Fitzgerald, 229-426-5069, bgmuseum@mchsi.com

---Fort McAllister State Historic Park, Richmond Hill, 912-727-2339, www.gastateparks.org/FortMcAllister

---Fort Pulaski National Monument, Savannah, 912-786-5787, fopu_information@nps.gov

---Jefferson Davis Memorial State Historic Site, Irwinville, 229-831-2335, jeffdavis1@windstream.net

---Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park, Kennesaw, 770-427-4686, www.nps.gov/kemo

---Myrtle Hill Cemetery, Rome, 706-936-9485, bwterry2575@aol.com

---Nash Farm Battlefield Park, Hampton, 770-412-1646, littlelady1861@inbox.com

---Historic Prater’s Mill, Varnell, 706-694-6455, elaine@pratersmill.org

---Resaca Confederate Cemetery, Resaca, 706-602-1864, www.resacabattlefield.org


APR 14, 2018

GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday

GA-Kennesaw Mountain Trails Workday - Saturday, April 14, 8:30 am to 1:00 pm, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park GA. Kennesaw Mountain Trail Club is a volunteer organization designed to assist with trail maintenance at Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park. Trained crew leaders lead teams of volunteers on trail work projects throughout the park. Trail building experience is not necessary. Meet at the parking lot on Old Highway 41. The Park provides all necessary tools and safety equipment. Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail® (http://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html). 770-427-4686, www.kennesawmountaintrailclub.org (check beforehand concerning possible cancellation due to cold or bad weather).


APR 14, 2018

GA-Cabin Life at Pickett’s Mill

GA-Cabin Life at Pickett’s Mill - Saturday, April 14, 10:00 am to 3:00 pm, Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site, 4432 Mount Tabor Church Road, Dallas GA. Join civilian reenactors at our original 164-year-old log cabin. We will be tilling the garden, cooking over a fire, and portraying daily life of the mid-19th century, plus period games for kids. Pickett’s Mill Battlefield State Historic Site is located on the historic driving route of the Atlanta Campaign Heritage Trail® (http://www.civilwarheritagetrails.org/ga-civil-war-trails-map/ga-atlanta-campaign.html). Admission: Adults $5.50, Seniors (ages 62+) $3.50, Youth (ages 6 to 17) $3.00. 770-443-7850, georgiastateparks.org/PickettsMillBattlefield


APR 16, 2018

GA-God as General: Was There a Religious History of the American Civil War?

GA-God as General: Was There a Religious History of the American Civil War? - Monday, April 16, 6:00 to 8:00 pm, Snelling Center, 3165 Washington Road, Augusta GA. Dr. George C. Rable, Professor Emeritus at the University of Alabama, will speak on the topic entitled “God as General: Was There a Religious History of the American Civil War?” based on his book “God’s Almost Chosen People: A Rebellious History of the American Civil War” during the monthly meeting of the Augusta Civil War Round Table. Free admission for first time visitors. 706-736-2909, gfy@gwenfulcheryoung.com


APR 21, 2018

GA-Free Admission Days at Fort Pulaski

GA-Free Admission Days at Fort Pulaski - Saturday, April 21, 9:00 am to 5:00 pm, Fort Pulaski National Monument, U.S. Hwy. 80 East, Savannah GA. The National Park Service offers FREE admission to ALL parks, monuments and historic sites (whether or not connected to the Civil War) that normally charge an admission fee on the following dates during the remainder of 2018:

---April 21 - First Day of National Park Week

---September 22 - National Public Lands Day

---November 11 - Veterans Day

These FREE admission days include Fort Pulaski National Monument near Savannah. Admission to Chickamauga National Military Park, Kennesaw Mountain National Battlefield Park and Andersonville National Historic Site is always free. 912-786-5787, www.nps.gov/fopu/index.htm


MAY 4, 2018

GA-Glascock County During the Civil War

GA-Glascock County During the Civil War - Thursday, May 4, 7:00 pm, Glascock County Community Center, Brassell Park (near the Senior Center), Gibson GA. The public is invited to hear Civil War Heritage Trails Founder & Executive Director Steve Longcrier speak to the Glascock County Historical Society about Glascock County’s involvement in the Civil War. Focus will be on the wartime service of a local unit, the “Gibson Guards” (Company A, 48th GA Regiment), and on Glascock County during the March to the Sea. A preview of a portion of the county’s upcoming new Georgia Civil War Heritage Trails® interpretive marker will also be presented. FREE admission. 912-665-2195, LBooton@oncologyresource.com


MAY 5-6, 2018

OLD CLINTON WAR DAYS

When:  MAY 5-6, 2018
             Saturday 9am-5pm,  Sunday 9am-4pm 
Where:  Old Clinton Historic District
Admission:  $5 adults, $3 ages 6-18, free ages 5 and under.

DIRECTIONS:  Clinton is located 12 miles NE of Macon, 1-½ miles SE of Gray, one block west off US Hwy 129.  Click here for map.


Come to Old Clinton and take a step back in time when re-enactors from the Southeast recreate the Battles of Sunshine Church, which took place in July of 1864, and Griswoldville, which took place in November of 1864 during Sherman’s March to the Sea. (Battle at 2:05 each day)

Beneath a windblown battle flag, tents will spring up on grassy fields in the town. Soldiers from grizzled veterans to beardless recruits, both blue and gray, will gather. As in July and November of 1864, the rattle of musketry and the rolling thunder of cannons will shake windows in old homes.

The McCarthy-Pope House, circa 1809, the oldest house existing house in Clinton, will be open for tour. Ladies of the Confederacy will have the house furnished and decorated in the era of the War Between the States. Miss Annie’s Store, which will be set up as an 1800’s mercantile establishment, will also house a display of a wide variety of war relics, a prize winning exhibit of Griswold pistol parts, a beautiful example of a finished Griswold pistol, a Burnside carbine, other war weapons, and authentic Confederate currency.

The 16th Georgia will again sponsor rapid fire as well as ultimate soldier/U.S. & C.S. authenticity contests and unit drill competition this year, and a Ladies Tea will bring back memories of gentler times. The National Naval Civil War Museum in Columbus is to bring a Naval Display/Marine, with replica cannon like those once made in Macon

The entire event takes place in the Old Clinton Historic District, which is listed in the National Register of Historic Places. Self-guided walking tour information will be available, and guided tours are available by pre-reservation.

Crafts of the era will be demonstrated; “modern” arts and crafts will also be available for purchase; and “modern” as well as food of the period will be served.

Saturday’s program will conclude at 8:05 P.M. with the 16th Georgia, Company G, Jackson Rifles, CSA conducting a memorial service in the Old Clinton Cemetery to honor Clinton’s Confederate dead.

Contact Carol Krom, cpkrom@gmail.com