2018 Military Events
Fluvanna Artillery Winter Quarters
February 23-25, 2018 – Rockfish Gap, Va. (CS Artillery)
An invitation only immersion event representing a portion of Jubal Early's shattered Army of the Valley in the winter of 1865. The weekend will consist of a full schedule of the daily minutia aimed to maintain what remains of the artillery pieces, limbers, ammunition, and any horses not currently furloughed due to lack of forage.
April 6-8, 2018 – Rice, Va. (US)
An invitation only “Soldier Life Experience event” that will be full immersion. A Battalion will be raised, with a full Color Guard, Field Music, and Horse Drawn Wagon. 3 days rations will be issued. We will be portraying the 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, April 1865. 3rd Division, 6th Corps! The LR will form the core of the Battalion, and we’ll fill out the rest with a little help from our friends!
Prelude to Invasion
June 8-10, 2018 – Brandy Station, Va. (CS)
In conjunction with the Civil War Trust, we're hosting a fully immersive Soldier Life Experience event to portray the 8th Va. during their week-long lull just prior to advancing north for the Gettysburg Campaign. Our focus will be on drilling, cooking, eating, dress parades, inspections, swimming, leisure time, etc., and the camp will be loaded with the baggage of an army on the move.
Gettysburg NMP Program
June 29-JUly 1, 2018 – Gettysburg, Pa. (US)
In support of a larger progressive battalion, the LR will be fielding at least one company to support this dynamic, interactive, and immersive living history portraying the 147th New York. The journey will take us several miles across the battlefield, much of which rarely sees reenactors.
August 24-26, 2018 – Newnan, Ga. (US Artillery)
The Liberty Rifles and 1st Section will be portraying a 2 gun section of the 18th Indiana and their actions in the battle of Brown’s Mill during the Atlanta campaign, 1864. We will have a fully functional section with horse-drawn limbers and cannons. This will be invitation only.
Remembrance Day PROGRAM & PARADE
November 17, 2018 – Gettysburg, Pa. (CS)
Once again we’ll take to the battlefield to follow the footsteps of a specific regiment, following our program we will join in the annual parade.
December 14-16, 2018 – Orange County, Va. (CS ArtILLERy)
This is an invitation only event. The Liberty Rifles and 1st Section will be portraying Carpenter’s Battery ANV during the Mine Run campaign in action at Payne’s Farm. We will field the full 4 gun horse-drawn battery.
2019 Military Events
Winter Garrison at Point Lookout, MD.
February 8-10, 2019
This event will be a full immersion experience portraying the 2nd New Hampshire of the New Hampshire Brigade that had been stationed at Point Lookout, Md. We will occupy the reconstructed barracks and buildings in the fort and run a full military garrison for the weekend. This year’s event will be open ONLY to members of the Liberty Rifles and invited guests.
Warlike along the Rapidan
May 3-5, 2019
The Liberty Rifles is hosting a fully immersive Soldier Life Experience event in Orange County, Va. We will portray the 13th Virginia Infantry of Pegram's Brigade, Early's Division, Ewell's Second Corps, during the opening days of the Overland Campaign.