2019 Military Events
Winter Garrison at Point Lookout, MD.
February 8-10, 2019 – Scotland, MD. (US)
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.
Artillery March Harrison's Landing
March 29-31, 2019 – Charles City, Va. (US Artillery)
An immersive event to provide the experience of being on the move with a mounted battery. We will be traveling 7+ miles without any modern anachronisms or obstructions. More information will be forthcoming.
Warlike along the Rapidan
May 3-5, 2019 – Orange County, Va. (CS)
The Liberty Rifles is hosting a fully immersive soldier life experience event in Orange County, VA. We’ll portray the 13th Virginia Infantry of Pegram's Brigade, Early's Division, Ewell's Second Corps, during the opening days of the Overland Campaign. Well replicate the regiment in full scale with nine companies, per their May 1864 rosters. The focus will be on preparing for and stepping off on the great campaign that all knew was coming, and the minutiae of military life – drilling, cooking, dress parades, inspections, paperwork, picketing, etc. – a day in the life of a soldier!
Gettysburg NMP Program
June 28-30, 2019 – Gettysburg, Pa. (CS)
In tandem with a ranger led interpretive program, the Liberty Rifles will be hosting a living history program that will field four companies of the 15th Alabama culminating in a real time simulated assault against the public who will be on the spur as the 20th Maine.
Camp Sprague Muster Event
August 9-11, 2019 – Staten ISland, NY (US & Civ)
We’ll be at Staten Island’s Historic Richmondtown portraying the mustering in of a mid-war New York regiment. We’ll be interacting with the citizens of the town as the regiment prepares to head off to war.
5th NYHA at Cedar Creek
October 11-13, 2019 – Middletown, Va. (US)
The Liberty Rifles will be hosting an immersive, invitation only picket post at Cedar Creek battlefield portraying a Battalion of the 5th NYHA. We will picket the same spot on the ford they were the morning of Early’s surprise assault. The event will focus on the routine of camp for soldiers in Sheridan’s Army in October 1864.
Missionary Ridge Artillery
November 8-10, 2019 – Chattanooga, Tn. (US Artillery)
We will be portraying the 1st Illinois Light Artillery Battery M in support of the preservation efforts and reenactment hosted by the Governor Guards/Mess No. 1.
November 23, 2019 – Gettysburg, Pa. (US)
Once again we’ll take to the battlefield to follow the footsteps of a specific Federal regiment (To Be Determined). Following our program we will join in the annual parade.
Fluvanna Artillery Winter Quarters
December 12-15, 2019 – Rockfish Gap, Va. (CS Artillery)
An invitation only Thursday-Sunday 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 minutiae aimed to maintain what remains of the artillery pieces, limbers, ammunition, and only horses not currently furloughed due to lack of forage.
2020 Military Events
Defending the Heartland
February 20-23, 2020
Portraying the 49th Tennessee in the winter of 1861-62 in the midst of winter camp and construction of Fort Donelson. We’ll be living the normal camp life as well as assisting in the construction of the fortifications.