"Fight For Dixie's Land"
This is an immersive, force on force event for Authentic Civil War Living Historians, on and near the original ground. James Permane will command the Federal forces and Gavin Thomas will command the Confederate forces.
Confederate Living Historians
The impression for C.S forces will be Infantry, Cavalry, and Miltia detachments of the 2nd Florida.
Impression Guidelines are as follows -
-Deep south garments
-Basic 6-8 button shell jackets and trousers in Jean
-Charleston Depot jackets and trousers
-Civilian garments, workmen or farmers clothing. Overshirts, overalls exc.
-C.S or civilian shirts & drawers
-Painted cloth belts, cap pouches, cartirdge boxes.
-Captured U.S accouterments
-Accouterments appropriate for the weopon you are carrying
Haversacks & Canteens
-Plain white issue haversacks
-Tin drum canteens & captured federal canteens
- Kibbler packs & captured U.S double bags
-Civilian blankets & coverlets
- Period correct slouch hats
-Deep south issue jean & EAC kepis
-English import hats are highly encouraged
-Period correct footwear
- Civilian boots are accepted
-Long arms in cal 54,58,69, and 72
- 2- band muskets
- Hall, Maynard, and Gallagher carbines
-Other firearms require approval
Yellow Calvary trim is not acceptable on any garment. Unless it is a period correct replication of an officers garment
Impression standards will be enforced
Federal Living Historians
The impression for U.S forces will be Eastern Federal. Bartons NY brigade & attachments.
- Issue forage Caps either the Type 1 or 2 NO KEPIS OR SLOUCHS OR HARDEES OR COMMERICAL CAPS
- Four button fatigue blouses Lined or unlined NCOs are to have stripes on their coats.
-Sky blue wool kersey trousers of any contractor before 1865
-NO DARK BLUE TROUSERS ON THE RANK AND FILE
-NCOs will be encouraged to have the appropriate width stripe on the trousers (1/2" for corporals, 1 1/2" for sgts)
- Federal Issue Shirt or Contractor Shirt -Civilian shirts of document origin
Socks & Drawers
- Federal Issue Contractor drawers
- Federal issue Contract variants
-Civilian low quarters
- Boots accepted but frowned upon
- P53 British 3 banded Enfield
NO SMOOTHBORES i.e. 1816s,1840s, 1842s etc No repeaters
-Federal Issue cap boxes, belts, and cartridge boxes
BOX PLATES ARE HIGHLY ENCOURAGED
- Double bag in either early/or late war styles are accepted Bedrolls are allowed but we highly discourage them
Haversacks & Canteens
- Federal tarred styles only
-62 bulls eye
-Federal issue in tan/brown
-Federal issue in gray -non descript brown or gray blankets
Greatcoats - Federal issue sky blue only accepted enlisted great coats
shelter halves....appropriate of 2-3 panel construction.
What to expect as a participant
Palatka will be an all around immersive and educational event. You will participate in historical scenarios that have never been replicated before. You will experience soldier life in Florida to the fullest. The site will be open to the public for just a few hours each day for educational purposes. Regardless of that fact you will not step out of the year 1864. Expect period rations and latrines'. Expect picket posts and guard duties. Prepare for unexpected skirmishes at all hours of the day. If you think you've seen it all, step out into the backwoods of Florida for an event you wont forget.