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Bankhead's Battery Official

1 day 22 hours ago

Don't forget.
It's getting closer to the event!
Make sure to attend!

Our Venture Scout Troop 262 is joining forces with Cedar Hill Farms and the Armies of Tennesee to put on the first ever Civil War Reenactment at the Farm. It's a beautiful and perfect location for this event, which will serve as a fund-raiser for the Troop so we can bring in many more kids who want to learn history by living it! If you're a reenactor, grab your rifle and come on. If you're one of the many folks who are always looking for a close reenactment, this is your chance. We will have school days including a skirmish Friday, a Ladies Tea, Battle, and Grand Ball on Saturday; a period church service and a Battle on Sunday. You'll see infantry, artillery and cavalry, so come and join us at Cedar Hill Farm! It's all included in the regular admission for the farm. Go to their website for more information.

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 weeks 2 days ago

Any metal workers or industrious members that could help Natasha out with a skillet project for the battery? She would like to make this griddle/pan to cook large meals at events for us. Similar dimensions but at least 2" high sides.

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Bankhead's Battery Official

2 weeks 6 days ago

Bankhead's Battery Official shared Venturing troop #262's event.

Our Venture Scout Troop 262 is joining forces with Cedar Hill Farms and the Armies of Tennesee to put on the first ever Civil War Reenactment at the Farm. It's a beautiful and perfect location for this event, which will serve as a fund-raiser for the Troop so we can bring in many more kids who want to learn history by living it! If you're a reenactor, grab your rifle and come on. If you're one of the many folks who are always looking for a close reenactment, this is your chance. We will have school days including a skirmish Friday, a Ladies Tea, Battle, and Grand Ball on Saturday; a period church service and a Battle on Sunday. You'll see infantry, artillery and cavalry, so come and join us at Cedar Hill Farm! It's all included in the regular admission for the farm. Go to their website for more information.

Bankhead's Battery Official

3 weeks 4 days ago

Bankhead's Battery Official added a new photo.

Bankhead's Battery Official

3 weeks 4 days ago

Bankhead's Battery Official shared Parker's Crossroads Civil War Battlefield's event.

The Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Association is proud to present the Battle of Parkers Crossroads Living History Event November 12-13, 2016.

Battle Demonstrations at 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Experience the History; learn of the sacrifices made by those who fought on this hallowed ground. Take a step back in time during this two day event! Booming cannons, thundering hooves, shouted commands and the smell of campfires and black powder will fill the air during this Living History weekend.
Location: South of I-40 on Hwy 22/Federal Lane
Handicap accessible.

For more information contact:

Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association
20945 Hwy 22 N
Parkers Crossroads, TN 38388
(731)-968-1191
www.parkerscrossroads.org
pcvc@att.net

Bankhead's Battery Official

1 month 19 hours ago

Our newest recruit, Pvt. Hunter, posted this from his experience at the Starlight Symphony last night!
Welcome to Bankhead's Battery, Benjamin!

Had a blast this evening with the background ambiance of symphonic bliss and, a pummeling of thundering pieces of history. I look forward to more educational experiences and the comraderie shown by the members of this Battery.

Bankhead's Battery Official

1 month 2 days ago

For everyone in the West Tennessee area!
Don't forget that this weekend, Saturday to be exact, marks the 38th Starlight Symphony!
Come out and enjoy a great night!
Make sure to stay to the end as the cannons wrap up the show in fashion!
#choiroffire

Bankhead's Battery Official

1 month 2 weeks ago

Bankhead's Battery Official shared Parker's Crossroads Civil War Battlefield's event.

The Parker’s Crossroads Battlefield Association is proud to present the Battle of Parkers Crossroads Living History Event November 12-13, 2016.

Battle Demonstrations at 2:00 p.m. Saturday and Sunday.

Experience the History; learn of the sacrifices made by those who fought on this hallowed ground. Take a step back in time during this two day event! Booming cannons, thundering hooves, shouted commands and the smell of campfires and black powder will fill the air during this Living History weekend.
Location: South of I-40 on Hwy 22/Federal Lane
Handicap accessible.

For more information contact:

Parkers Crossroads Battlefield Association
20945 Hwy 22 N
Parkers Crossroads, TN 38388
(731)-968-1191
www.parkerscrossroads.org
pcvc@att.net

Bankhead's Battery Official

1 month 2 weeks ago

Bankhead's Battery Official shared KY Great River Road's event.

FRIDAY OCT 7
9:00AM—2:00PM EDUCATION DAY Everyone invited, schools, groups, clubs are encouraged to visit and experience a closer look at the Civil War. Tours begin at the Registration Tent.
5:00PM—OPENING CEREMONY (Shelter A)Hot Dogs, Popcorn, Drinks provided by First Community Bank Apples w/Caramel and Cotton Candy provided by Clinton Bank Trail Mix and Balloons provided by River Valley AgPromoting outdoor exercise with the Hickman Co. Extension Office Second Sunday Health and Fitness Program in Kentucky

Opening Remarks by Hickman Co. Judge Exec. Kenny Wilson Music performance the 52nd Regimental String Band
Opening Ceremony closes with a BANG…. & an explosive display of Cannon Volley

Join the Ghost Walk held in the Confederate Trenches after the Cannon Volley, (near Shelter B) Gates close at end of Ghost Walk and all vehicles must be removed from parking lot.

Information and Registration Tent located near Parking Lot

Civil War Days T-Shirts on sale at Registration Tent Park Gift Shop located inside Civil War MuseumMuseum admission on Friday $2.00, Children under 6 Free Museum admission Sat. & Sun. $3.00, Children under 6 Free Registered Reenactors free w/pass. Sutlers, Food Vendors, Photographer & Demonstrators on site each day

WEEKEND PARTICIPANTS, PLEASE DO NOT PARK IN MAIN PARKING AREA

SATURDAY OCT 8

9:00AM—Civil War Camps, Sutlery Shops, and Park Museum open. 10:00AM— Cider provided by Citizens Deposit Bank
10:00AM— Mini Golf open
10:00AM—1:30PM History Tours. (Log Shelter in Parking Lot)
11:00AM–Ladies Tea (Conference Center). Shuttle near RegistrationTent.
12:00PM-Officers Call w/ Commanding Officer Gene Bolin /Reenactors Only (Museum Lawn)
12:30PM- a Ky Chautauqua Performer (Museum Porch)
1:30-Pre Battle Music & Commentary by Tom Doss, AOT (Battlefield) 2:00PM-CIVIL WAR SKIRMISH (Battlefield) Music performance by The JammerZ after Battle (Museum Porch) 7:00PM-Beautiful Belle and Handsome Gent contest (Shelter B)
8:00PM-CIVIL WAR BALL—Music and Dance instruction by the 52ndRegimental String Band. (Shelter B) During Intermission—Best Beard and Scraggly Beard contest.
Park Gates Close at 11:00PM. All vehicles must be removed from Parking Lot

SUNDAY OCT 9
8:30AM—Camp Meeting, Morning Preaching by Civil War Chaplin Capt. Alan Farley. (Shelter A)
9:00AM—Camps, Sutlers, Museum open
10:00AM—Memorial Service in Columbus Cemetery performed by Capt. Alan Farley and Br. Ron Powell, featuring the 52nd Regimental String & guest speaker,
11:00AM—Columbus Baptist Church Service, Capt. Alan Farley
11:00AM—Mini Golf open
12:00PM—Officers Call / Reenactors only (Museum Lawn)
12:00PM—History Tours
1:30PM— Pre-Battle Speech by Columbus Gen. Leonidas Polk
1:50PM— Pre-Battle Music & Commentary by Tom Doss, AOT (Battlefield)
2:00PM—CIVIL WAR SKIRMISH (Battlefield)
Music performance by The JammerZ after Battle (Museum Porch)

For more information email cindy.lynch@ky.gov, (270)677-2327

Bankhead's Battery Official

1 month 2 weeks ago

Looking forward to this year's event!

Friday Night Opening Ceremony is the night fire of cannons is at dark and the ghost walk starts as soon as it is over. #ColumbusBelmontStateParm #KyGreatRiverRoad

Bankhead's Battery Official

1 month 3 weeks ago

Bankhead's Battery Official shared Parker's Crossroads Civil War Battlefield's post.

A rainbow on the horizon behind the battlefield today.

Bankhead's Battery Official

1 month 3 weeks ago

Don't forget to make plans to go!

If you've ever visited the Columbus-Belmont State Park, then you know how beautiful it is. If you've never been....then you just have to make plans to go!

It's a weekend you won't forget!

Bankhead's Battery Official

1 month 3 weeks ago

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Bankhead's Battery Official

1 month 4 weeks ago

Bankhead's Battery Official shared Kenneth Doss's post.

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 months 3 days ago

After Action Report

Captain Hilton Cohea, Commanding
1st Tennessee Light Artillery, Co. B
Bankhead's Battery

Captain Cohea, Sir,

It is with high honor that I inform you of the actions of your Battery on Friday, Saturday, and Sunday last in the environs surrounding Middletown, Virginia. In compliance with your orders, different elements of the Battery coordinated their arrival in excellent fashion resulting in the entire Battery being in place and ready for action by Thursday evening. Sleep was intermittent for some and fitful for others. Friday morning Sgt. Beasley astutely ordered drill with the result of preparing relatively new men for the awesome responsibilities anticipated that evening. The harshness of the weather necessitated all present to be capable of manning all positions as the toll from heat was of highest potential. The gun crew responded with élan and enthusiasm and the drill went extraordinarily well. The remainder of the day was calm and unbearably hot. Sutlers did make their presence however their camp was extremely distant from ours. Many of our troops did make the long walk to procure the necessities of soldier life of which they were in want of. We were called into action with all other guns present at that time to attempt to thwart McClellan's movement in the vicinity of Rich Mountain. Unfortunately, and in spite of the outstanding performance of the artillery, the infantry were unable to take the day. Thus, we limbered up and withdrew to our awaiting camps. The majority of the crew, too exhausted to cook, left in haste for the local pub for victuals and libation and returning no worse for the experience, yet disappointed in the unenthusiastic service provided by the locals. Private Geminn, promoted to Corporal the evening prior, was in excellent spirits. His culinary skills were constantly tested and, if need be, would qualify him for the role of coordinating provisions for the Battery. He was ably assisted by "Miss Elle" in this effort. For a brief period there was concern that more ration was being provided than required. Private Mark "Daniel Boone" Osteen volunteered and was able to consume extra quantities resulting in the consumption of all rations provided. Private Osteen along with Private Henry Noble are commended for the excellent work they did throughout this campaign in managing the limber and advancement of the proper rounds in a timely fashion, thus allowing for a rapid pace of firing which contributed the intense pressure artillery put on opposing forces all weekend. Privates Robert "Whirlwind" Billings and James "Ever Ready" Moore were everywhere, bearing the brunt of fatigue duty throughout the entire campaign. Never needed to be prompted, these two individuals distinguished themselves with this unselfish behavior in the tradition of Bankhead's new personnel. They acquitted themselves admirably on the field of battle as well, their service in the army prior to this late unpleasantness serving them well in their most soldierly conduct. Also noteworthy in the weekend's action in the Mannasas, VA engagements was the courage and leadership of Sgt. Tarry "Havelock" Beasley. Sgt. Beasley, being tested mightily by the oppressive heat, persevered due mainly to his improvisation in creating an excellent copy of a havelock using a huck towel. This offered him the needed protection from the sun allowing him to command the gun in his consistently impeccable manner. As we were never seriously threatened by the enemy infantry due to the distance of separation, we were able to inundate both their infantry and artillery with shell. They never approached us closely enough to require canister. With the appearance of General Jackson and the 4th Virginia, the day would eventually be ours. One of the small pleasures provided by the evening's lull in the fighting was the appearance of our old friend Captain Ron Lauser, Captain of the 4th Texas. He accepted the gift you had sent him along with your compliments most graciously and expressed his extreme disappointment at not being able to see you. Also, Colonel Alexander sends his best wishes to you. He expressed his satisfaction with the performance of your Battery and sends his compliments to you. The steady hand of Sgt. Beasley during the action in leading the crew that Bankhead's Battery was able to maintain the reputation for excellence so richly earned in action. Of course, it is the professionalism of the members of the gun crew themselves that, operating under severe heat conditions, made it possible for the gun to be recognized by others in such a positive manner. I would greatly appreciate your distributing this report to the Battery after your review along with my compliments and affection for those unable to serve this weekend. It continues to be my honor to serve under your command and beside every member of the Battery. I look forward to the inevitability of serving again with Bankhead's as it appears this war will last longer than all the uninformed politicians anticipated. Until then, I remain,

Your obedient servant.

Sgt. Major Lantz

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 months 4 days ago

Bankhead's Battery Official shared 4th U.S. Artillery, Battery A - Cushing's Battery's post.

Roll call and honoring our deceased artillery reenactors at Cedar Creek, VA

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 months 4 days ago

Worn out and exhausted....even after suffering a flat....the guys are on their way back.
Just before trying to catch some down time, Pvt. Moore snapped a couple of sunset pics from the road as they went through Bristol, TN.

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 months 5 days ago

As well as Bankhead's Battery and Turner's Battery....if you like our page, check out our brothers in Pillow's Flying Artillery! Give them a like too!

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 months 5 days ago

Like our page? Don't forget to like our brothers in Turner's Battery as well!

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 months 5 days ago

John Goss, of Pillows Flying Artillery, was posting some beautiful shots of his view from his tent this Sunday morning...the last day at Manassas.

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 months 5 days ago

Bankhead's Battery Official added a new photo.

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 months 5 days ago

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 months 5 days ago

The final photos from Sunday's action are coming in from Pvt. James Moore.

The 155th was something to take in for both spectators and reenactors alike.

In Captain Cohea's absence, perhaps we will end up with a final report of the battle from Sergeant Major Lantz in the following days.

We'll keep you posted.

Pvt. Jeremy Elkins
Signal Corps

Bankhead's Battery Official

2 months 5 days ago

Bankhead's Battery manning the gun on Sunday.