The Skirmish Of Gambles Hotel
March 9th & 10th, 2013
What happened to our Bulletin Board? It got clobbered by a virus on
the server itself. And it took all the previous posts with it. I'm recreating
what I can. Yes, there was a backup. But apparently I didn't burn the right
flavor of incense and it didn't take. If any of you are SQL database pro's, send me
The 2013 Columns event is in the books. And it was a good one.
I don't think the weather could have been better. Reenactor participation was
larger than it has been in several years. The new camp and sutler layout seems to be
a big hit. And the battles looked great from everywhere on the spectator line.
Many thanks to everyone that helped make the event a success. And I want to
give a shout out to Sam from the artillery. Sam left camp on Saturday to fetch us a
real trailer load of wood. And he did it with a broken foot. Thank you Sam.
I also want to thank Hub and the artillery crew that helped us pay tribute to our
fallen comrads. Although it was completely off the cuff, it couldn't really have
been any better.
We're talking about a follow up meeting to go over the numbers for the
event. We can do one right away, or wait a bit for the weather to warm up. Ty
and Petra's place is a bit more centrally located, and they offered to host a meeting.
If we want to have the meeting on the deck of my aircraft carrier while enroute to
Sandy Island, I can put up a fair number of people in and around the hacienda.
Did you know you could become part of the group, even if you didn't have
an interest in reenacting? The Friends Of The 23rd is for people that
want to be part of us, people that might just have an interest in history. Or people that
like how our efforts support a scholarship at Francis Marion. Or folks that just want to
help out. A $25 fee will buy our friendship. But wait! Theres more! Youll also
get two free passes to the event. Thats a $20 dollar value. Kidding aside, we do
good things and have fun while were at it. You may want to be part of that, and you
can. If you show up at the event, find your way to the Mercantile and ask one of the
ladies about how you can join up.