The Journal of the Ninth
Texas Regiment of Infantry:
April 20, 2014
schedule for updates and links
Drill notes Vol. III
- Things every soldier, officer, non-com, and
enlisted man, needs to know or refresh on -
I have taken this from the text
of Hardee’s (see,
e.g.,drillnet.net/1862/1862.htm) with some
annotations by me given the reality of
reenacting practice - these are noted by
asterisks (**). I have also deleted those
portions of the manual which are not actively
used by the 9th or the Battalion (
In the Captain's Corner)
First event of the
2014 campaign - Civil War Day at Cowtown,
Wichita, KS, April 25-27, 2014
Texas, one of the oldest Civil War reenacting
units in the Midwest, active since 1984, will
commence its 2014 season with Civil War Day at
Cowtown, Wichita KS, April 25-27, 2014. Cowtown
is centrally located in downtown Wichita at 1865
W. Museum Blvd., phone 313 219 1871.The 9th will
be joined by the 4th Arkansas and Verdigris
Militia, and will fight four (4) battles over
two days, Saturday and Sunday,
of varying scenarios, both on the open field and
house-to-house in the town. Battle-tested
Yankees, including artillery, will oppose the
rebel forces. An authentic Civil War camp will
be set up and open to the public, and soldiers
will be available to talk to the public about
the life of the Civil War soldier and the hobby
of reenacting. And we will also be taking
applications for new members to join us in
America's most exciting and rewarding hobby.
Come join us!
ATTENTION TO ORDERS!!
Men, please see the dispatch below from Col. Amend and Major Shuster. A couple
of points bear highlighting.
First, the registration window for Franklin TN, Nov. 14-16, 2014, our "national"
event for the year, is tight. As such, I need to get numbers to Major Shuster of
those who plan to attend by this coming Friday, February 21. I recognize that
November is a long way off but I need to report our numbers, so, please let me
know asap. I will update our Facebook post on this event as well.
Second, we need to really push the first two events of the year for new
recruits, those being Cowtown, Wichita KS, April 25-27, and the Battalion muster
at Shoal Creek, KCMO, May 16-18. Events this year will not get any closer to us
than these two events. If everyone can concentrate of getting one or two new men
to the event(s) - either a potential new recruit, a family member, friend,
co-worker, or old veteran who might like to "re-up" - we should easily be able
to put twenty men in the field. This is the responsibility of every man in the
Captain, 9th Texas, etc.
THE BURDEN OF COMMAND
FOR THE NINTH
The 9th Texas finished a recruiting effort at the RK gun show in Topeka KS
January 18-19, 2014 (many thanks to the folks at RK for a reduced rate and an
excellent spot). We brought some uniform parts and equipment, business cards,
and some photos of past campaigns, and spoke to dozens. Sometimes it is a tough
sell, but most were appreciative of our efforts and many expressed real interest
in America's great tragedy, the Civil War. And we got a few nibbles from those
Civil War buffs who thought they might like to step onto the field with us later
in the year. Thanks to Aaron Staab, and Mark and Atticus Gianelloni for
I again remind all that recruiting new men into the ranks is an on-going effort
and the responsibility of every soldier.
Captain, 9th Texas
ATTENTION TO ORDERS!!