The Journal of the Ninth
Texas Regiment of Infantry
Retrospective of 2010
2010 was a great year for the 9th Texas
Reg’t of Infantry. We fought five (5) Maximum
Battalion events, at Ash Grove MO in March;
Holden MO in June; Pilot Knob MO in September;
Mississippi City MS in November; and Prairie
Grove AR in December.
We also fought at smaller events in Cowtown,
Wichita KS in April; Black Jack KS in June;
Diller NE in July; Pipestone MN in August;
Lamoni IA in September; and Brownville NE in
Mother Nature refused to be entirely
cooperative, as in 2009, as she caused the
premature termination of the Spring Muster at
Ash Grove with snow and sleet, and the Holden
event with a flash flood which nearly floated us
Our National Event of the season was attended by
five stalwarts from the 9th, and although it was
a long trip down (past Memphis), the fights were
good including in entrenchments dug for the
reenactment of 1862‘s Fort Donelson. Of course,
not to be forgotten was Col. Sanders vexed
expostulation on Sunday, “what battle is this?!”
Throughout the year, we revisited an old 9th
Texas recruiting tool of setting up a booth at
the gun shows. We made four of them this season,
one in Wichita, two in Topeka, and one in Kansas
City. To good success, I hasten to add.
Rank structure remained stable, and we can all
credit our solid core of veteran non-coms who
help make the 9th what it is. Thanks again: 1st
Sgt. Shively, and Cpl’s Downey, Albert, and
We also had three (3) new men join the ranks -
Jim Pettus, Joshua Ralph (nephew of Jamie), and
Jason Wiltshire. They acquitted themselves well
as soldiers when they first “saw the elephant.”
And we saw Lt. (ret.) Carl Rader at Cowtown, and
he brought along some much-needed regimental
funds. Also, Major (ret.) Brian Albert also
joined us at Prairie Grove and fell in as a
Also, a special thanks to Capt. Greg Traxson’s
men of the 2nd Kansas who fell in with us at
Cowtown and Prairie Grove.
And last but not least, the Battalion continued
to be led by, among other capable staff, 9th
alumni Col. Brad Amend; Sgt. Major Gary Sutton;
and Color Sgt. Shawn Bell. I can add that our
own Mr. Visser also capably fills in as Major
when the need arises.
Sadly, we bid farewell to Major (ret.) Lang
Perdue, the Battalion surgeon for many years,
and a 9th veteran of many campaigns, who passed
on to his reward, before his time, in June.
Over the course of the season, we acquired some
new regimental equipment, had some good times
playing cards at the Saturday night fires, put
on our funny hats for morning parade at Pilot
Knob (to Col. Amend’s amusement), continued our
tradition of passing out Homie for the flub or
faux pas of the weekend, and got lots of
Our website at ninthtexas.com continues to
impress, and we continue to have a very good
presence on Facebook which provides a very
Room for improvement? Sure. But this year
embodied again the 9th’s bonds of brotherhood,
gained through shared interests, experiences,
and adversities. Truly, you can’t get that from
That said, now on to 2011 and the
Sesquicentennial of the commencement of the War
Between the States!
I remain, most humbly and respectfully,
Your obedient servant,
9th Texas Reg’t of Infantry
1st MO Battalion
Veterans of the 2010 campaign:
Capt. Brian Cox
1st Sgt. Brian Shively
1st Cpl. Randy Downey
2nd Cpl. Bob Albert
3rd Cpl. Rob Matlack
GROVE, ARK. DEC. 3-5, 2010
RK GUN SHOW TOPEKA
OCTOBER 16-17, 2010
Men, I have secured the
9th a table at the RK Gun show on the indicated
dates for recruiting. The show is at the Topeka
Expocenter at 19th and Topeka Blvd. We attended
several gun shows earlier in the year and had a
good result for the effort. I would appreciate
volunteers to help man the 9th's table for all
or any part of the show that you can make.
9th Texas Reg't of Infantry
1st MO. Battalion
Gen’l Price has directed that we assemble near
Irontown MO on Sept. 24, and no later than the
25th, for the advance on St. Louis and its
Scouting reports indicate a small federal
garrison with at least some artillery at the
so-called Ft. Davidson at Pilot Knob MO. The
nefarious author of Order No. 11, Gen. Thomas
Ewing, is reported to be in command of the fort,
and capturing him would be a worthy prize. I am
optimistic, however, that we will choose the
prudent course of bypassing that obstacle to
conserve our forces for the greater prize at
We have encountered setbacks over the course of
the last year, and I understand that many of you
lack arms, and are yet untested in battle,
however, our prospects remain bright should
every man do his duty.
Your obedient servant,
9th Texas Reg’t of Infantry
1st MO. Battalion
I can recommend the summer Pipestone MN event as
a good time for reenactors, the long drive
notwithstanding. The event is not a MAX
Battalion, nor one that the 9th had voted to
attend but the 9th has a history of many of its
members making the trip over the years. I count
myself as a twice veteran of the event, but Mr.
Visser remarked that this was his eighth visit!
Messrs. Shemwell and Staab and your humble
correspondent made the trip on behalf of the
9th. And new man Jim Pettus out of Junction
City, Kansas, joined us on site as did Mr.
Visser who acted as major and wing commander for
the weekend. Present for staff was adjutant Sam
Looney. Other units present from the Battalion
where the 3rd MO/4th Ark. (good to see you, Big
Phil!) under Captain Shuster, and the 4th MO
under Captain Keith. There were also some boys
from the 1st South Carolina, a group from the
region, who fell in with us. I think that Col.
Croufutt’s Muddy River Battalion were also in
attendance on the federal side. More were there,
sorry I haven’t named all!
Pipestone is a small burg about (seven) 7 hours
out of Topeka as a point of reference, on I-29
almost all the way. The downtown area sports a
particularly impressive Pipestone County
Courthouse (and your humble correspondent has
seen alot of courthouses!) said to be made of
quartzite. A large Civil War soldier statute
sits on the front lawn commemorating Civil War
and Spanish American War soldiers from Pipestone
County. A Sherman tank also sits on the lawn
commemorating Pipestone veterans of WWII and the
Infantry, and a smattering of artillery were
present, but no cavalry. Kudos to Dave Renley
for ramrodding this event.
Weather was near-perfect with temps hovering
around the upper 70’s to 80’s during the day and
somewhat lower at night, although Saturday night
became a little cool. Mother Nature reminded us
that she was still in command as she threw a
brief shower our way later Saturday afternoon,
but we had no more than gotten our gear under
canvas than it quit to no harm. One can recall
the wet 2009 campaign.
Parking was excellent in terms of accessibility,
merely a stone’s throw from camp, but poor in
terms of ambiance, as our row of vehicles was
plainly visible to us from camp, and you could
not help but notice the power lines overhead. On
the down side, there were no raw rations issued,
no meals provided, and (gulp) no beer garden.
But we we were issued a voucher for discounts at
local merchants. There was a water spigot close
at hand, and plenty of wood and straw, and
somewhat clean porcelain was just across the
road. Overall, I give the event very good marks.
Getting in and getting set up were easier than a
reenactor could hope for, and before we knew it,
despite the long trip in, the 9th’s company
street was set up and our fire started. We
caught up with our pards and began the usual
campfire. Some stayed up a little late.
A full slate of activities was available to the
interested spectator as the event’s website
There was a very good Abraham Lincoln in
attendance, and under my command on Sunday
morning, we endeavored to capture him but he
threatened that we would have to take the First
Lady as well, and pay her decoration bills, so
we promptly retreated.
The event was a little spare on sutlers, but Del
Warren of James Country made the trip and a
friendly face behind the counter is always a
Camp life and battles --
As noted, Mr. Pettus, our newest volunteer, “saw
the elephant” at Pipestone, and he acquitted
himself quite well for a fresh fish. Kudos to
As last time, I give Pipestone high marks for
interested spectators who roamed our camps both
Saturday and Sunday, even though we were removed
somewhat from the center of attention of the
event. Mr. Pettus and I joined in telling all
who would listen about the life of the Civil War
soldier, about what reenactors try to do, about
the causes of the War, about the flags, etc. I
can’t tell you how gratifying it is to have the
chance to speak to the folks like that.
Due to low numbers, the 9th fell in both days
with our brothers in Captain Keith’s 4th MO,
Captain Keith taking command of our consolidated
company on Saturday, and your humble
corespondent taking over on Sunday. It was an
honor and a privilege to fight with those boys.
The battles both days were good, taking place in
the bowl-like arena fronted on the federal side
by a rocky, and therefore protective curtain.
Of note, the Sunday battle raged for 10 minutes
with Major Visser’s left wing going in alone to
even things up from the Saturday battle, but
they were badly handled by the Yanks being
eventually pushed off the field, and then we
went in, but got chopped up as well. Some of the
Zouaves on our front, I noted, thinking it safe
behind a split rail fence, all went down either
in a canister blast or due to an extraordinarily
well-played volley of musket fire. I also note
that I observed Mr. Staab take a very good hit
The Sunday battle was over at 2:35, meeting a
premature, perhaps, end, with the blowing of a
whistle which signaled a real casualty, in this
case a young man who went down with the heat. He
was taken off either on stretcher or golf cart
for observation, but that was the effective end
of the battle.
Late Saturday afternoon, we picked up Mr.
Staab’s period bat and ball and had some batting
practice in the ample field adjacent to our
camp. Mr. Staab is adept enough to be able to
point the spot out with the bat that he would
hit to, and deliver on that. We had a brief
scare as one lad hit the ball well past the
outfielders and into the long grass so action
stopped for several long minutes while we
We had some poker around the 9th’s fire on
Saturday night, and I think that Mr. Pettus came
away the winner.
We also tried out some new equipment I have
purchased for the regiment, including a large
tin coffee pot which will go a long way toward
filling our needs for coffee and/or hot water,
and twin tin buckets for washing/rinsing dishes,
the latter a much-needed addition.
On Saturday night, Mr. Pettus treated us to a
dinner at a local diner. Mr. Staab had alerted
me to the presence of a good local brew so we
picked up some more at a local store on the way
Captain Keith conducted an excellent church
service on Sunday morning which was
well-attended, with Jim Bearden leading the
The 9th boys pulled out of the site at 3:42 pm
on Sunday after the battle, and were back to
Topeka at approximately 12:30, all tired but
much satisfied from the experience.
Permit me to note that the interested reader can
find an excellent after action report on the
event put together by Captain Keith at
On a sadder note, we were informed of the
unexpected and untimely death of a soldier from
the 1st MO, Chad Pennington, leaving a wife and
several children. I also note the death of Major
(ret.) Lang Perdue of the 9th Texas who passed
earlier in the year. Col. Amend has previously
authorized the wearing of a black band on the
uniform in remembrance of Major Perdue and such
can be taken in remembrance of Pvt. Pennington
9th Texas Reg’t of Infantry
1st MO. Battalion
NINTH TEXAS -
REST OF THE SEASON
Boys, we are well into August but it cannot
fairly be said that the 2010 season is half
over as there is still ample hard fighting left
to be done including campaigns in Missouri,
Arkansas, and Tennessee.
The next maximum battalion event is Pilot Knob
in southeast Missouri, Sept. 24-26, 2010, and
Gen. Price’s ill-fated frontal attack on Ft.
Davidson. A good time was had there last by the
9th and the Battalion in 2007. Registration
materials and directions, etc., can be found on
their website at
We are past the nominal registration deadline of
August 1, but you can download a form from this
website and follow the directions there
indicated. There is a $10 fee which apparently
makes you an MCWRA member for the event, if you
have not already paid. This site also has some
important uniform guidelines which we should
After PK is our “national” event for the year at
Collierville TN, Nov. 11-14. Their website is
According to this website, the registration fee
is $20 and due by Oct. 1, and there will be no
walk-ons. Apparently skirmishes begin on
Thursday and continue through Sunday. Per
previous email, please register as Huckabee’s
Division, and although the anticipated
impression is rebel, be sure to bring the blue.
More details are sure to follow.
And ending the year with the best that our area
has to offer is Prairie Grove AR, fought on the
actual battleground, Dec. 3-5. Some information
can be found at
but I will get out more details as we get closer
to the event. Make plans now to protect yourself
in the event of cold weather. This is a longtime
event for the 9th Texas and all should make
plans to attend.
Other non-Max Batt. events which you may wish to
consider are the following:
Lamoni IA - Labor Day Weekend, Sept. 3-5, 2010 -
Their 8th Annual Civil War Days website can be
http://www.civilwardays.org/. Of particular
interest is their mini-campaign style event
within an event which can be found under their
link for “Campaigners Only” - I can recommend
this for the unusual experience, but note that
you have to be on-site and ready to march out at
7 pm on Friday night. The site is a fairly easy
drive out of Topeka, as a point of reference,
somewhat short of 3 hours, on I-35 north out of
Kansas City. I believe that the Battalion will
be well represented at this event.
Brownville NE - Oct. 8-10, 2010. This event is
just across the Kansas/Nebraska border, about
two hours out of Topeka, as a point of
reference, on highway 75. I will get out more
information about this event as I get it.
Support Mr. Visser on this one.
Topeka Civil War Days - Oct. 9, 2010, at the
Museum of the National Guard, just south of
Topeka. Unfortunately, this under-attended, but
close by, event is the same weekend as
Brownville, above. The event is one day only,
regularly attended by a federal artillery crew,
and it has some other attraction to it,
including a pancake fee free for reenactors, and
occasionally the Lecompton Reenactors. Fair
recruiting opportunity. I may split my time
between Brownville and Topeka.
There are many gun shows on the horizon and I
will get out details as time permits. Based on
our success at gun shows earlier in the year,
this is the spot on which to place our bets for
recuiting. Here are several:
Chisholm Trail Gun Show - Wichita, Oct. 9, 10 -
some of you who cannot make either Brownville or
Topeka, can support the 9th by setting up a
table at this event. More details to follow.
RK Gun Show - Topeka, Oct. 16-17, and Dec.
Thunder on the Border - Sept. 17-19, 2010, Blue
Springs MO. Some information can be found at
(scroll down). See also their Facebook page at
This is our own Sgt. Major Gary Sutton’s home
event, and it is also co-sponsored by our
brother Battalion unit, the 16th MO. This is an
event close at hand which is pre-War.
As always, your getting out to me notice of your
intention to attend any or all of these events
is appreciated so I can keep staff advised. If
you need anything, please contact me.
9th Texas Reg’t of Infantry
1st Missouri Battalion
Guys, I know, in September there is Lamoni IA on
Labor Day weekend, and then there is the next
Maximum Battalion event at Pilot Knob MO on
Sept. 24-26 (which we should all shoot for), but
if you can’t get enough of it, consider this one
and it is close to home - “Thunder on the
Border” at Missouri Town, 8010 E. Park Road,
Lee's Summit, Missouri (about an hour and 35
minutes out of Topeka as a point of reference).
And you can support our old Sgt. Major Gary
Sutton who might call this event his own. This
is a pre-War event with some living history
mixed in with some skirmishes/scenarios. And the
site provides its own ready-made props with an
entire town to play in.
Details are as follows: obviously no
confederate shells, but instead civilian/bushwacker/guerrilla
outfits, with period weapons including early
muskets, pistols, shotguns, knives, and
flintlocks if you have them. Federals will be
there as well, and we are looking to have 25 men
per side. Contending camps will be set up.
Missouri town will provide hay/straw, firewood,
water, portapottys, but sorry, no food rations.
Probably no food vendors either. Also the Park
gates need to be closed by 10:00 PM on Friday
night and open up at 7:00 AM on Sat. morning -
important to know for those traveling in.
For further details, contact 1st Sgt. Rick
Gardner of the 16th MO, or Sgt. Major Sutton of
Looks like fun! Let me know if you plan to
9th Texas Reg’t of Infantry
1st MO. Battalion
MVACA RECRUITING EFFORTS A SUCCESS!!
AFTER ACTION REPORT
2010 LOOKING AHEAD
SAMPLER" COWTOWN, WICHITA, KS
The 9th Texas attended Wichita Cowtown’s “Civil
War Sampler” the weekend of April 16-18, 2010. I
count the event a success from the standpoint of
good attendance, good battles, good camaraderie,
and - drum roll, please - near perfect weather
(the rain having largely passed before we got
in). Cowtown is an 1870’s-style town with
authentic buildings and other items and
implements of the era which lends itself
comfortably to Civil War reenactments and living
history. See their website at
Present for duty were 1st Brian Shively, 1st
Cpl. Randy Downey, 2nd Cpl. Bob Albert, and
privates Anspach, Gianalonie (Mark), Gianalonie
(VJ), Hainstock, Poitevin, and Ralph, and your
humble correspondent as Captain. We also
welcomed new recruit Tate Bartlett from near
Dodge City into our ranks, and he saw the
Elephant at this event. In addition, Chris
Hayhurst, son of 9th veteran Rob Hayhurst, also
joined us for the fight; he plans to fall in
with us more in future campaigns and he will
undoubtedly be the same quality soldier as his
father. Rob was there as well and I invited him
into the fight but he declined (more fun to
watch his son in the fight, perhaps). I count as
a special treat that Carl Rader, former
Lieutenant of the 9th, also joined us for the
Saturday fight. Battalion Color Sgt. Shawn Bell,
Dave Jepson of the 10th MO. and Lt. Jim Bearden
of the 1st MO. also joined us for the weekend.
Wayne Turner, former 1st Sgt. of the 9th,
stopped by for a chat, and Tim Johnson, also a
9th man from back in the day, who,
unfortunately, has gone over to the dark (Blue)
side, also stopped by for a chat.
Our brothers from the 2nd Kansas from SE Kansas
under the capable leadership of Capt. Greg
Traxson were also present and fell in with the
9th both days for drill and battles. Elliott’s
Scouts under Capt. Sam Stanton also lent their
considerable firepower to the reb cause for the
weekend. Good impressions, all.
Our opposition was Capt. Jon Goering’s game lads
from the 8th Kansas who fielded, say, 15 rifles
for the weekend. A nicely trained lot.
McClain’s Battery, a veteran crew, also lent the
power of a single cannon.
I give the event high marks. It was a convenient
distance for most of the 9th, and indeed, given
that the 9th is largely Kansas-based, it was a
chance to do our thing in Kansas, there were
ready made “props,” the staff that we dealt with
were cheerful and helpful (including most
notably Sheri Gaskins and Greg Hunt), parking
was very close, as was water and clean
porcelain. Firewood was never an issue. And Del
Warren set up a tent for all of our shopping
needs (of note, some new overshirts were
bought). On the other hand, my complaints are
few. No raw rations were issued nor were we
offered a breakfast or Saturday night meal. And,
the event staff refused to open the parking lot
gates until 4:30 pm on Sunday, about an hour and
1/2 after the event was over and while we were
waiting to go home. And, rather than a stand up
fight, we essentially did Missouri irregulars
resisting regular federal infantry enforcing an
Order No. 11 (a scenario which maybe didn’t
happen at all, but that has never stopped us).
Small gripes on balance.
Friday night, per usual, the guys made their way
in and we set up our camp, and made our fire.
Winds apparently did not make it above 15 mph
which was said to be the point at which a fire
ban would be put into effect, and as such, we
had a good fire all weekend long. Mr. Bearden
joined Mr. Ralph and your humble correspondent
for dinner out on the town, and we ended up at a
microbrewery in Wichita’s Oldtown. The night
was fairly uneventful, and there was no
mischief, except our by now usual game of cards
at the 9th’s fire, at which I took a
Morning dawned after my usually restless night
of sleep. The men were nosily preparing
breakfast outside my tent, so I decided it was
time to get up. We had our breakfast and then
drilled a little with the lads from the 2nd
Kansas. Later, I gave a short speech to stir up
some emotions for the event. A copy of the text
of Order No. 11 is included at the end of this
I give kudos to the event Staff for arranging
some other activities during the days, including
a very capable Robert E. Lee impression by
Norman Joy from Hutchinson. I caught his act and
think that he did a wonderful job giving the
audience a taste of what was running through
Lee’s mind on the fateful night of July 2, 1863.
He then stood for questions in first person. I
could not resist asking him, with great respect,
whatever possessed him to send those men over a
mile of open ground against the center of the
federal line held by determined foes who had
been there for two days, and some under cover of
a stone wall. He did a very good job of
answering that question. Gen. Grant was also in
attendance but I did not catch his act. I am
left wondering why we didn’t have our own Tom
Leahy make an appearance as Abraham Lincoln as
he did at Cowtown 2009.
The 1st Missouri Battalion Color Sgt. Shawn Bell
turned in a good performance as “Dr. Cravinsky,”
an expert on the sartorial side of the Civil War
reenactor with special emphasis on cravats -
hence the name. Mr. Bell was ably assisted by
Mr. Jepsen of the 10th Mo., no slouch in the
Doug McGovern of Vintage Visuals also snapped a
number of photos which can be found on his
website, and one excellent group shot is posted
here and on our Facebook page.
The afternoon battle was scripted that morning
by a quick consult with Capt. Goering of the 8th
Kansas, and consideration was given, I assume,
to what the organizers wanted. Prior to the
battle, I called out Mr. Downey and 1st Sgt.
Shively for a few words to the assembled men on
firearm safety, a particular concern given that
none of us would be formed in typical two rank
formation, we had some new men, and we had many
As noted, the scenario was Order No. 11 of
which, faithful reader, I am sure that you are
by now well advised. The Yanks advanced from the
farm and barn driving refugees before them,
including many of the spectators who must have
thought that they only came to watch. The rebs,
as Missouri irregulars, were waiting in town. As
the federals advanced and attempted to take our
flag planted in the street, a furious firefight
developed. We had the numbers, but they the
discipline and a canon, and so we melted away
and that was the fight. A cute little pre-teen
federal solider, fully uniformed, scoped out the
town prior to the 8th’s entry each day.
After the Saturday battle, Mr. Rader presented
us a shell jacket for the 9th Uniform Bank, and
also $200 cash money left over from the old
days. We will put that cash to good use, and the
shell is the first item going into the Bank.
In addition, a reporter from the Wichita Eagle
also dropped by and spoke to Messrs. Hainstock
and Downey, and your humble correspondent, and
an article with quotes ran the next day.
Faithful reader, you can find that article, and
some reader comments, at
But no pictures.
Saturday night was upon us and several of us
went into Wichita searching for beef, and found
it at Player’s. Your humble correspondent posed
a toast to all his pards who attended the event,
and we stuffed ourselves. We returned to camp to
find the poker game in full play in the saloon.
I joined Col. Amend, and Messrs. Albert, Ralph,
and Bartlett for some cards, 9th Texas style. My
luck improved measurably from the previous
No mischief through the night. I note that, upon
the morning, I noticed a strange orange, rounded
tent had mushroomed in the federal camp.
We got our breakfast and had more drill, joined
again by our brothers in the 2nd. At one point,
we pulled up in a battle line behind the Yanks
who had formed up sans arms. I quietly told the
men I was about to give an order which I wanted
them to disregard. I then turned and loudly gave
the command to “Load!” A few surprised blue
faces turned our way to see what were we doing!
The Sunday battle scenario had the same general
theme, but this time, we secreted Elliott’s
Scouts in a position to fall in flank and rear
as the federals came into town to take the flag.
That ploy worked perfectly as the Yanks had no
chance and were massacred where they stood.
Those surrendering, and the wounded were shot
down a la Centralia. The Civil War in the
Kansas/Missouri theatre was a merciless affair
and that was what we attempted to recreate.
We were somewhat erratic in awarding Homie in
2009, however, we carefully sifted the potential
Cowtown candidates and the award was made to
Col. Amend who came into camp Saturday afternoon
late and presented a too-inviting target to not
get a roll in the dirt in his spotless jean
wool, compliments of Messrs. Albert and Shively.
Permit me to note that Mr. Piotevn is
progressing well on his impression, purchasing a
new battleshirt and also a bright red cravat. VJ
Gianalonie also joined us for the fighting with
a rifle and I hope he enjoyed the experience.
As noted, Wayne Turner, former 1st Sgt. of the
9th, and a colorful character, also dropped by
in civilian attire, caught up with the lads, and
watched the Sunday battle. He also brought a
whole carload of gear and clothing he is
interested in selling. Some deals were struck,
and he will have a listing of items still for
sale which I will get out to all of the 9th by
one means or another.
There is an excellent, if too short, video of
the event done by one of the Cowtown staff, Greg
Hunt, and you can find it at
Of note -- the event staff has suggested
approximately the same weekend for Cowtown 2011,
billed as an “immersion” event, although I do
not know if that is for the general public or
I have also included at the tail end of this AAR
a short note from Sheri Gaskins, volunteer
coordinator for Cowtown, who did a wonderful job
and tenders her thanks to us for participating.
9th Texas Reg’t of Infantry
1st Mo. Battalion
General Order № 11.
Headquarters District of the Border,
City, August 25, 1863.
1. All persons living in Jackson, Cass, and
Bates counties, Missouri, and in that part of
Vernon included in this district, except those
living within one mile of the limits of
Independence, Hickman's Mills, Pleasant Hill,
and Harrisonville, and except those in that part
of Kaw Township, Jackson County, north of Brush
Creek and west of Big Blue, are hereby ordered
to remove from their present places of residence
within fifteen days from the date hereof.
Those who within that time establish their
loyalty to the satisfaction of the commanding
officer of the military station near their
present place of residence will receive from him
a certificate stating the fact of their loyalty,
and the names of the witnesses by whom it can be
shown. All who receive such certificates will be
permitted to remove to any military station in
this district, or to any part of the State of
Kansas, except the counties of the eastern
border of the State. All others shall remove out
of the district. Officers commanding companies
and detachments serving in the counties named
will see that this paragraph is promptly obeyed.
2. All grain and hay in the field or under
shelter, in the district from which inhabitants
are required to remove, within reach of military
stations after the 9th day of September next,
will be taken to such stations and turned over
to the proper officers there and report of the
amount so turned over made to district
headquarters, specifying the names of all loyal
owners and amount of such product taken from
them. All grain and hay found in such district
after the 9th day of September next, not
convenient to such stations, will be destroyed.
3. The provisions of General Order No. 10 from
these headquarters will be at once vigorously
executed by officers commanding in the parts of
the district and at the station not subject to
the operations of paragraph 1 of this order, and
especially the towns of Independence, Westport
and Kansas City.
4. Paragraph 3, General Order No. 10 is revoked
as to all who have borne arms against the
Government in the district since the 20th day of
By order of Brigadier General Ewing.
Thank you all for the amazing event that we had
here at Cowtown! You were all so wonderful, and
we have had nothing but good response to the
One of our regular volunteers was out there
taking photographs of the weekend, and will have
them up on his website for viewing and
downloading, by May 1st. We know it isn’t much,
by way of thanks, but it is just a little sign
of our immense gratitude. We hope that you will
all be back next year, when we are looking a t
larger, immersion event.
Greg Hunt, my co-coordinator (or is that
conspirator) for the event, was able to put some
video together of the weekend, and it is on
YouTube. If you look for Whacksmith (his
YouTube name) and type in CivilWar Nation, you
should find it.
If you did not see the CNN piece, it is in the
video section of the CNN website under Oz
Thank you again for all that you did to help us
make the weekend such a resounding success. By
the way, we had a total of 703 visitors, up over
200 from last year’s Civil War event.
Take Care, come back and see us again.
PS: We appreciated you waiting to bring cars
onto the grounds until we were closed. We know
it was hard to do, but we want the visitors to
have as much of the “real thing” as possible.
RECRUITMENT AT KC EVENT SCHEDULED IN JULY
9th Texas Regiment of Infantry
Regimental Meeting, Feb.. 20, 2010 - minutes
The 9th Texas held its annual
planning meeting Feb. 20, 2010, at the Museum of
the National Guard in Topeka. I count it a
successful effort as nine (9) men plus one new
recruit made the trip on a cold, snowy
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2010 Campaign opens with Spring Muster!
Guys, here is the first chance to knock of the rust and see the
rest of your pards. The 1st Mo. Battalion Muster will be held the weekend of
March 19-21, 2010, at the Nathan Boone state park just North of Springfield MO.
Although Col. Amend has promised drill, drill, drill, you can bet there will be
some fun as well, especially because the 9th will be in attendance. Please
contact me and let me know that you can attend, and whether I can assist on
transportation or otherwise.
Your obedient servant,
9th Texas Reg't of Infantry
1st MO. Battalion