Category Archives: Event

Message from Captain Thompson

Notes from Captain Gus Thompson

I had a phone conversation with our illustrious captain discussing the upcoming event at Charlton Park. He is very excited about this event and gave me several reasons as to why this event was going to be the best event so far this year.

  1. Numbers – We have 27 confirmed for this event and another 8-10 that are on the fence. This will be our biggest turnout in years. With so many men in the ranks, we will be a powerful force within the battalion and on the battlefield.
  2. Food – The unit has planned some delicious meals. Grits on Saturday morning, stew on Saturday night! Full company commissary!
  3. Fresh Fish – We are going to have quite a few reenacting virgins out there this weekend. It will be exciting showing them what reenacting 9th Kentucky Co. C means. It will be great to meet new people and make new friends/comrades in arms.
  4. Event Schedule – We have TWO battles each day, including the Sunday morning Tactical that has always made Charlton Park a great event. There will be a lot of opportunities to march, drill, and fire; all of the things that sets our company apart from the others.
  5. Weather – This will be one of the most pleasant trips to Charlton Park in recent memories. Much cooler than the 94 degrees we had last year and it looks like it will be mostly dry!
  6. Comradery – This will be a great event to catch up with your pards. The band will play; there will be carousing, gaiety and fun.

Please Note: Since we are going to have so many newbs out with us this weekend, we ask that you bring any/all extra gear that you can. We will have to uniform at least 6 new pards this weekend.

Thanks every one and see you all on Friday!

2014 Company Drill

Company Drill is all set for April 11-13 at Kensington, in the same spot we were in last year.

Map to Camp

I plan on being on site early Friday and will set up the camp. I don’t think we’ll be setting up the buildings, but I’ll have the flies set up, and firewood and straw procured. Still working on water, but I’ll figure something out.

Some of us are planning on parking at a different spot in the park (most likely the Farm Center) and marching in using the trail system to arrive at the site on Friday night. It’s about a two mile march with little in the way of modern intrusions.

If anyone else is interested, we could campaign to the event site. It could be a cool way to start the event.

The Michigan antique arms show is also that weekend. I believe it to be at the Suburban Showplace, approximately 10 minutes away from the drill site.

2014 9th Kentucky Rolling Party

March 1st 2014 at the Foster’s in Flint

3471 E Carpenter Rd Flint Mi 48506

We will start at Noon and go till whenever.

Our goal is to roll enough cartridges to fill the company ammo box.

Beverages: Bring your own beverage.

Food:             The Company is buying ham and plates, cups, and silverware.

            Please bring a dish to pass.

            Ann Foster is making deviled eggs.

            Chrissie Macintosh is bringing cheese potatoes

            Kris Hilzinger in bringing a tossed salad

            Some suggestions are bread for sandwiches, rolls, veggies, fruit, chips, salsa, dips, cheese and crackers, any desserts, etc  Please let us know what you are bringing so we can keep track.


Mark C. Foster

Home 810-736-5748

Cell 810-287-2537

PS – As most of you know we have a little recruit on the way! Our Elizabeth is expecting a baby boy this spring. Now I know a baby shower is “traditionally” a ladies only thing but I wanted everyone to feel included in our celebration.


At the rolling party we will be doing a celebration for the beautiful Elizabeth and her soon to be son. For those of you that would like to participate we are doing a “Dipes, Wipes and Swipes” party. She already has many clothes and most of the basics but what she does need is diapers, wipes and gift cards for any essentials that she may find herself needing after the little rebel is born.  I think we all know how quickly a new mom will go through diapers and wipes and $$$$. 

If you can’t or don’t want to bring anything that is alright we just wanted to make sure everyone was included. We are looking forward to seeing everyone! 

PSS – On Sunday march 2nd we are attending the Lapeer antique arms show.

PPSS – We may be going through loaner gear and fixing anything that is broken. Bring your sewing gear. In addition to your rolling stuff.

PPSSS – If you have any gear in need of repair this may be the time to bring it and get help doing a repair.

PPPSSS – The Company has ordered powder and caps and it should be here by then.

PPPSSSS – If you are still reading this you get bonus points.

PPPPSSSS – All alcoholic beverages are subject to a host tax. Bring enough for the host to sample.

2014 AGM minutes

9th Kentucky AGM Minutes – January 18, 2014 (abridged)


Call to Order – Rich Firman 10:26 a.m. meeting convened

Invocation – J.W. Kelly

Roll Call – Rick Loetz

Approved 2013 AGM Minutes


Executive Board Reports

President – Welcome and thanks for attending.

Rich will not run again this year for president.  But he will still attend events and run website.

Treasurer – Distributed written report

$600.00 increase over last year.

Only major expenditures – gun powder and caps

Current balance $2990.46

Free checking eliminates need to file taxes

Secretary – 19 Paid members signed up this morning.

Members can continue to use to update any changes in addresses and phone numbers

Civilian Trustee – Season overview

Call to invite civilians to attend events

Military Trustee – Season overview

Improved attendance at events

Earned a record amount of money at Milford

Continuing to work at improving better relationships with                                                         other groups/units

Introduced new members Todd & Mindy Winter – WELCOME!!


Old Business

Powder and caps – Last year’s purchase was very successful.  Sold all rounds to members.  This year, per Mark Foster, we will need to roll at least 1000 rounds at the rolling party.  Treasurer (Michael Foster) will make a repeat purchase through the same vendor.

Monitor -.  After much discussion, motion made to submit suggestions for blog, domain name, and website maintenance under communication/social media forum.  The Communication Committee (K. Rouse, MK Foster, A. Donovan, F. Hilzinger) will continue last year’s work of creating a user-friendly site that is a safe and concise picture of our company’s philosophy, vision, and events.

Recess – 11:21 am

Reconvene – 11:37 am

Motion was made to eliminate designation of 4 max effort events.  All events will     be posted and attended by members.  Compatibility was checked with by-law    statutes and after much discussion, motion was passed.  This motion will be evaluated for effectiveness at next year’s AGM.

Lunch recess -11:52 am

Reconvene – 1:28 pm


New Business

Events – Summary of Battalion news (John McIntosh is stepping down as Lt. Colonel as changes are being made at the Battalion level.  Updates will be given throughout the year.) and prospective events.  John McIntosh led a discussion of the pros and cons of galvanizing as Federals at the Pilot Knob event.

Gordon Peterson read a letter from the Milford Memories chairwoman thanking us for past participation and explaining that due to an expanding beer tent, they will not need reenactors at this event.  However, she extended an invitation to attend the Highland Heritage Days, which will offer the same amenities and compensation.

Andrew Donovan will look into Kensington Metro Park as a site for the company drill.  Tentative dates April 12-13.  He will present information at the Rolling Party.

Schedule of Events: 

March 1 (12:00 pm) – Rolling Party (Fosters)

March 2 – Lapeer G&K Show (recruitment – Mac)

April 12-13 – Company Drill TBD (Donovan)

May 2-4 – Battalion Drill Cambridge City, IN (Mac)

June 6-8 – Lexington, MI (Fredal)

July 18-20 – Hastings (Loetz)

Aug. 8-10 Hale Farm, Bath, Ohio (Rouse)

Sept. 12-14 – Highland Heritage Days (Peterson)

Sept. 26-29 – Pilot Knob, Missouri (Kirk)

Oct. 10-12 Wolcott Mill (Kelly)

Jan. 24, 2015 – AGM Okemos

Recess – 2:21 pm

Reconvene – 2:51 pm


Election of Officers:

Civilian Trustee (1 yr.term) MK Foster/A. Donovan      Mary Foster elected

Military Trustee (1 yr.term) J.W. Kelly/A. Donovan/J. McIntosh  John Mac elected

Secretary (2 yr. term)           K. Fredal                             Kathleen Fredal elected

VP/Treasurer (2 yr. term)      Michael Foster                   Michael Foster elected

President (2 yr. term)     R. Kirk/K. Rouse/A. Donovan   Robert Kirk elected

Appointed Positions:

Quartermaster: Dave Parent

Enlistment Officer: Gordon Peterson

Newsletter Editor: Fred Hilzinger

Webmaster: Rich Firman

Authenticity Coordinator Military: Andrew Donovan

Authenticity Coordinator Civilian: Mary Foster

Band Master: John Fredal

First Aid: Michael Foster and Elizabeth Turnbull


1st Sgt. – J.W. Kelly

2nd Sgt. – Keith Rouse

1st Cpl. – Rick Loetz

2nd Cpl. – John Auger


Financial Discussion:

After careful and deliberate discussion, a motion to allow the executive board to hear and entertain equipment and uniform/attire requests from Quartermaster and Authenticity Coordinators was passed.  Members will be reimbursed by Treasurer upon submission of required receipts.

Meeting adjourned 3:59 pm



Minutes abridged and respectfully submitted by

Kathleen Fredal

Secretary 9th Kentucky Co. C


2014 Executive Board

The AGM was a success.  Below is the new Executive Board

Office Person
President Rob Kirk
Vice President Mike Foster
Secretary Kathleen Fredal
Civilian Trustee Mary Kay Foster
Military Trustee John McIntosh