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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!

Message from Woodward

Submitted from Moses Townes

A message from Woodward, spending a nice relaxing vacation is Pennsylvania

“That’s it!”

“What’s it?”

“Don’t worry about it. You’re asking too many questions. I’m parking, be back in five.”

“Wait, what?”

“Don’t open the doors for anyone, no matter what. Be back soon.”

“Caleb, I don’t feel comfortable with you going up to that house.”
“Leave it alone, I’ll be fine.”

I go to the house and see the ‘hours of operation’. I notice that there is no aspect of this house that I’m older than, except for the sewer rats nesting underneath the stairs. I don’t know, just try the door. Shit, locked. From reading the signs I sensed fear upon realizing that my designer jeans will not be welcomed. I snap brief pictures of the important information and hurry across the parking lot/mine field to get to the museum, who’s curator has only one working eye and a limp from the Falklands War.

“Sir, is the sutler in?”

“Nay lady, he’s got a job in Merry-land. What daya need?”

“Um… French import knapsacks and Confederate canvas shoes, the wooden sole kind… Sir.”

“Wooden souls are the devil’s friend.”

“Excuse me?”

“Wooden souls fuel the devil’s fire”

As the old crooked-eyed man laughed and cackled I dashed out of the brick museum in genuine fear for my life. I arrived back to my car with a deeper understanding of the disdain one holds for “the farb”. I enter the driver’s seat, where my wife asks,

“Where have you been?”

“You’ve been gone forty-five minutes, where have you been?”

“Oh, uh, the bathroom, your mom’s cooking is lethal.”

As I conjured up my alibi, I knew the truth was too difficult to handle. She knew the legend of Mac and JW courtesy of a wedding no more than a year before, but I knew, damn sure of it, that she was not prepared for the mythos of a mystical purveyor of Civil War wares known as Spiros Marinos.

Message from President

Greetings to the Ladies and Gentlemen of the 9th Kentucky!

First off, I hope everyone’s New Year is going well and it was great to see everyone who, once again, braved the weather and attended the AGM. The food, music and socializing was excellent! If you were unable to make it, we missed you and hope to see you at an event this year!

Secondly, we have an awesome schedule this season and I know fun times are ahead! If we can muster enough at events to form a full company, we will definitely attract attention and possibly grow our ranks. Ask around, talk to friends and bring them out to see what we do and why we do it.

Finally I would like to humbly thank everyone for electing me president of this fantastic club. I hope to serve all of you well, I will do my best.

Here’s to a fun and safe reenacting season!

Your Benevolent Servant,

Rob Kirk

Pvt. James Luther ‘Lute’ Collins, 9th KY Co. C