13th Texas Reenactment Calendar
2013 Events List
The following calendar shows planned events in Texas, Arkansas and Louisiana. The 13th Texas Cavalry participates in several of these events; we include other non-13th events for your information only.
13th Texas Cavalry Events are marked with
NOTE: All reenactors should bring a 24-count case of water to each event (except Cartridge Rolling
January 10, 2013
Stock Show and Rodeo Parade
Ft. Worth, TX
The Stock Show and Rodeo Parade is an annual event for our unit.
We always march in formation, as the parade is non-mechanized.
In fact it's the largest non mechanized parade in the U. S. You'll
see more horses there than anywhere else. We normally form up
at 9:00, parade is at 11:00 and are done around noon.
15th Texas Event
January 11-13, 2013
Battle for Galveston Harbor
Galveston Island, TX
Folks, We are looking at going to Galveston Island for the 148th
anniversary of the original battle there. Our friends in the 1st
Texas and the TMVI are putting it on, and it should be a great
It's Jan 8 and 9th right in the historic downtown, where the real
battle was fought. This is not a Max Effort, but I think it's
going to be interesting for sure. I've registered the 13th with
them already, so I just need to know who is coming so we can get
our camping set up.
Thanks, see y'all on the Island! Mark
At this time we do not have a number of how many have registered
for the event. Since this is the first time the Battle of Galveston
has been reenacted in many years (about 27) we won't have a good
idea until closer to the event when more registration forms have
been sent in. But if you would, I'm sure we would need US troops.
We'll go over the battle scenario with commanders discuss at the
event. This weekend, at Dickens on the Strand in Galveston, Mike
Bringhurst, Jeff Thompson & I will go over the ground again,
which is in the city (old down town). Below is a link with a lot
of information and registration form. Thank you for your interest
! Fred Anthamatten http://www.galvestonhistory.org/Battle_of_Galveston.asp
January 18-20, 2013
Battle for Arkansas Post - Civil
Arkansas Post, AR
Civil War re-enactors of Texas, I want to invite you to make
this 150th Battle of Ark. Post a A MUST DO on your list for 2013.
The date is January 18-19-20 , 2013. The 18th will be School Days
only. This is a tentive schedule Friday Jan 18th School Days 9am-2pm,
Also check in for re-enactors, sutlers and food venders.
19th Saturday: check in will continue until 10am. camps will
open at 9am and close at 5pm Union and artillery will be at the
Ark. Post State Park. Confederate camp will be at the Ark. Post
National Park. All check in will be at the same tent at the State
Park. Sutlers will be at the State Park and Food venders will
be at the National Park.
There will be childrens games and ect. at National Park
till noon. There will be a Ladies Tea at the State Park at Dance
Tent at 10am. We will let the Commanders call their own
meeting for that morning at their convience. The battle will take
place at 2pm between the National and State Parks on Hallowed
Ground, a 125 acre field, ( privately owned now ), and given for
our use by Tommy & Ray Holzhauer current owners. At 4pm there
will be a Memorial at the National Park for the men lost at the
Battle of Ark. Post. At 6:30-10pm will be the Confederate Ball.
20th. Sunday: Church will be held at the Dance tent at 9am. The
second battle will start at 1pm.
We are trying for 1,000 re-enactors. The numbers at the original
battle was 7Union to 1Confederate. I want to say that there were
a lot of TEXAS UNITS at this battle and we need you'll to come
help us out this time too. These Texas Units were at the battle
in 1863; 6th & 10th, Texas infantry, 15th, 17th, 18th, 24th,
25th, Richardson's, & McKay's Texas Cavalry, and Johnson's
Texas Spy Company.
We are hoping to make this the biggest event of the year for
Arkansas. There will be lots of perks and fun for our re-enactors.
Please let me hear from you soon and share this with every one
that you know. Dyan Bohnert President of Friends of Ark Post National.
email@example.com or 1-870-382-2017 More information
will be coming and you will be up dated as soon as that is out.
February 11, 2013
Work Day - Beaumont Ranch
(need trucks & trailers) - Go to Bowie, Load poles, Go to Grandview, Move blockaid to Bore holes, Bore holes, Set poles, (in one or two places) Reset blockaid, Cleanup.
February 18, 2013
Cartridge Rolling Party
Host: Mark Hanna, 539 Trail Ridge Dr. , Duncanville, Tx. 75116, (972) 754-3080 Cell after 4:30 weekdays, firstname.lastname@example.org
March TBD, 2013
Camp Ford Living History Weekend
6288 U.S. 271, Tyler, TX - 903/725-6774
History and Heritage Events, Talks and Lectures. Includes Civil War era events, military re-enactors, civilian exhibits and camps of that era. Camp Ford Historic Park, 6288 Hwy. 271.
Takes place under tall pine trees and rolling hills of POW - Camp Ford, ½ mile north of Tyler Loop and intersection of hwy 271.
RV: Stay in Tyler State Park. Book reservations 3-4 weeks ahead.
Contact: Johnnie Holley - email@example.com
March TBD, 2013
TVR Texas Independence Day Fort Worth Stock Yards
Ft. Worth, TX
9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m.
March 9-11, 2013
MAX EFFORT - Battle of Beaumont Ranch
Grandview, TX Civil War Weekend
Promoted by the Civil War Center of Texas and Hosted by 13th Texas Cavalry. Represented are branches, of U.S. and C.S. artillery, dismounted cavalry, infantry, medical, engineers, sutler’s, period civilians and the public are welcome. Normal amenities provided, wood, available water, horse hay and hay for bedding. Limited Powder rations for the cannons. We have scripted battles Saturday and Sunday, Ladies Tea on Saturday, Military dress Ball Saturday Evening, Church Services on Sunday morning plus much more. The second full weekend in March we offer a full reenactment with battles both Saturday and Sunday, town life, and living history demonstrations. There will be town raids with battles to capture the town both days. Beaumont Ranch is now a TMVI Battalion Event. The whole TMVI is supporting the March event!
Contact: CWCT (817) 453-8676
Website: More Information About the Event
From Ft. Worth: Drive South on I-35W to Exit 15 (FM 916 Maypearl). Go East 1 ½ miles to County Road 202, turn right. Go 2/3 of a mile to County Road 102, turn right (you will see red pipe fencing) The Entrance will be on the left.
From Dallas: Drive South on I-35E to Hwy 67, toward Cleburne. Exit to I-35W in Alvarado and go South to Exit 15 (FM 916 Maypearl), Go East 1 ½ miles to County Road 202, turn right. Go 2/3 of a mile to County Road 102, turn right. The Entrance is on the left.
From D/FW Airport: Drive South on 360 to I-20 West. Drive South on I-35W to Exit 15 (FM 916 Maypearl). Go East 1 ½ miles to County Road 202, turn right. Go 2/3 of a mile to County Road 102, turn right ( you will see red pipe fencing). The Entrance will be on the left.
From Waco: Drive North on I-35. At the split take I-35W (toward Ft. Worth) to Exit 15 (FM 916 Maypearl). Go East 1 ½ miles to County Road 202, turn right. Go 2/3 of a mile to County Road 102, turn right. The Entrance is on the left.
From Houston: Take I-45 North to Hwy 31 in Corsicana. Take Hwy 31 through town to Hwy 22. Drive North on I-35. At the split Take I-35W (toward Ft. Worth) to Exit 15 (FM 916 Maypearl). Go East 1 ½ miles to County Road 202, turn right. Go 2/3 of a mile to County Road 102, turn right. The Entrance is on the left.
From Cleburne: Take Hwy 4 to FM 916. After you reach 35W in Grandview, go 1 ½ miles East. Turn right on County Road 202. Go 2/3 to County Road 102, turn right. The Entrance is on the left.
RV Park: We offer 30 amp electrical hookups, water hook ups are available as well as a dump station. $20 per night includes water and electric hookups, $70 per week for water and electric hookups only Fishing in our ponds is free when you bring your own fishing gear. Fishing is catch and release. The paddle boats, hiking, playground beach volley ball and horse shoe pit games are all complimentary here at Beaumont Ranch.
February through November, on Friday nights from 5:30PM until 10:00PM we offer a Fish Fry Buffet with live music, dancing, mechanical bull, and bounce house for the kids, pool table, foosball, shuffle board and afun family atmosphere. Friday Night Fish Fry, Adults $11.95, Seniors $9.95, Kids ages 4-11 $5.95
Contact: Traci Garrison - traci.garrison@BeaumontRanch.com - call 817-366-9967 for reservations at the RV Park
March 9-11, 2013
Battle of Pea Ridge Sesquicentennial
Pea Ridge, AR
(378 mi 6 hr)
March 24-25, 2013
Battle of Port Hudson
Port Hudson, LA
(a very good living history event)
March 28 - April 1, 2013
MAX EFFORT - Battle of Shiloh
578 mi. 9hr 20 min
April 13-15, 2013
MAX EFFORT Pleasant Hill
(meet @ Mansfield, La) Pelican, LA
Pleasant Hill re-enactments and activities in the re-enactors
camp will take place 3 miles north of Pleasant Hill at 23271 Hwy,
175, Pelican, La. Pleasant Hill is done on actual battlefield
from the Red River campaign and they use some awesome Pyrotechnics
We should be camped in the same area as always, back by the 11th Cav,
and 3rd LA. Here's some directions to get us there....
- Take I-20 East 148 miles to LA exit 11, ( LA 3132 East) toward Alexandria
- Drive about 8 miles to Exit 7, (LA 149 South)
- Drive about 15 miles to exit 186 (LA 175)
- Go through Mansfield, LA following the signs for 175 South.
- Head out of Mansfield on 175 South and drive about 13 miles
- The event will be on the left, look for lots of tents and trailers.
- Once checked in, head straight back to the back right corner of the
campsites. That's where we will be.
Contact: Scot Solice, Battle Coordinator ThirdLa61@bellsouth.net
April 20-22, 2013
Living History Days
public is invited to commemorate Civil War history and enjoy daily living
history camps and demonstrations, period music, presentations on Civil
War-era fashions, ladies tea, and special discussions about Civil War-related
topics. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Attractions include historic buildings such as the 1872 Heritage House, an 1893 dance pavilion, as well as a Civil War, vintage, steel-barreled Val Verde cannon, two scenic footbridges that span Jack's Creek, a hiking trail, fishing, and boating/canoeing.
c/o Fort Parker State Park, 194 Park Road 28, Mexia, TX 76667, 254/562-5751
Takes place at Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site - The site of Confederate Reunions from 1889-1946.
Once vehicles are removed the gates are locked and you don’t get access to vehicle movement till Sunday after the battle.
RV…Parking RV was on grass behind camp host trailer w/no hookups for electricity / AC / water / sewer.
Civil War Living History and Reenactment
Confederate Reunion Grounds State Historic Site
1738 FM 2705
Mexia, Texas 76667
The park entrance is 6 miles south of Mexia on State Highway 14, then 2.5 miles west on FM 2705 (not shown on most maps). 254/472-0959.
History Days - www.visitcrg.com
May 04-06, 2013
MAX EFFORT - 2013 Battle of Port Jefferson
The Marion County Chamber of Commerce is pleased to announce
the 2013 reenactment: the largest reenactment in Texas with battles,
ball, parade and tour of homes. At the Tuscumbia Ranch - owned
by the Key Family.
information about the Battle of Port Jefferson.
Note: Kim’s Furniture, of Jefferson, Texas builds period furniture.
RV Information: From Jefferson Ice Express and RV Park: We have 4 spaces available with 50/30/20 amps with water and sewer. They are $35.00 a day and located across the street from Bulldog Pizza on Hwy 49 (Broadway) just before the “Y” going towards the courthouse. We would be happy to have you! Tammy J. Smith, Jefferson Ice Express and RV Park, 610 E. Broadway, Jefferson, TX, 75657, (903) 431-0043 P.O. Box 324, Jefferson, Texas 75657
Contact: Tammy J Smith firstname.lastname@example.org or JeffersonIceExpress_RVPark@yahoo.com - Cell: (903) 431-0042 & 0043
Tammy forwarded our information to Mary West, 936-569-0404, email@example.com (reservationist) who will contact Mr. Huey Smith the on site manager. Just arrive and pick a spot.
Just give us a call when you arrive and he can meet you there. Tammy's Number is 903-431-0043. Excellent place to stay.
May TBD, 2013
Fort Worth Muster
Fort Worth Stockyards District – East Exchange Ave. - Texas Frontier Forts Muster
This is our recruiting event of the year. Your participation is expected and appreciated. It promises to be a fun event.
May 18-20, 2013
Battle of Temple Junction
Battle of Temple Junction, 254-298-5900, 129 miles away
Temple's second Civil War reenactment - Come & watch history come to life on the battlegrounds of North Temple Industrial Park. Full-scale battles, period-correct encampments, living history, Military surgeon demonstrations, & Cavalry competitions will be held on Sat. & Sun. Local school children will experience a Living History Day on Friday, May 18. All civilians & Re-enactors are encouraged to attend the Friday school event. Admission charges will be waived for Re-enactors & Civilians in period dress who arrive on Fri. May 18th for Living History Day.
Note: the dates for Temple Junction are 18 -20 of May this year and Friday is School day, Saturday we will have a battle at 2:00pm and Sunday the battle will be at 1:00pm, Cleburne’s will have a posting of colors in the mornings and officers call shortly afterward.
Website: www.discovertemple.com or www.templebattle.com
Contact: firstname.lastname@example.org or email@example.com
June 15-16, 2013
Roots & Boots Festival
WARNING-This event for 2013 has yet to be confirmed and scheduled for the 13th
approx. 8 miles north east of Bowie, Tx.
The Tales 'n' Trails Museum in Nocona, Texas, in conjunction with the Nocona Chamber of Commerce and the Montague Co. Old Settlers Assn. is planning our first annual Roots & Boots Festival to be held June 15 & 16! Our group is planning to have some civil war re-inactments, vintage baseball games, free games for the kids, demonstrations of arts, crafts, etc. of the time period, and of course music and food! (Some of you we visited with in Yukon, OK)
We would like to invite your groups to join us as well as any suggestions you might have in what we need to do to make this run as smoothly as possible as it hopefully grows in the future. Thank you for your time and you interest in preserving our history! We look forward to hearing from you.
Nell Ann McBroom
Tales "n" Trails Museum
1522 E. Hwy. 82,
Nocona, TX 76255
June 23, 2013
LMRA, Ft. Worth TX
July 21, 2013
Cartridge Rolling Party
Host: Mark Hanna, 539 Trail Ridge Dr. , Duncanville, Tx. 75116, (972) 754-3080 Cell after 4:30 weekdays, firstname.lastname@example.org
SEPTEMBER 6-8, 2013
DICK DOWLING DAYS SESQUICENTENNIAL
CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT!!!
COMMEMORATING THE 150th ANNIVERSARY of the
BATTLE of SABINE PASS, TEXAS
***THE ALAMO of the GULF COAST***
" VICTORY or DEATH! "
TO BE HELD ON THE HALLOWED GROUND OF THE ACTUAL BATTLEFIELD AT THE
SABINE PASS BATTLEGROUND STATE HISTORIC SITE
6100 Dowling Rd. Port Arthur, Texas
Sept 27th – 29th 2013 School of the Soldier/School of the Civilian Weekend-Liendo Plantation Hempstead, Tx
We can take tents and camp. It’s just dismounted Cavalry. Address: 38653 Wyatt Chapel Road Hempstead, TX 77445
We are welcome to arrive Friday Sep. 21st. We will camp & train in the normal Federal camp.
The 11th will provide the meat for a Pot Luck Dinner between all of our units for Saturday evening. We look forward to sharing the training as well as the comradery with all who attend. Major Eric Johnson, 11th Texas Cavalry Commanding.
All of the officers will be instructing.
\ It’s training and drill both days with our friends the 11th Texas Eric Johnson in command of them for those of you just starting out this will be a lot of fun and learning experience to boot.
Liendo School of the Soldiers is a Priority. MAX EFFORT
Those that come will learn the science, and art of re-enactment, including safety, and proper use of muskets. Drilling on different terrain, night firing, and the history of Liendo. You need to bring sleeping gear, outfits (you will be drilling in your outfits/uniforms), and canteens (period correct). Be prepared for a Texas Sept. There will be a Sunday service.
I need to get an estimate of how many will be coming.
You can call me at (972) 754-3080 or e mail me at email@example.com
Also, There is also a Americas Best Value Inn & Suites, 2145 FM 1488 & Hwy 290, Hempstead, Tx. 979-826-4200, www.bestvalueinn.com
Sept 29, 2013
Front Street Festival
Downtown Arlington, TX
Heritage Festival at Log Cabin Village
10am – 4pm 201 West
Knapp Heritage Park Heritage Arts Demonstrations, Children’s
Activities, Artisan/Blacksmith, Live Entertainment, Festival Foods,
This is a one day event, in Arlington, at the Log Cabin
Village off Front Street. Gearldine Mills is the coordinator
for it, and she told me that we can bring muskets, side arms,
displays, and we possibly can do some firing.... This is a great
chance to drill, educate, skirmish, and fellowship. I've heard
from a lot of y'all so far, and I'd like to see us all there if
we can do it....
We need to be there by 9:00 is possible. The event will
go until 4:00 in the afternoon. To get there, you can exit
off Interstate 30 at Cooper Street and go south to Division Street.
Turn Left going East and go approximately four blocks to Pecan
Street. Turn Right on Pecan and go one block. The
Park is on your right. There are two cabins with nice porches
that we can set up around.
Federal uniforms only.
Oct. 11th – 13th
Battle of Fort Crawford
We invite you to join us for the 3rd annual Battle of Fort Crawford,
hosted by the 26th Louisiana Infantry, Co G, and Lane's Battery.
All re-enactors and members of the public are welcome to attend.
We have lots of space, trees, and plenty of amenities for reenactors,
including water, hay, wood, and extra gunpowder. Events include
a School Day with demonstrations and exhibits, chili cookoff,
three battles, Western Days parade, dance, and church service.
Please visit our website for more details, schedule, and contact
Contact: 1st Lt. Virgil Brown
Oct 18-21, 2013
150th Anniversary of Vicksburg Campaign - Battle of Raymond
More information coming.
Oct 20-21, 2013
The Battle for Lake Hubbard
Directions to event: 25 miles East of Waco and 25 miles West of Corsicana on Hwy 31 at the Hubbard City Lakes. This event is located on Hwy 31 on City Lakes Road. Note…. approx Loc. On map is ….1175 FM 667, Purdon, TX 76679-3187 (254) 578-1431
Normal amenities: Hay, water, firewood, and showers will be furnished.
Attention Ladies: Saturday October 22, 2011 Attend 33rd Annual Lord's Acre Sale & Auction. First United Methodist Church, 208 NW 2nd Street, 9 a.m to 12:30 p.m. Country Store features gift items, baked goods of all kinds, jellies, etc. & Viewing of Auction items. Featuring hand made quilts by Quilters for Christ Club. Auction 2 PM .
Contact: Scooter Radcliffe: 254-799-7473. Please leave a message and your call will be returned.
For Camping at lakeside….Camping city contact: Amber Fuller, 254-576-2576 ext. 24, City of Hubbard, 118 N. Magnolia Ave, Hubbard, Tx. 76648 $15 per nite.
Website: hubbardcity.com - Note: please check hubbardcity.com for the latest version of schedules, news announcements, etc.
Oct 27, 2013
Theater and Ball
Beaumont Ranch, Glenview, TX
This is a public event for all. CWCT Members and those involved in the Murder Mystery (ie: four Yankee Soldiers) only have to pay for the dinner which is $15.00. All other tickets are $35.00 each or $240.00 for a table of eight. The purpose of this is to extend to the public to get more people involved and to also raise more dollars for the March Event.
5:00 to 10:00pm
$35/PERSON $240/Table for Eight
Make your Reservations by Wed., October 26th by calling Beaumont
Ranch - (888) 864-6935
CREDIT CARD CHARGES ACCEPTED
November 2-4, 2013
We can take tents or sleep in the barracks that the soldiers
slept in, we will battle both days against our friends the 12th
TX. INFANTRY with CPT. SCHELL in command of them for those of
you just starting out this will be a lot of fun an learning experiences
to boot. Also, let me know ASAP. Address of event: 228 State Park
Road 61, Jacksboro, Tx. 76458.
November 5-6, 2013
Civil War Weekend
The Civil War was one of the most trying times in our nation’s
history. During Civil War Weekend,visitors will walk the streets
of a town about to be touched by the hand of war. We will interpret
the early years of the conflict of a country on the brink of battle.
Reenactors from across the region will present living history
demonstrations, including combat scenarios, throughout the weekend.
Tours of the many historic homes and buildings of the town as
well as surrey rides will be available. Contact the park for a
detailed program schedule.
Admission: $8 adults, $4 children (plus tax)
November 16-18, 2013
The Col. George Reeves' 11th Texas Cavalry Camp #349, Sons of
Confederate Veterans, in conjunction with the Grayson County Frontier
Village and Museum will be hosting a living history/reenactment
on November 16-18, 2013. This event has been held the previous
three years at Fort Washita, Ok., but this year will be held in
Texas to benefit the Frontier Village. "We are hoping that
by bringing it back into Texas we will have an even bigger turnout
than in the past," said Terry Phillips, 1st. Lt. Commander
of Camp 349, who is the coordinator for the event.
Both Confederate and Union troops will be needed all three days.
Friday, Nov. 16, will be a school day and participants are needed
to assist with interpreting for school children and with media
interviews. Gunfights, skirmishes and public interaction, including
first person impressions, will be held throughout the event. Local
Boy Scout Troops as well as event participants are invited to
engage in a dutch oven cookoff on Saturday with a cash prize going
to first place. Drawings for swords and knives will also be offered
for cash donati ons.
Camping for reenactors only will be available within the Frontier
Village among original historic buildings. Water and firewood
and Saturday evening dinner will also be provided. Grays on County
Frontier Village is located within Loy Lake Park located between
Sherman and Denison, Tx. just off US Hwy. 75. The park is located
approximately 55 miles north of Dallas.
Groups interested in participating may contact Terry Phillips
at 903-421-7255 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Pre-registration is required.
1st Lt. Commander
Reeves11th Texas Cav.
December TBD, 2013
Christmas Party, and Get-together
Dec 1, 2013
150th Anniv. - Battle of Prairie Grove – PG State Park
Prairie Grove, AR
(326 mi. 6hr) - 13th Texas Cavalry will support this event.
Dec TBD, 2013
Weatherford’s Annual Christmas Parade
Join us for Weatherford’s Annual Christmas Parade.
Website: weatherfordchristmasparade.com or samlanhamscv.org
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