THE TRADITION CONTINUES

MESS NO. 1 is an Authentic Civil War Living History Organization, founded in 2003, with members from around the country. Our goal is simple. We raise companies for Authentic Civil War Events.

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LAST LETTER HOME, Indiana - May 14-16, 2021 - We raised a company for Last Letter Home, hosted by our good friends, the 36th Illinois. Front Row, Left-to-Right - Joshua James, John Wickett, Thomas Rock, Wyatt Powell, Scott Bierer, Dean Woods, John Manore. Back Row - Jacob Nolan, Jeremy Snyder, Grant DellaValle, Tim Hodge, Steve Spohn, Chris Hastings.

WHERE WE HAVE BEEN SO FAR

Since 2003, Mess No. 1 Has Hosted Four Authentic Events: Rich Mountain (2006), Bummers (2009), Advance on Fort Henry (2017), Missionary Ridge (2019). So Far, We Have Traveled to 81 Events in 16 Different States.

2003: 1) Port Gibson, Mississippi, 2) McDowell, Virginia, 3) War on the James, Virginia, 4) Lookout Mountain, Tennessee. 20045) Shiloh, Tennessee, 6) Into the Wilderness, Virginia, 7) Pickett's Mill, Georgia, 8) Picket Post, Virginia. 20059) Ft. Sumter, South Carolina, 10) Wood Gathering Detail, Tennessee, 11) Shiloh, Tennessee, 12) McDowell, Virginia, 13) Athens, Missouri, 14) Corinth, Mississippi, 15) Picket Post, Virginia. 200616) Fort Donelson, Tennessee, 17) Fighting Withdrawal, Tennessee, 18) Fort Duffield, Kentucky, 19) Fort Granger, Tennessee, 20) Rich Mountain, West Virginia, 21) Prelude to Chickamauga, Georgia. 200722) Immortal 600, Georgia, 23) Shiloh, Tennessee, 24) McDowell, Virginia, 25) Vicksburg, Mississippi, 26) Chickamauga, Georgia, 27) Mill Springs, Kentucky, 28) Outpost III, Tennessee. 200829) Point Lookout, Maryland, 30) Pickett's Mill, Georgia, 31) Marmaduke's Raid, Missouri, 32) Perryville, Kentucky, 33) Stone's River, Tennessee, 34) Fort Duffield, Kentucky. 200935) Race to Knoxville, Tennessee, 36) Resaca, Georgia, 37) Kennesaw Mountain, Georgia, 38) Assault on Allegheny, West Virginia, 39) Bummers, Georgia. 201040) Backwater 1865, Tennessee, 41) Crampton's Gap, Wisconsin, 42) Wilson's Creek, Missouri, 43) Before The Breakout, Georgia. 201144) Battle of Resaca, Georgia. 201245) Shiloh, Tennessee, 46) McDowell, Virginia, 47) Fredericksburg, Virginia. 201348) Marmaduke's Raid, Missouri, 49) Kenosha Filming, Wisconsin, 50) Battlefield Tour, West Virginia. 201451) Bermuda Hundred, Virginia, 52) Pickett's Mill, Georgia, 53) Perryville, Kentucky, 54) Franklin, Tennessee. 201555) Bentonville, North Carolina, 56) Home Sweet Home, Minnesota, 57) Floyd's Folly, West Virginia. 201658) Camp Putnam, Ohio, 59) Picket Post, Tennessee, 60) Perryville, Kentucky. 201761) Advance on Fort Henry, Tennessee, 62) Fort Blakeley, Alabama, 63) On to Richmond, Virginia, 64) Lookout Mountain, Tennessee, 65) Chickamauga, Georgia, 66) Wauhatchie, Tennessee201867) Sailor's Creek, Virginia, 68) Prelude to Invasion, Virginia, 69) Stones River, Tennessee, 70) Averell's Advance, West Virginia. 201971) Fort Blakeley, Alabama, 72) Warlike Along the Rapidan, Virginia, 73) Pigs & Tomatoes, Illinois, 74) Missionary Ridge, Georgia202075) Defending the Heartland, Tennessee, 76) Silent Machines, Virginia, 77) Turning the Guns, Virginia202178) The Final Campaign, Virginia, 79) Fort Blakeley, Alabama, 80) Last Letter Home, Indiana, 81) Port Republic, Virginia.

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ASSAULT ON FORT BLAKELEY, Alabama - April 9-11, 2021 - We fell in with Brad Willingham's Independent Rifles Company for this one plus the CS commisary and Federal. In attendance from Mess No. 1 were Jason Brown, Huck Green, Seth Hancock, Joshua James, John Manore and Jordan Ricketts.

WHERE WE ARE GOING NEXT

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Mess No. 1 will be Company "A" at Rosecrans' Pursuit. For info, click here.

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