THE TRADITION CONTINUES

MESS NO. 1 - An Authentic Civil War Living History Organization, founded in 2003, with members from around the country. Our goal is simple. We attend the best Authentic Civil War Events.

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1ST MINNESOTA AT GETTYSBURG, Gettysburg, PA - July 1-3, 2022 - Mess No. 1 fell in with the Seventh Company at this Liberty Rifles event. The event was held on the actual ground where the 1st Minnesota fought and their charge was recreated with close to the exact same numbers present at the original battle.

WHERE WE HAVE BEEN SO FAR

Since 2003, Mess No. 1 Has Hosted Six Authentic Events: Rich Mountain (2006), Bummers (2009), Advance on Fort Henry (2017), Missionary Ridge (2019), Garfield's Ascent (2022), Battalion Rope Drill (2022). So Far, We Have Traveled to 85 Events in 16 Different States.

2003: 1) Port Gibson, MS, 2) McDowell, VA, 3) War on the James, VA, 4) Lookout Mountain, TN. 20045) Shiloh, TN, 6) Into the Wilderness, VA, 7) Pickett's Mill, GA, 8) Picket Post, VA. 20059) Ft. Sumter, SC, 10) Wood Gathering Detail, TN, 11) Shiloh, TN, 12) McDowell, VA, 13) Athens, MO, 14) Corinth, MS, 15) Picket Post, VA. 200616) Fort Donelson, TN, 17) Fighting Withdrawal, TN, 18) Fort Duffield, KY, 19) Fort Granger, TN, 20) Rich Mountain, WV, 21) Prelude to Chickamauga, GA. 200722) Immortal 600, GA, 23) Shiloh, TN, 24) McDowell, VA, 25) Vicksburg, MS, 26) Chickamauga, GA, 27) Mill Springs, KY, 28) Outpost III, TN. 200829) Point Lookout, MD, 30) Pickett's Mill, GA, 31) Marmaduke's Raid, MO, 32) Perryville, KY, 33) Stone's River, TN, 34) Fort Duffield, KY. 200935) Race to Knoxville, TN, 36) Resaca, GA, 37) Kennesaw Mountain, GA, 38) Assault on Allegheny, WV, 39) Bummers, GA. 201040) Backwater 1865, TN, 41) Crampton's Gap, WI, 42) Wilson's Creek, MO, 43) Before The Breakout, GA. 201144) Battle of Resaca, GA. 201245) Shiloh, TN, 46) McDowell, VA, 47) Fredericksburg, VA. 201348) Marmaduke's Raid, MO, 49) Kenosha Filming, WI, 50) Battlefield Tour, WV. 201451) Bermuda Hundred, VA, 52) Pickett's Mill, GA, 53) Perryville, KY, 54) Franklin, TN. 201555) Bentonville, NC, 56) Home Sweet Home, MN, 57) Floyd's Folly, WV. 201658) Camp Putnam, OH, 59) Picket Post, TN, 60) Perryville, KY. 201761) Advance on Fort Henry, TN, 62) Fort Blakeley, AL, 63) On to Richmond, VA, 64) Lookout Mountain, TN, 65) Chickamauga, GA, 66) Wauhatchie, TN201867) Sailor's Creek, VA, 68) Prelude to Invasion, VA, 69) Stones River, TN, 70) Averell's Advance, WV. 201971) Fort Blakeley, AL, 72) Warlike Along the Rapidan, VA, 73) Pigs & Tomatoes, IL, 74) Missionary Ridge, GA202075) Defending the Heartland, TN, 76) Silent Machines, VA, 77) Turning the Guns, VA202178) The Final Campaign, VA, 79) Fort Blakeley, AL, 80) Last Letter Home, IN, 81) Port Republic, VA, 82) Rosecrans' Pursuit, GA. 2022: 83) Garfield's Ascent, KY, 84) Battalion Rope Drill, IN, 85) 1st Minnesota, PA.

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BATTALION ROPE DRILL, West Lafayette, Indiana - April 22-24, 2022 - Mess No. 1 hosted a battalion training living history at Fort Ouiatenon. This event was an opportunity to prepare for some battalion maneuvers at the 1st Minnesota (Gettysburg) Event in July. Thanks to our friends in the Midwest for supporting us!

WHERE WE ARE GOING NEXT

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