15th Mass. Vol. Inf. Reenactment Group
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DATE

EVENT

LOCATION

UNIFORM

NOTES

CONTACT

04.15.17

15th Mass Drill - 10:30 AM

Carter Park Leominster, MA

Union

04.17.17

Patriots Day Parade

Concord, MA

Union

NEB

T PAGE

4/29-4/30/17

28th Neshaminy

Ben Salem, PA

Union

5/12-5/14/17

Civil War Weekend

Ashbel Woodward Museum Franklin, CT

Union

5/26 & 5/29/17

Memorial Day Events & Parade

Leominster, MA

Union

07.04.17

July 4th Parade

Fitchburg, MA

Union

7/14-7/16/17

Civil War Weekend

Genesee Village, Mumford, NY

Union

NEB

By Invite

8/19-/8/20/17

Gettysburg Live

Gettysburg, PA

Confederate only

8/19-8/20/17

Hillsborough Timeline

Hillsborough, NH

TBA

8/25-27/17

Fort Adams

Newport, RI

9/8-9/10/17

Civil War Weekend

Webster, MA

Union

Flanigans Host

10/20-10/21/17

Crackerbarrel Fest

Westminster, MA

Union

T Connell

10.21.17

Ball's Bluff Annual Dinner

TBA

IN UNIFORM

11.11.17

Veteran's Day Ceremonies

Leominster, MA

Union

11.18.17

Remembrance Day

Gettysburg, PA

Union

11.18.17

Thanksgiving Parade

Plymouth, MA

Union

NEB

 

   

 

15th Massachusetts Reenactment Troop

The 15th MVI Reenactment Troop at Gettysburg 1998.

Bob  tells the following about the activities of the 15th MVI reenactment group:

For living history purposes we all portray soldiers from different companies --usually someone from their own home town. In re-enactments we portray one company agreed upon beforehand.

During living history, we set up a camp and display what artifacts, both reproduction and authentic, that we have.  This tends to stimulate questions and encourage discussion with the public. We do this on a town common or park in conjunction with some local event.

For re-enactments we travel to a site, mostly in the north-east.  When we arrive on Friday evening, we set up camp and drop out of the 20th century until Sunday afternoon. During that time we sleep in dog tents, cook over an open fire, conduct company and battalion drill, go out on skirmishes, and on Saturday and Sunday afternoon we take part in a full scale battle -- many times not only with infantry, but including cavalry and artillery as well.

For myself, the first two years of re-enacting I enjoyed the full scale re-enactments best because of what I learned, but I now prefer doing living history more because it allows me to share what I have learned with the public.

(Bob notes: "We also do a Confederate impression of the 4th Alabama at some events, although some of us, myself included, would never think of galvanizing )

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