2018 SIXTH OHIO EVENT SCHEDULE
Our events for this year are listed in two categories. The main events show a date and event title. These are events where we expect to field a full contingent. Adjunct Events are either one-day event or one where a "road crew" or small group might attend. If you are interested in falling in with the Sixth Ohio at an event, please contact Ken Cornett by clicking here.
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February 24, 2018 - COMPLETED - Company Meeting - Camp Dennison Schoolhouse - There is much to discuss at this year's company meeting at the School House Restaurant. Unit direction, choice of schedule, and re-growth will be some of the agenda items. All Sixth Members are encouraged to come out and help kick off a new season! Please let us know if you are able to attend by sending an e-mail to Steve Spohn by clicking here, or you can chime in at the Sixth Ohio Folder on the Common Ground Forum here. We will take new photos for the members page at the meeting. We will see you at Camp Dennison! April 14, 2018 - COMPLETED - Civil War Trust Park Day - Perryville Battlefield, Kentucky - Since 1996, the Civil War Trust has sponsored Park Day, an annual hands-on preservation event to help Civil War battlefields and historic sites take on maintenance projects large and small. Split rail fence building and trail work! We will be replacing some of the split rail fences on the park as well as working on our trail system. The Friends of Perryville Battlefield will provide lunch and museum admission is free. All volunteers will receive a discount in the museum store. Web Site April 20-22, 2018 - COMPLETED - Sixth Ohio Training Camp - Goshen, Ohio - Marr Education Center - To kick off the season in style, on Saturday, the 6th Ohio will work on manual of arms, drill and get ready for this season. Feel free to camp on-site Friday and Saturday night. We will have access to the Stroup-Cook Log Cabin. It is believed the log cabin was built around 1804 by German crafts men for Jacob Stroup. The house and farm were purchased by James Cook in 1875. The Cooks lived and farmed this property in Goshen for over 100 years. For More Information, Check Out Their Web Page Here. May 28, 2018 - NEXT EVENT - Memorial Day at Spring Grove Cemetery - A GAR Ritual dated May 1868 read "May is designated for the purpose of strewing with flowers or otherwise decorating the graves of comrades who died in defense of their country during the late rebellion, and whose bodies now lie in almost every city, village, and hamlet churchyard in the land." The Sixth will be the color guard with clean uniforms & white gloves. Mike Davis will give one of the keynote speeches. We will visit the grave of Lt. Colonel Nicholas Anderson, commander of the Sixth Ohio. Click Here for the Event Web Site June 1-3, 2018 - Battle of Cynthiana - Cynthiana Battlefield, Kentucky - Depending on one's point of view, Cynthiana was the location for two, or possibly four, battles during the Civil War. Save the dates, June 1st through June 3rd. We do not have all the details, but it will be Civil War Weekend in Cynthiana with a reenactment held on battlefield ground at Ashford Acres with hundreds of reenactors. We will have events and tours around town to celebrate, entertain, and honor the originals who fought here. This is something new for the Sixth and worth checking out. Click Here for the Cynthiana Web Site June 15-17, 2018 - Heritage Village at Sharon Woods - Cincinnati, Ohio- Civil War Weekend at Heritage Village brings re-enactor soldiers, citizens, and cavalry to the Village. Each year's event includes a daily battle. Cavalry, artillery, infantry, and civilians from both sides of the conflict will be on hand to tell the story. Meet Abraham Lincoln and Jefferson Davis, see living history scenarios in our 19th-century buildings, and participate in hands-on activities. There is ample parking, concession stand will be available, and all historic buildings will be open. Web Site July, 2018 - Dinsmore Homestead - Burlington, Kentucky - We will return to this excellent site after an absence of several years for a living history event. We will enjoy camp life, drill and maybe even some marching in the surrounding woods. About Dinsmore - In 1839, James and Martha Dinsmore purchased approximately 700 acres (2.8 km2) in Boone County, Kentucky. He and his family, which included daughters, Isabella Dinsmore, Julia Dinsmore, and Susan Dinsmore, settled there, and raised sheep and grew grapes and willows for a basket-making business that was overseen by German immigrants. Web Site September 7-9, 2018 - Caesars Creek - Waynesville, Ohio - From the Caesars Creek web site, "The kids and adults alike will love seeing History come to life as the battle still rages on at the Village. All participants will be in authentic gear and will be re-enacting battles and transporting you back to the Civil War. There will be guns firing (no live ammunition) so everyone be prepared for a very active village." As the event gets closer we will publish schedules and have them available at the gate so everyone will know what is going on. Since this is a local event, we would like to get a good turnout for this one. Web Site September 21-23, 2018 - South Union Shaker Village - South Union, Kentucky - This event is hosted by Sixth Ohio Members, Mess No. 1, led by Seth Hancock. It will be a small, private living history at Shaker Village in South Union, Kentucky. There will be several roles available. You can portray citizens, Federal Troops or Confederate Parolees in September of 1862 as they move through the Kentucky countryside. Shaker Village is by invitation only and will not have a web page. More information will be provided soon about this exclusive event. If you are interested, send us an e-mail here. Web Site October 12-14, 2018 - Living History at Camp Dennison - Cincinnati, Ohio - Camp Dennison is one of our favorite sites. We started 2018 here and will end it here! It was a Union Army training camp during the American Civil Wars located, in the town of Germany, Ohio, northeast of Cincinnati. George B. McClellan, a major general in the Ohio militia, chose Germany as the site for a camp. The camp was named for Ohio Governor William Dennison. Camp Dennison was strategically located near Cincinnati, the Ohio and Little Miami Rivers, and the Little Miami Railroad. Web Site
April 28, 2018