For current information please go to the 2nd kentucky co, B facebook group.
3/17/2017 To the 2nd Kentucky,
I have been in regular contact with Lt. Col Peca and he continues to recover. He is optimistic that he will make the Moorpark re-enactment on 1 & 2 April, 2017. He also encourages anyone who wishes to call him to please do so. He enjoys the conversation.
Regarding the next events. There are two upcoming:
1. Moorpark, 1 & 2 April, 2017
2. Orange Empire Railroad Museum, 20 & 21 May, 2017 (this is a 2nd US/2nd Kentucky sponsored event)
Moorpark is the next event and is right around the corner. It looks like it will again be amongst the best events in So. Cal. and we are encouraging maximum participation. The site looks great!
There are three battles on Saturday (12:00, 3:00, 5:15) & two on Sunday (12:00, 2:30).
We expect to start setting up camp at about Mid –Day on Friday 31 March. For those who are setting up tents or campaigning, please let us know so we can do a camp layout in advance. For those who need to borrow loaner gear or purchase powder and caps, please contact Quartermaster Clements firstname.lastname@example.org and copy me at email@example.com and Lt Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org (this way we can all compare notes and make sure that your requests are taken care of.
Dismounted trooper, please confirm your attendance of this event to me at email@example.com and Lt Tomlinson at firstname.lastname@example.org . Troopers will confirm with Maj Manuel Fernandes or his staff. Also a reminder for anyone using Facebook, please make join the 2nd KY Cavalry Co. B group. This is a group for us to share photos, discussions on 2nd Kentucky issues, and get event as well as other information. We also have the www.2ndkycav.org web site and we continue to post information there as well.
The Vista re-enactment is only a couple weeks away. This is a very good event and we all have a great time in camps and the battlefield. I urge everyone to make it. We are one of the lead units at this event and it is a good site and fun event. Please confirm your participation of this event to me, by replying to this email. If you need loaner gear, rolled rounds, caps or cans of powder, please let quartermaster Clements know at email@example.com .
Also I am pleased to report that Lt. Col Peca continues to recover and it is his plan to come to Vista, I hope everyone can make it.
We will be setting camp on Friday afternoon/evening on March 3rd at our usual spot near the fire-ring.
Captain Andy Webb, 2nd Kentucky, Co. B.
Huntington Beach, September 3 and 4, 2016. Huntington Beach Central Park, 18000 Goldenwest St, Huntington Beach, CA 92647. Setup will likely begin on Friday, 2 September, 2016 after 2pm (we will update the time once it is confirmed, but it is usually after 2 or 3pm). This year I believe our Camp will be on the south end of the park (end of the park towards the Library). Remember this event does not provide firewood, so if everyone brings a bundle of wood we should have plenty. Please make your best efforts to be at this re-enactment. Not only is it a nice site and a fun re-enactment, it is also Captain Inman’s last event before moving. Captain Inman has also has some items he wishes to sell (clothing, impression items, books and such). Acknowledgement@2ndkycav.org
The Battle of Bogart Pass,September 24 and 25, 2016. Bogart Park, 9600 Cherry Avenue, Cherry Valley, CA. (Near Beaumont, CA). This is a first year event. The site is nice, grass and trees. The weather should be OK too. Set-up will begin Friday (23 September) afternoon. Below is a photo of a spot in the park. I have no information on firewood, but the site does have running water. In my opinion this site shows good promise for a 1st year event and I encourage all to attend.
Fresno Re-enactment, October 22 and 23, 2016; Kearney Park, 7160 W Kearney Blvd, Fresno, CA 93706. This is a big event as it draws re-enactors from So. Cal, Cen. Cal and No. Cal. As we get closer to the date we will likely have more information on who is going. In the past many of us have car pooled, since it is a long drive. The last time I went, I very much enjoyed this event. Company C regularly participates in this event.
Moorpark News, in case you had not heard Moorpark has been cancelled for 2016. There is an email out announcing it for the first weekend in April 2017 at a new site. I am sure once we get closer more will be published on this event.
POWDER and CAPS, I am looking into placing an order for powder (FFg and FFFg), Rifle caps and pistol caps within the next few days. This powder is for the rolled rounds the Col fills and the company sells, and is also for sale as 1 pound cans. Please let me know if you plan on buying powder, rifle caps and pistol caps from the 2nd Kentucky so we do not over order. I do not yet know the new prices of all the items as the costs continue to slowly climb. However it will likely be something like this;
Bag of pre-rolled rounds (made with 1 pound of powder), $25.00
1 pound cans of powder, around 18.00 to $20.00, per pound
Rifle caps, around $15.00 per tin of 100
Pistol caps, (probably get #11s as they are the most used) around $8.00 to $10.00.
Please remember the 2nd Kentucky is a self-funded club with our only source of income being our donations, the little we make from your use of company powder and caps allows us to continue to maintain loaner gear and other expenses the unit incurs.
This weekend (Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22, 2016) is the Orange Empire Railway Museum re-enactment. The address is 2201 A St, Perris, CA 92570 (Riverside County). The back entrance for reenactors is 384 Mapes Rd.
I enjoy this re-enactment and will go. If anyone else is planning to go, please let me know (firstname.lastname@example.org). To easily get in to reenactor gate you will either need your ACWS card or be on the gate list.
Many years ago this was a “lite” event, but I scouted it last year and saw some good improvements. Additionally for us we had good opportunity for skirmishing.
Below is the re-enactor information:
ACWS at OERM in Perris
The year is 1861. There has been train and troop movement at the Manassas Junction, near the little creek called Bull Run. 155 years later the American Civil war Society is planning a Civil War Reenactment in Perris at the Orange Empire Railway Museum. This will be held Saturday, May 21 & Sunday, May 22 . The museum has made many improvements since we have been there and welcomes us back after the great response we had last year. We will have the first battle in an area where there are train cars and a railroad turntable. During the second battle we will be able to utilize a moving cattle car and fight through the town down Broadway Street.
This event is open to ALL Civil War reenactors, including Cavalry (bring your own hay). For ACWS members there will be no fee. We ask that Non ACWS reenactors purchase a Day Pass, which will be $5 for the Weekend. Contact Dave Grimsrud to be put on the gate list. email@example.com
The Museum opens at 9 AM and closes to the public at 5 PM. Set up can start as early as 9 AM Friday. The address is 2201 A St, Perris, CA 92570. The back entrance for reenactors is 384 Mapes Rd. The easy way is to get off the 215 at Ethanac-go West. Turn right on Goetz Rd , then left on Mapes. This back entrance is on the right before the Mapes and 'A' St. RR crossing.
The Mapes gate will be monitored with security to keep the "rif-raf" out. Be prepared to show your ACWS reenactor card or call Dave Grimsrud to be put on the gate list. BTDave@antelecom.net The Mapes entrance will be open until 9 pm. There is a button to open the gate from the inside. If you arrive later than that, you need to arrange to call a "buddy" run to the back gate and let you in.
Reenactor parking will be in the parking lot on the south side, accessible from the Mapes entrance.
There is room for RV dry camping in the Eucalyptus Grove.
You can also park in the far end of the "A" St public parking lot and walk in through the main gate.
At OERM, the Steam Engine runs every 3rd weekend, and this is OUR weekend! The public will pay extra (besides the Adult$7/Children$5) to ride the train, but reenactors in period dress will be able to ride it for free! We just ask that you stay in character and that your conversation be pertinent to 1865. Show your train pass (reenactor card) to the conductor.
The Union camp will be in the grassy area on the North beside the Grizzly flats building where there are restrooms. Please, NO DRIVING on the grass! Bring a handcart.
The Confederates will be across town, well, across the street, anyway, on the grass behind the gift shop/train station buildings (and restrooms). Unload off Broadway St. NO DRIVING on the grass!
Civilians and Sutlers (vendors please contact ShelleyPeters@verizon.net) will be on the south grassy area on both sides of the sidewalk or where designated. Bring a handcart to cart your stuff up the sidewalk.
Above ground fires are permitted. They MUST be at least 15" off the ground. Bring your own firewood. There will also be a hot dog vendor.
Battles will be Saturday 11:30 AM & 2:30 PM, Sunday Noon & 3 PM. We would ask all reenactors not involved in the battle to be Crowd Control, keeping the public behind the lines and Bucket Brigade, asking for donations. Come to the Kansas Mercantile to get your sash & bucket.
There will be a reenactor swap meet on Saturday from 9 AM until 3 PM in Union Camp picnic tables.
Ladies Ice Tea Social. On Saturday there will be a Reenactor Tea at 1:30 PM on the picnic tables in the middle of Union Camp. Joyce Bolin has volunteered to be the Tea Hostess.
Saturday night will feature an Ice Cream Social & Lyceum 7:30 pm...same picnic tables. ACWS will provide the ice cream and cones. Bring your lanterns and your best skits! We would love to hear your poems read, songs sung, & stories told! Our own homegrown talent! Sign up at firstname.lastname@example.org
Sunday church service 10 AM
The new Fed Harvey Museum will be open from 10 AM to 4 PM Saturday & Sunday.
Sunday tear-down can begin at 4 PM, vehicles allowed in after the public is gone at 5 pm.
Riley’s Farm Mile high ranch event is this next weekend on April 30 and May 1. Crews have been out digging trenches for breastworks and preparing the site. Command will arrive on Friday April 29th.
This event is co-hosted by The 2nd US cavalry and our very own 2nd Kentucky Cavalry. Make sure you have everything you need. Remember that if you don't request whatever you need (ammo, guns, etc.) It probably will not be there for the event. If you do not know who to call, contact Sgt. Maj. Tomlinson at email@example.com and he will forward the request to the correct person. This is shaping up to be an excellent event so please make effort to be there.
The next event beyond Riley’s farm is the Orange Empire Railway Museum on 05/21/2016 – 05/23/2016 in Perris, CA. This is a small, but greatly improved event. Please contact Lt. Webb for this event at firstname.lastname@example.org.
We have updated the web site to add the dates for the annual summer Blue and Grey Military Ball, proudly presented by the 2nd US and the 2nd Kentucky Cavalries.
This year it is Saturday June 25, 2016 in Long Beach at the Long Beach Masonic Lodge
Saturday June 25th
5pm to 11pm
Long Beach Masonic Lodge
5155 E. PCH Hwy
Long Beach, CA 90804
The dance Master is Captain Tom Atkins and the music by the Occasional Strings. Social hour begins at 5pm, supper is served at 6pm, music, dancing and other festivities to follow.
Tickets are $50 each or 2 for $90. This is a top notch event and as you may notice is co-hosted by the 2nd US and the 2nd Kentucky. If you have been to this event in the past you will know how much fun it is and if you have not previously attended, I highly recommend it. Reserve you tickets now.
This email is the first call for the Vista re-enactment on March 5 and 6. Many of you know that Vista traditionally is one of the better events. For the second Kentucky our camp is always on the flat ground around the large round fire pit. Vista offers a grass battlefield, eager visitors and a Museum staff which genuinely appreciates the re-enactors.
We would like all of second Kentucky (as well as all units) to make an extra effort to participate in this event. Since Prado has been cancelled this year we hope that most if not all of the unit can come to Vista. Additionally the Vista event is now being run by a new producer. Previously a production company was in charge of the event, but they decided to retire and now the event production and admin responsibilities are being handled by a re-enactor, who stepped in at the last minute tio save the event. We need to do what we can to keep these events alive so your participation will help us do this.
Regarding the Tom's Farms Reenactment on October 17-18. The 2nd Kentucky Cavalry will not be setting up as a unit at this event. We still encourage anyone who wishes to attend, please do so. There will be other units, like the 1st NC and Mosby’s rangers, who will welcome you falling in with them for this event.
I am sorry if this announcement is an inconvenience for anyone, but I spoke with the Col. last night and since no one has confirmed to us that they will attend and since some of us have other projects we need to work that weekend (including me), that we should not commit the unit to this event.
This is not a hidden meaning message, there is no alternative motive. We wish this event success and encourage anyone wishing to participate in it, to do so.
We still have the events at Fresno and Moorpark planned and look forward to them.
On behalf of Lt. Col. Peca and the 2nd Kentucky Command, best regards,
Lt Andy Webb, 2nd Kentucky Cavalry , 7 October, 2015
I just received word from command that this weekend’s tactical at Riley’s Mile High Ranch has been cancelled. There is no civil war event, nor any tactical this weekend (9/25/2015, 9/26/2015 or 9/27/2015) at Riley’s Mile High Ranch.
It has been brought to our attention that there may be a problem with the last set of e-mail communications. It is possible that some ones email was penetrated by a spammer and some email servers may be blocking the First Sgt.’s email. I think we have all had the misfortune to have our email identity abused or stolen, so to make sure everyone is getting the necessary information, Col Peca has asked that we resend the information.
Make sure you are there; many from Company C will come and fall in with the dismounts, so let’s make sure we have a good turnout. Lots of trees, good grass and great company are the highlights of this event.
Elements of the 2nd Kentucky will begin arriving after 2pm on Friday September 4th.
There will be the regular Regiment mess club as well. Col. Peca will provide the main course and you bring a side dish. Contact Col. Peca at email@example.com or Darlene in Co. C.
Additionally Mrs. Pamplin will be providing a dinner on Saturday night for $10.00. She will be fixing Carnitas burritos with the trimmings and rhubarb cobbler for dessert, you will have to provide your own drink. The cost will be $10.00 per person, you will have to contact Michelle at Ky2lady@yahoo.com to get your name on her list. Please contact her by 15 August to get your names on the list. If your name is not on her list she will not be bringing food for you.
Firewood; Huntington Beach does not provide firewood, please bring a bundle with you.
We will need any extra long arms you have! We are expecting a large turn out
For those interested we will be discussing the Fresno Civil war re-enactment, which is held on October 24 and 25.
Last reminder please let staff know what your plans are, for Huntington Beach, are you going or not?
On behalf of Lt. Col. Peca, I remain at your service.
2nd Kentucky Cavalry is participating at Fort MacArthur. There is a fee to enter each day, just how much I don't know. They have not put out a schedule as yet, therefore I do not have much information, other than there will be two battles on Saturday (July 11, 2015) and one on Sunday (July 12, 2015). Check out the Fort MacArthur web site at http://www.ftmac.org/ofmd.htm .
The Fort MacArthur Museum is Located in Angels Gate Park, San Pedro.
Memorial day weekend 2015 is now past. We had an excellent picnic at the Loma Linda VA. But also received some sad news. The picnic at the VA went well with a couple of 2nd Kentuckians showing up (Bud and Dick), as well at the 2nd US Cavalry, The Armory Band and a representation of Mounted with Martini Molly being ridden.
As rewarding as this was, we received some bad news as one of our own lost his battles with his personal demons. Cpl Pierson's son Eric died suddenly over the weekend. Please remember happier times with Eric and lend strength to Chris.
Loma Linda VA Picinic. This is not a re-enactment, but many of us re-enactors volunteer, and do a living history for the Patients and staff at the Loma Linda VA hospital on Saturday May 23rd (Memorial day weekend). It normally runs from about 10am to about 1:30pm. The Amory Band plays, we have horses, therapy dogs, and Free Masons and I believe this year the Knights of Columbus with other groups will provide burgers, hot dogs for the patients, staff and volunteers. This by far is my favorite event of the year. It is one of the most rewarding things I participate in. if you plan on coming, great, please let me know. We also could use some donations of things like Soda pop (not diet), chips and snacks.
The next event is Orange Empire railway in Perris CA. This is a campaigning events since there is very limited room for tents. For those who plan on going, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org. This event is the first time in many years. It has street battles and trains.
Also there is the annual VA picnic. This is not a re-enactment, but many of us re-enactors volunteer and do a living history for the Patients and staff at the Loma Linda VA hospital on Saturday May 23rd (Memorial day weekend). It normally runs from about 10am to about 1:30pm. the Amory band plays, we have horses, therapy dogs, and Free Masons and I believe this year the Knights of Columbus with other groups will provide burgers, hot dogs for the patients, staff and volunteers. This by far is my favorite event of the year. It is one of the most rewarding things I participate in. if you plan on coming, great, please let me know. We also could use some donations of things like Soda pop (not diet), chips and snacks.
Our new event at Riley's Farm is coming up May 2 & 3. We need everyone there to make a good showing, so that it will continue for many years. We have a meeting with the owners on the 25th to finalize our plans and make sure we will have the fire wood, hay and enough water for everyone.
Now is the time to make sure you have enough rounds and caps to last the weekend. Our new people need to reserve the uniform parts they will need, as well as a weapon.
The company WiII NOT be providing a kitchen. You will need to bring all the food and drink you will need for the entire weekend. If you want to bring food stuffs to share that would be great. If you plan to have a fire, make sure you bring a bucket for water and/or a fire extinguisher.
The maps as you have seen will get you there. If you are still unsure just google them at "rileysfarm.com"
If you have any questions contact myself (949-515-135) or Sgt. Maj. Tomlinson (562-652-6043562-652-6043).
The Vista engagement went well. Our own “Doc” Chris is home from Washington D.C. and found his way in Camp and fought with us on Saturday. Welcome home my Brother! We had a very small turn out, but the officers and NCO’S took up muskets and slick sleeve coats and made the best of it (we had the largest Cav. Unit both days). We signed up 2 new recruits as well. They will be at Prado so be sure to introduce yourself to them.
Upcoming events :
St. Catherine’s has canceled their event this year, so do not go there expecting a re-enactment.
Our next event will be Prado April 12 & 13.
Prado is a great mounted event so Rally to the colors Company C.
Our Riley’s event was introduced at Vista and was well accepted the date is May 2 & 3 so make plans to attend. This is our hosted event.
I would like to discuss some issues if I may.
Please read the rules and regulations for authenticity. It is important that we all understand them, to keep the proper appearance of 2nd Kentucky Cavalry. You can read them on the website when you have the time, if you have any questions or you are unsure about uniforms etc. please check with staff. As most of you may know by now Mr. Webb and Mr. Tomlinson have modified the website to make things much easier to read and follow in selecting Regiment Services please take the time to respond to the various sections.
We have been ordered to vista town to drive off the Yankee invaders. Elements of the 2nd Kentucky will begin arriving the evening of March 6, 2015 and we expect to engage the invaders on March 7 and 8.
Vista Address is: 2040 N Santa Fe Avenue, Vista, CA 92083
The Museum is a really nice platform for an event. They have several buildings on site that they actually use for the event (General Store, Barber Shop, etc.). The ladies have a tea in the gazebo, even the guys are invited. Both the Union and Confederates put on demonstrations and believe it or not instead of skirmishes we actually had two battles each day. Not knowing we were going to have battles, we ran out of ammunition and borrowed some from the Union? It was really a fun weekend and will be a great addition to our future schedules. We were told that their spectator count was double any past event, I would say second to none did a great job taking over the event.
OK, on to our next event. Vista will be on March 7th and 8th. Make plans to attend, we will be down in the lower parking lot as usual. Setting up will begin at noon on Friday. If you need directions look on the event calendar for their web page with directions.
I also want to make sure everyone plans to attend Prado on April 11 &12. We have some great plans for the event, a pot luck dinner to name one, I understand even our mounted will be there. This may turn out to be the biggest event of the year. I really want to see everyone there.
After 3 days of battles with the Yankee invaders, Calico Town remains safely in the hands of the Confederacy.
I hope those of you who made the event had as much fun as I did. Since Confederate command made the company commander discretion battles, it gave us some great skirmishing opportunities, of which we took full advantage. On Sunday we particularly surprised the Yankees, who were set up as reserves, at the schoolhouse when we seemed to materialize from thin air behind their ranks.
All in all it was a great event, nice weather, good company and good fun. On to the next one.
Attention 2nd Kentucky; The battle at Calico Ghost Town is rapidly approaching (February 14, 15 and 16). It is in the actual Calico silver mine Ghost town and is extremely well attended by the public. As usual there will be a free supper at the Calico House for all re-enactors on Saturday night, which is sponsored by the Calico shop keepers and I am told a breakfast for all those staying on through Monday. This is one of my favorite events as we get to “color out-side of the lines” (as Col. Peca puts it) for at least one or two battles.
Col. Peca and Sgt. Maj. Tomlinson are volunteering at another event, so command of the 2nd Kentucky at Calico will be under Captain Inman. We plan to have 2nd Kentucky present beginning the afternoon of Friday, February 13, 2015. Please confirm if you will be attending this event to to (this is a link).