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Other Activities

Some of our members enjoy researching, collecting and re-enacting other eras, in addition to the American Civil War.  An occasional item about those activities will appear here.

This article about Phillip Nager, one of our Battery members, appeared in the Marshall Advisor and Chronicle showcasing his interest in another aspect of American history:

Left to Right: John Hughes, Betty Hughes, Cathy Liebrandt, Jon Liebrandt

Cathy & Jon Liebrandt

First Regiment of Volunteers

Photo by Georgia Hicks

Photo by Georgia Hicks

Photo by Georgia Hicks

Cathy Liebrandt & Betty Hughes

John Hughes

Betty and John Hughes

by Bob Schueler of
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Color Guard


These photos are from a WW2 tactical taken Saturday at Ft. Custer Training Base in Battle Creek, MI.

Fred Chapman

John Hughes (middle) & Fred Chapman (right)

Caleb Chapman (right) Fred Chapman (left)

Fred Chapman

Caleb Chapman (middle)

Caleb Chapman

Jon Liebrandt and John Hughes arrived at the Community Center in Scotts Michigan.  They met with Lt. John Clark of Battery D to participate in the Blue & Gold ceremony for Cub Scout Pack 265. In addition to celebrating the 101st anniversary of the founding of the Boy Scout organization, the three Civil War reenactors acted as escorts for three Webelos graduating into Boy Scouts.  A very nice pot luck dinner was provided and several awards were presented to a number of Cub Scouts and their leaders.  It was an honor to be a part of this ceremony.

Arrow of Light recipients left to right in the front row: K. Linders, E. Wisser and A. Hopkins Back row: Jon Liebrandt, John Clark, John Hughes and Mr. Hopkins

The Thunder over Michigan Airshow was held this weekend at Willow Run Airfield in Ypsilaniti.

Caleb Chapman

Fred Chapman - plenty of sun this weekend!

Kirk Walstedt recently gave on a presentation at the Essex & Community Historical Research Society on a local figure who figured prominently in the War of 1812.  It received a full page article in the February 25, 2010 issue of The Essex Voice.

Dave Goodwin, Fifer, at the 197th Commemoration of the Battle of River Raisin January 23, 2010

Jon Liebrandt was also served as a soldier.

These images were taken at the Lest We Forget Our Vets reenactment in Benton Harbor June 2009.

From left to right: John Hughes and Jon Liebrandt are outfitted for the Spanish-American War; Fred, Silas and  Caleb Chapman as World War II G.I.s.

A Spanish-American War display