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american civil war groups

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:08 pm
by nigel heffernan
Hi Guys

i was wondering if anyone knows of any american civil war groups in ireland as im looking to join one so if anyone has any information id appreciate it

Regards

Nigel

Re: american civil war groups

PostPosted: Wed Jan 14, 2009 3:49 pm
by rinuccini
Hi Nigel
there are two groups, my group is called the Minstrel Boys and is based at the Ulster American Folk Park in Omagh N.Ireland, although we have members from both sides of the border with seven members in Dublin.
http://www.minstrelboys.org.uk/

There is also the Pards, a group based in Cork.

Both portray Federal and Confederate units.

Hugh

Re: american civil war groups

PostPosted: Thu Jan 15, 2009 11:46 pm
by The Pards
Hi Nigel,

We are a group of ACW re-enactors based in the republic. Our members are from Dublin, Cork, Wicklow, Wexford, and Offally and we have been going for the last 8 years. We run our own show in Cork each year and attend others throught the country. We were in the National Museum, Collins Bks, Dublin last weekend as part of the Soldiers and Chiefs ExIb. there.

As Hugh as told you The Ministral Boys are more northern based unit.

There is no reason for you not to try out both groups! I'm sure both would be happy to see you.

Re: american civil war groups

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 2:55 am
by Seathrun
If anyone has ACW questions on sites in Missouri I can be a little help. We travel a bit and I can stop by and get pics etc from the sites. If anyone comes over here, we have a new museum opening this spring at Jefferson Barics. This was the largest Army base on the West side of the Mississippi till WWII. It happens to be about 15 minutes from my house.

Seth

Re: american civil war groups

PostPosted: Fri Jan 16, 2009 12:57 pm
by Malo
Hi there,

Where are you based? I'm re-enacting the 4rd French Zouave Regiment from 1832-1915. The uniform is identical to the A-Comp of the 62 New York Volunteers.

I am based in Dublin. Let me know if you are interested.

cheers

Kai

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PostPosted: Sun Feb 15, 2009 8:26 pm
by Irish-American
Afraid I cannot offer any reenacting units that I know of in Ireland, but if you are interested I would be happy to post some suttlers I have found useful. I reenact the 1st Virginia Artillery out of Wisconsin in the United States. I have done Union as well.
I must say I'm happy to find people interested in my country's history in Ireland.

Re: american civil war groups

PostPosted: Mon Feb 16, 2009 2:12 pm
by Nerva
The PARDS are the only group I know of. Try here:

www.pards.ie

Re: american civil war groups

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 8:15 pm
by Irish-American
Just thought I'd pass along my fav suttler.
http://www.civilwarsutlery.com/muniforms.html
Great stuff, everything is hand sown.

Re: american civil war groups

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:15 pm
by soutreb
Hi There,
Feel free to contact me through this medium or by PM if you so wish.
I'd be more than happy to help you out.

Re: american civil war groups

PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:43 pm
by brendan
those are seriously good prices for hand sewn.

Brendan