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Saturday, January 28, 2012

Cowpens After Action Report (AAR)

The 231st Anniversary of Cowpens is in the books, and it was a very successful event in general. There was a large turnout of reenactors this year, and a very large number of spectators, especially on Saturday.

It was also a successful event for our unit. Over the course of the weekend, the regiment fielded nine muskets. Most of us had over 10 years of experience in the line, and it showed. We really cracked some rapid volleys at the firing demos, and the new tweeks we put in to the Steuben drill this past year are starting to gel with the boys. We even drew crowds just practing marching in an empty field.

The troopers from the 3rd CLD looked great, as usual, and drew massive crowds for their demos. Check out the website for awesome action shots of Bob and Bert playing samurai chef with their sabers and some heads of cabbage.

Chris, Sarah and all the distaff did their usual outstanding job of providing for the boys; they also showed the ropes to two new distaff recruits. And Scott Bester did his usual great job showing his carpentry kit and skills to the public.

We also had a preliminary discussion with the folks at Cowpens NPS about preparing for the 235th reenactment of the battle in 2016. I know that is a long way off, but preparations have already begun for us to host this event. Stay tuned...

Thanks and "well done" to everyone who participated. Look for an email in the next couple of days concerning the upcoming February 25-26 regimental workshop, and a discussion of plans for the August (coatee!).

Monday, January 16, 2012

Annual Meeting Report

The Annual Meeting of the 2nd SC Regiment was held Sunday, Jan. 15 at Cowpens. Highlights of the meeting included the election of Board members, approval of the event calendar for 2012, and a discussion of dues/fees collected for various activities and memberships. The new calendar is posted on the website; more info will be sent as each event approaches. The Board members for this year are:

President - Zack Pace
V-P for Events - Bob Hoskins
V-P for Finance - Jeff Fowler
Secretary - Chris Puckett
Treasurer - Sarah Hoskins
Regimental Commander - Erick Nason
Horse Commander - Daniel Murphy

A big thank you to Henry McMillan, Bert Puckett, Jonathan Nutter and Stephanie Nutter for your service on the Board this past year.

From a fee standpoint, bowl inspection was set at $15 per adult per full event; it will be adjusted as usual by Chris Puckett for single day attendees and kids. Annual dues are $25, but will probably be raised a bit, again pending a vote at the Guilford event. Feel free to send in your $25 now (and pay a bit more after Guilford), or you can wait until the final amount is set that weekend.

The Bylaws are undergoing a revision, and discussion/approval was tabled until Guilford. Copies of the old and new versions will be sent to the membership shortly. Minutes of the meeting will be posted on the website shortly.

Friday, January 6, 2012

Annual Meeting

The annual business meeting of the 2nd SC Regiment will be held Sunday, January 15th, 2012, at 9:00 AM at the Cowpens event. If you are a member or prospective member of the Regiment, an email should have been sent to you yesterday with full details. If you did not receive it, please contact me ASAP (

More info on the event itself will be posted/emailed over the weekend.