Fort Harker

Attention Marshall Boys!

Fort Stevenson, Alabama is under attack by the 63rd Ohio Infantry Regiment. In a letter dated May 23rd of this instance, the mayor of Stevenson has requested the home guard of Marshall County to help repel the Yankee invasion. Scouts have determined that a Union fortress is being built near the Train Depot.

The 18th Alabama Infantry has been called into service under the command of Captain Randall Brown. There has been word that some of his unit may defect. Also an unknown unit out of Huntsville has been requested.

We expect to depart from Guntersville on Friday, June 7 around 3:30 pm to arrive around 5:00 pm and set up camp near the redoubt being built close to the Tennessee River. On Saturday, June 8, from 9:00 am to 2:00 pm we are to rally the support of the town folks in support of the Confederacy and their cause.

Provisions have been made for the company to camp at Fort Harker on Friday with living history activities and a potential skirmish on Saturday between the hours of 9 am and 2 pm. This will be the wrap up for a weeklong festival for Stevenson Depot Days. This is the first year for reenactors to be invited to participate. Fort Harker was held by both Union and Confederate Armies. They welcome tents and tables with demonstrations and material that can be used to educate the public. The two local newspapers are wide open for photos, advertising and informational articles regarding both the War for Southern Independence and what we do to continue to honor that time in our history. I would like to see some of our ladies and gentlemen come out to support this event if possible. If there are enough people, there might be a need for sharpshooters, skirmishers and defenders of the town.

Friday night street festival, music, dancing, etc. Just low key family fun all the way around.


Your Obedient Servant,

Reginald L. Hughes, Commander
Capt John Rayburn Camp 452
Sons of Confederate Veterans

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