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Sat, May 21


Oldtown Maryland

The Seven Days Battle-Gaines Mill/Frayer’s Farm

This is the event that is listed on the NEB site as Paw Paw West Virginia. This is a NON-Spectator event with two battles and one tactical. The Sunday schedule is designed to allow camps to be broken down at noon. Registration is $20.00

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The Seven Days Battle-Gaines Mill/Frayer’s Farm
The Seven Days Battle-Gaines Mill/Frayer’s Farm

Time & Location

May 21, 2022, 6:00 AM – May 22, 2022, 12:00 PM

Oldtown Maryland, 20100 Reckley Ln, Oldtown, MD 21555, USA

About the event

This is a NON SPECTATOR event in a rural secluded area. EMS and security will be available for our safety. Due to the remoteness and being a first attempt there are some items we will ask, but bear in mind we will improve upon logistics with each annual event.

The Battles

Robert E Lee had just been placed in command. He changed the name of his command from the Army of the Potomac to the Army of Northern Virginia. He would be trying to push General George McClellen’s Army of the Potomac away from Richmond. There were a number of battles during the Seven Days Battles but we will be focus on parts of two of them.

On Saturday we will be re-enacting a part of the Gaines Mill battle, fought on June 27, 1862. We will reenact A P Hill and Stonewall Jackson attacks against General George Morell’s division of the V Corps. After repeated Confederate attacks, they will finally breakthrough the Federal line and cause them to retreat.

On Sunday we will be doing part of the battle of Frayers’s Farm or Glendale. This was the battle that could have won the war for the Confederates, but a lack of coordination proved fatal for that to happen. This battle would place parts of Longstreet’s division and AP Hill division against General George McCall division and reinforcements from the II Corps and the VI Corps. It was said that some of the most savage fighting of the war took place there. The battle was a back and forth affair that ended in a stalemate.

Critical Items for the event

Drinking Water-It is best if you bring your drinking water onto the site. There is NO potable water. There will be cases of water available for purchase.

Food-This is a remote site. There will be NO food vendors on site and the nearest shopping is a gas station in Paw Paw WV. PLEASE plan accordingly and bring ALL you need.

Porta Johns will be in adequate numbers and will be pumped regularly. As always it is best to bring a back up of toilet tissue “just in case”.

Firewood will be provided onsite. Garbage will be taken by each individual company to a dumpster. Firepits will be on top of the ground and we need to leave the site as we found it. Each company is responsible for this task and for returning firewood to the designated area.

Parking for each Army will be close to each camp. There will be separate registration points for Infantry, Artillery and Cavalry. Please follow the signs to your respective registration area and camp.

Ice will be available for purchase once a day at each camp.  The number of bags must be reported to HQ by 10 am each morning and delivery will be made.

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