6th Ohio Cavalry Guestbook Archive.

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Jul 16, 2003 at 09:00:39 Tom Mozik (mendozik2@@aol.com)
Seem like nice people. I enjoy attending Civil war re-enactments.

Jul 18, 2003 at 14:19:55Howard and Jean Wolfe (wolfeha@@charter.net)
:: Look forward to seeing you in Sept

Jul 19, 2003 at 08:01:00David Wilson (rebeldavid@@msn.com)
The good lord willing & my health holds out I'll be coming up with a few more Arkansas & Missouri troppers. Always wanted to ride up north.::Tropper Wilson 8th Tx CSA & 1st Ark. US

Jul 21, 2003 at 08:27:04Jim Rowe (midco@@infionline.net)
Was looking for further reenactor information for Morgan's Raid. Is there a site with guidelines, etc.?::Jim Rowe

Jul 22, 2003 at 10:54:08Cullin Lumpkins (BigTimber@@TexasCavalry.net)
Checking out your site while looking for Morgan Raid reenactment info. Great site and looks like a fine unit...wonder if we've ever squared off before on the field of battle? your obdt servant, Timber

Aug 20, 2003 at 21:58:17Rev Hargett (karha53@@citynet.net)
How exciting! I wrote a term paper over 30 years ago on Gen Morgan. I can't wait to see the re-enactment.

Sep 4, 2003 at 18:41:22Greg McGrath (ohiotrainer@@adelphia.net)
Great Great Great grandson of one of the Morgans Raiders that rode through Ohio to Pomeroy. Went to re-enactment had a good time.::

Sep 7, 2003 at 13:31:43Wendy Hannum (wendy@@skywardinternet.com)
I am a member of the Chester-Shade Historical Association (Chester Courthouse group). I'm sitting at this keyboard still in my bonnet, heavy hooped dress and ear bobs having just returned from the last battle of the Morgan's Raid Weekend...WOW!::HATS OFF TO THE 6th!!!!! HOORAY!::::All our hopes, dreams and expectations were met and exceeded by the 6th Ohio Cavalry group and all the other dedicated hobbiest who gave of their time, efforts, $$$$,and no doubt a week of vacation time to travel to and ride the 42 mile "raid" route through our wild, rural (Vinton and) Meigs County Ohio.::::My children and I attended every function of the weekend that we could and dressed in civ-war era clothing. For 6th and 7th graders to be so immersed in the history that occured right in their "back yard"...well, they will never ever forget this. Darryl, as you spoke in your parting words out on the Spencer's hillside... I DO hope that someday, my children too, will be riders influencing and portraying history! Awesome moments are burned in our minds eye! ::::I tried to thank as many reenactors as I could after the battle on Sunday. I'm happy to post here also so as to reach even more folks. I want them to know we are thankful.::::Us courthouse folk are beaming ear to ear from this past week!!!!!!!!! Friday in Chester was magnificent (I alternated between tears and goosebumps)! All those meetings(!!!) phone calls, schedulings, came to fruition this past week. WOW again! ::::THANKS SO VERY MUCH! It was a great feat to pull off and history was (re)made....YEAH!::::-Wendy Hannum::Long Bottom, OH ::Member C-SHA::::

Sep 8, 2003 at 13:31:10Jeff & Ida Maddy (jmaddy@@adelphia.net)
Just wanted to say "thank you" for all the effort put into the Morgan's Raid reenactment. Outstanding job. We really enjoyed it.

Sep 9, 2003 at 08:30:50Dan Moore (gawasc@@oplin.org)
Just a very large THANKS to the efforts by the 6th and all of your commrads in arms. The memories of the Morgan's Raid reenactment from this weekend will last a life time. Keep up the great work and we will look forward to seeing you bring history alive again on some sunny hillside in the future. We will be watching your web site for any post event updates.::::Dan Moore::Jackson, Ohio

Sep 9, 2003 at 09:49:03Jenny (HHAWK49@@AOL.COM)
Thank you
My family and I wanted to say thank you for choosing our property to camp at on Friday Night of our ride. We had such a great experience and enjoyed every moment of your stay. We hope you had just as nice of a time as we did. Thank you soo much for the memories. Dad would have been so proud to offer all of you a ground to sleep. Please keep up the reenactments. They are the perfect way for our childern to learn Our history.

Sep 11, 2003 at 06:02:36Jim Rowe (midco@@infionline.net)
Gentlemen,::::Heartfelt thanks from the Black Horse Troop (Co.H/4thVA)and the Little Fork Rangers (Co.D/4thVA)who constituted the 3rd Company/2nd Brigade on Morgan's 2003 Raid. The people of Meigs and Vinton Counties couldn't have been more warm in their welcome nor more generous with their hospitality! Special thank to "Jim" of the red pick-up and "Harry" who helped at the Spencer farm by getting a locksmith to come out and solve the problem of my missing keys (lost somewhere between Wilkesville and Bashan) for truck and trailer.::::"Three cheers and a Rebel YELL!"::::Jim Rowe

Sep 12, 2003 at 20:16:48Mrs. Allen (confedgray@@citynet.net)
My family and I had the privilege of watching the Morgan's Raid reenactment Saturday and Sunday. It was absolutely unforgetable! Thank you all for your hard work in presenting an outstanding, once in a lifetime event. I wish it could be done every year.::::Mrs. Allen::Hurricane, WV

Sep 13, 2003 at 18:26:29Richard "Doc" Harris (jmosby64@@yahoo.com)
Members of the 6th OVC.Thank you for the ride of my life.I have made many new friends and am still on a "high".The logistics were perfect.The hospitality of the people of southern Ohio contiues to astound me.You all have set the bar,let's see if it can be raised.:: see you all at Zoar. Regards,Rick

Sep 15, 2003 at 16:55:24Melissa (Vance) Wallace (vancemj@@hotmail.com)
I am one of two very proud daughters of Captain Vance. I wish I could have seen all of the hard work come together!!I look forward to seeing more pictures from this event and look forward to the reenactment at Zoar.

Sep 19, 2003 at 15:34:54baerbel (stark@@yahoo.com)
A visitor looking for information on the Zoar re-enactment. Have two ancestors who served in the 6th OVI, one a messenger (Gideon Stanley of Columbiana County) and the other a farrier (Charles Stark of Cuyahoga County).

Sep 23, 2003 at 08:18:55Kelly
My Dad traveled to Ohio, from NH, for this Raid. Looks like a fun time was had by all. Loved the photos!

Sep 26, 2003 at 07:46:34Myca Haynes (mycahaynes@@yahoo.com)
I just wanted to say that I had a great time at the Morgan's Raid weekend. My sister and I dressed in period costumes to attend the battles and the balls. We really enjoyed every minute. My family provided transportation for some of the Virginia cavalrymen on Saturday night to and from the ball in Pomeroy. We had the chance to get to know some very nice people and took pictures of many of the men in their uniforms. My sister was escorted to the ball on Saturday night by Olen, who carried the calavry flag (a red and white flag) in the battles. We have some great photos of him, but we don't know his last name or how to locate him. If anyone could help us out, we would appreciate it. Thanks! I look forward to attending future reenactments (and I hope that the Raid will be reenacted again someday).

Sep 29, 2003 at 18:12:20Ron Tallman (ronratall@@aol.com)
Just few words on mogans raid it was awesome. Being part of history and helping raise money for a great cause was well worth the trip from Vermont. Thanks again it one I will allways remeber Trp. Talman 1VT.Cav. Co.D

Oct 9, 2003 at 07:24:50Wendy Hannum (wendy@@skywardinternet.com)
Well, it's been one month plus since the "Raid" here in Chester, and the excitement is still high! The members of the Chester-Shade Historical Assoc. can't wait to get together and talk about it. ::Here's when:::~Anyone~ interested in meeting with the locals to "Stare and Share" photos and memories of that most wonderful event will want to meet at the Chester Courthouse in Chester, Ohio (SR7 at SR248) Sunday, October 12th, from 3-5pm. Bring your photo's !!::::The C-SHA so appreciated the 6th-ohio-cavalry's efforts and want them to know that ~very~ good comments have been received concerning how impressive their visit was to our region.::::If time and money were no issue we'd ~all~ want to have a raid reenactment every weekend! It truely made an impact on how we view our local history.::::Y'all come on out to Chester!::-Wendy Hannum ::*(By the way, the slide show is ~terrific~!!!)*::

Oct 13, 2003 at 10:58:12Trooper J.C. Moore (BPDTRAIN@@SC.rr.com)
I enjoyed my ride with you'll in September. Best of Luck in the future from your friends in South Carolina.

Oct 14, 2003 at 13:55:45Bob Robar (yankeewarhorse@@yahoo.com)
I just wanted to say,THANKS for inviting the Michigan Cavalry Brigade to a truly great event. The pleasure of riding with folks who know their hobby was outstanding.The people of Ohio were wonderful, and new friends were made. Hats off to the 6th Ohio!!::Bob Robar::

Oct 24, 2003 at 05:37:56Steve Dunn aka War Dog (www.fairfaxcounty.gov/fire)
D Co. 4th Va. Calvary Little Fork Rangers Culpeper/Rixeyville Va.
Speaking for our entire unit(9 troopers present),this raid was a defining moment in our calvary experience.While we often ride campaign style,this event provided a realistic taste of what life in the calvary was truly like.Although I'm sure Gen'l Morgan and the boys weren't received as warmly as we were. We salute the Sixth Ohio and the wonderful people of Meigs and Vinton counties-especially the pretty girls of Chester and Pomeroy.If you need us again just call andD Co. 4th Va. Calvary we'll come arunnin'. D Co. 4th Va. Calvary THE Little Fork Rangers

Nov 2, 2003 at 15:16:26Chicken Wing 2nd VA Cav Co. C
:: I am one of Morgan's raiders'.::

Nov 7, 2003 at 10:50:40Matthew Hall (civilwarengineer@@yahoo.com)
nice to see tou finnally got a page guys. am a Engineer Officer myself. My Dads Cousin Tom Is in the Unit Somewhere

Nov 7, 2003 at 12:50:11visitor (meigs_1863@@yahoo.com)
Meigs resident here-::Just wanted to say GREAT JOB! I thoroughly enjoyed every battle and every aspect of Morgan's Raid 2003. I've been to several reenactments, but this one tops them all! It felt so real at times it was eerie! Darrell---you did an awesome job! And to the rest of the sixth--- you guys were absolutely terrific! Just as Vinton and Meigs county residents talked for years after 1863 of Morgan's Raid, so they do today and will in years to come of Morgan's Raid 2003. Thanks for an unforgettable experience! See y'all in 2-5 years.

Nov 15, 2003 at 18:41:33Gary Holter (gholter@@ohiohills.com)
I want to take this opertunity to thank all those that put hard work and effort for bringing the reinactment to vinton and meigs county. I did not get to see many of the events but I did get to wittness everything at Bashan, I have live here most of my lofe and the battle was held adjacent to my house I was very well pleasesed I met so many new people I don't even no who all to thank, but hats off to Darrel and Bob Vance you are the best hope to see you in the future, I am enjoying photos on sites any one have any to share sent to above email, it's history repeating itself and I am thankful I could have wittnessed it. I am the Grand son of the late Arvil Holter and the son of the late robert Gary Holter.
Jan 7, 2004 at 08:25:22wardog
Great update to the slideshow ! Looking forward to more. Wardog D Co. 4th Va. Calvary---- The Little Fork Rangers

Jan 14, 2004 at 15:49:00Joe Ferguson (anvengr@@aol.com)
Darrell,Bob,Tom and all the others of the 6th,::Thanks so much for Morgan's and Zoar the best two events of the year for us.We will be the first to sign up to come back to Ohio. Pages would not begin to describe the events and memories and folks of Morgan's Raid. Should it happen again we will be right there with you.At Zoar y'all proved that not only are you great to ride with but also to fight against.::Thanks!::Joe Ferguson; Anv enigineer, 5th Va. Cav.

Jan 21, 2004 at 16:38:41The Schumacher Boys (Schumacher223@@ aol.com)
First visit. Nice site. Liked the photo display of the raid.::::Best The Schumacher Boys

Jan 22, 2004 at 11:34:39Wardog
General Morgan, (you'll always be General Morgan to us) congratulations on your new command. As we are often your opponents, we look forward to the honor of combat with such fine troopers. Can't wait for the tactical in June. Please don't hesitste to call if we can help......yours in the Great Conflict....S.Dunn....D Co.4th Va Calvary.

Jan 25, 2004 at 09:58:01Ed Duffy Sgt., 2nd NJ Vol Cav (duff2ndnjcav@@prodigy.net)
Enjoyed the visit.

Jan 31, 2004 at 19:13:13SgtGuido (gazevedo@@sc.rr.com)
I haven't had time to look at everything yet, but what I've seen looks really amazing. I will be back.

Feb 6, 2004 at 16:38:02 Michael Bailey (CAVSGTICEMAN@@AOL.COM)
To everyone involved,the citizenry,the state of Ohio and all the troopers;thank you from the bottom of my heart for one of the most uplifting and memorable moments this trooper has had. Morgan's Raid will be engrained in the minds and hearts of many and in doing so an event not only cherished but a foundation for the future in which to build.:::: Iceman

Feb 19, 2004 at 16:04:47lt. jaybird co. c 2va (jaybird@@swva.net)
never worked so hard, slept in mud so deep for so little pay and had such a memorable experience in my life. i had flashbacks for weeks. i moved artillery in my sleep for days.Bob and Darell and a host of others, thank yall for all yall's work and planning. 50 miles the best yall could do? lets go at least 75 next time!! we just got warmed up and yall made us quit!! loveyameanit, jaybird

Feb 23, 2004 at 12:32:33Toni M Dukeman - 1st PA Cav Co A (toni.dukeman@@fnbchestercounty.com)
I had a great time riding with all of you in Morgan's Raid. It was the most incredible experience I've had as a reenactor! Looking forward to riding with the 6th again in 2004. Darryl, good luck as USV Cav commander!

Mar 15, 2004 at 17:04:24Pamela Schatz (dschatz@@eurkanet.com)
Chester Shade Historial Assocation
The Raid will be in my heart a the most exciting event of my life. I remember as a child my greandparents talking or the fear and distruction and what their families did to portect their horses but I did not have an appreation of the human strength needed to accomplish War. My 2nd Great grand father served in company B of the 116 Divison. The re-enactment has given amore realistic interest in history and I have been doing research on the battles Pvt. Martin Green took part and how blessed I am to be here because of his survival

Mar 27, 2004 at 20:05:04Tom Jankowski (ProPhoto5462@@aol.com)
I made it to Zoar, and did what photographing I could from the hillside. Check out my site (www.tjankowski.com). Maybe I got atleast a decent shot or two of you guys. Hated the vantage point from a photographers point of view. I travel around Ohio photographing reenactments for the sponsors and others. Also, for personal purchases too. Hope to catch you guys this year where I can get some fantastic shots. I will also be submitting my photos to The Civil War News and the Camp Chase Gazette for possible publication. Love what you guys do, and why you do it. Hope to see you down the road soon! Tom

May 21, 2004 at 07:48:06George and Nancy Grams (ngrams@@satx.rr.com)
What a great web-site. We really miss you and think of all of you often. Have a great year !::::George and Nancy

Sep 9, 2004 at 18:45:30kim Jeffery Torgler (HQ11th OVC@@zoominternet.net)
11th OVC was originally part of 6th OVC. We were the four assigned companies sent West. Glad to see the regiment is well represented and hope you have goodseason of re-enacting.

Oct 13, 2004 at 02:31:37Tim Lambert (timbkco1@@aol.com)
The Cavalry trumpet signals and calls were most helpful. Noone else lists the movement calls, only garrison calls. I studied your list and feel confident to CALL my first drill with Company "C", 4th US Cavalry (Colorado).::::Thanks, ::I'll keep your sight handy.

Jan 12, 2005 at 20:05:20Sgt Dominic Bonitatis (1863@@adelphia.net)
USV HQ Staff 106 infantry Couier and Flag Bearer on Horseback for Gen Dana Heim
I thank you for your Bugle Calls It helps me learn to play my Bugle. It was a Honor Rideing with you at Morgans Raid.and you have a good web site hope to ride with you again.

Mar 7, 2005 at 20:10:55Keith Miller (winchester18862003@@yahoo.com)
Greeting from out west. 81st Pennsylvania, Company K, Volunteer Infantry

May 25, 2005 at 14:19:53Wendy Hannum (wendy@@TAKEOUTCAPSskywardinternet.com)
I am a member of the Chester Shade Historical Assoc. and just heard of the plans for the upcoming 2006 Morgan's Raid reenactment planned for September.::::Can't wait, what an exciting time the 2003 raid was!!! ::::Wendy Hannum::Secret Creek Farm::Long Bottom, Meigs Co. Ohio ::::

Aug 16, 2005 at 18:01:43Sgt. Mike Scholl, 7th VA Cav, Co E (ordsgt@@aol.com)
The raid and ride was the most fantastic experience I have had as a reenactor. It was everything that should have been. The battles in front of a very appreciative spectator crowd were great in spite of the limited opposition. The properties we rode on, the campsites and food provided by the generous people of southern Ohio was overwhelming. I can not wait to return in 2006 to ride in MORGANíS RAID again!

Aug 21, 2005 at 08:36:15Christopher Werronen (safebeef@@direcway.com)
To Whom it may Concern, August 16, 2005 :: :: We have enjoyed your unit's demonstrations and would like to offer the following. In particular our coming three year old. Heyoka has the Morgan type one would see in the Civil War, officers mounts, depicted in paintings and found in lithograph. Heyoka is a big, black, gelding that has fine and calm mind. The "Old Vermont" breeding and bloodlines. He is a quiet and respectful horse that I acquired when his mother was purchased by my brother. Heyoka would do very well if placed in training now, to provide a classic mount, for a cavalry re enactor. I would like to find a horseman that would like to develop Heyoka with the option to purchase him, if my plans change in five years. I have three other younger prospects that I am raising. They may also be available to lease later on. Presently, I have employment commitments in my civil service, that restrict the time needed to focus on training all my horses. :: Heyoka was a very headstrong colt until this spring when he was gelded. Now he is back in the herd of nine horses, where he has fit in just great. Gelding him most likely saved him from a broken leg. He had jumped our 5' 6" sided corral with nearly a scratch! He was very determined to get in with his comrades. We decided to save his life, and loose his offspring! :: I would be proud to have him trained to be involved in a para-military career. I'm looking to find a horseman that can develop him, as he would develop a cadet, for further service. If this seems like something you may wish to pursue, you may contact me, and I can arrange a visit for you to see us here in NE Ohio. Heyoka has no known injuries, lameness or other restrictions that would disqualify him from any disciplined training program. You may contact me by email at safebeef@@direcway.com::::Best Regards,::::::Christopher Werronen::Son'spot Farm::Painesville, Ohio

Sep 13, 2005 at 11:02:23Deputy Jerry Dale Smith (Policetrooper@@netzero.com)
I am currently a member of the Summit County Sheriff's Mounted Patrol Unit (Horse). See ya in the future.

Oct 18, 2005 at 00:09:391st Lt. Leslie A Brewer (joz_line@@yahoo.com)
I comand the 8th Va Cav and we are based out of Bristol Va if you ever get the notion to come south let us know we like to meet you fellows and trade some tobbacco for coffee or sugar in oct. we have a preety good event in moshiem Tn that I think you"d like look forward to hearing from you::::Lt. Leslie A Brewer::8th Va Cav Co. C

Feb 1, 2006 at 19:52:51Trooper Empereur - 8th Illinois Cavalry (rayemp@@aol.com)
I just may have to join in on the fun for Morgan's Raid this year. Great slide show!

Feb 2, 2006 at 17:52:08Zachary Buchanan Hughes (zak.hughes@@gmail.com)
A hearty hello to the 6th OH Cav Reg from a decendant of the 3rd IL Cav, Private Milton Westcott's ggg grandson.::::Oh yes, and a respectful hello from a descendant of the 58th NC Inf, PVT Abram Johnson Buchanan's gg grandson.::::Zachary Buchanan Hughes

Feb 7, 2006 at 07:48:59WendyHannum (wendy@@skywardinternet.com)
Havn't been able to get out to the planning meetings here in Meigs/Vinton Co. Ohio areas.::::I'd like to start pointing out your website in the Chester Shade Historical Assoc /Courthouse newsletter, concerning the upcoming Morgan's Raid reenactment. The little village of Chester can't wait to be raided again! Well, at least the reenactment raids are fun. And the Military Ball....oh my!::::Wendy Hannum::CSHA member/Media committee::*I'll be the civilian with a saddled up packgoat wether peddling water at the Chester Event*::::Wendy Hannum ::Secret Creek Farm::Long Bottom,OH::::::