Heritage & News - December 2004

Cedar Creek, VA - American Eagle Society Meeting - Morris Island, SC

(Articles compiled from issue 75 of Crossfire, the magazine of the ACWRT(UK)

Cedar Creek


140th Anniversary Re-enactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek. This takes place over the weekend of 15th-17th October details are available at Cedar Creek trust land and Belle Grove is being used to accommodate an estimated 7,000 infantry, 250 horses and 50 guns. In May the interpretive signs along the Cedar Creek trenches were be installed, including the ACWRT(UK) marker for Molineux. I believe Ian Standen was the first society member to walk the trenches this year.


A Little Closer to Home


Sunday October 24th: The American Eagle Society are staging a re-enactment at The Royal Armouries Artillery Museum, Fort Nelson, Down End Road, Fareham, Hants. Fort Nelson is on the Ports Down ridge just north of Portsmouth. Drill and musketry display at 2 p.m.. They will be portraying early-war Confederate garrison troops. sign up and be counted.


Morris Island


From our Guestbook: the Morris Island Coalition has left a message regarding their ongoing battle to protect and preserve Morris Island from development. The group is working under a two-fold mission. First, their mission statement charges them with blocking the re-zoning of Morris Island. Currently, the 65-acres of the property proposed for development is zoned for two home sites. The coalition of groups believes that the 20 units proposed by the developer is an inappropriate request for such an important resource. Further, they are seeking a means to prevent the future development of Morris Island. The second step of our mission statement focuses on obtaining funds to ensure that there will be no more proposals to place septic tanks between the gravesites of our revered war dead on Morris Island. Please visit the website of the Morris Island Coalition: .Sign up for their email list and spread the word!!!



ACWRT(UK) 2004