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BREAKING NEWS(01/20/15):
It is with the most profound regret that I pass along the news that Phyllis Stepp passed away suddenly and unexpectedly this past Thursday evening. Jeff, his daughter, and extended family are doing well with the support of their reenacting friends. The family is not holding a traditional funeral. In its place they will hold a 'celebration of her life' in warmer weather on a date to be determined. They are encouraging all of their friends in the reenacting community to attend. A barbeque and blue-grass music shared with the reenactors that Phyllis loved seems most appropriate. At Jeff's request those that are considering a contribution in her honor are requested to direct it to the treasurer of the 26th NC:

Mr.Cole Hutchernson (r_hutcherson@yahoo.com)
2304 Chatham Dr.
Greensboro, NC

BREAKING NEWS(12/30/14):
150th Sailor's Creek
The Southern Division is proud to announce that The 150th Commemoration of the Battle of Sailor’s Creek is now a reality. After “fits and starts” and a major set-back, the Commonwealth of Virginia and the Southern Division have combined forces to organize the event. As in the 70’s, 80’s, and early 90’s the event will be held on the original ground. It will entail a four mile moving rear-guard action over the original route that will culminate in the accurate portrayal of the action at Sailor’s Creek.

At this time, the event is limited to 500 total participants. It will be a ‘Campaign’ oriented event, i.e. shelter halves or flys only. Participants should have the appropriate mind set. Confederate States forces will represent Crutchfield’s, Tucker’s, and Moore’s brigades, and Kershaw’s division in historic proportions by prior arrangement with the host unit. United States forces will portray the 2nd and 3rd Brigades of the 1st Division, 6th Corps. Event registration is $10. The event website is currently being constructed and will be fully functional in January. In the interim the public FaceBook group 150’thSailorsCreek has been created to disseminate information.

Interest on the CS side is very high, and at this point we have room for more high quality Federals. Inquiries should be directed to Dick Watters either via FaceBook or email at 150thsailorscreek@centurylink.net.

BREAKING NEWS(12/25/2014):
Read an article about Christmas in the Civil War from the Washington Times.

BREAKING NEWS(11/02/2014):PARADE ROUTE CHANGED On my recent trip to Gettysburg I discovered sewer work on Steinwehr Avenue. A recent email from the Regimental Quartermaster confirmed my suspicions that the route has been altered. The parade in Gettysburg, Pennsylvania, will step off at 1pm from LeFever Street and follow the traditional route to Liberty Street, turning left onto Middle Street, left again onto Baltimore, right onto Steinwehr Avenue and finally left onto Taneytown Road. The parade will end at the Soldiers' National Cemetery. Although construction on Steinwehr Avenue has forced the parade route onto Taneytown Road, all Steinwehr Businesses remain open to their customers.

BREAKING NEWS(10/30/2014):

Added a video of Cedar Creek to the Media page.

BREAKING NEWS(10/05/2014):

Added 19 images from the 150th Battle of New Market Heights. To view Click here!

BREAKING NEWS(7/31/2014):

Added 3 videos from the 22nd NC Website. To view Click here!

BREAKING NEWS(7/30/2014):

Added 3 videos from the 49th NC Facebook Page. To view Click here!

BREAKING NEWS(7/16/2014):

Added a poem and 9 minute video to the Gazette. To view Click here!

BREAKING NEWS(6/22/2014):

Adjusted the menu bar so that the site shows well on the Samsung mini tablet Tab4.

BREAKING NEWS(5/18/2014):

Read the after action report from the 150th Wilderness & Spotsylvania Reenactment here.

BREAKING NEWS(5/6/2014):

Watch a brief video of the 150th Spotsylvania here.

BREAKING NEWS(3/4/2014):

Added a "lights out" button to the Media page. As you scroll down through the videos and wish to watch them in that size, click out the lights for better viewing.

BREAKING NEWS(3/3/2014):

Added a new article on Confederate Infantry Longarms by Curt Schmidt to the News page.

BREAKING NEWS(3/2/2014):

YouTube problems: If you are using the Chrome browser and cannot increase the size of the videos to fullscreen, here is what to do. Type "chrome://plugins" in the search bar and expand to details by clicking the "+ sign" next to details on the right side of the page. You should have a couple of Adobe flash options. If not, download Adobe Flash and refresh the plugins page. Disable the Adobe Flash plugin that has "Pepperflash" in the description and then refresh the webpage and the problem should be solved. It is also solved on YouTube as well. Click Here! The Safari browser no longer shows the fullscreen option on Youtube videos and I have not found a work around yet, therefore, I would not recommend using this browser. Firefox, Opera, and IE work fine.

BREAKING NEWS(2/24/2014):

A link to the Rebel Yell

BREAKING NEWS(2/18/2014):

New news bulletin posted on the News page on event updates.

BREAKING NEWS(2/14/2014):

Happy Valentine's Day!

BREAKING NEWS(1/13/2014):
Added registration dates and fees to Campaigns page and to Mobile Website. Fixed link to the Gazette on the Mobile Website as well.

BREAKING NEWS(1/3/2014):
Problems with the hosting site of our form on the To Join page required switching providers and slightly altering the form.

Happy New Year!

The illustration is by Winslow Homer, and is entitled, "Seeing the Year Out"; January 5, 1861 edition of Harper's Weekly.

BREAKING NEWS(12/23/2013):
Read two new articles in the Gazette.

BREAKING NEWS(12/21/2013):
Two new videos on the Media Page from Guy W Gane III and read an article courtesy of Kevin Carl about Lee Takes Command. Also added 100 images to the Photographs Page copied from the Southern Division Facebook Page

BREAKING NEWS(12/16/2013):
Read an article about Christmas in the Civil War from the
Washington Times.

BREAKING NEWS (12/14/2013): Added new website for the Stonewall Brigade on the Member Websites Page

BREAKING NEWS (11/22/2013): Check out the 2014 Events schedule on the News page! 2014 Schedule

BREAKING NEWS (11/18/2013): Enhanced all pages except communications with shadows.

BREAKING NEWS (11/10/2013): New Links & a new post on the Gazette about the 3rd SC

BREAKING NEWS (11/03/2013): "A true, week long campaign event designed to be, and sure to be, one of the most singular and significant first person events of the sesquesentenial cycle." Red River Campaign, Camden Expedition Check the new "Campaigns" page!

BREAKING NEWS(11/02/2013): As of 5:00pm today the site is live and the "Communications" page is a live blog called "The Southern Division Gazette." Welcome! Please browse the site and contact the webmaster if you have viewing issues.

BREAKING NEWS(10/31/2013): Created News page for all bulletins and reference material. Edited pages per Lt. Col. Watters. Made some design changes to the pages and ready to upload.

BREAKING NEWS(10/17/2013): Applied fix to Media page for Safari and to Home page and navigation bars of other pages for IE8. Need to solve IE8 Photographs page.

BREAKING NEWS(10/15/2013): Invitation and information for the CMF Annual Banquet: click here for pdf

BREAKING NEWS(10/13/2013): Created a Media page and posted videos and instructions in posts on blog.

BREAKING NEWS(10/11/2013): Created new style sheet and moved CSS styles from individual pages to the style sheet.

BREAKING NEWS(10/10/2013): Mobile Site is constructed and it is waiting for more content the same as the desktop site.

BREAKING NEWS(10/02/2013): Edited site per instructions from Lt. Col. Watters; deleting members who have left and updating new staff positions. Added a form on the Join page, although I may pick up another plug-in with greater style flexibility. Completed the Blog page in WordPress as shown below.

BREAKING NEWS(9/29/2013): Members Website and Links pages are complete. Changed formatting to take up more room on large monitors and to be more user friendly in presenting the reading material. Went with larger versions of the paper in two widths. Fixed the Photographs page to use the large paper as a viewer and smaller papers below are buttons to insert a new gallery of photos. Now working on the Wordpress pages and waiting for more content.

BREAKING NEWS(9/23/2013): Finished Biographies page.

BREAKING NEWS(9/22/2013): Added Senior Commanders page, Order of Battle page, and started Biographies and Campaigns pages.

BREAKING NEWS(9/19/2013): Links page is complete except for possible grahics additions. About page is complete. Photographs page is complete. Started working on Member Website page. Made some graphic adjustments to Home page.

BREAKING NEWS(9/18/2013): Edited copy on Impression pages and added images to Officer Impression page. Completed Indian Musket Warning page and Links page and the shell of the Member Unit Websites page. Downloaded all images from Image Page and plan to work on that tomorrow night.

BREAKING NEWS(9/17/2013): Added the Officer Impression page and reformatted the Infantry and Artillery Impression pages. Also added a navigation menu to the header of all pages except the Home page. Still have to edit the copy in these pages and add images to the Officer Impression page.

BREAKING NEWS(9/16/2013): Resized background image map for faster loading time and completed navigation buttons (cartridges). Next step is to build the pages they link to. Also added the first iterations of the Infantry Impression and Artillery Impression pages. I decided to keep the image in the masthead."

BREAKING NEWS(9/15/2013): Developed this home page today for the new website of the southerndivision.org. The links are placeholders for the correct link names to each page. The paper contains a scroll bar which will give updates about the site. The paper and cartidges are laying on a blanket which is laying on a map of Virginia. The following text is only to fill the scroll bar until I compse new updates.


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