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The 22nd North Carolina Infantry is a tax exempt 501(c)(3) educational living history organization registered federally and in the State of Maryland. Expenditures for membership may be tax deductible.

HIGHLIGHTS OF THE 2010 SEASON
 
Hot Springs, North Carolina (June 2010).  Companies of the 22nd North Carolina joined forces in Hot Springs, North Carolina this month and gave the "Yankee Horde" what fer.
A wonderful time was had.  It was a great opportunity for the Gettysburg based companies to catch up with their brothers in North Carolina. 
 
The beauty of the North Carolina mountain country is without question.  The generosity and hospitality of Companies B and K were remarkable.  The members of Company A and E were made to feel right at home.  When it was over, It was tough to leave the mountains and the wonderful people of the Old North State for the urban environs of the north. 

Highlights of the weekend included

  • The first full Dress Parade of the entire compliment of companies of the 22nd North Carolina Infantry.  Nearly 100 rifles strong. 
  • At this ceremony, after 5 years of service to the regiment as Lieutenant Colonel, Ken Snyder received his third star from General Lee; making him full Colonel (not fool Colonel).  Colonel Snyder of the 22nd North Carolina!  Well deserved! Congratulations Colonel! Good Luck!
  • A surprise visit from the great H.K. Edgerton! H.K. has fearlessly defended Southern Heritage for years as a key spokesman for the Sons of Confederate Veterans and has often appeared in national media, most recently on CNN. By the way, H.K. is an African-American and has not only endured ceaseless attacks on his defense of Southern Heritage but has more often than not pushed back these attacks and given voice to an important aspect of the whole story of the Confederacy and the Old South. It was an honor to have H.K. march into battle with us as our Color Bearer. 
  • An incredible commissary supplied by Company B of perfectly prepared period rations.  Chicken and dumplings, collards, grits, sausage and much more...Company A got spoiled, but what a way to go.
  • Have to mention the fierce battles of the weekend, especially on Sunday that left the spectators wanting more! In show biz that means you have succeeded!
  • Have to mention the samples of "Apple Pie" Potion and Dilly Beans from the Poteats of Co. K! Folks, if you want to market that stuff, I would invest! Delicious!
  • A rousing game of Rounders (Period Base Ball). The Yankees were challenged to a game but were a no show, but then the Mets and Phillies didn't show either.
  • A luxurious dip in the clear, cooling waters of the Broad French River.
  • Putting a bow on the whole thing was a special North Carolina Toast led by 1st Sergeant Greg Hensley...a toast that will now be a tradition of the 22nd NCT!

When the entire 22nd gets together it's always a great time and a celebration of history, heritage, family and fun. 

22nd NCT leaders are efforting finding events that are a median distance between central North Carolina and Gettysurg, PA so our companies can get together more often.

In the words of R.E. Lee:  "God Bless North Carolina!" 

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(Raleigh, North Carolina) On Monday, April 19  Corporal Robert Brooks and Sergeant Major Tim Anderson visited officials at the North Carolina Museum of History. The purpose of the visit was to advise them directly of  the 22nd North Carolina Infantry's endeavor to back up the museum's efforts to conserve their irreplaceable collection of North Carolina Regimental Battle Flags.
 
The mission was successful and a partnership now exists between the museum and the 22nd in this important work to preserve our heritage and history for future generations.  Click on the link below to download a press release containing the full story with photos.

Click here to download Press Release

(Appomattox Courthouse, VA   April 10, 2010)  Company K of the 22nd North Carolina represented their regiment at memorial ceremonies at Appomattox. Yes, the 22nd was there April 9, 1865,  but only a remnant of the mighty regiment that was formed by General Pettigrew only several years earlier.   Four years of undaunted fighting and valorous sacrifice had taken their toll.  Company K ably and honorably represented the moment.  Daniel Brown has created a video of the occasion--
 
" I must admit that watching this for the very first time brought 
tears to my eyes!! A very moving video!! I just don't think I could do 
this myself ! My compliments to 22nd North Carolina, Company K for  attending and welcoming Scott Vaughn from Co. A into their fold. If you  look closely, you will see Scott out with Co. K of the 22nd N.C."
                           
                                         --  Col. K. W. Snyder
 
Click on this link to see the video:
 
 
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CONGRATULATIONS! To Bob Brooks, Susan Judy and Chris Motter! At Battalion they were each promoted to the key post of Corporal. There is no doubt they have quite literally earned these stripes, through years of dedication and faithful service.  They will do honor to the Corps of NCO's and will provide great leadership and training to our Private soldiers. 

 Well done soldiers! Thank you for your service!
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Gettysburg. April 10, 2010. A huge THANK YOU to each and every 3rd Battalion member that showed up for drill April 10.  This was the first 3rd Battalion Drill of the season.

 Like it or not, the mother of skill is repetition. Drill can be repetitious, but you will be part of a skilled, coordinated team of soldiers who know how to turn on a dime and effectively deploy a lot of hurt on the enemy. Conversely, without this work, a group of soldiers can look, to put it kindly, "unimpressive." 

We are grateful to these Battalion members who took the time to turn out and do the work. They do credit to the Battalion and their home regiment. They will be rewarded knowing they have done well by respecting their 3rd Battalion brothers, the heroes they portray and themselves by delivering an authentic and skilled impression on the Field of Honor.  Visit the Photograph Gallery to see photos of this very worthwhile Battalion endeavor. 

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CORPORAL ROBERT BROOKS CONTINUES TO SPEARHEAD THE EXCELLENT EFFORTS TO RAISE FUNDS FOR NORTH CAROLINA'S CIVIL WAR  BATTLE FLAG RESTORATION. BE SURE TO CHECK YOUR E-MAILS FROM BOB OR THE COLONEL REGARDING HOW YOU CAN PLAY AN IMPORTANT ROLE IN PRESERVING THIS IMPORTANT PART OF OUR HISTORY AND HERITAGE.  FOLKS,  IF WHAT WE DO ISN'T ABOUT THIS, THEN WHAT...? LET'S PITCH IN. 

(UPDATE)  Corporal Brooks has designed and ordered production of some very sharp T-shirts to raise funds for the flag preservation campaign.  Folks are already getting their orders in for these cool shirts.  These shirts will be offered as gifts to donors  who make their tax deductible contribution to the preservation campaign. Watch our site for more details and photos of these shirts soon!

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                             MUSICIANS WANTED!

22nd Members we continue our efforts to bring the inspiring sounds of live period music into our camp and on to the Field of Honor.  We are seeking experienced musicians.  The instrument may be of any type used in the period, such as Fife, drums, coronet, trumpet/bugle, bag pipes, any brass, woodwind..even guitar and banjo or harmonica.  

The successful applicant will not have to pay event registration or commissary fees like you and I do.  You see while you and I were kids out playing and getting in trouble, the successful musician stayed in doors practicing his instrument...so what goes around, comes around. 

You can help by keeping an ear out and asking around, also click MUSICIANS NEEDED in the site menu and you can download and print out hand bills.  Anything you can do is most appreciated...I mean, c'mon-- let's help support the Confederate arts!

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 When paying fees and other expenses...
 
Make check payable to:
22nd North Carolina Infantry, Inc.
send to:
Janice Snyder
4548 Rinely Road
Stewartstown, PA 17363
 

    FOR YOUR CONVENIENCE, PAY PAL HAS BEEN ADAPTED FOR PAYMENTS.  SEE THE SCHEDULE PAGE OF THIS WEB SITE !!