posted 4/12/2013 duct tape dummy
Looking forward to seeing lots of people tomorrow at the Duct Tape Dummy workshop in Fountain Inn. We will meet at 9:30am at the Beulah Baptist Church.
I have two extra stands available for $15 each if you did not preorder.Thanks,Roseanne
posted 4/8/2013 duct tape dummy
OK Ladies, you know you need one so make plans to join Ann Maddox and me for the make your own Duct Tape Sewing Dummy this Saturday, April 13 in Fountain Inn, SC. We will meet at 9:30 (or so) at the Beulah Baptist Church. You can bring a lunch or we can order from several nearby restaurants.
The cost of the workshop is only 5.00 for PSRS members or 6.00 for anyone else.
You will need to bring the following materials:
- A t-shirt or turtleneck, slightly snug is good
- 2 large rolls of Duct Tape.
- Stuffing- newspaper, grocery plastic bags, the insides of several old pillows, or if you have money to burn, at least 2 large bags of fiberfill stuffing.
- If you did not pre-order a stand, please bring a heavy duty wooden coat hanger
- A tape measure
- YOUR CORSET
- The other materials you may need will be provided .
At this time, only 3 ladies have said that they plan to attend, But I would love to have more of you. This is a great chance to socialize while creating something Oh So Useful.
Really hope you can join us.
posted 3/28/2012 Pat Blitch's brother passed away
Please see the information below regarding the passing of Pat Blitch’s brother. My heart goes out to her for having lost her sister and brother within such a short time. I ask that you keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers.Louise
03/20/2013 Pat Blitch's sister passed away
Please keep Pat Blitch and her family in your thoughts and prayers. Her baby sister passed away recently. Also, her baby brother is in the hospital and not doing very well.
As soon as I have details about her sister’s funeral I will pass them along to you. Louise
Roseanne is announcing the 2nd Duct Tape Dummy Workshop
Sat. April 13 – 9:30am
Beulah Baptist Church
Fountain Inn, SC.
More info to come but please let her know directly if you plan to attend.
posted 2/24/2013 meeting at Columns
Be advised the Palmetto Soldiers Relief Society will have their next meeting on Saturday, March 9th at The Columns in Florence, SC. This has always been a nice event so I hope you will come out and join us, hopefully, for the weekend but if not then for the day.
The meeting will begin at 11:00am. Look for the PSRS banner on the tent fly at Roseanne Christie’s camp site.
Please let me know if you have any items that you want put on the agenda.
Louise President, PSRSsted 2/24/2013 Collumbs
posted 2/13/2013 Announcing The 2nd Duct Tape Dummy Workshop
Sat. April 13,
Beulah Baptist Church
Fountain Inn, SC.
More info to come but please let me know if you may attend Roseann Christie
The Palmetto Battalion is hosting a new event in February (see the narrative below that was posted on Facebook.
“The Palmetto Battalion will have a Training and Recruitment Encampment at the Florence Stockade on February 16th & 17th 2013. This will be a fun weekend for all . All Battalion Members are welcome to come and camp for the weekend. Any non-members who are interested in becoming a Reenactor are encouraged to come and participate. A New Camp Site is being prepared at the end of Stockade Road. Firewood for small above ground campfires will be provided along with por-a-lets. Food and water will be on your own.”
It will be a laid back event in preparation for a semi-national living history event next year. The ladies are encouraged to attend. A couple of them have inquired about the event so I thought I would take a consensus of those interested. Please reply back to my email if you are planning to attend.
Louise President, PSRS
posted 10/16/12 Budget
They now include two different scholarships: an Academic Scholarship with two awards of $250 each, and a Ladies Impression Scholarship for $250.
Please read over the guidelines to make sure you understand when the deadlines will occur. This is important since, also at the meeting, we voted to change our year to coincide with the Battalion’s, which is July 1 thru June 30. Thanks, Louise
posted 9/12/12 There have been a couple of questions about events so just wanted to clarify something for you:
- the PSRS by-laws state our year begins on September 1st and ends on August 31st of each year. That means that Palmetto Battalion sanctioned events that you attend in period dress during that period of time are the ones that are counted for voting purposes at our annual meeting.
- The Palmetto Battalion’s year begins on July 1st and runs through June 30th so the event roster they keep will be different than ours because our fiscal year dates are different. And sometimes they may decide to include an event on their roster that may be out of the date sequence.
So, with that being said, for PSRS purposes, the Battle of Manassas in August 2011 will not count for PSRS events in 2012 (this year) as it occurred before September 1st. Nor will the Maryland, My Maryland event that took place last weekend, Sept. 7-9. It will count towards 2013 events.
posted 9/10/12 I know y’all are tired of me asking you for this information over and over, and believe me I am tired of asking for it. However, I have to have a record of who is eligible to vote on issues and elections at our annual meeting at the end of this month and I need to verify the information that I already have.
Please send me a list of the Palmetto Battalion sanctioned events you have attended in period clothing between September 1, 2011 and August 31, 2012. If you are not sure about the Palmetto Battalion events , please refer to their website at www.palmettobattalion.org. Look to the left side under “events schedule” and they will be listed. This is for Battalion members and non-members. It is imperative that I have this information as soon as possible.
he by-laws clearly state:
- Under V. Voting/Elections: A., “For voting rights at the Annual Meeting, a member must have paid dues for the coming year and attended three Battalion sanctioned events in period clothing.”
Thanks for your help with this.LouisePresident, PSRS
If there are any problems printing and also any questions, etc., please let me know
Thanks for your continued support. Pat Blitch, Registration Coordinator
posted 7-6-12 meeting
Don’t forget our annual meeting will be in Columbia at Sesquicentennial Park on Sunday, September 23rd.
Church begins at 10am and our meeting will begin at 11am. At that time we will vote for Lady of the Year, then take a break for lunch around Noon and finish the meeting afterwards. Please bring a covered dish to share with everyone. The meat, paper products and ice will be provided by the Battalion.
This year we will be electing new officers for the two year term so I hope that all of you will consider coming to the meeting. We need as many members as possible for this activity.
Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!! Louise President, PSRS
posted 7/5/12 dues
Just wanted to remind y’all that in order to vote at the annual meeting the end of September, you must have paid yourPSRS dues prior to September 1st and must have attended a minimum of 3 Battalion affiliated events in period dress.
I have attached a PSRS Application Form with this email. Whether it’s a new application or you are renewing your membership, the form must be completed and accompany your check or money order for $15 to Sandy Sharp, whose address is at the bottom of the form.
Let me know if you have any questions.Thanks,Louise President
For your information, as of June 1st. Jennifer (Baughman) Turner’s mailing address has changed to the following:
P.O. Box 2101
Bluffton, S.C. 29910
Just in case you may have mailed something to her old address in Charleston, the post office will forward it to her new address.
post 7-3-12 officer positions
The following members have let it be known that they are interested in running for one of the PSRS officer positions at our annual meeting in September:
· President – Louise Murray
· Vice President – Roseanne Christie
· Treasurer – Jennifer Turner
posted 7-3-12 nominations,
The PSRS will be having elections this year at our meeting in September.
According to our by-laws, the Secretary Chairs this committee; however, due to other commitments, Sandy Sharp, has declined and asked that I, as President, fill in for her, which I agreed to do.
Requirements for officer positions can be found in the by-laws listed on our website atwww.psrs-csa.net. All will serve a two year term.
Nominations are needed for the following positions:
- Vice President
Nominations can be made to any member of the nominating committee before the annual meeting, or, they can be made from the floor at the time of the meeting.
I have asked 3 ladies to serve on the nominating committee with me; however, to date I haven’t received a response from them. As soon as I do, I’ll let you know who you may contact, other than myself, if you have a nomination.
posted 7/2//2012 basic psrs member packets
Please let me know if you need one or all of the following items:
· materials for your PSRS cockade,
· Citizen’s Companion Back to Basics booklet
· PSRS Handbook CD.
I now have all the materials so am trying to find out who needs what.
Packages for Glenna Hubbell, Sara Connelly, Kimberly and Ashley Herndon will go out in the mail today.
posted 6/27/12 LOL nominations
I didn’t realize at the time I sent the information out about the Lady of the Year that the nomination form still has my address on it. However, in actuality they need to go to Kristin Baine, who was our 2011 LOY and who will Chair the committee for the 2012 selection. Here is her information:
2518 Woods Rd.
York, SC 29745
posted 6/22/12 nominations PSRS
It is time to think about who you would like to nominate for the 2012-2013 Lady of the Year. A form is attached for your convenience.
As Chairman of the LOY Committee, all nominations must be received by me no later than August 1st. You may sent them via email as an attachment or through regular mail. Information for both are at the bottom of the attached form.
If you have any questions, you may email me at this address or call me on my cell phone at (843) 263-4297.
Thanks, Louise President, PSRS
Requirements are as follows:
1) A lady must attend a minimum of three (3) PB sanctioned events (affiliated or other) in period dress and maintain an accurate impression for the entire event. "Period dress" will consist of female attire only; and
2) A lady must attend at least one seminar, conference or workshop, (either local or national level); and
3) A lady must volunteer by doing a presentation or participating in interpretive programs at museums, historic homes or sites, civic organizations or schools or by having articles published in the Confederate Ladies Album, (PSRS Newsletter), or any other recognized historic magazine, (e.g. Citizens Companion, Civil War Historian, etc.)
Support: A lady must show that she supports the PSRS by one of the following:
1) Serving as a past officer, current officers are not eligible; or
2) Serving on a committee; or
3) Participating in a PSRS sponsored project (e.g. care packages, Malvina Gist, palmetto cockades, etc.)
posted 6/17/ 12 subject meeting and elections
Hello, The meeting and elections are set for Sun Sept.23rd at Sesquicentennial Park at shelters 3 & 4. Church service will be at 10:00 , elections will be at 11:00 , we will eat around 12:00.
After our meal , we will have the business meeting.
Please get your rosters and dues in ASAP. Deadline to be able to vote and be nominated for office is July 1st along with the 3 event rule.
Wright this date down and make plans to attend now. Unit reps. You know your members who do not have email or are not on the PB board, make sure that they get this info. it's part of your job.
Meal plans will be made later.
It's almost the last min. so lets get rosters and dues in.
Please see the message below from Lynn Charles, President of SCLA in Charleston, inviting me to participate in their Confederate Memorial Day. Am passing this along to y’all so if anyone is interested, please contact her directly.
Also, Confederate Memorial Day will be celebrated here in Beaufort on Thursday, May 10th at 7pm at the National Cemetery on Boundary Street. Anyone interested in participating with the 11th SCVI, in period clothing, should be at the cemetery no later than 6:30pm. The widows usually walk in behind the soldiers at the beginning of the ceremony and walk behind the guys as they march out. The Stephen Elliott Chapter of the UDC always has wonderful sandwiches, cookies and freshly made lemonade afterwards.
We had a great time this past weekend at our first yard sale. Saturday was way too hot for anybody’s comfort; however, we persevered in an effort to sell as much as we could. Sunday was a little bit cooler but the humidity was worse due to the storm that came through during the night and the intermittent rain that day.
After the participants were paid for their items and they in turn paid the 10% commission to the PSRS, our final balance came to $136.95. This means we are able to cover the $75 sutler fee with a little bit left over.
I would like to thank each of the ladies, and gentlemen, who contributed items to sell, which in turn helped the PSRS make some money with this fundraiser. And I would also like to thank everyone who helped on Saturday and Sunday.
And congrats go to Heather King, who was, by far, the highest seller.
We may possibly have another yard sale at the Battle of Secessionville in November; HOWEVER, please don’t discuss it yet because I haven’t gotten a response from Pat Blitch regarding the sutler fee. I’ll let y’all know as soon as that has been finalized.
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Subject: Confederate Memorial - Saturday
Good morning Everyone!!!!!
Hope everyone had a good Cinco de Mayo!!!! (Yes, my new Spanish word for the week I learned from my customers!)
This Saturday - May 12th - we are celebrating Confederate Memorial Day at Magnolia Cemetery. The service starts at 10am, but I am asking everyone to show up at 8am to help set up the flags.
SCLA will be providing snacks and drinks. I am also asking for everyone's assistance in this. We are expecting about 100 people, and it will be hot out.
I will be dressing out in period, it will look very nice to the public is others join me in dressing out.
Please let me know if I can count on the ladies of SCLA for their participation!
posted 4/18/12 subject yard sale
Ladies,I meant to include this in my email yesterday regarding the yard sale but got interrupted several times while I was trying to write it and so it slipped my mind, which now adays isn’t difficult to do.
I know some of you are going to “day trip” the Saturday of the yard sale. If you may have items to sell but can’t get there before they close the camps to car traffic at 8am then you’ll have to walk your items in. The parking area isn’t very far from the sutlers so it won’t be too bad but thought I should mention this anyway.Louise
posted 4/17/12 schalarship
For the past couple of years, Jeannie Rucker has proposed that we have a scholarship to assist our members in attending workshops, seminars, etc to enhance their period impression. At the last annual meeting in September 2011, it was approved for she and Jennifer Turner, who is our Treasurer and therefore in charge of the scholarships, to form a committee to discuss new guidelines that would incorporate Jeannie’s proposal.
At the meeting of April 14th, in Jennifer’s absence, I distributed a draft of the new guidelines for members to review (see attached). It will be brought back to the table at our next meeting in June.
A brief explanation of the proposed change:
· We currently have an academic scholarship for two $250 awards. The proposal is to change the academic scholarship to one $250 award and use the other $250 award for a period impression scholarship for PSRS members. It can be used to pay a registration fee, assist with travel expenses, etc.
· While we were discussing this at the meeting last Saturday, Pat Blitch, who has a lot of experience working with non-profits, suggested we change the wording to that of “grant” instead of “scholarship” for audit purposes.
o She also stated that because of this, all grantees should be expected to write a report of what their “grant” was used for and how it relates with our hobby. I know this is written in the ladies impression portion; however, it is not in the academic portion.
o Jennifer will receive this email and can make the appropriate changes.
As I stated above, please review these proposed new guidelines for the meeting in June.
You may contact Jennifer or I if you have any questions or comments.
Thanks,Louise President, PSRS
We had a very nice meeting last Saturday, April 14th at the Relic Room in Columbia. It was a small gathering but we were still able to accomplish a few things as well as share a multitude of ideas. Below are a few highlights of the meeting.
· A motion was approved to accept a proposed change to the by-laws under III. Meetings, to add “E. When necessary, a vote of the PSRS membership may take place via email. In this instance, a quorum will constitute 50% plus 1 of the members.” (see attached)
· Draft was handed out for a proposed change to the PSRS scholarship.
o Information on this will go out under a separate email.
· A motion was approved to pay the $75 sutler fee for the “yard sale” on Saturday, May 5th at the Battle for Columbia.
o Information on this will go out under separate email.
· Had discussion about another “yard sale” at the Battle of Secessionville on the second weekend in November. This will be their 150th. Pat Blitch will talk to Randy Burbage about lowering sutler fee and will advise Louise.
· Suggestions for mini-workshops:
o Yvonne Brunson asked about having someone demonstrate how to do embroidery. Lynn Bristow, who is apparently very talented with a needle, may do this for us.
· Suggestions for Annual Workshop:
o presentation by Jean Hutchinson
o how to make ribbon bracelets
o period dancing with significant others (since they don’t always know how to do the different dances, or, at least, that’s what they say to keep from going on the floor).
· 2012 Fundraising Project:
o in her email report, Roseanne suggested doing another calendar with pictures of Manassas, SC events, Shiloh and Maryland, My Maryland. We had very positive remarks about the Firing on Fort Sumter calendar at the meeting so will probably move forward on this project. Also, someone suggested doing another calendar in 5 years using pictures from the 150th events.
§ All members need to support the calendar effort to either supply Roseanne with pictures from the listed events and/or help sell the calendars at events or to your local community. It doesn’t take much effort and she should not be expected to shoulder the entire responsibility for this effort.
· 150th Events:
o Maryland, My Maryland: September 8-9, 2012
o Perryville (Kentucky): October 5-7, 2012
o Secessionville: second weekend in November:
§ PSRS will again sponsor the ladies social.
§ This year there will be a fashion show after the social.
§ One of our members, Kim Poovey, has offered to do a performance after the fashion show. She is quite an accomplished storyteller.
The minutes in their entirety will be distributed once I received them from Sandy Sharp.
posted 4/11/12 BaLadies,
While at the Battle of Shiloh in Tennessee, I received a letter from one of our boys that I would like to share with you. In the modern world, I tried to scan it to send as an attachment but it is written in pencil and so light that the printer could not pick up all the words even with adjustments to the machine. So, I will do this by hand.
Louisettle of Shilo Letter
posted 1/31/2012 subject Rivers Bridge
As many of you know, the Battle of Rivers Bridge was this past weekend. The 25th SCVI usually sponsors the event; however, they were unable to this year so the Palmetto Battalion picked it up to sponsor. In doing this they incurred expenses for the rental on the property ($500) and port-a-johns ($200). All was well and good until the reenactors arrived and paid their registration. They had less participation than originally planned and so came up short of money for the event.
At our sewing circle on Saturday morning, I decided to have an impromptu meeting to discuss what we could do to help the Battalion with the costs of this event. I proposed that we give them $200 to pay for the port-a-johns. A motion was made by Roseanne Christie for the same and a second was made by Kim Poovey. All in attendance approved. None disapproved. Those in attendance were:
· Nita Keisler
· Jennifer Turner
· Pat Blitch
· Kathleen Harris
· Kim Poovey
· Lynn Bristow
· Heather King
· Tammy Elsey
· Roseanne Christie
· Louise Murray
When I told Colonel Sinclair what our group was going to do, he thanked me and said that would help bring the Battalion back into the black for the event.
I have asked our Treasurer, Jennifer Turner, to send their Adjutant, Sid Keisler, a check for $200.
With kind regards, I am.Sincerely,Louise President, PSRS
posted 1/7/2012 Through the grapevine, I received information concerning another 150th battle that will take place this year in McDowell, VA on the first weekend in May. I realize this is the same weekend as the Battle of Columbia; however, just wanted to pass along the information to anyone who may be interested. Looks like they will have a nice civilian camp.
Here is the website.
posted 12/17/2011 Rivers Bridge is going to happen the last weekend of January. A workweek is scheduled the week before and your help is needed. Rivers Bridge is put on by the 25th SC and next year the Palmetto Battalion will be assisting. Pulling together is sometimes necessary to keep our favorite events going and I have always considered Rivers Bridge as one of the Battalion’s favorite. Some things will change next year due to the lack of manpower to put the event on but for most of you it will not see the changes. The battalion is paying to put the event on and this will be done by charging $5 for each participate and maybe some small donations. An accurate head count is necessary so that we will have the correct number of porta johns. Each person will need to bring a minimal of 2 gallons of water. The 10th SC will be providing some wood but if you can bring a few pieces it would help. There may or may not be spectators. The main theme of Rivers Bridge will be the School of the NCO/Officer. If you are going to tote a musket then the school is mandatory. The Saturday Battle is 4:00 PM and the Sunday Battle is Noon.
At this point I am the chairman and I will gladly relinquish this responsibility to someone else who desires it. If the 2012 event comes off as planned then perhaps for 2013 things can be expanded to include spectators and sutlers but this is largely up to you. Some of you will balk at the $5 fee but the land lease and cost of the porta-johns are things that have to be paid for. There’s no other source of funding to cover those expenses.
Some people have asked to be removed from this bulk e-mail list so I will be depending upon all unit reps to let me know who is attending.
Regards, Claude Sinclair Colonel Palmetto Battalion
posted 12/12/2011 reference Rivers Bridge
Need to correct the dates for the Rivers Bridge event. I didn’t scroll down far enough on the Palmetto Battalion’s website to notice the 2012 information.
It is the weekend of January 28 & 29. So, we will have our “sewing circle” on Saturday, January 28th.
See you there!!!! Louise
posted 12/8/2011 Rivers Bridge is on. The format will be a little different this year and we will need a good battalion turnout to make it work and to keep it going. The new format will include Winter Camp/School of the NCO/Officer and there will also be a reenactment. There will most likely be no spectators but if they are, it will add to the experience. There will be a $5.00 per person donation that will go to the landowner of the property. The battalion will pay for two porta-johns unless more than 100 preregisters for the event. DHEC requires 1 John for 50 people so you must let me know if you are attending and how many you are bringing. The reenactment will be at 4:00 PM on Saturday and Noon on Sunday. That means that you get home early on Sunday. The 10th SC will be bringing firewood but it may be good if others can bring some firewood. There’s plenty of deadfall also. Each person is asked to bring 2 gallons of water.
I guess that I have volunteered to be the reenactor coordinator but that is good. The only difference from last year is that you must pre-register and you can do that by replying to this e-mail or telling me how many in your group is coming. If you are a unit rep then you are responsible for advising your members of the $5 donation. Having the correct numbers is very important to have the proper number of porta-johns.
There’s a limit of 3 artillery pieces so please get in touch with me ASAP. Since only battalion members will get this the Palmetto Battalion members have the first choices for Artillery. Would prefer full size pieces. Sorry that since this is a non spectator event there will be no bounties unless there’s money left over after payment to the landowner and the required extra porta-johns.
Also I need to know what the minimal payment the landowner will accept.
Thank You in Advance,Claude Sinclair
posted 11/22/2011 subject budget
Ladies,Just wanted to let you know that the PSRS proposed budget has been approved by a majority vote of the membership.
Thanks, Louise President, PSRS
posted 11/14/2011 scholarship suggestion
When y’all get together to revise the scholarship guidelines, please consider revising the academic portion so that it fits college graduate students as well as high school students. I’ve had two young ladies approach me with questions about whether they would qualify for the academic scholarship since they are in graduate school.
Personally, I think this will broaden the opportunity to assist someone in need.
One is a current member of the PSRS and one is a previous member but whose parent is a member.
posted 10/31/11 subject cake auction at Brattonsville 2011
First of all, I would like to give a hearty thanks to the ladies that brought cakes and/or pies for our cake auction this past Saturday at Brattonsville. And I would also like to give a big thanks to Jeff Grimsley for not only hosting the ladies social but also giving us a tray of goodies to be auctioned as well. Everyone seemed to have a grand time, especially the guys bidding on the cake or pie they had their eye on. We even had one guy, most know him as Bobo (Daniel Williams), who donated a lemon meringue pie that his wife had made for him.
I am very happy to report that we made $445 for our scholarship fund.
Our highest bid went to Roseanne Christie’s Texas Pete cake for $65. I’m not sure why it’s called by that name as it has no Texas Pete in it but is a homemade chocolate cake with homemade chocolate/pecan icing. It must taste really good because this is the second year in a row that it has gotten the highest bid.
This is our third year hosting the cake auction and it seems to get better each year. It has been such a success that I think I am safe in saying we should make it a yearly happening!
Louise President, PSRS
posted 10/31/11 subject Kirkland Memorial service
an invitation to the Palmetto Battalion and PSRS to participate in the Kirkland memorial service in Camden, SC on 12/11/2011.Please share this with all members.All branches and the ladies are invited.Federal and Confederate impressions are needed plus Clors with both Union and Confederate Flags Thanks -Leland
Those that do not understand history repeat it Those that do understand history re-enact it.
T. Leland Summers H 803-313-9586 W 803-288-0794 M 803-235-8322 F 803-285-9183
Sat Dec. 3rd The Palmetto Battalion needs your help with a lantern tour at the Cayce Museum, Cayce SC. This is a PB event and will count as an event toward voting rights. Also we get a nice donation from the City for our errorts. Please plan to be there by 4:00 PM . The tour will be over by 9:30 / 10. Plan to camp if you like.
This is a good tour and the people recieve it well. Several hundred guest usually make the tour. We need your help to make it work.
For more info. call me or email me 803-894-3714 or 894-3388
posted 10/31/11 subject volunteer Cayce Laturn TOur
This event was talked about at elections and it was decided to make it a battalion affiliated event. We need volunteers. If you do volunteer then please follow-up with your promise to be there unless there is an emergency. The battalion gets $350 to help out and last year we purchased a drum for the battalion. Please reply if you can make this event.
I look forward to seeing you there. Please let me know if you plan to camp.
The fashion show on Saturday at Brattonsville will take place sometime between 1-1:30pm. We follow the ladies social so as soon as that is over then we’ll get started. I would suggest meeting at the side of the house next to the driveway around 1pm.
Please bring a written description of your outfit for Roseanne to use as she narrates the show. If there is something special about your outfit, such as the kind of buttons you used or some sort of detailing, you need to include that in the description.
Thanks again for offering to help with this. See you then……. Louise
Thanks, Kathleen 842-861-3399
posted 10/9/11 subject camping at Brattonsville
Please email Roseanne Christie at missrosie1860@ gmail.com if you plan to camp with the PSRS ladies and share meals while at Brattonsville.
I will not be camping this year due to my part-time work schedule; however, I will be on-site at the event Friday afternoon & evening and all day Saturday. I’ll leave for home when the auction is over. Thanks, Louise President, PSRS
Posted 10/9/11 Fashion Show at Secessionville
Just received an email from the Secretary/Treasurer of the 6th asking if the PSRS would be willing to host a fashion show at Brattonsville like we did last year. Don’t have all the details yet but before I go any further I need to know who is coming to the event and would you be willing to be in a small, informal fashion show sometime on Saturday.
Last year we were asked to do this sort of at the last minute so we didn’t wear any special dresses, just what we already had on for the day. Since Roseanne knows much more about dresses and materials than I will even know, I asked her to be the narrator.
Thanks for your help with this and I’ll get back with you as soon as I know more details.
Louise President, PSRS
Posted 10/7/11 Subject: Yard Sale
First of all, let me say that Kimberly Herndon has graciously volunteered to be the coordinator for our yard sales.
Secondly, after talking with her about the possibility of having one at Brattonsville, we decided it would be best to have this activity at another event.
It seems another ladies group is already planning to have a yard sale at Brattonsville. And since this is a small event anyway, one ladies yard sale is probably enough. Besides, if we wait until a larger event, say at Secessionville, we may be able to sell more items. And also, it will give us more time to plan.
Please direct any inquiries about this activity to Kimberly Herndon at email@example.com
posted 10/4/2011 subject Brattonsville cake auction
I just got the “go ahead” to have the cake auction at Brattonsville. As in the last couple of years, it will be on Saturday at 4pm on the back steps of Hightower Hall.
At the annual meeting this year, we decided to include pies as well as cakes in the auction. Right now, we have 11 cakes on our list. If you were didn’t have a chance to sign up to bring a cake or pie and would like to, please send me a reply email with the name of what you will be bringing.
The proceeds from the cake/pie auction will go towards our scholarship fund.
Louise President, PSRS
posted 10/3/2011 subject care packages for Brattonsville
As the cooler of weather of fall arrives, I wanted to remind you that the Brattonsville event is quickly approaching. I am attaching this ‘Care Package’ letter to refresh the memories of the longtime members and enlighten the newer members to the needs of our gallant fighting men. Any donations of care package items will be gratefully accepted.
Please bring your items to the event where they can be packaged and presented to a deserving soldier. They really do enjoy getting this small reminder of home and kindness. Your help will be gratefully appreciated.
Ok enough flowerily prose. If you have any questions, please contact me.
Kathleen Harris 843-861-3399
posted 9/26/2011 photos needed for 2012 calendar
The PSRS is going to create a new calendar for 2012. The pictures will center around the events and people of the 150 Fort Moultrie/Fort Sumter. I have seen many great pictures of facebook and other web sharing sites and we would LOVE to use 12/14 of these for the calendar.
If you are the owner of some of the pictures I saw, Can we use them?
If you have great pictures that have not been shared, Will you share them with us. You can send me a jpeg of the pictures and we'll take it from there.
And if you are in any of the photographs and you DON'T want your image used, please let me know ASAP.
Time is of the essence here since we would like to have this completed before Brattonsville.
Your attention to this matter is appreciated.
(you can contact me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org)
posted 9-15-2011 subject Anual meeting
Good afternoon, Ladies,
Just wanted to remind y’all that our annual meeting in Columbia at Sesquicentennial Park is on Sunday, September 25th, which is next weekend.
Church begins at 10am and our meeting will begin at 11am. At that time we will vote for Lady of the Year, then take a break for lunch around Noon and finish the meeting afterwards. I promise not to keep you very long although I do have an agenda full of items to discuss.
I really hope that all of you will consider coming to the meeting.
Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!!
Nominations for LOY and how to submit a absentee ballot
Ladies, Our by-laws state that nominations for Lady of the Year are supposed to be published in a special edition of our newsletter before our annual meeting so all of the membership will have a chance to review the information on each lady. Since the meeting is very close at hand, I decided to just go ahead and forward the information to y’all via email.
We have two nominations this year so there will be two emails following this one.
If you are not coming to our annual meeting on September 25th and would like to cast an absentee vote for either lady, please mail it to me at the following address: 3 Attaway Lane; Beaufort, SC 29907. Remember to have it sealed inside the envelope as it will not be opened until we vote at the meeting.
If you have any questions, you can contact me via email at email@example.com or by cell phone at (843) 263-4297.
Best Regards, Louise President, PSRS
pot luck at the meeting
We will have an old fashion Pot Luck dinner at elections this coming Sunday. The Battalion will spring for the chicken. If each person can bring something it would surely help. I will ask Sid for the battalion to supply all the eating utensils such as cups, plates, forks/spoons. It will help if each of you can post what you are bringing on the Battalion’s website.
We will have an old fashion Pot Luck dinner at elections. If each person can bring something it would surely help. I will ask Sid for the battalion to supply all the eating utensils such as cups, plates, forks/spoons. It will help if each of you can post what you are bringing. Thank You.
From: firstname.lastname@example.org [mailto:email@example.com]
Sent: Saturday, September 17, 2011 11:19 AM
Subject: elections//silent auction
Claude, When you have a moment will you fwd this to the Battalion?
Everyone remember we will have a silent auction at elections. All ready donated are some books, quality articles of clothing, and the show stopper: a 1853 Enfield ArmiSport in excellent condition; I am told it has been used less than 10 times AND it comes with bayonet and leathers (there will be a minimum bid, $425).
Thanks to the 13th for this donation.
Bring some itmes to donate and some money to bid.
If you can bring a table for us to use for the items please do.
I will have the 25th Anniv medals at elections; I will have the ones for everyone who paid and the 80 or so remaining to be sold. If you will not be at elections you can ask one of your pards to bring it to you. Otherwise, I'll have them at Brattonsville.
ps- I could use a few hands managing this..................
Thanks for the information, Lynn. I am so pleased the workshops were a resounding success!
And thank you Kimberly and Ashley for your efforts with the workshop on August 27th.
I, too, would like us to continue with our mini-workshops. Not only for the things we learn but also for the camaraderie. And I agree with Lynn, we have some very talented ladies in our group so if any of you would be willing to share your expertise with us please step forward.
I look forward to seeing everyone at the annual meeting on September 25th.
Louise and Ladies of PSRS,
Beth was a wonderful teacher - if you didn't get to attend one of these workshops, try to attend a future one. She was amazing!!
Louise I appreciate the thanks, but I also need to thank Kimberly and Ashley Herndon. They were so gracious to coordinate the workshop in Rock Hill and catered what I hear was a very delicious lunch for everyone!! That was over and beyond what anyone expected!
This was a wonderful experience and I look forward to more workshops in the future. On that note - we have hosted a couple "mini" workshops at events (knitting and the visiting card cases). Do you have a special request? Do you have something you would like to demonstrate? I want to continue the workshops at events if possible. We have Brattonsville coming up, then Secessionville. Any ideas, suggestions or requests?? We are a very talented group - let's share our creativity and knowledge!
I look forward to hearing from you,
Ladies……below is a note I received from Beth Webb that I want to share with you. I am so very pleased this workshop was a grand success. I want to thank Lynn Dukes for her efforts in coordinating this for us.
Beth Webb [mailto:firstname.lastname@example.org]
Sent: Wednesday, August 31, 2011 8:55 AM
To: Murray, Louise
Subject: Parasol Workshops
I just wanted to thank you for allowing me to teach two parasol workshops for the PSRS ladies this month. We had a wonderful time, hopefully lots was learned, and in the end lots of beautiful parasols will be appearing at events in the very near future!
Lynn Dukes, Ashley, and Kimberly Herndon were fabulous hostesses and really went all out for those of us that were in attendance. Those ladies deserve a HUGE thank you!
I am going to be putting a thank you on the PSRS Facebook page today ... not really sure what else to do to show my appreciation!? We had so much fun and got to catch up on some serious gossip and what everyone has been doing over the heat of the summer. I'm sorry you weren't able to join us for either of them ... maybe next time?!
Thanks again, your efforts are truly appreciated! Beth
Below is information for the Tea at Brattonsville. This is something new for this year and I think those attending the event will definitely enjoy it. Louise
Subject: Ladies Social brattonsville
My wife, Linda and sister, Beverly, will be the hostesses for a Saturday Ladies Social Drop-in at Historic Brattonsville on October 22nd. All reenactor ladies are invited to drop in between the hours of 11:30 am until 1:00 pm. The informal social, with light refreshments and entertainment by Mr. Jordan Corl, will be held on the back porch of the Hightower Hall. We are members of the Colonel Francis Marion Parker Civilian Alliance of the 30th NCT. Linda and myself live in Gaston County just over the SC border. My sister lives in Florence. Our group is out of Concord, NC.
We volunteer at Brattonsville, under the direction of Mr. Kevin Lynch. Kevin is the event manager for the various museums of York county. We also present a period mourning program and display but wanted to do something different this year. Please peruse our photos on FB and use what you need.
Cliff & Linda Grimsley Beverly Capps
Posted August 18, 2011
News Letter submissions
We know that between facebook, email, and the website that perhaps the PSRS newsletter seems redundant. However, we have noticed that these handy venues do not tend to lend themselves to sharing longer, more indepth information like articles, how-to projects, and such with all of the membership. So perhaps the newsletter may still be useful. With that in mind, we would like to ask for articles, book reviews/recommendations, pertinent photos, project instructions, 'field trips' you have taken, odd bits of interesting info that you have learned, resource links, etc. Our other requests for this year have yielded almost no participation, which is why we have not sent out a newsletter. We need *news* in order to send out a newsletter. :-) (Editors do not generate the information---they only *edit* the information from you. :-) )
A few faithful gals have submitted information that we have been saving, but would the rest of you please perty please send in material? The end of this quarter will be September and the deadline would be September 15.
We look forward to hearing from you! :-)
Holly & Heather
Misser Purse class While I was roaming the internet I came across a class being offered at the Charleston Museum. This class on September 10 (10 to noon)is on Miser Purses. This includes the instuctions for 2 patterns from the Art of Knitting, 1892 (I realize this is past out period - however miser purses were used during our period and while the patterns have changed some - I'm sure this would be a learning experience.
The class is $20 for members of the museum and $25 for non-members.
You will need to supply your own yarn and supplies (a simple purse using sport or DK yarn with size 3 or 4 needles or a more intricate one with crochet cotton and size 1 or 2 needles).
The purses can be knit inthe round or flat. Basic knitting skills are needed (case on, knit and purl).
I have signed up - anyone like to join me?
Lynn A. Dukes
posted August 16, 2011
The workshop on the 13th was wonderful - there were some beautiful parasols made (check out my facebook page for pictures). Those of you signed up for the 27th are in for a treat! Beth is a wonderful instructor and I guarantee you will leave with something to be proud of!!
Concerning the workshop on the 27th I have recieved checks from the following:
Rose Marie Favors
I have also received requests to attend from the following:
If I have left your name off the list, please let me know ASAP. Beth needs as much notice as possible in order to have the handles made.
The workshop on August 27th will be at Eastview Baptist Church, 1430 Gordon Rd, Rockhill, SC
The website is:
The contact for this workshop is Kimberly Herndon and she can be reached at: (803) 230-2146
Kimberly has graciously offered to prepare a light lunch for everyone.
Class will begin at 9AM and will run to about 4:00 or so. On the 13th we worked steady all day, a brief break for lunch and were completed and cleaned up by 4:30.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
1 to 1.5 yards of fabric for the outside of the parasol
1 to 1.5 yards of fabric for the inside of the parasol
thread to match - I found that a button thread or a hand quilting thread was helpful though not required
lots of straight pins - strong ones!
Again, Beth has done a wonderful job of putting this together and you will be very pleased with what you accomplish! Thank you Beth!!
Lynn A. Dukes
I am very pleased to announce that Blake Turner is the recipient of the 2011/2012 PSRS Scholarship.
Blake is the son of Barry Turner and the soon-to-be stepson of Jennifer Baughman. He is a 2011 graduate of Bluffton High School and has been accepted into the College of Charleston as a Biology/PreMed Major, with a future in Dentistry.
Let us congratulate Blake on a job well done!
posted August 14, 2011
Subject: Cockade supplies
Please forgive my tardiness with this issue…..I had good intentions; however, they seemed to have fallen by the wayside.
I need to check again to see who needs the materials for their PSRS cockade and I will get them in the mail to you pronto.
Margaret……yours will go out in the mail on Monday.
posted July 15, 2011 Annual Workshop
Please see the workshop page of the website for the information about our annual workshop. This year you'll be able to make your own parasol with Beth Webb as our instructor. Beth is very knowledgeable and she makes her workshops fun so I hope you will consider joining us.
If you have any questions about the workshop, please contact Lynn Dukes at email@example.com
See you there! Louise President, PSRS
posted July 14, 2011 Dues for Battalion
Please send this out The deadline for dues has been extended till Aug 1st. Please get those in ASAP. As you know , by the bylaws, you muse have attended a mim. of 3 PB events and have your dues in by the deadline. This is required to vote at elections. Please don't wait till the last min. Also don't wait till elections to pay your dues and expect to vote, You will not!! Please check with your unit rep ASAP to see if your dues have been sent in or , do it yourself.
Also check the attendance roster on the PB website and make sure that you have been given credit for the events you have attended. Corrections will not be made at elections.
I look to hear from you soon. Adj. PB Sid Keisler 617 Pond Branch Rd. Lexington, SC 29073
posted July 11, 2011 Manassas information
I know this is a lengthy email; however, I want to make sure y’all have as much information as possible about items relative to civilians at Manassas.
1. Deborah Kessler, who is the civilian coordinator for the event, would like to have a meet & greet with us on Sunday at 9am at the activity tent where the church service will be held at 8:30am. Am assuming it will be at activity tent #2. She will be off-site for the majority of the event so just wants to say hello and meet “the civilians” before we head back home.
2. Dick Watters, who is the military coordinator, sent out a circular that includes information for the civilians as well as the military. The following are excerpts that pertain to us:
General Order No. 1}
This General Order is for the upcoming campaign in Prince William Co., Virginia; all command elements of the Army are directed to follow this order unless otherwise amended by the Army Headquarters.
Major-General Jake Jennette would like to express his thanks and deep gratitude to everyone who will journey to this place to join in this commemoration of a truly epic time in our history. The First Battle of Manassas was a watershed in American history. On this hallowed ground, our ancestors joined in a struggle for the soul of this country. We should honor them as true patriots and ensure that their story is perpetuated forever. Regardless of whether they fought in Gray or Blue they were patriots and their memory should not be forgotten.
Site Arrivals: The Army Staff will begin arriving on site Tuesday, 19 July. Brigade and Regimental/Battalion Staff personnel may begin arriving on noon on Tuesday, July 19. All others may begin arriving with the opening of registration at 7 a.m. on Wednesday, 20 July 2011.
Registration: Registration is not at the site. Registration will be at Catharpin Park at the intersection of Sudley and Pageland Roads, Northwest of the Battlefield. Access is via State Route 15 and off Interstate-66. The classic ‘CW’ signs will help direct reenactors from I-66 and from I- 95. Access to the site for reenactors from this registration location is easy, and will be strictly controlled by the Police. All this is being done to facilitate traffic and minimize congestion around Sudley Road, especially in view of the NPS Battlefield Park events on Thursday and Friday (by the Stone House). Registration hours are:
Wednesday, 20 July: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Thursday, 21 July: 7:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Friday, 22 July: 6:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Parking: Reenactor parking is immediately across the road from the reenactment site. When parking please be considerate of others and do not park in such a manner as to block others in. Also, there will be no free style parking – follow all directions from parking volunteers and signage. Towing is an option for those who do not get the message.
On Site Traffic Flow: In order to facilitate the orderly movement of vehicles into, within, and out of the site, the designated travel ways will be one-way. Please pay close attention to signage, and follow verbal directions from the Provost.
Wood: Wood will be dispersed throughout the camp site. Proximity to any one Brigade area does not constitute exclusive ownership. Wood will be replenished one time upon determination that all wood in the camps has been used. Commanders are responsible for ensuring that wood is not horded and distributed equally within the camps.
Water: Water will be provided via a piping system throughout the site. Supply points will be next to the major roads established within the camps. The supply points are reasonably convenient and within 700 feet at the furthest point from any camp.
Ice: Ice will be available and sold from gators throughout the camp sites.
Cooking fires: There will be no dug fire pits. Remember this is Hallowed ground. We know that it was a Hospital burial ground after 2nd Manassas but we do not know how many nor where any of the left behind graves are located. Given the anticipated extreme temperature before and during the event, fires should used only for cooking purposes, and then allowed to go out. All cook fires will have a fire extinguisher (cleverly hidden) or period appropriate bucket of water nearby for emergencies. In late July, the field grasses are often dry and highly combustible. Fires should be an appropriate distance from the tents. Ladies should be warned to watch their large hoops around the fires; a corded petticoat might be less risky appropriate period attire.
Notes for the Ladies
This will be a hot event. It is up to each person to decide how period
appropriate they wish to be under their period appropriate outer clothing. Tight corsets, numerous clothing layers or binding are not recommended. Ladies please, no running around in a state of “undress” during this event. All civilians are expected to be dressed in period appropriate outer attire starting at daybreak Saturday morning until the last battle on Sunday.
Medical and the Heat: Late July = High Heat. The Medical Dept may need support in the camps, especially if we have heat similar to the 140th Manassas. Civilians will be asked to help after a battle to cool down troops. Civilians should not take serious medical issues into their own hands.
Training and Liability are strong reasons for this. We do need period appropriate water stations set up in the camps. A stop where anyone is welcome to get a cool drink or rag to wipe down an overheated face. Please let the medical officer know if your unit can provide this and identify your location to them when you arrive.
For your civilians and soldiers: Each camp should have basins of tepid (not ice) water ready and tepid or cool drinking water available when the soldiers come off of the field. Again – easy on the ice as ice cold water could cause shock in someone who is overheated. Place lemon or orange slices in the water for vitamin c. If you use Gatorade or similar beverage, cut it 50/50 with water, do not give it to someone full strength. Civilians should bring rags to soak in water basins for wrapping around over heated reenactor necks. Bring plastic zip bags to fill with ice and hand to the soldiers before they take the field. They slip easily into a haversack or they can be tucked into a shirt or hat. Have pretzels or other lightly salty foods available.
MAKE SURE YOUR SOLDIERS HAVE FULL CANTEENS
BEFORE THEY TAKE THE FIELD!
By Order of Major-General Jake Jennette
Army of the Potomac, cmd’g. Col. Neil Sunderland Assistant Adjutant General Army of the Potomac
posted July 11, 2011 Food for Mannass
There’s been some email discussion going back and forth today about food prep/cooking within the PB civilians at Manassas.
Just thought I’d let you know that Jennifer Baughman, Megs Rittenbury and I have decided not cook or bother with a fire because of the heat. We are each going to bring our own cold food items.
We will still be eating together so anyone and everyone is welcome to sit with us at anytime to share a meal or two.
We will also have two tent flys erected so those not camping will have a place to rest a spell out of the sun when they come to visit. The Black Oak ladies will also be there with their tent fly erected. So we should have plenty of shade. Louise
posted June 30, 2011 LOY nominations
As of today, I have not received any nominations for PSRS Lady of the Year.
Come on, Ladies, I know there has got to be someone in our membership that one of you would like to recognize so get that nomination form to me as soon as you can.
And I know you have until the deadline of August 1st; however, I thought I would just put out this little reminder so you would not wait until the last minute. Items have a tendency to get lost that way.
Thanks, Louise President, PSRS
posted June 27, 2011 PSRS Membership
posted June 27, 2011 Battalion membership
I would encourage all of you, who are not members of the Palmetto Battalion, to please consider joining this group. The greatest benefit is that when you are at events that are “affiliated” by the Battalion, then you are covered under their insurance policy should you injure yourself. I know this is not a thought most of us want to have; however, it is a reality and something that needs to be given serious consideration. I have been a member of the Battalion for many years and thank goodness I’ve never had to use it but it sets my mind at ease knowing that’s it’s there if I need it.
The cost is detailed below along with the Adjutant’s mailing address. In an effort to save time, please send your check directly to him and as soon as possible.
Let me know if you have any questions.
617 Pond Branch Rd.
Lexington, SC 29073
$ 50.00 Max per family.
In an effort to help me keep things straight with what PSRS ladies are members of the Battalion, please let me know by return email what military unit you are affiliated with. If you are not affiliated with a unit, then just say “at-large.”
I know I can get the information off of the Battalion’s attendance rosters; however, to keep from having to look through all those sheets of information, this makes it a bit easier for me.
Roseanne – I already have your information.
Ladies of the 11th do not need to respond since that is my home unit.
Thanks!Louise President, PSRS
posted June 9, 2011 LOL nominations
It’s time to begin thinking about who you want to nominate as the PSRS Lady of the Year.
I’m sure there is someone you think is really making an effort with their appearance, or, who has made strides with their impression, or, someone who just generally needs to be recognized for their efforts.
I will be acting as the Chairperson for the Committee this year since we didn’t have a LOY last year. Amanda Baine and Kathleen Harris will serve on the Committee with me to represent their geographical area of the state. We will review the nomination forms for eligibility and the membership will vote at the annual meeting in September.
Guidelines for Lady of the Year can be found in the by-laws on the PSRS website at www.psrs-csa.net (new address since the old one had some issues).
Attached is a LOY nomination form for your reference. The deadline is no later than August 1st.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks, Louise President, PSRS
Posted May, 13, 2011 Reference Knitting Book,
I just found this last night - a collection of knitting books from the collection of Richard Rutt. If you were at the knitting workshop I shared Mr. Rutt's book which is an excellent resource. This collection is part of what he based HIS book on!!! Some of these are already available through google books, but some are not! Enjoy and happy looking!!!!
I see many hours of perusing and trying to decide on my next project - the pineapple bag has become the front runner as of now....
Click on Knitting Collections the click on Richard Rutt
Lynn A. Dukes
posted May 12, 2011 Subject Sewing Class in Spartanburg, June 17-19, 2011
Ladies, I think it would also be fun to have everyone who went to the
Ft. Sumter events to include a specific answer to a specific
question--------where were you when they fired the first shot on
April 12? Add maybe a little description of the scene/action. Thanks, Holly
At 08:18 AM 4/27/2011, Murray, Louise wrote:
>Please have your articles, photos, etc. to Holly by the end of May
>for inclusion into the Sesquicentennial edition of our
>newsletter. This should prove to be a fun issue since those who
>attended the 150th Commemoration of the Firing on Fort Sumter were
>doing different things on different days. It will be nice to hear
>what everyone else was doing while I was playing hostess at the Moultrie House.
>Thanks for your help with this.
posted 4/24/11 subject newsletter
Due to house disasters and preparing for a week in Charleston for the
Ft. Sumter activities, there was simply not time to pull a newsletter
together. Our deepest apologies. What we thought might be nice
instead is to make a Sesquicentennial edition of the newsletter
highlighting not only regular articles (thank you to those who have
submitted), but also special photos and some write-ups from you about
your experiences. We all went to a number of different events while
in the Charleston area, took photos from our own vantage points, and
saw different things. We thought it might make a nice commemorative
newsletter to have a good cross-section of all of this.
So, ladies, please send us submissions so that we can put together
this special edition. It's been fun looking at all of the facebook
photos---maybe choose a few of your own and put captions on them to
illustrate some experience/adventure you had. What adventures did you
have parading about, talking to tourists, camping out, taking tea at
the Moultrie House, standing behind the cannons on April 12, etc etc.
(I know some ladies unexpectedly attended a wedding, for example. ;-) )
Thank you for your help,
We will be hosting another mini workshop at the Battle of Columbia. Lynn Dukes has graciously offered to teach us how to make a card case out of silk fabric.
Cost is $5 for PSRS members and $10 for non-members.
Lynn will have kits made up so anyone wanting a kit that is not able to come to the event can contact her and she will hold one with your name on it.
She needs an approximate number so advise her via email if you will attend the workshop.
Her email address is firstname.lastname@example.org
If you have any questions, please do not hesitate to contact either Lynn or I.
See you then......
Louise President, PSRS
posted 4/2-11 Ladies,
I decided to send y’all a timeline of events the PSRS is involved with for the week of the 150th Firing on Fort Sumter. I don’t know about y’all but this makes it a lot easier for me to keep up with what is happening, when and where.
You will note the presentation for the Moultrie Flag and sleeping caps has changed and will now be done separately on the same day.
Saturday, April 9th :
- 9:00am = Fort Moultrie Flag presentation
(meet on sidewalk in front of Fort Moultrie no later than 8:45am)
- 3:00pm - 5:00pm = Afternoon Tea at the Moultrie House
- 6:00pm = Sleeping Caps presentation
(meet on sidewalk in front of Fort Moultrie no later than 5:45pm)
(NOTE: I would like to have all the ladies who worked on this project at this presentation.)
Sunday, April 10th:
- During Lunch Line Up = distribution of care packages to military inside of Fort Moultrie (meeting time to be announced - meet in front of the Moultrie House)
Tuesday, April 12th:
- 6:45am = Firing on Fort Sumter
(I will be watching the firing on Fort Sumter from a boat landing across the street from the front of Moultrie House – y’all are welcome to join me there – bring a stool)
Saturday, April 16th:
- Noon = Ladies Luncheon
- 6:30pm = Fort Sumter Soiree at the USS Yorktown
(although not a PSRS function, it is chaired by several of our members)
Please let me know if you have any questions about any of these events.
Hope to see you there!!
Louise President, PSRS
Ladies, This weekend is it. The men will be honoring all ladies of the Battalion. The ladies will be involved in a presentation after the battle , when the men do their volley. Dress in mourning wear if you have it. If not come as you are. Heather King
The 1861 Flag
I am pleased to report that the reproduction 1861 flag that we were asked to make is READY TO FLY!!! (pause here to cheer)
I am especially grateful to those of you who helped me sew the tree. Lynn Dukes, Karen McKanna, Kim Poovey,and Pat Blitch, you have my love and gratitude for each stitch you took.
Inside the hoist strip, I placed a ribbon with these words
"This flag was stitched with love by the Ladies of the Palmetto Soldiers Relief Society and given to the Palmetto Battalion for use at Fort Moultrie during the 150th Anniversary of the Firing on Fort Sumter. Presented on April 9, 2011
Louise Murray, President, PSRS, Roseanne Christie, Project Manager, Stitched by Pat Blitch, Roseanne Christie, Lynn Dukes, Karen McKanna, Kim Poovey
I hope to see all of you there when we present this flag to Lt. Col Ripley and General Beauregard
See you then,
In reference to the invitation for the PSRS Tea and Luncheon during the 150th Firing on Fort Sumter, it said these events would be held at The Middleton House; however, that is not correct. I think I was so caught up in making sure I got the street address correct that I typed the wrong name of the house. We will be at what we are referring to as The Moultrie House, which is at 1204 Middle Street on Sullivan’s Island.
We are calling this the Moultrie House to coincide with this event. That is not the real name of it. It is a small white house on the right just past the National Park Service building that actually belongs to the Stella Maris Catholic Church. If you go to map quest or some other mapping program, it will show it as that name.
As stated before, General Beauregard has requested that you park in the lot behind the National Park Service building and not along the curb.
If you have any questions please let me know.
Louise President, PSRS
I have made an executive decision about the tea and luncheon events as I am having a difficult time dealing with some specifics regarding the ladies at Patriot’s Point.
If a lady is registered for Patriot’s Point, then they are invited to the PSRS Tea and Luncheon at The Moultrie House.
More ladies have registered for that location than I originally had on my distribution list so I will be including them on the invitation list in the next couple of days.
Please let me know if you have any questions.
Thanks, Louise President, PSRS
You are cordially invited to attend
Saturday, April 9, 2011
3:00pm to 5:00pm
** AND **
Saturday, April 16, 2011
The Middleton House
1204 Middle Street
(small white house across the street from Fort Moultrie)
Both events are sponsored
Palmetto Soldiers Relief Society
Ladies Auxiliary of the Palmetto Battalion
RSVP Your Attendance
Louise Murray, President
Nita Keisler's first cousin passed away this morning from injuries incurred during a motorcycle accident in North Carolina. He was from Charleston and she will be dealing with the wake and funeral the first of next week. Please keep her and her family in your thoughts and prayers during this time.
Louise President, PSRS
We’ve made a change in the time for the knitting mini-workshop to accommodate at PSRS meeting on Saturday, March 5th at The Columns in Florence. The new schedule is as follows:
- 9:30am till 11:00am = knitting mini-workshop
- 11:00am till 12:00 Noon = PSRS Meeting
It will be my first meeting as your new President so I hope as many members as possible will be able to make it. I promise to keep it short and sweet.
Both activities will be held at the PSRS tent fly. Please bring a chair or stool for your comfort.
Subject: Continuation of Knitting Mini-Workshop at The Columns
The Mini-Workshop at Rivers Bridge was so much fun! I believe everyone learned a bit and have started on some very beautiful projects.
We will continue this workshop at The Columns and invite you to return or join us for the first time.
I will be ordering yarn from KnitPicks on Monday, February 21st. If you would like me to order for you, please let me know what color you would like. To help with shipping/handling the yarn will be $2.25 per skein.
Again, please go to www.knitpicks.com and under the yarn area, pick your yarn color from the Palette section. I would suggest you not order "heather" yarn as that was not an available yarn for the period we represent.
If you have any questions, please let me know.
I am sending this again to reiterate the importance of completing the civilian registration for Patriot’s Point. It is the only way you will get a pass to access the forts. And especially Fort Moultrie since this is where the Palmetto Battalion will be camped.
There is a very real possibility we may be delivering care packages, or other goodies, or have a chance to visit the soldiers during the week they are there. I would hate for you to be excluded because you failed to get that pass.
The registration is only $15……Claude said not to worry about the late fee. See the website address below in my original email to access the registration form.
please let me know if you did not receive the materials to make your PSRS cockade when you joined our group. Or, if you may have lost your cockade and need to make a new one.
Chelsea……yours is going in the mail today.
I received several emails about corrections that need to be made to information on the member roster. So far the changes are for:
- The Sheens
- Lisa Reynolds
- Catherine Blejski
- Karen McKenna
If anyone else has anything to change, please let me know ASAP so I can give Jeannie the information all at the same time to change on our website.
It has come to my attention that the PSRS attendance roster on the Battalion’s website is not up to date. I contacted the Colonel to find out what needs to be done and that’s where I need your help.
Please let me know via email what events you have attended since the annual meeting in September. Also, include the if you were there since that is actually the beginning of our year.
Thanks for your help.
Louise President, PSRS
Finally, the majority of the details have been worked out and I can let you know of the schedule of events for our group for the Commemoration of the 150th Firing on Fort Sumter, April 8-17, 2011 in Charleston. There may be some other’s that come up between now and early April; however, for now we’ll begin with these.
1. Saturday, April 9th at 9am = presentation of Fort Moultrie Flag and sleeping caps
(we will meet at the entrance to Fort Moultrie at 8:45am) – this is for PSRS Members only
2. Saturday, April 9th from 3-5pm = Tea at The Moultrie House
- Located across the street from the entrance to Fort Moultrie, on the right, beside the Museum – bring your favorite teacup. This is open to PSRS members and female civilian reeanctors at Patriot’s Point.
3. Saturday, April 16th at Noon – Luncheon at The Moultrie House
- Same location as the 9th. This is open to PSRS members and female civilian reenactors at Patriot’s Point.
We will be delivering care packages for some of the guys at Fort Moultrie but we haven’t ironed out all the details on that yet. Will let you know later.
Dear Palmetto Battalion Members,
I need to start giving battalion strength for the Battle of First Manassas. I need for Company Commanders to start collecting registration fees or I need you to send me the registration fees ASAP. Right now the fee is $20.00. Our division will be in the 3 hour battle for over 2 hours and that is something that has never happened in an anniversary event. We have aligned ourselves with the Southern Division. Camping is very light with a static civilian camp so no one will be excluded. Since this is a mega event the Cavalry and Artillery registration will be separate and you should go to the bulletin board and check the web site for the event. Infantry and Civilians needs to send me a $20 check made out to:
And mailed to:
4573 Old Church Road
Lancaster, SC 29720
posted January 31, 2011
During an email discussion with Colonel Sinclair this morning about civilian activities during the 150th Commemoration of the Firing on Fort Sumter, I realized that those of us, who are not camping during that time but who may want access to either of the Forts, should also complete a civilian registration form & pay the fee.
The reason I bring this up is that during my planning the subject came up about taking care packages to our guys at Fort Moultrie. Nothing has been finalized with that yet; however looking ahead, in order to deliver them on site you must be registered as it will give you a pass to access the Fort. You will not have access without that pass.
The link to use for the form, which also has the civilian guidelines is http://claudesinclair.com/Fort-Sumter/Civilian-Guidelines.htm
I encourage you to get your completed form mailed to Colonel Sinclair as soon as possible with the $20 registration fee. He said not to worry about any late charge.
Let me know if you have any questions about this.
We are excited about our first mini workshop to be held at Rivers Bridge. Lynn Dukes will be teaching us how to knit.
UPDATE: The mini workshop will be held at the PSRS tent fly at 10am Saturday morning.
If you have your own yarn and needles, there is no cost for PSRS members; however, there will be a $3.00 charge for non-members.
If you do not have any supplies, there will be several kits for purchase at $12.00 (members) and $15.00 (non-members). This includes yarn, needles and printed material.
We look forward to seeing you at Rivers Bridge!!
Good morning, Ladies,
I would like to thank everyone involved with the sleeping cap/flag workshop held at Meg Rittenbury’s home on John’s Island this past Saturday. It was a resounding success and we accomplished a lot in a short amount of time.
With our assembly line going, I cut out the patterns, Karen & Jennifer sewed the caps together and Megs & Debi did the monogramming, we were able to complete approximately 40 sleeping caps. They are quite impressive in red and blue flannel…..some with a star and some with a gorge’ (half moon) in the front. While all this was going on, Roseanne and Lynn hand stitched the moon and palmetto tree to one side of the Ft. Moultrie Flag.
We have 40 more caps to go and I have no doubt all will be completed by the end of workshop #2 this coming Saturday at Heather Kings home in Lexington.
Again, a big thank you to Megs, Karen, Jennifer, Debi, Lynn, and Roseanne for all of your help!!!!!
posted jan 10, 2011
January Greetings Ladies!
We hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and New Year's Day. Now that the holidays are behind us, we will all be focusing on reenactments and working on our impressions, no doubt. And hopefully you will all be thinking about interesting and helpful information that you can submit to the newsletter. :-)
With email, websites, facebook/twitter and such instant communications taking over our lives, you might wonder what sorts of things would lend themselves to being included in this old-fashioned communication tool called a 'newsletter.' Following are some ideas for you to consider. Please don't refrain from submitting material because you assume that everyone already knows that (whatever 'that' is). We are all at different stages of our learning journey and we would all appreciate hearing from each of you.
Examples of content we would welcome could include, but are not limited to:
suggested reading lists
travelogues/recommendations of places/events you have visited
research articles on subjects you are pursuing
how-to-make-stuff articles (ex, how to make a collar, drawers, belts, purses, etc)
resource links (ex, where to buy a bonnet pattern, best fabric websites )
recommendations for purchasing items (ex, the best place to buy ladies' boots, cotton stockings, garters, etc)
photos of yourselves at events
photos of collections (ex, if you collect fancy combs or mourning jewelry)
how-to-wear articles (such as the proper fit for a bonnet or a corset or hairstyles,etc)
pointers/guidelines for making things (ex, undersleeves--colors, fabric, designs)
customs during the 1860s
how-to-cook various foods (ex, how does one know when a fire is hot enough or too cool, what cookware works best over a fire, what modern cooking articles work best inside your tent, what foods were period correct, what foods are convenient to cook at a reenactment, etc)
recommendations for housekeeping at a reenactment (what works best for flooring, bedding, how to make a shower, what about electric fans for hot weather/heaters for cold weather, etc)
share odd/old recipes of the 1860s that you have found
how to evaluate an antique whatever (ex, how do I know if a brooch is the right era; how do I know whether or not to buy this pair of gloves; what does an 1860s parasol look like, how do I know this necklace is jet, etc)
I hope this list has jogged your creativity and that you will be clogging our email with all of your submissions. :-)
Thank you so much in advance!
Holly & Heather Sheen
Sewing with friends (day 2) moves to Lexington
Join us on January 22nd for the second sewing day to prepare for April in Charleston. We need to complete around 50 or so sleeping caps (the PSRS's gift to the gentlemen who will man the fort(s), and a very large hand appliqued SC flag for Fort Moultrie. As Mama always says "many hands make light work" and it’s always more fun with friends.
This workshop will be hosted by Heather King at her home in Lexington, SC. Mrs. King says that her home is easily accessed from I-20 or I-26. The address is 126 Addie Lucus Road. The workshop will start at 10:00ish and last until whenever... In fact, Heather says that you are welcome to spend the night. She has air mattresses and cots.
Bring your sewing machine, red and dk. blue thread, good scissors, and favorite size hand sewing needles.
Got an Embroidery Machine? bring it along..
Don't have a machine or other sewing stuff, COME ANYWAY!!! I always have extra's to share. And Heather has a couple of extra sewing machines to share also.
Say you don't sew, don't worry there are still tasks for you and think of the fun to be had by all.
And don't forget a lunch/snack item to share with all.
If you have purchased any red or blue flannel for this project please E-mail me so we can determine how much more fabric is needed. I can usually get 2 caps per 1 1/4 yards.
UPDATE I have purchased 10 yards of blue and 10 yards of red flannel and Heather says she has 4 red 4 blue and 2 white and Jennifer Baughman says she has some as well.
I am looking forward to completion of these projects and the events of the Spring when they will be used.
Until I see you again,
Please read Roseanne’s message below about our two projects for the 150th commemoration of the firing on Ft. Sumter: sleeping caps for our guys and the flag that will fly over Ft. Moultrie
Please, Please, Please, try to attend one of the sewing days as the more hands we have to help, the quicker we can get these projects completed.
Start the New Year by sewing with friends.
Join us on Jan. 15 for a sewing day to prepare for April in Charleston. We need to complete around 50 or so Sleeping Caps (the PSRS's gift to the gentlemen who will man the fort(s), and a very large hand appliqued SC flag for Fort Moultrie. And as Mama always says "many hands make light work" and it always more fun with friends.
The Jan. 15 workshop will be hosted by Megs Rittenberry at her home on John's Island. Address and directions will be sent at a later date. The workshop will start at 10:00ish and last until whenever... Bring your sewing machine, red and dk. blue thread, good scissors, and favorite size hand sewing needles.
Got an Embroidery Machine? ……bring it along.
Don't have a machine or other sewing stuff, COME ANYWAY!!! I always have extra's to share.
And don't forget a lunch/snack item to share with all.
If you have purchased any red or blue flannel for this project please E-mail me at email@example.com so we can know how much more fabric we will need. I can usually get 2 caps per 1 1/4 yards.
A second workshop will be held in the Columbia area. The meeting room at the St. Andrews branch of the Richland County Library is on hold/reserve for Feb. 12 (the earliest I can get it) but I would love to hold the workshop sooner (Jan. 22 or 29) if someone in the area can find a good place for us to gather. Ladies, help me out here. The same “items to bring” list would apply with a possible exception of the food. That depends on where we have the work day.
I am looking forward to completion of these projects and the events of the Spring when they will be used.
Until I see you again,
I trust this note finds everyone doing well and not too stressed out this time of year with trying to keep up with all that is happening.
Let us be thankful for the gifts that God has bestowed on each of us and to take heart in celebrating His birth.
And with that, may you all have a most wonderful, Merry and Blessed Christmas!
At the PSRS Officers meeting on Sunday afternoon at Secessionville, Lynn Dukes suggested we might try having mini-workshops at some of the events. The thought being that this will give us the opportunity to learn something new as well as having some social time with each other.
The first event we are going to do this at is River’s Bridge. Lynn will be teaching us how to knit. We haven’t ironed out all the details yet but I just wanted to y’all an idea of some new things coming your way. Personally, I’ve never tried to knit before and am excited about learning how!
I just wanted to give you an update about a proposed activity for the PSRS members during the 150th anniversary of the firing on Ft. Sumter happening in Charleston in April 2011.
I had a meeting with my officers Sunday after church at Secessionville, where one of the items discussed was a tea that Holly Sheen & Jeannie Rucker had proposed. Of course, the first thing we talked about was where would we have it. Jennifer Baughman said she would check with a friend connected with the Vendue Inn to see about using their roof and, after the meeting was over, I asked Megs Rittenbury (who is from Charleston) if she knew someone with a home downtown that we could use. She said she would talk to her Mother about it. I have also been informed that Jeannie Rucker may know of someone with a location.
We don’t have a date yet as that will depend somewhat on the location we choose.
Will let you know more as things progress
Ladies & Gentlemen,
I would like to thank everyone who so graciously bid on, and won, cakes at the PSRS auction Saturday afternoon at Brattonsville. The most exciting moment was the bidding war lead by Aussie Carl in his pursuit of a chocolate cake with chocolate pecan icing made by Miss Roseanne. He was determined to have the cake and enlisted 5 or 6 of his friends to buy into the deal bringing the total for the bid to $51.00. I believe that's our most expensive cake yet!
I'd also like to thank all the ladies who donated their time and effort to make the 11 cakes we had up for auction. And, especially Jennifer Baughman, Megs Rittenbury, Heather King and David Pearson for their assistance before and during the auction.
We've already had several special requests so I'll see you on the back porch next year!!!
I just wanted to let you know that we had 11 cakes to auction at Brattonsville this past weekend and made $219.00.
The guys had such a good time bidding against each other that we are going to do it again next year and have already received several requests for cakes.nLouise
Cake auction posted 10/16/2010
Since the cake auction was such a success at Brattonsville last year, we've decided to try it again as a fundraiser for the PSRS. Just like last year, it will be held on the back porch of the Hightower Hall, Saturday afternoon sometime after the battle. If you are interested in bringing a cake, please place it on a plate that can go with the person winning the bid for your cake. Or, if you don't have a plate, then use a piece of cardboard that is covered in aluminum foil.
If you are going to bring a cake, let me know either via the PSRS or Palmetto Battalion bulletin board or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org what type of cake so I can keep a list of who is bringing what.
Just for clarification, this will be for the reenactors only and not for the general public.
Thanks for your help and support with this fundraiser.
In Your Service,
Posted Oct 19, 2010 A note from the new President
Dear PSRS Ladies,
You know how it is when you are in a new position, you have all these wonderful ideas that you want to try out. One that I think will improve our portrayals and enhance our organization is to create a Ladies Camp.
My idea in this is to give the public a look into the past, with a realistic view of what a ladies’ camp would have looked like and to show what is period correct, to the best of our abilities, and for the time frame that we portray. Ultimately, it will give us a chance to get back to the basics of reenacting and create a relationship between friends, which is one of the primary reasons we enjoy this hobby.
With this being said, I realize that several of you will want to stay in the family camp to be with your significant other; however, that is not to say that you can’t come on over our way at some point during the event to participate in our activities, have a glass of lemonade or just sit & visit for a spell. We will always do our best to be in close proximity to the family camp.
Let me also add, that husbands, or significant others, of PSRS members will be welcome to camp in the ladies camp; however, my goal is to maintain the appearance of a ladies camp. This will also enhance the camp appearances with the other already established ladies groups of the state to create a total ladies camp atmosphere. I want to give all ladies the opportunity to stay together and experience the scenario. It just gets us back to the original style of camping that needs to be portrayed.
I will have the PSRS tent fly and banner set up at the events so you’ll know where to find us.
Again, thank you for your support in electing me your new President. I will do my best to live up to your expectations; however, we should always remember that we are a group and we must all share the responsibilities of the organization because without you, we would not be able to maintain the standards and achieve the goals of the PSRS.
With kind regards, I am.
In Your Service,
Louise Murray, President
Palmetto Soldiers Relief Society
october 9, 2010
Subject: Wayne Dukes
It is with great sadness that I tell you the news that Wayne Dukes, Lynn's husband, passed away at 9:02 Sunday night. Please keep Lynn and her family in your thoughts and prayers as they transverse these difficult weeks and months ahead.
Following are the arrangements for Wayne Dukes:
Visitation: Wednesday, 6:00 - 8:00 PM
James A. Dyal Funeral Home
303 S. Main Street
Service: Thursday, 3:00 PM
Bethany United Methodist Church
118 W. Third Street
Burial: After Service
Dorchester Memorial Gardens
11000 Dorchester Road
Wayne had asked that we do not wear uniforms. Let us honor that request.
posted Oct 4, 2010
Since the cake auction was such a success at Brattonsville last year, we've decided to try it again as a fundraiser for the PSRS. Just like last year, it will be held on the back porch of the Hightower Hall, Saturday afternoon sometime after the battle. If you are interested in bringing a cake, please place it on a plate that can go with the person winning the bid for your cake. Or, if you don't have a plate, then use a piece of cardboard that is covered in aluminum foil.
If you are going to bring a cake, let me know either via this bulletin board or by email at email@example.com what type of cake so I can keep a list of who is bringing what. Hopefully, mine won't be bid in abstentia this year....I'll definitely make sure the cake plate I use for transporting it will be plastic!!!
This will be for the reenactors only and not for the general public.
Thanks for your help and support with this fundraiser.
In Your Service,
posted 9/27/10 a note from our new president
Good Morning Ladies,
I just wanted to say thank you for electing me as your President for the next two years. There are many things that will be happening during that time frame and I ask for your support as we endeavor to represent the Palmetto Soldiers Relief Society at those events.
I would like to introduce my new staff:
Vice President - Lynn Dukes
Secretary - Sandy Sharpe
Treasurer - Jennifer Baughman
If you have any questions or concerns that you would like to talk about, please do not hesitate to contact me. My door is always open!
Home Phone: (843) 986-0739
Cell Phone: (843) 263-4297
Palmetto Battalion Dues
Just a reminder, if you are joining the Palmetto Battalion through PSRS,
you must send your dues ($20 per person, plus name, address, phone number
and email address) to me at the below address no later than July 15th.
This will allow time to forward to Battalion before the July 1st deadline.
Also, I have only heard from a couple people concerning attendance at
Battle of Charleston, Battle of Columbia and Reseca. If you attended,
please let me know so I may update the records.
Lynn A. Dukes
118 Hope Dr.
Summerville, SC 29485
Can anyone give a brief report on the Broxton Bridge event and the
Battle of the Columns for the PSRS newsletter? Accompanying photos
(jpegs) would be very much appreciated. I would need this info by Wednesday.
posted 3/20/10 subject:Heather Sheen's photos in a contest
I entered some photos in the Lakeway reenactment photo contest. I would be tickled if some of you would vote for one of them. You have to 'register" to do so, which only requires a name and an email adress.
The bonus to doing this is that you get to see some really awesome photo entries in the contest! Some folks are great photographers!
My photos start at number 80 in the series... I have 4 or 5 entered. Our family has been voting for one in particular, but go for whatever you like.
I probably won't win, but it's fun to enter!
|Tue 3/02/10 5:29 PM|
posted 2/17/2010 Subject : Battle of Aiken
The Battalion voted not to go to Aiken this year due to their requests that the event planners make the experiance more enjoyable for reenactors. As a Battalion based organiztion, PSRS will automaticly be apart of the "boycott" of Aiken. The email we were sent to explain the reasons for the Battalion boycotting Aiken will be posted below. It is up to each PSRS lady to choose to "go" or to "boycott". There will be no hard feelings between any of our members either way you choose.
EMAIL From: firstname.lastname@example.org
Subject: RE: question about Aiken
Date: Tue, 2 Feb 2010 18:36:00 -0500
The battalion voted at the Battle of Columbia not to support the event. It came down to the Battle of Aiken’s SCV camp not furnishing more porta-johns for our Georgia visitors. We asked for 4 porta johns for 250 people and they said NO! They would only supply 2 and DHEC requires them to furnish one for 50 people so by law they should have had 5 instead of two. I hope that they will ask us to host it next year as it was one of my favorite reenactments.
posted 2/4/2010 subject newsletter
It's now the second month of the first quarter and I would like to take this very opportune moment to remind you that we need newsletter submissions. :-) Yes, it's never too early to send 'good stuff' to the editors. :-)
Have you been doing any research you would like to share? Read any books that would be informative to the rest of us? Attended any events since Christmas? Know of any events we should know about? Have you made any new outfits or 'cooterments' you'd like to tell us about and/or share photos of? Found any helpful patterns you would like to share? Photosphotosphotos---we ALWAYS love to include photos! Found any old recipes worth passing on? Have little tidbits we can include? Do you get the idea that PSRS ladies are busy at many interesting things and we would all love to hear about them? :-)
The deadline for the first quarter newsletter is March 15 so please send in all of your 'good stuff'! Your editors will be ever so happy! :-)
Holly & Heather
On behalf of the Calendar Committee:
We are pleased to announce the first annual PSRS Calendar is complete and ready for distribution! While a daunting and very difficult task (what with all the wonderful submissions), the committee was able to review and select a group of amazing photos representing the PSRS and the Palmetto Battalion across the state.
Calendars will be available at the Battle of Secessionville from Heather King (camping behind the house in mixed camping), Nita Keisler (camping behind the works) or Lynn Dukes (camping on Sutler Row at Cotton Dock Road). The calendars are priced at $10 each. You may pick up and sign for your copies this weekend or contact Nita for additional copies (you will be responsible for payment of these calendars no later than Rivers Bridge or January 31st). We encourage all PSRS members to try to sell at least 2 copies. The money received from the sale of these calendars will need to be returned to Nita Keisler at:
Nita Keisler, Treasurer, 617 Pond Branch Road, Lexington, SC 29073 phones 803-730-1283 803-894-3714 email@example.com
posted 10-26-09 subject newsletter
Ladies, we are now into the 3rd quarter, which means I am collecting material for the end-of-the-year PSRS newsletter. It's never too early to begin to send in your articles/photos. :-)
Could any of you who attended Brattonsville please send in an account and photos so that we can share the event with the rest of the membership in the newsletter? If possible, please send photos as jpegs.
Any other submissions are welcome too.
Thanks so much, Holly, Content Editor
posted Oct. 25, 2009 Subject: Calendar
The calendar is coming together nicely! There is still time to send pictures for consideration! Send them to Nita at firstname.lastname@example.org no later than November 1st!
We need a name.....what do you think? We need something snappy? cute? descriptive? relivent? Use your imagination and send them to Nita by November 1st.
The plan is for the calendar to be available at Secessionville.
Any questions contact Nita!
Thanks, Lynn A. Dukes
I am working on our calendar project, but haven't gotten to far with it yet because I need for ya'll to submit pictures. I have been through my personal stash and found a few. Jennifer has sent me some on a cd, but that's it so far. Now I know all of you have got some, if you are like me, they are tucked away either in an album, or on your computor, or in an old shoebox under the bed. They don't have to be recent, they can be from sometime back.
I plan on being at Brattonsville, so bring me some pictures this weekend if you are planning on coming. If not, drop them in the mail. Actual picture or cd will work. We can have the calendars ready by Secessionville if we all work together on this, but I need your help. This can be a great annual fundraiser for our general budget needs, our scholarship fund, and for any historical or preservation donations that we wish to do.
Hope to see a bunch of you this weekend.
Do any of you have anything you would like to submit to this quarter's PSRS newsletter? The deadline is next week--September 15. (I know some of you have already sent in submissions--thank you.)
Has anyone gone to any events of interest in the months of July, August, or September? Would you like to write about your participation/observation in it/of it?
Have you read a new book we should know about?
Have you found a helpful website we could benefit from?
Did you do any research on a topic that you would like to share?
Did you make something new that would be fun to share? (Like a new dress, shawl, bonnet, hanky, etc)
Do you know of any upcoming events that we should know about?
Do you have anything you would like to sell/buy?
This is **your** newsletter, so the more submissions, the more fun and informative it is. Please don't be shy. The editors will be happy to help you. :-)
Thanks so much, Holly Sheen Content Editor
By-law proposed changes have been posted to this website if you need to review them before the annual meeting.
Revising the By-Laws is a monumental task and Angela Mets and her committee should be commended for taking on this task. It is obvious the committee spent a great deal of time going over and revising these.
All of us need to be prepared at the annual meeting to discuss these proposed changes and understand them in advance. As there are so many additions and deletions, I would like to have a copy of the set of By-Laws you were working from. Sometimes it makes it easier for me to see and understand the changes being proposed. Would you please send me the By-Laws you were working from in these revisions?
Thanks so much!
Lynn A. Dukes
Yes, ladies, I am nagging. :-) Now is a really good time to pull together something to submit to the next PSRS newsletter, which is due to be sent out next month. Submission deadline is September 15. As editors, we look forward to compiling what you submit. We see this newsletter as a group effort by all PSRS members. If everyone submits items, we will indeed have an interesting publication! (To those who have already submitted material, THANK YOU!)
**The guidelines we offer for submissions are---
The PSRS is a South Carolina-based organization that exists to promote southern history from the southern perspective. There is a ton of information available about the War Between the States era from a northern perspective, but southern views of southern history are in the minority. Therefore, there is a need for organizations like PSRS to preserve southern history from this perspective. Newsletter submissions need to reflect this view to be in keeping with the mission of the organization. So we will be happy to accept submissions that are either from a pro-southern viewpoint or are at least neutral in perspective (for example, the topic of ladies fashions that both north and south wore).
**Submissions ideas can be, but are not limited to---
A variety of items pertaining to the War Between the States era such as short excerpts from old publications, poetry by southern authors or about southern events, fashion discussions/diagrams/photos, how-to instructions, write-ups/photos of your visits to historic sites, book reviews pertaining to the war era, write-ups of reenactments you have attended, resource lists, cooking how-to's from old recipes, tips on campfire cooking, ideas of how to improve our reenacting impressions, PSRS news, your latest exciting project, reviews of seminars/conferences you have attended, history tidbits, if you have reenacting items for sale/are looking for reenacting items, short interesting ancestor stories from the war era, tips on camping comfortably at reenactments, your latest research project...............anything of interest to PSRS ladies and our mission.
**We will be including photos from yesterday's workshop in Columbia. Any of you who made pen wipes--if you would like to submit any information regarding your project, we will be happy to include that.
**Those of you going to the Battle of Atlanta next month, please consider taking your camera and purposely taking some photos for the newsletter.
Thank you so much!
Ladies, I will post the schedule for elections online on the bulletin board. We also need to start planning what food , etc we will be bringing to elections. If I recall the Battalion pays for burgers and hot dogs. Drinks, paper products, sides,desserts, and etc.. need to be brought . I think they are posting what everyone is bringing on the bulletin board under the post about elections. There will be a silent auction there , to help raise funds for the 25th Aniv. Also we use this time to clean out our closets, so bring any civil war period correct items you want to sell . Can't wait, to see everyone again. Heather
posted 8-7-09 ref: looking for speakers
I am in charge of lining up speakers for our UDC chapter (located in
the Greenville area) and am working on the upcoming year's schedule.
I am always on the lookout for new speakers and topics pertaining to
the War or life during the 1860s. I wondered if any of you within
driving distance have topics you'd possibly be willing to speak on,
or if you have speakers to recommend. Our chapter meets on the third
Tuesday of the month at 7:00 in the evening.
Thanks for your input!
We are now accepting submissions for the next PSRS newsletter. Please
don't feel like you must wait until the deadline to submit your
material. I know it's the middle of the summer and our minds are
elsewhere, but do keep your eyes peeled for good info to include in
the next newsletter.Photos are welcomed too. Many participants makes
for an interesting newsletter. :-)
The Sheens will be out of state toward the end of September, so if I
could have you all send your submissions a little early, that would
help Heather and I not tear our hair out when we return. :-)
To make it easier for everyone. We are posting important updates and info on the Palmetto Battalion bulletin board. It gives us a forum to talk back and forth with one another. Remember to check it to stay up to date. In order to post , all you have to do is register online for login and password. Important LOY info will be posted soon.
I recently discovered a discussion group on Google for women reenactors. The ladies trying to start it don't have many folks on there yet. So I thought I'd send this around in case any of you would like to join.This could be a great way to interract with a larger audience and help more people understand authenticity in reenacting.~Heather Sheen
Last weekend I sent out application forms and attendance rosters for the PSRS. It has come to my attention that everyone may not have received these. I am resending both of these forms to everyone. However, the attendance roster only need to be filled out by the Unit Reps for each unit. Each member needs to fill out an application each year.
Please remember, applications and dues ($15) must be postmarked no later than August 31st in order to be eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting in September.
By this e-mail I would also like to verify the correct email and the correct unit reps (thank you to those who have already been in contact with me). Please reply to this email so I know that I have your correct e-mail.
Thank you and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me or any of the other officers.
118 Hope Dr.
Summerville, SC 29485
We're into the third quarter of the year already---can you believe it?! We're are accepting PSRS newsletter submissions for the third quarter newsletter. You don't have to wait until the deadline to submit articles/information. The submission deadline is: September 15.
Please do remember that if you have visited any interesting sites this summer that we would love to hear about it. If you have photographs, so much the better. If by the deadline you will have been to any workshops, found any books pertaining to the war, learned any old recipes or tried new patterns, made a new reenacting outfit, found a 'new' soldier in you lineage and learned his story, found a good resource for reenacting items--anything of interest to PSRS ladies and our mission--we would love to hear about it. Please keep the newsletter in mind. You ladies are learning interesting things all the time--please share. :-)
Please keep in mind our guidelines for submission--- The PSRS is a South Carolina-based organization that exists to promote southern history from the southern perspective. There is a ton of information available about the War Between the States era from a northern perspective, but southern views of southern history are in the minority. Therefore, there is a need for organizations like PSRS to preserve southern history from this perspective. Newsletter submissions need to reflect this view to be in keeping with the mission of the organization. So we will be happy to accept submissions that are either from a pro-southern viewpoint or are at least neutral in perspective (for example, the topic of ladies fashions that both north and south wore).
A big 'thank you' to all of you who have already submitted so generously to the newsletter!! Without you we wouldn't have a newsletter. We have all enjoyed and benefited from your efforts. :-)
We hope you are having a wonderful summer!
Holly & Heather
posted July 9, 2009
It is time once again for dues to be paid and your renewal/application form to be sent in. The deadline is August 31st, 2009. Any dues/forms postmarked after that date will be considered late, and you will not be eligible to vote at the Annual Meeting, even if you have met the attendance requirement.
Attendance forms have been sent to the unit reps listed below. These will need to be completed and also turned in by the deadline. If these are not received, then the attendance shown on the Battalion website will be used. If your unit rep is not listed, please let me know ASAP so that I can get this form to that lady.
Please attached PSRS form, and print all of your personal information legibly. Please have your unit rep sign the form and return the form and your dues to:
118 Hope Dr.
Summerville, SC 29485
The application is also available on the PSRS website.
In order to maintain continuity within PSRS this is the only form that will be accepted.
Thank you and if you have any questions, please feel free to contact me.
Lynn Dukes, Secretary
118 Hope Drive
Summerville, SC 29485
posted June 28, 2009
"""Attention "ALL" Unit Reps, Officers, and Roseanne """""
Which make up the Executive Staff , to appoint a Awards Committee Chair. This chair will chose the awards committee. The adwards committee will be responsible for lady of the year. E. AWARDS COMMITTEE
1. Chairman will be appointed by the Executive Staff.
2. This committee shall consist of PSRS members chosen by the Awards Chair.
3. This committee will be responsible for the Lady of the Year activities, which include:
a. publishing and/or updating Lady of the Year guidelines;
b. accepting nominations for Lady of the Year (Officers are exempt from receiving this award);
c. verifying that the nominees have met or exceeded the guidelines;
d. issuing, collecting, and counting ballots; and
e. purchasing and presenting the award.
4. This committee is responsible for purchasing and presenting the outgoing President’s gift.
5. Establish and present other awards as deemed necessary.
6. This committee will be responsible for:
a. securing three to four door prizes for each General Business Meeting, the annual Meeting and Staff Meetings;
b. accepting donations and providing ticket numbers to participants;
c. turning funds over to the Treasurer; and
d. submitting receipts for expenses to Treasure for reimbursement.
This awards committee must be formed in 2 weeks. Make phone calls, visit people, send emails. Unit reps find out whom your unit wants to nominate that can fulfill this duties. I want names and nominations by the end of this week.
Your President Heather L. King
I have decided to form a committee to "clean up" our by-laws. There are several areas that have been neglected in these by-laws for several years now and in order for us move forward proficiently they are long overdo for this update. I will be choosing my committee in the next few days and we hope to have an edited form published for review by August 1st.
If you have any suggestions or ideas please forward them to me in the next week so that they can be taken into account.
Thank you for your time and patience,
By-Law Committee Chair
posted june 5, 2008 ref : PSRS workshop
As the current vice-president, it is my pleasure to announce that the 2009 PSRS workshop will be conducted on August 15th at the St. Andrews library in Cola., SC. This years topic and class will be 19th century penmanship and correspondence. We will learn Spencerian penmanship, letter writing, writing implements, inks and papers of the time. Registration will be $15 for PSRS members, $20 for non-members. This fee covers your supply kit for the class which will include ink, paper, period nib and holder and Spencerian penmanship worksheets for future practicing. Workshop will be held from 12:00 noon and I hope to be finished by 4 PM. The library is located at 2916 Broad River Road, Columbia, SC 29210, and located across the street from an antique store. You might can snag a few bargains before the class begins! Please eat lunch before hand as there are several restaurants on that highway.
You are more than welcome to bring a friend also. Maybe you know someone who is interested in the hobby, but hasn't joined us yet. This will be a great class for the beginner re-enactor or someone who just appreciates the lost art of handwritten letters.
In order to have enough kits please let me know if you are planning to attend. We welcome your attendance but cannot guarantee a kit if you don't respond. Please contact me via email at email@example.com to let me know if you are interested in attending.
Your Honorable Servant and vice-president,
Denise Weimer has put together a wonderful website with includes videos of different dances. It is well worth a click to check it out.
Subject: historic photos - Civilian Society
Date: Fri, 29 May 2009 18:00:31 -0400
|Fri 5/22/09 7:19 PM|
NIGHTtime at the MUSEUM - History Comes to Life!.....June 5........6:30-9:00 p.m.
Piggybacking off the popularity of the upcoming movie release, Night at the Museum 2, the Charleston Museum plans to host an event to help bring history “to life” and to see our collections in a whole new light (or the dark as the case may be). We’ll have all the curators stationed throughout the galleries to share some of the more exciting stories related to their collection. The polar bear or the mummy at night? – too cool. FUN is the key to it all. The gallery lights will be dim; we’ll encourage kids (and even us young at heart folks) to bring their flashlights to explore. Guests will be invited to come as is or dressed in period costume (any time is fine!). We’ll serve a light supper of something like hotdogs and chip or Chic-fil-A. Something of the sort.
Here’s where I need some help. One of the very cool things about the Night at the Museum movie was all these people from different periods, as well as the exotic animals, roamed around the museum all night. Attila the Hun walked around with Civil War soldiers. Cowboys fought Roman soldiers, etc. etc. While I doubt we’ll be able dig up any Huns, we do have quite a few time periods covered by local living history groups. We need you! Please let us know if you might be interested in participating or if you even have ideas to make the evening more exciting. We’re trying to keep this at a very low ticket price for guests, so I don’t have any budget, just to warn you in advance.
Thanks and I look forward to hearing from you!!
Rachel Chesser...PR & Events Coordinator....The Charleston Museum – located on Charleston’s Museum Mile!
360 Meeting Street.....Charleston, SC 29403
May 4th , 2009
We would like to start accumulating submissions for the PSRS 2nd quarter newsletter. The deadline for the next newsletter is next month, so please be rounding up what you would like to submit. We would like to continue with the same format as last quarter---and would welcome lots of photos/drawings/articles/upcoming events/tips/anything of interest to THE PSRS.
Following are the guidelines we are using for submissions----------
We are looking forward to your exciting information. Without you, there is no newsletter. :-)
Holly & Heather
posted March 23, 2009
posted March 21, 2009
NEW INSPIRATION PHOTOS! Every month a new batch of original CDVs will be posted to our site. Coming up the First Weekend of April at least 100 more CDVs of ladies, children, outerwear, bonnets!!!! We plan to add additional batches of original photographs the first weekend of every month so keep checking back to our site to see if you find your next inspiration. We will keep adding photos until our site runs out of storage space. We currently have a bit less than 2G still available. As this feature grows, we may need to take a vote as to keeping these photos available to the general public or if we will password protect them as a benifit of being a paid PSRS member. Right now the photos are coming from Jeannie Rucker's collection and from various web-sources.. It would be wonderful if you would like to contribute any images that you may have to share. We are trying to stay within 1850s tru 1865 with some exceptions for later photos that may show something of the earlier periods to advantage. THere are several later children's photos on the site now that show striped stocking! The photos are about 1868-1870, but the stockings were popular in our targeted dates. If you wish more information about this project, email the webmissress.
posted March 18, 2009
Subject: reenactor update on Howards
Hi Folks! I am trying to let everyone that I know in the reenacting
community/SCV community know what happened to the Howards. I think a
number of folks know the Howards and their cute little dog Dixie.
They weren't at Aiken this year as usual so we inquired about them.
I'm sure the Howards could use an encouraging note and prayer. Steve
has just retired and with the economy in a downturn, this is not a
good time to lose $5,000 worth of gear. The Howards were at a living
history at Middleton Plantation in Charleston and lost two tents in a fire.
The person watching the camp had walked off for a minute and the wind
blew a spark into a bit of hay which then caught the tents on fire. They
lost the two tents and a lot of antiques among their reenacting belongings
so when he says they are irreplaceable, he's not exaggerating. Having
just helped put out an encampment fire at Aiken this year, this is fresh
on my mind as to how quickly a fire can devastate. If you would like to
drop the Howards a note, here is their email.
Thank you, Holly Sceen
posted sat, feb 28, 2009
At The Columns I will start taking photos for cdv's( If my cdv photographer doesn't come). I will take a couple shots- 1 Plain Canvas Background 2 Natural (Nature) Background 3 Maybe we can pose inside the house???? I will need to ask permission first. I will download these to my thumb drive and deliver to the photographer. You can either pay me or do COD.
See you there. Heather
a note from the President, Heather King
Ladies, We will be having our meeting at 3pm on Saturday at Aiken. Bring your chairs and a tea cup. Wear your best period impression, we will have our likeness taken for a cdv. ( I will be paying for the PSRS cdv's up front). I need a headcount for the cdv's (so supplies can be purchased)and for handouts for the meeting. Email me if you plan on attending at firstname.lastname@example.org. The cdv's we will use at a later event to compare to origanal cdv's and to give us a better look at ourselves. The cdv's will be open to any none PSRS members, and gentlemen, they would need to arrange payment up front. If you have any questions contact me. The PSRS tent will be next to the battlefield as it was a few years ago. This will allow for ample space for the meeting and nature light for the cdv's.
posted Jan 12, 2008
We just returned from School of the NCO in Florence. The weather was wonderful , and the men were very appreciative of us providing them with info on children's toys/games (Thank you Mrs. Key for the loan of your toy collection).The men took special interest in the toys they could make themselves. Especially the ones they could carve/widdle out of wood in camp. Mr. King and Mr. Canaday provided info and a look into the gentlemen's wardrobe . A option to use when their is a dance or ball , so they can change into clean nice smelling attire. With that task behind us,I am now working on Aiken.
Battle of Aiken Meeting
I spoke with Daniel Williams at Florence in regards to the schedule at Aiken. As of now he stated the battle would be around 2pm .With that info I have decided to plan our PSRS meeting for 3pm. (I am compiling the agenda now , so send me any emails concerning topics you wish to discuss.) Which would allow ladies to go to the battle and not interfere with lunch plans. I am looking at 1 hour at the most, unless something comes up. I have heard of numerous persons cleaning out their closets and selling items at Aiken. With the number of Sutlers Aiken provides, I myself will be planning to save a little now , so I can shop then.
We have been asked by the Battalion to help them make a flag for Palmetto Battalion headquarters. I spoke with Mr. Blackman this weekend about providing the supplies , so the Battalion can provide the materials they want . He has 2 simple (appliquéd) designs in mind. The PSRS tent/fly will be set up for anyone who would like to stop in , sit and chat ,while stitching a few stitches on the flag. We would work on this at events, to create a step into the past. As the ladies did then to help their men. Come dressed and prepared for photos.
CDV's of Ladies
Ladies keep in mind at any event your photo can end up on the WORLD WIDE Web. You tube,and other photo sites don't leave room for explanations. On that note lets talk cdv's for period research . A PSRS project to help ourselves with our impressions , and give your guy a little token to carry in his wallet. If we can get the set built and ready , we will be taking cdv's of ALL the ladies in their best dress. I have a gentleman who has researched the art and has the means to create cardboard cdv's of reenactors. Through out the day on Saturday he will be taking photos. As far as the weather and the sunlight(light source) I recommend you get your photo as soon as possible to insure the appropriate light. These will be delivered to myself , then I will deliver to the ladies at the next event where we will use them to compare to period cdv's , to see how we compare to the real thing. When we are done they are yours to keep. I will pay the gentleman to do this for us. One print per lady. Any extras you would have to cover the cost.
Address/Phone Number Change
Ladies if you are not aware my phone numbers have changed. We no longer have a home phone, our cell phones(my c#803-528-0402) have replaced it. Also we decided not to renew our PO Box , my mailing address is now 126 ADDIE LUCAS RD. LEXINGTON ,SC,29073.
Ladies also keep in mind that workshops are coming soon.( Lady of the year nominees must attend to qualify.)Spartanburg workshop is in June. The decorated band hair net workshop is in August in the low country. (This gives you the opportunity to make your own and show other reenactors that snoods are not period correct ,but a easy sell for sutlers. ) Elizabethstewartclark.com has a workshop Shawn and I are planning on going to in Georgia sometime in the fall. the date for that one hasn't been posted, but you can print the agenda for the FL one which is the same , but different location.
Ladies be sure to read and keep up with the Palmetto Battalion bulletin board . It provides details of events, current happenings of members, and prayer requests. We need to be the strength for each other , and be their for each other. I was saddened recently to learn of a fellow reenactor diagnosed with a brain tumor. The power of prayer is great , but greater in numbers. Also their is a section for PSRS and civilians at the bottom to place post. We are a team and the Battalion depend on us. The men also place post regarding new ladies / lady friends that are new to the hobby. The Battalion site also provides event rosters(you are responsible for checking it and making sure your unit rep counts you there), dues deadlines(amount & who to turn it into),event dates/info/maps. This site is open to everyone.
"For those that came before us, and depend on us to tell their story"
Carl Bessinger, a member of the 13th, has been invited to speak at a memorial service of his ancestor Abel Nelson Bisanar. This will take place in Salisbury, NC on November 2nd. Mr. Bisanar is a veteran of the 22nd NC Infantry, and his brother was a veteran of a South Carolina regiment. His remains were buried on land that a Walmart recently purchased, and originally was just going to be covered over with a parking lot. A local SCV camp discovered this and has arranged for the re-interment at a more suitable location. They are in desperate need of reenactors for this solemn occasion. If you would be willing and able to attend please let me or Carl know.
Carl's email email@example.com
-----also The Ruckers will be doing the Friday evening dancing if you would like to come Friday email firstname.lastname@example.org
Friday August 29, 2008
Ladies, there is some very important information on Chickamuga this year.. It is quite lengthy so the webmistress has made a page for it.. please click on this page for more information.. thanks, Roseanne
posted july 15, 2008
I have been approached by a couple of gentlemen that have expressed an interest in joining the PSRS. I believe it is time to encourage the male civilian impression as many of the Palmetto Battalion members are reaching a point where it makes more sense to do a civilian impression rather than a military one. This was brought up at the last staff meeting. Therefore, according to our by laws and in order to comply with the 45 day advance notice, I move to allow men to join the PSRS. We can either allow them to join as full members, associates or as a gentlemen's auxiliary; this is open for discussion. This will require some changes in the bylaws regarding wording.
Please let me know if you have any questions at email@example.com
On Friday, July 18, 2008, there will be a memorial service for Weary
Clyburn, a 'colored' Confederate soldier. It will be at 3:30 in
Monroe, NC. This link should give you the details. Everyone is
welcome to attend. Please spread the word. Holly Sheen
UNIT REPS.. PLEASE MAKE SURE ALL MEMBERS OF YOUR UNIT RECEIVE THIS. IT IS IMPORTANT!
I attended the staff meeting for the Palmetto Battalion yesterday. Among the topics discussed was the importance of all re-enactors who attend events with the Battalion or sponsored by the Battalion to join the Battalion.
Now you may ask yourself, why should I pay $20.00 more in dues when I already pay dues to the PSRS and/or my unit (SCLA OR 13th or 23rd or 11th or 25th or whatever). The answer is INSURANCE. By joining the Battalion, in addition to your unit and/or the PSRS, you are covered by the insurance for $5000.00 Medical (for injury which occurs at an event) as well as Liability.
I don't have all the details in front of me but I am sending the Battalion Adjacent a note so I can get them.
So, here's the deal.
1. If you have joined the Battalion through another unit, please send me your name and the unit through which you joined. I will compile those into a list.
2. If you wish to join the Battalion through the PSRS, please send me a note and then mail me a check for $20.00. Since I am so late sending out this notice, I'll write one check and send it in by the Deadline (July 1). Request to join the Battalion received (just the I want to join note, not the check) after June 30 will be handled on a case by case basis.
3. If you don't want to join the Battalion ( it is not mandatory), then please drop me a line to tell me that.
IF YOU ARE CONFUSED.... WRITE OR CALL ME (803-469-0103 OR 803-778-2954) AND I WILL TRY TO EXPLAIN BETTER!
Friday, June 20, 2008 10:54 AM
Rena, would you send this for me? Thanks, Sherry Key.
Ladies, I have 4 extra copies of this. Cost is $2.50 (plus mailing costs if needed). Please late me know if you would like one.
For those of you who do not have ready access to email, I can be reached via phone at (843) 263-4297.
Thanks, Louise Murray, Secretary, Palmetto Soldiers Relief Society
Posted Feb. 18, 2008
I have been recently informed that we may have a time conflict at Aiken. I had scheduled the PSRS Annual Winter Meeting for 11:00 on Sat. But I now know that is the same time as the Fashion Show. Since I know that some of you will be participating in the fashion show, I would like to ask your opinion about changing our meeting time. Only avery few of us participate in the battle, so would it be better for us to change the meeting time to 1 or 2 o'clock? If we meet at one, we will have had time to feed ourselves and our dependants, have a nice meeting, and still watch the battle if we desire? Just a thought, let me know yours!
January 17, 2008
Ladies, I have flannel material to make warm petticoats, if anyone is interested. I plan to make them prior to Rivers Bridge. If you would like one and would like to send me a size request, I will gladly make you one. Please be advised – this is cotton flannel not wool. That is why I can sell them for $20. The petticoats will be warm and practical, but period correct material.If you are interested, please contact me at firstname.lastname@example.org or @sc.twcbc.com Thanks,Kathleen
December 29, 2007
It seems everyone is a bit wearied from the holidays or have company so the workshop for this Saturday, December 29th, has been cancelled. Thanks for the interest.
Kay will be back for the Battle of Aiken in February and has asked if we would be interested in having some sort of workshop either the weekend prior or following the Aiken event. Again, let me know if you have an interest in attending, which weekend and if you have a particular topic in mind.
posted December 10, 2007
Please send your reply to Sherry. Skey@cbh.com Unit Reps please pass this on to the ladies without email. Rena
Mackenzie Sholtz and Kay Gnagy asked me to see if there is an interest in a sewing workshop the weekend after Christmas, Dec. 29/30. It would be in Sumter and it is possible it may be a 2-day affair so if you are interested please let me know if you would prefer 1 or 2 days. I have no idea of cost at this time.
At this time the topic appears to be ball gowns as Kay is releasing a new pattern next year but they are flexible. Please let me know if you have another area you would prefer to address The concentration would be on the bodice and trimmings.
Feel free to pass this along as I may have missed some and reply to me your preference of topic and 1 or 2 days.
November 12, 2007
We have new recuiting pamplets with a short version of our application on the back... Some of our ladies set up a recuriting station at Boonhall this weekend and have recruited some new ladies that will be joining soon! With the change in our by-laws we now have the chance to welcome new members that could not qualify to join before. Let's go our and find some friends to welcome to the PSRS.. If you need some pamplets let Jeannie Rucker know and she can mail you some..
November 3m 2007
Lynn Cogdill looking for people to help at Rose Hill Plantation Nov. 17th
We have an opportunity to participate in an evening program at Rose Hill Plantation in Union on Saturday, November 17th. I have been asked to confirm how many of you will be able to assist. Basically, the new interpreter, Charles Barreras, is asking for a number of reenactors for a lantern tour that evening (it’s a Saturday). He wants people in most of the rooms of the house, including the ballroom, who will do a “sort of” first person impression – pre-December 1861. I will be on the property in the kitchen and we will be providing a meal for all the participants. Ladies and gentlemen, this is a real opportunity to use the ballroom as he wants some of us in evening attire, dancing and enjoying themselves. Please let me know if you would be interested in joining us. I think it will be a lot of fun. If you can’t participate, but know of some others who might be willing to join us, please forward this along. Contact me on my cell or at the e-mail below…..
Citizens Companion has come out with Part Two, Men’s and Children’s Special Edition. This goes along with the Back To Basics, Womens Apparel from last year. Part two has both, information on the Civilian men’s clothing as well as good information on children.
It will be the same deal as last time, if we can place an order for at least 31 or more, the cost will only be $2.50 per issue for members.
If you are interested contact Sherry Key at Skey@cbh.com or
Rena Hefley at email@example.com.
ALSO: Ladies, David has requested that the ladies who are coming to the Reunion Dinner to please bring a dessert.
PSRS Absentee Ballot 2007
Proposed by law (changes in bold):
1. A PSRS unit is a Ladies organization affiliated with
Yes, I agree with the change __________.
No, I do not agree with the change __________.
Name (please print):______________________________________________
I attended the following events during the 2006-2007 reenacting year
Oct 2006 Ghost Walk, Charleston
Rivers Bridge - Allendale, SC - Affiliated
Grand Ball and Bazaar, Columbia (Help on Friday or Sat)
Battle Of Aiken - Aiken, SC - Affiliated
The Columns - Florence, SC - Affiliated
Battle Of Charleston, Charleston, SC - Other
Battle Of Cheraw - Cheraw, SC - Other
Fairview Church - Fountain Inn, SC - Other
Confederate Memorial Day - Columbia, SC - Affiliated
Battle Of Central - Central, SC
PSRS Workshop, Columbia, Sc
Add others as necessary.. this must be filled out for your vote to count.
|Nov. 2006||Secessionville, Charleston|
|Feb 3-4||Rivers Bridge - Allendale, SC - Affiliated|
|Feb 17-18||Grand Ball and Bazaar, Columbia (Help on Friday or Sat)
Battle For Columbia - Columbia, SC - Affiliated
Hunley Memorial Service, Charleston
|Feb 24-25||Battle Of Aiken - Aiken, SC - Affiliated|
|Mar 10-11||The Columns - Florence, SC - Affiliated|
|Mar 24-25||Battle Of Charleston, Charleston, SC - Other|
|Apr 1-2||Battle Of Cheraw - Cheraw, SC - Other|
|Apr 29-30||Fairview Church - Fountain Inn, SC - Other|
|May 5||Confederate Memorial Day - Columbia, SC - Affiliated|
|May 19-20||Battle Of Central - Central, SC|
|Aug 2007||PSRS Workshop, Columbia, Sc||.|
august 28, 2007
New Ellenton, SC 29804
August 1, 2007
We are having a living history for the State Museum on Aug. 11th . We are
planning on setting up a company street if possible. As far as me I was
just going to walk around and mengle with the public. I wanted to extend the
invite to you ,Mr. Key ,Angela and anyone whom will like to come. I thought
since ya'll live close you may want to join us. Send me a email with any
Yours Truely, Heather
posted July 29, 2007
I will try to get this quick update off to everyone while my computer and my brain are both working at the same time. Please bear with me.
Our Aug. workshop is fast approaching. Jeanne tells me that 19 of us have signed up and sent in our fees. Jean is doing her usual wonderful job preparing to lead us down a new road. Personally, I can’t wait. But remember, we only have 25 spaces so it looks like we have just a few openings left. Reserve yours today.
Last spring, we agreed to supply the intrepid men who are participating in the 18 mile AP Hill march in Virginia with care packages and letters from home. We thought that there would be around 50 gentlemen with the fortitude and stamina to make this march. However, at last count there were about 80 men signed up! This is wonderful and will represent the Battalion well, but it means we need to step up to the plate with the makings for care packages. Some of us have chosen to “adopt” a man or a couple of men. Others are planning to send items to be split up among several men. The SCLA is adopting a unit and sending a “unit box” rather than individual care packages. All these approaches are great! But with so many men participating, we don’t have to send each man a package, but EACH MAN SHOULD HAVE HIS OWN LETTER. So Ladies, sharpen those pencils and write a letter from Cousin, Neighbor, Sister, Friend, whoever. Put it in first person and let me know who you are writing. I’ll keep a list. But we must remember that all the packages, package items, and letters must be in my hands no later than the first weekend in September. I would really need to have all this brought to the Workshop. Now you say you don’t know what to put in a package.
Click over to our page on Care Packages on this site to see a listing of items and names.. http://www.psrs-csa.com/soldiersaidpackages.htm
The battalion will be conducting the Camp of Instruction the weekend of August 18-19th at the Battle of Aiken site. I was contacted to see if we would be willing to help with supper on Saturday. They usually do hot dogs and 'burgers and then have a battalion meeting. If you are planning to attend and would like to contribute a salad/side dish or dessert please let me know. Do not respond to Rena but email me directly at firstname.lastname@example.org
If enough want to attend I would be willing to do some sort of mini-workshop, perhaps on plain sewing. Just let me know if the interest is there and what you would like to do.
Thanks in advance, Sherry Key.
posted July 1, 2007
Good Evening! I am sending out a reminder to everyone about our July meeting
Sent: Sunday, May 06, 2007 9:20 PM
Subject: Sleeve class being offered in Spartanburg
For the ladies who are already aware of this opportunity, please excuse the
echo. Carolann Schmitt of the Genteel Arts Academy in Gettysburg, PA has
graciously agreed to bring her Academy on the road and will be in
Spartanburg on June 9 and 10, 2007 to present a workshop on sleeve
variations. This is a hands on workshop which will present a detailed
lecture on sleeves, construction techniques and discussion of original
garments. Participants for the full session will also be able to construct
as many different custom fitted sleeve styles as time permits. There are a
limited number of slots left for the full two day program, please contact
Lynn Cogdill at 864-415-5027 or email@example.com if you wish to sign
up. For those who may not want to attend the entire two day series, the
Saturday morning lecture will be available for you to attend and will
include the handouts. The cost of the full series is $149.00, which
includes all materials and notebook.
If you wish to only attend the morning session, the cost will be $25.00 and
will include the handouts. I will also need to know if you plan to attend
the morning session only. The class will be held in the Extended Stay
Hotel's Corporate office training room at 100 Dunbar Street, right in the
center of downtown Spartanburg. I've attached some more information
I've taken several of Carolann's classes at the Civilian conference in
Harrisburg each year and made the trip to Gettysburg for two other classes.
She is a wonderfully organized and engaging speaker and you WILL come out of
one of her classes with a lot of new ideas. Besides, this will give many of
you ladies an excuse to take a side trip to Mary Jo's.
If you plan to stay for the entire program, please feel free to contact me
or Jeannie Rucker to help you make arrangements for accommodations.
We hope to see you in June!
To see a list of supplies and what will be covered in this class click this link
April 1, 2007
Virginia Mescher did an article in Citizens Companion a few years ago on fabric colors and how they display in wet plate images. It was a great article and that issue sold out quickly. Well, she has updated the article and it can be found at http://www.raggedsoldier.com/ Go to Virginia's Veranda and you will see the article. What I found particularly intriguing was the difference in wet plate/color/modern B&W.
There is also a gallery which is empty at the moment but they are soliciting photos. We should be able to come up with some nice ones so consider submitting one or two.
Enjoy the article but respect her copyrights. She is most accommodating if you ask to share but do ask.
Most of you know Jerry Morris of the 25th and the Palmetto Battalion. What you may not know is he is the new director of the Barnwell County Museum! In this capacity he has asked me to help with some fundraising ideas. This is in the very early planning stages so at this point I am just gathering information and seeing who is interested in participating. We are toying with the idea of having a series of four events over a year's time, not just one enormous show.
At this point in time we are considering several options, all involving a fashion show/tea theme but not necessarily limited to mid 1800s. We would like to include colonial, regency, ante-bellum, Edwardian, flappers, WWI and WWII. It is possible that you may already have something from those time frames or maybe you were just waiting for a reason to jump to another era to try out pigeon bosoms, puffy sleeves or bustles! Of course, it should be an accurate reproduction.
We will also need ladies to assist with food (simple tea fare, nothing elaborate) and serving. Rummage through those old cookbooks and see what pops up!
As most of you know, I am in the middle of tax season so if you are interested just shoot me a brief email and I'll start a list of those interested.
Thanks in advance for your ideas and participation.
Posted March 8, 2007
We will be putting together a dozen or so care packages at Florence. I have
plenty of coffee and soap, poke bags and some assorted other leftovers, but
new items are needed. The usual, ginger snaps, peanuts, soft peppermints,
popcorn, baby powder, baking soda, apples, dried fruit, canned meats,
sardines, etc. Bring something if you can and come to the PSRS Fly around
11:00 on Sat. to put things together. Bring a stooll, stay and chat a
while. I will have materials to divide up large packages of product and
paper to write notes and all the other stuff we need for care packages.
While I may do care packages one more time this spring, there is no
We will do nice packages for the AP Hill March (Sharpsburg) in the fall, but
more on that later.
Looking forward to seeing as many of you as can make it.
Feb. 20, 2007
> Just a reminder that the PSRS will have a meeting Sat. at 4:00. Bring
> your chair or stool and a lantern ( in case of darkness) to the PSRS
> Fly/Post Office which will be near the battlefield.
> WE HAVE SEVERAL VERY IMPORTANT ITEMS ON THE AGENDA AND YOUR INPUT IS
> Also, we need to take a group photo for the Relic Room to include in
> their newsletter.
> I am looking forward to seeing this weekend.
posted January 5, 2006
Good afternoon! Sorry this is getting out so late. Our meeting for Feb. 6, 2007 is going to be at Easterby's Restaurant at 7pm. Please get there at 6pm if you would like to eat before the meeting.
posted January 31, 2007
posted January 5, 2007
Just a reminder of the Staff Meeting on January 13th, starting at 10:30 in the Relic Room, with the Malvina Gist work day right after. Everyone is invited to attend the meeting, and all are welcome to come and sew. Bring your machines, needles, thread, patterns and ideas.
posted January 2, 2007
The first person of the month has been posted! Click over that page to read all about Rhonda Biaocco!
posted December 5, 2006
To see photos of the Abbeville Ball click on the link below..
posted November 22, 2006
The Person of the Month of December is posted!! click over to the
Person of the Month page and see the bio on Margaret Wilbanks!
posted November 14, 2006
A review of the Boon Hall event has been posted on the Review of Events page. Please note the new format.. you click on the link and it will take you to that page.. Or you can click to see it here.. http://www.psrs-csa.com/2006boonhall.htm
posted october 20, 2006
Aprons up for bid
We have one each of the beautiful aprons that were made for the bazzar last May. Click over to the Bazzar page to see a photos of them. Each apron was hand pieced and hand finished. There have not been many of these made so they are very hard to come by. We are now starting the biding via a sealed bid. You do not have to be a member of the PSRS or the Battalion to bid
3 Warren Ct.
Sumter, SC 29150
Mailed bids must be received by Feb.21, 2007
All bid envelopes will be opened Sunday, Feb. 25 at Battle of Aiken.
Please include full name, address, phone and e-mail address in all bids.
Since no one will know the bids before that date, the bids should reflect what you will pay for the item. Shipping is included in the bid price. Winners will be contacted as soon as practical at the end of the auction. Payment must be received before the apron will be shipped.
If the high bidder does not or can not pay, the apron will be offered to the next high bidder.
Thanks so much,
subject: special issue of Citizens Companion
If you have ordered issues from me already, I have received our order for the Special Issue. I will plan on having them at Secessionville. If you wish to receive yours sooner let me know and I'll tell you how much the postage will be.
Thanks, Sherry Key.
348 Muddy Springs Road
INFORMATION ON MARK IRWIN'S FUNERAL
(PSRS member Cindy's Husband)
Sent: Wednesday, October 11, 2006 10:45 AM
Subject: What to wear to Mark Irwin's funeral.
This message is for the ladies who plan to attend Mark's funeral. I spoke
with Cindy last night and she would like us to wear our best, colorful,
period correct day dresses. Cindy does not want us in our widow's weeds.
Please respect her wishes and dress accordingly. Period correct from inside
Don't forget your bonnet!
I will be at the funeral home by 10:00. Please join me there as we support
Cindy at this time.
Also, we are invited to join family and friends at a local church fellowship
hall after the burial service. While the church is providing some food,
please help out by bringing a covered dish to share.
The funeral will be held on Saturday, Oct. 14, 2006, at 11 AM.Services will be held at Thompson's Funeral Home, 4720 Augusta Rd. (Hwy. 1), Lexington, SC; the funeral home number is 803-996-1023.Re-enactors coming to the funeral home should assemble by 10 AM and may elect to accompany the procession to the cemetery.Interment will be at Woodridge Mill Cemetery, located at 138 Corley Mill Rd., Lexington (off Hwy 1), following the services and ride to that location from the funeral home; this is estimated to be approx. 12 noon, but could be later.Visitation will be at Thompson's funeral home on Friday from 6-8 PM.All artillery attending should proceed to the cemetery and be set up no later than 10 AM.Re-enactors going to the cemetery should be there no later than 10:30 AM.The family has requested all attendees to wear full CS uniform, with accoutrements/ rifles/ haversack/ canteens etc.Additional information can be obtained from Eddie Killian at 803-629-5866.Directions can be found at:www.thompsonsfuneral.com Remember, you want to go to the one in Lexington- not West Columbia.Memorials may be made to:The Lieutenant General Wade Hampton Camp SCV192 Buckhead LaneSwansea, SC 29160or
Leukemia & Lymphoma Society
1311 Mamaroneck Ave.
White Plains, NY 10605
__________________________________The following was on the battalion web site from Tommy Rollings.His wishes were to be buried with a full blown Confederate military funeral. Greg Craven with Ferguson's Art'y is arranging for cannons to be fired. Please contact him if you can attend.
I'll be coordinating infantry along with Eddie Killian of the 13th. Eddie's cell phone is 803-629-5866.
The funeral will be held at Thompson's funeral home in Lexington, SC on Saturday. The visitation will be Friday evening at Thompson's funeral home in Lexington. Mark will be laid to rest Saturday on Corley Mill road in Lexington. Eddie couldn't remember the name of the cemetery, but he said it's a stones throw from Hwy 1 in Lexington. It's the same one where Henry Price was buried.
posted September 3, 2006
SHERRY KEY is our person of the month.. September 2006... Pop over to the review and see her photos..
posted August 26, 2006
Ladies, If you attended the recent workshop, you received a hand out from me on Bonnets which included some sources and websites. While browsing the web today I found another one and thought you might like to add it to your list. They focus on hats, not bonnets, but many of the supplies and trims work for both. They have heavy duty buckram, bias crinoline tape, and needles among other things. Sherry Key.
720 North Godfrey PlaceCharleston, SC 29407.
One of the projects we will tackle at the Aug. 12 workshop is a quilted winter hood. It is very warm and wonderful on those cold winter days and it is not at all difficult to make. However, finding wool fabric at a reasonable price may be more of a challenge, especially in the summer. Therefore, I would like to offer some of my stock of wool fabric to the ladies who are coming to the workshop. I have a number of colors of wool which I will sell for the low, low price of just $5.00 per yard. There is not enough of any of these to make a cloak but are just perfect for the hood project.
At the present time, I have
Dark gray, lt. gray, burgundy, red, teal, a lt.gray and beige that has a woven pattern that is very faint and hard to describe, black, tan, and dark blue. Any of these would make a great hood. ( I did not realize that I had so many until I organized my fabric stash)
I also have woven plaid flannels which can be used for a lining. I have a several different colors and sizes of plaids. The flannels will be a $1.50 a yard. And I am sure that I have a flannel that will blend with each wool that I have.
If you are interested in any of the wools, please let me know and I'll reserve a yard for you.
Of course, you are under no obligation to buy the fabric until you see it. I can try to take a picture of your choices and send them by personal e-mail to anyone who is interested. But act fast, school starts in 2 weeks and once that happens, ...
I hope that all of you are planning on attending the workshop. Reserve your workshop spot with Nita and your sleeping spot with Kathleen.
Until I see you you,
Those of you who know me well are aware of how exacting I can be when it comes to being correct in our impression. I cannot, in good consciousness, teach you how to make something that I do not believe will serve your best interests. To that end, I have some news regarding the fashion bonnet portion of the workshop…
In doing research in preparation for teaching you how to make a bonnet, I have come to the woeful conclusion that my pattern is just not correct enough and even so, we cannot do it justice in 3-4 hours. However, that said I will be doing a presentation with lots of helpful information and resources, and will have pictures and bonnets on display for you to examine. If you still want to give it a try, I will have a pattern and directions for you. I will be there Friday evening and plan to stay over Saturday evening and will be happy to help during these times.
The good news is this will allow you plenty of time to finish your hood and apron so you may take home two completed projects! I hope this will not affect your decision to attend as we will have lots of fun and fellowship.
Thanks for understanding and I look forward to seeing you there!
July 7, 2006
Ladies and Unit Reps,
It is that time again when we must think about paying our dues, new officers and the Lady of the Year.
The Elections are going to be at the Sesquicentennial State Park on September 23, time is not set yet, but I will send out an Email when it is. All of the offices are up for election. The term for all of the offices is two years. Roseanne will be glad to run for President again, but Nita Keisler has decided not to run for the office of Vice President. Louise Murray has consented to run for secretary again, but Jeannie Weil cannot run for Treasure since she has held the position for two terms, but she could be nominated for Vice President or another office.
If someone would like to run for an office or to nominate another member, please send that information to Louise Murray. Her Email address is
Send your application for renewal to Jeannie Weil, 720 North Godfrey Place, Charleston, SC 29407
Unit Reps: Please see that any of your ladies that do not have Email gets a copy of this letter and the attached forms.
Thank you, if you have any questions, you can contact me or Roseanne.
PSRS Absentee Ballot 2006/2007
President Roseanne Christie, 8th
Write In _______________________
Vice President Write In _______________________
Secretary Louise Murray, 27th
Write In _______________________
Treasurer Write In _______________________
Please send to:
Louise Murray firstname.lastname@example.org Attaway Lane, Beaufort, SC 29907
July 7, 2006
The Lady of the Year nominations must be into Carol Hardman by Sept. 1st.. For a submission form please go to the Awards page of this website or email her directly..
July 2, 2006
WORKSHOP DATE HAS CHANGED!!
We had to change the workshop weekend to Aug. 12. The weekend of the 25-27 is now out since Kathleen Harris's son is getting married that weekend. Look for more in the newsletter.
should be out next week.
June 18, 2006
Check out the cool photo I found on ebay of a Bazaar in Chicago. I posted it on the Bazaar page
June 18, 2006
We have just posted some wonderful photos of the Bazaar on our "Bazaar Items to Sell" page. Also, look at Heather King's site, she has some very good ones http://hkingphotos.fotopic.net/
June 19, 2006
posted April 9, 2006
The S.C. Division Confederate Memorial Day Chairman Frank Berry announced today that there will be no SCV service at the Statehouse on Saturday, May 6th. Sadly, the individual responsible for obtaining the permit failed to do so in a timely fashion. The group who got the permit -ABATE- has refused to allow the SCV to use the Statehouse on that day or to move their event to another day. Frank is putting together an SCV program that will take place entirely at Elmwood, and in my opinion, it will be a good one.
Those of you who believe it is important that we be seen at the Statehouse to show our respect for the Confederate soldier will have two other chances to do just that. The Wade Hampton Memorial coming up on Saturday April 8th will be covered by the print and television media. Info on it can be found under my post "Wade Hampton Memorial service."
Additionally, The Lt. Gen. Wade Hampton Camp SCV, of which I am the proud Commander, has a permit to be at the Statehouse on the actual Confederate Memorial Day, May 10th. I invite all of you to come stand as honor guards at the Confederate Soldiers Monument and the Wade Hampton monument on the Statehouse grounds.
We must seize the opportunity to turn a great loss into something positive!
We are working to get permission for artillery salutes as well as rifle salutes at the Hampton Memorial.
Please contact me for info. I will post details here as I become aware of them.
Thank you in advance,
Firing on Fort Sumter Ball
April 29, 2006
Spartanburg, South Carolina
Tickets are $20 each. Visit the website at
The Roll of the Dead
posted Feb 8. 2006
Unit Reps, Please pass on to the ladies with out or non working email. Rena
This is a reminder of the staff meeting on Sat., Feb. 11 at theRichland County Public Library in Columbia. The Library is just down the street from the capitol. Our meeting starts at 1:00 so try to get there a little early so we can start on time and maybe have a little daylight left to do some "big city" shopping or just visiting.
I am asking the Unit reps to bring the following information with them:
1. a list of all ladies in their unit who have turned in their raffle tickets, along with the ticket stubs and money.
2. a list of all items started and/or completed for the Bazaar
3. a list of any accessories that have been made by members of their unit for the PSRS doll. ( see the web site if
you don't know what I am talking about)
4. A written list for any ideas or items that should be on the agenda for Aiken.
I am planning on the Bazaar planning to be the main topic for our Aiken meeting so bring those thoughts, ideas, suggestions with you.
I look forward to seeing each of you at the meeting.
Oh yeah, We will be meeting in the Bank of America Room on the First floor of the Library.
posted January 29, 2006
posted January 18, 2006
posted Jan. 10, 2006
Gerry Nauman, who used to be a member of the PSRS and is no longer reenacting, called me last night and would like to sell a very nice black wool cape, lined in gray wool, with a hood; very long, for $95.00 obo. They can contact her directly at 843-795-4039. Or email me and I will forward to her.
Thanks a bunch!
posted Dec 29, 2006
Staff Meeting WILL NOT be Feb. 5th as was planned..... Roseanne will advise of the new date as soon as it is determined..
posted Nov 7, 2006
All of our members should have received a kit to make a Cockade. Please assemble yours and give it to your unit rep. or we will be collecting them at the Tea Party at Secessionville next week..
A presentation will be held at Secessionville. \. As many members of PSRS as possible at Secessionville. We will present the Palmetto Cockades to the current Palmetto Battalion officers and staff, then to the new Administration. The bag of cockades will be subdivided by Unit and each unit will have a card inside stating who the cockades were made by and also a card with the Battalion person’s name on it. We will do the presentation directly after the Battle at Secessionville. She asked that we not tell the guys what they will be receiving. They will only receive one if they have voting rights. Ms. Blitch said that we need to have some sort of sound system on the field so everyone can hear what is being said.
Mrs. Key asked if there were any left over she would like to have two for guys who have been past officers but who would not have voting rights this year. Miss Christie asked her to email her with the names.
A sample of the pin the Ladies of the PSRS will wear as a method of identification was passed around. Miss Christie gave the Unit Reps a materials kit for each member of their unit. The kit
contained silk ribbon, a brass butterfly, and instructions. Each lady is asked to make her pin and wear it for the Social and Presentation Ceremony at Secessionville.
posted October 12, 2005
posted September 15, 2005
posted September 12, 2005
posted September 5, 2005
posted Aug 3, 2005
A listing of gowns for sale has been placed on our Classified page of this site. Also, a listing to sell some 1860-s Harper's..
posted August 3, 2005