Rosecrans’ Headquarters
Minutes of Meeting Held
Thursday, September 24, 2009

Attending:  Rick Helwig – Chairman, Tom Paul – Vice Chairman, Bill Comisford -Secretary, Henry Shaw – Treasurer, Polly Horn, Valerie Hamill, Hannah Griffith, Monte McGowen, Joe Heiberger, Robert Souder, Linda Paul, Renee & Scott McCroskey, Connie & Dudley Harrington (visitors), Barb Lesieur (visitor).

Prior to the meeting, Renee told the group about a Civil War Camp Life.  A very good presentation.

Chairman’s Report:  Rick indicated that General Rosecrans Elementary was at the top of the list.  There is a Lancaster fundraiser for carriage for cannon.  Ohio Civil War 150 website is up and going.

Secretary’s Report:  Bill presented the minutes from the meeting of August 27, 2009.  Minutes were approved and accepted.

Treasurer’s Report:  Henry Shaw gave the treasurer’s report.  There is $639 in the account, including $177 for the memorial fund.  Report was approved and accepted.

Ladies Aid Society:  No Report.

Activities:  The following activities were discussed:

      BW New School  -  As mentioned above, our name is at the top of the list.  Tom presented to
      the school board and delivered letters from the BWAHS and Rosecrans’ Headquarters.  

Labor Day Weekend at the Myers Inn, Bill to set up a Cavalry Tack display and Rick will work on pegs for the barn

September 13, All-Horse Parade in Delaware, Tom, Bill, Bill Bar & Brit rode in the parade.  Rick, Robert and Rachel Edwards walked and Linda rode in a wagon.  No teams were available for the HQ wagons.

September 19-20, Centerburg Farm Festival, Rick, Tom and Valerie set up tents.  Small arms demo.  10 members participated.  Great time had by all.  Received $100.

Up-Coming Activities: 

·         October 3, Farmers Market.

·         October 4, Heritage Day.

·         October 17, Rosecrans’ Dinner Theater.

·         November 28, Gahanna Christmas Parade.

·         November 14. Rosecrans’ Dinner Theater

·         December 12, Rosecrans’ Dinner Theater

·         May 14-16, 2010, Sunbury Reenactment.

·         August 21 & 22, 2010, Harlem Twp Heritage Day Bicentennial.  

Unit Impression:  Hannah discussed Hannah Elizabeth Smith.  Again, we discussed the need for everyone to come up with their own individual impression (whether it be a soldier or a civilian). 

Unit Flag:  Bill reported on meeting with the Flag Lady.  Flag by the end of September.

Rosecrans Memorial:  Tom report on the progress of a memorial to General William S. Rosecrans.  Artist on delay.

Reenactment – Fundraising Committee:  Civil War dinners were discussed and planned, among other items.

Items for the reenactment raffle: (1) P53 Enfield Rifle.  Raffle tickets - $180 collected.  Tickets are $2/ticket or 3 tickets for $5.

Barn – Progressing, but slowly.  Larry Roof to cut the timbers

Demos and Public Presentations:  The following is the schedule of upcoming Living History Presentations:

·         October Meeting:        Department of the Ohio, Bill Comisford

·         November Meeting;    Civil War Christmas, Santa Claus

·         January Meeting:         Civil War Photography, Rick Helwig

·         February Meeting:       Engineers of the Civil War, Bob Mergel

·         March Meeting:           Watches and Time Pieces, Henry Shaw

 Next meeting was set for Thursday, October 29th.  Bring a friend! 

Meeting was adjourned.

Respectfully Submitted,


                                                                        W. D. ComisfordSecretary, Rosecrans’ Headquarters

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