Athens Event Home
The Battle of Athens at the Athens State Historic Site is an invitation only
BATTLE OF ATHENS REENACTMENT
August 1-3, 2008
Battle of Athens State
Route 1, Box 26, Hwy. CC, Revere,
Sponsored by the Holmes
Brigade and the Missouri Department of Natural Resources
Battles and Leaders of the
Civil War, Vol. I, p. 84
registration fee is $10.00. Missouri Civil War
Reenactors Association (MCWRA) members are exempt from the fee. All participants must pre-register. No walk-ons allowed
Period news accounts have been added:
The Gate City, July #1, 1861
The Gate City, July #2, 1861
Green's Proclamation, August, 1861
The Gate City, August, 1861
Federal (Home Guard): Charles Hoskins, 636-239-2644, firstname.lastname@example.org
Confederate (Missouri State Guard):
Mitch Critel, email@example.com,
Civilian: Silvana Siddali, firstname.lastname@example.org,
Sutlers: Vivian Murphy, email@example.com,
Registration forms and fees must be received before the event. Check in at the Store Pavilion upon arrival. The registration table will be open until midnight
on Friday. All late arrivals shall check in at
their respective headquarters. The
registration fee is exclusively for the event insurance, provided by the Missouri Civil
War Reenactors Association.
This event is specifically designed for the serious, authentic living
historian. All participants must operate under
the organizational structure established by the event sponsors. An officers meeting will be held at 8:00 a.m.
on Saturday and Sunday morning at the Store Pavilion.
Attendance at the officers meeting
is mandatory for all unit commanders to cover scenarios and safety. At this meeting safety rules will be provided to
each unit commander. Unit commanders are
responsible for ensuring that every participant in their unit is familiar with the safety
rules. To protect the participants and
spectators, violators of ANY safety rules may be removed immediately from the Athens State
There will be an authenticity inspection on Saturday morning. Please note that certain
items are prohibited or considered unacceptable. Anyone with any these items will be asked
to replace them or they will not be allowed to participate in the event. Our goal
is not to exclude individuals or organizations, but rather to insure that all participants
are willing to cooperate in delivering a high-quality interpretive event for the park and
For historical information about the Battle of Athens.
From Jefferson City
Travel north on U.S. Hwy. 63 to Lancaster. Take U.S. Hwy. 136 east to Kahoka. Travel north
on Hwy. 81 for ten miles then turn right/east onto Route CC and continue four miles to the
From Kansas City
Travel north on I-35 to Exit 54/U.S. Hwy. 36. Take U.S. Hwy. 36 east to Macon. Take U.S.
Hwy. 63 north to Lancaster; turn right/east onto U.S. Hwy. 136. At Kahoka, take Hwy. 81
north for ten miles then turn right/east onto Route CC. Continue four miles to the
Take Hwy. 2 to Hwy. 81 south and continue six miles before turning east onto Route CC.
Continue four miles to the historic site.
Click here for Military and Civilian Guidelines.
Click here for the Battle of Athens
State Historic Site
Related Missouri State Guard web site: hometown.aol.com/campjacksonboy/index.html