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Recap: Wilderness 160!

FROM HARRY SONNTAG
PRESIDENT, CWHI

I wanted to thank all our participants who attended last weekends 160th Wilderness event. You came from all over the country, not to forget those who came from several countries including Canada, England, the UAE and others. Your commitment to the event and dedication to working with each other even though you did so with many people you did not know was extraordinary. Your respect for the ground and the condition in which you left it was not only appreciated, but showed the character each one of you possess.

The command staff of Austin Williams, Brian Gesuero, Ted Brennan and Kyle Windahl did a fantastic job organizing their battalions and leading them in a performance on the field that was quite memorable.

I want to thank the Pagan family for allowing us to utilize such a large portion of their property, much of which is original Wilderness Battlefield.
Thank you to our sutlers who sold their wares and provided anything the participants needed to enjoy the event.

Thank you to our Living Historians for providing specific programs such as General Grant and staff, Richmond Committee for our Wounded, The Christian Commission. Your presentations were well placed and added to the event.

Thank you to our volunteers, for without you, this could not have been accomplished. They were Ems, security, parking, registration, set up and clean up.
Thank you to the Friends of the Wilderness Battlefield for asking us to put on this event. Our mission was to raise some money and bring awareness to the importance of the Wilderness Battlefield.

Once our final expenses are tallied and bills paid, we will make a financial contribution to the FOWB at one of their board meetings. That presentation will posted here.

Once again, Thank you for a great event. We are planning future events and they will be announced in the near future. We hope you will all join us in those endeavors.

While certainly not exhaustive, please find below a far-reaching selection of images from the event! A video is currently being produced, which will also be posted online. Keep your eyes peeled!