The Haversack Herald


"In the coming New Year, 2012, both Groundhog Day and the State of the Union Address will occur on the same day.

This is an ironic juxtaposition of events.

One involves a meaningless ritual in which we look to an insignificant creature of little intelligence for prognostication

The other involves a groundhog."

Lt. Rich

What part of "shall not be infringed" do you NOT understand?


Our Mission 

The Haversack Herald website continues the 25 year tradition of the  printed version to help support and foster the Civil War reenacting community in the Midwest.    

On our Units page we offer free links and contact information to local reenacting groups and units.  If you would like us to list yours, please submit your information to the editor.

We cordially invite event and host units that sponsor Civil War weekends, living histories, and dances etc. to have their events listed on this site.

A standard word listing of your event is provided free of charge.    However, if you so desire an event listing in color, with graphics and picture and/or a link to your web page, a nominal fee would be charged.  We can also load informational documents and registration forms for the public and reenactors.

Please click on the Advertising button, in the tool bar to your left to see current rates,  If you have any additional questions, Please contact 


We have started a new feature in the Haversack Herald, we now have a page for Sons of Confederate and Sons of Union Veterans Camps.   if you belong to one of these units and would like to post a link or dome news from your Camp, please contact the Editor, Rich Hargreaves.


    After 25 years of publication, the Haversack is shutting down the presses and ceasing publication.  I have enjoyed the past years and regret having this come to an end.  My thanks to those who have supported me in the past. 

See you on the field, and be safe out there


The Haversack will continue as an on-line version as best the team of Martin & Hargreaves can do. 


Saucy Schimenti returns and offers us some historical  perspective, trivia and other little known facts.

Does anyone know who Saucy is?


Contact Information.


Postal address 

20w561 , Addison, IL 60101

Electronic mail 

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© Chuck Martin 2013