The Salt Boiler mess

A informal, independent "Mess" whose purpose is to come together to go to events that duplicate the actual experiences of the American soldier in the Civil War. Experiencing their lives as closely as possible. 

At National parks, Historic sites, Immersion events and battle events that are history focused

To do honor to the men from Onondaga county New York who served in the Civil War

Bill, Ron, Tim and Kevin at the Southern Guard picket post near Gettysburg , October 2006


  Zach and Shawn in  Kittery Maine at Fort McClary, August 2006   

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Ian and Devin at our live fire target shoots 2005 and 2006

Our 2008 events

Jan. 23 122nd NY  Camillus N.Y. Drill  (122nd NY)

Feb. 20 -24 Winter 64  Newfane NY  (Columbia Rifles winter quarters semi-immersion event)

May 9-11 Gettysburg   Spangler's Spring NPS* LH (With the Rowdy Pards)

May 30 Memorial day Parade Baldwinsville NY

June 13-15 Ft. Drum N.Y. centennial time line (to honor the 10th Mountain division)

June 27-29 At High Tide  145th Gettysburg event  

August 15 - 17 Antietam NPS* LH (as the the 6th Wisconsin of the Iron Brigade)

November 8th Syracuse Veterans Day parade

November 14 - 16  After the Battle: Fredericksburg 2008

November 26, time TBA  Tim's annual Thanksgiving Live Fire  

  *NPS  National Park service      


---------- Our 2007 events ---------------

Drill Carlisle Pa. Feb.24-25 2007   (LibertyRifles)

St. Patrick's Day parade. New York City, March 17,2007  (Southern Guard)


April 21-22, Fort Ontario, Oswego N.Y. Camp of instruction, Federal, (Potomac Legion)

May  4-6, Wilderness NPS LH      (Southern Guard)

May 27, Clinton Square concert honoring the men of Onondaga county  CANCELLED

May 30, Color Guard Baldwinsville NY Memorial Day parade   (122nd NY)

June 14, Onondaga County Court House,   Return of the 149th NY Regimental Colors ceremony  Syracuse NY, (122nd NY)

June 30,  Gettysburg Culp's Hill March as the 137th NY      (Liberty Rifles )

July 20-22  2nd Kernstown  Battlefield Living History  Virginia (122nd NY)

August 24 - 29 Locust Grove Living history NY estate of Samuel Morse (inventor of the telegraph)

October 13 - 14 Bristoe Station Battlefield  Living history, Virginia (122nd NY)

November 23 Tim's annual Thanksgiving Live Fire & March (Salt-boiler mess)

A few of our 2006 events links below

White Oak Museum Va. Living history  March 2006

Fort Ontario Spring Drill May 2006

Harpers Ferry Living History May 2006

Old Bedford Village Living History July 2006

Fort McClary, Maine Living History August 2006

Southern Guard  fall picket post October 2006 

Salt Boilers tour of West Point

Oakwood cemetery Sentinel Monument rededication November 11, 2006

Von Gilsa's brigade Gettysburg November 18, 2006

Tim's Thanksgiving live fire November 25, 2006