B & B Tart is pleased to be hosting a short march from our property to Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site
on the morning of March 16,2019.
The march is being organized by Curt Cole of The Cape Fear Living History Society and Josh Stalls.
We are fortunate enough to own a stretch of the original road bed traveled by the XV Corps at the beginning of the Battle of Bentonville. One division (Hazen’s) traveled it twice as it was directed to backtrack and come in support of the XIV and XX Corps. We are preparing our property to allow for a good overnight campaign camp on the 15th and as launch point for the march on the morning of the 16th.
This event is open to individuals who wish to make a small march (a little over 3 miles) and support the Friends of Bentonville Battlefield's program at Bentonville Battlefield State Historic Site. There will be an excellent night program Saturday night centering around the Harper House’s use as a Federal field hospital at the state historic site. Please visit http://www.fobb.net/Events.aspx for more information.
This is a great opportunity for a Sherman’s March impression. A mix of nonregulation coats and pants and slouch hats within the company should make for a good representation of the appearance of Sherman's army at this point of the campaign. In one of our favorite primary resources the writer states he was only recognized as a Federal after being wounded because he wore a corps badge.
This will be primitive campaign camping. Bring your own water. There will be firewood. Facilities are available to reenactors at the nearby historic site. Weekend parking is available at our location should you choose to use it. Shuttle arrangements are being made, but you can feel free to call us should you need a ride back from the site.
To be part of this you must sign-up with Josh Stalls. His email is firstname.lastname@example.org .
We hope you will come visit us in observance of the Battle of Bentonville and Sherman’s march through the Old North State.
We have been going through some changes at B&B Tart. Some may have noticed that in the past few months we have cut back on the items we were offering. Did this mean we were going out of business? Did this mean we were going to be offering less products?
Quite the contrary!
We temporarily reduced our offerings so we could make additions in order to better our business. These additions took time and planning, so we had to cut back on our services in the short run, so we could offer more in the long run.
We initially slowed down to acquire and incorporate ACW Kits from Cary Davisson. Cary had developed a wonderful line of leather kits for the do-it-yourself enthusiast. We wished to take this and expand it into a line of not only leather kits, but garment kits, flag kits, haversack kits, tools and supplies. All this will be rolled under the name of ACW Kits.
Just as we started getting this up and running, another opportunity arose. We had the option to acquire a weaving operation with all the equipment needed to run and maintain it. This weaving operation had to have a space, adequate electrical service, and the equipment needed to be moved by professional riggers. This took more time and planning.
We now have a warper, looms, card cutting machine to make patterns, tie-in machine, roll up machine, winder and etc. This allows us to be self-sufficient in weaving and allows us to experiment and do short runs of unique fabric that larger weave mills are not willing to do. We should be in production with this equipment by February (as long as no other opportunity gets in our way!)
We say all this to explain why we have not been offering as many products as we had been recently and to announce new services we will soon offer.
Please look for ACW Kits to come on line in strength by mid-January at www.acwkits.com
Look for new fabrics to be available from Tartex Textiles in February on www.bnbtart.com
Our offering of garment blanks made to order is back on our blanks page.
Our offering of in stock blanks is being added to weekly.
We also have some new items listed on our in stock garments page.
Click on the image above to see a short video of our loom startup.
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