Virginia Company D reenactment unit was founded by the Wade family for the purposes of portraying Civil War historical events
and honoring those men who served in the 50th Virginia, which included their own ancestral grandfather, Captain
James L. Bishop of Company D. The company currently has three generations of family members participating
in the reenactment unit. Gary Wade, former Captain of the unit and now Lt. Colonel of the Independent Guard
Battalion, still retains membership in the company and remains our “historical emeritus”.
are a family oriented, non political organization that enjoys the activities and excitement associated with reenacting involving
such activities as the camp life as well as participating in the reenacting of the battles.
organization is comprised of people from all walks of life that share the same fascination of the Civil War and the admiration
for the courage of those who fought in it.
Our company is active from the spring and into the fall
months participating at events on the local, regional and national levels. Events include community living
histories, school educational events, local festivals that include small scale battles and skirmishes, regional battalion
size events, and national events commemorating the original battles of the Civil War.
50th Virginia Company D is a member company of the Independent Guard Battalion based out of mid-Indiana.
The Independent Guard Battalion is a member battalion of the Trans-Mississippi Brigade which enables us to participate
in national events as part of Huckabee’s Brigade.
Our commissioned and non-commissioned officers are elected
from and by the membership based on commitment to the organization as well as knowledge and ability to lead the company on
and off the reenactment field. Newsletters are printed and mailed periodically to all members and consist
of the schedule of events, “After Action Reports”, reenactor help topics, and occasionally period recopies, methods,
techniques, and various subjects related to the Civil War and reenactment unit.
If you wish to
enrich your understanding of the Civil War history, meet and participate with a great group of people, or to contact someone
for possible participation in your educational program, please visit our Contact Page for more information.
President & Captain Jim Lemon
President 1st Sergeant Richard H. Rucker
2nd Sergeant Brian Clark
Secretary / Treasurer
Newsletter Editor –
Captain Jim Lemon