March 2017: From the Command Tent

This year marks the 20th year of the Independent Guard Battalion, and my hope is to make this year a good and memorable one for all its members.

Hartford City is around the corner and I want to remind everyone to register if you haven’t already. Information for registering is on their website at We will be camping in our usual spot this year. The scenario for the battles will be Stones River.

Also, elections for Adjutant, Sergeant Major, and Ordinance Sergeant are this year, which will be held at Richmond, Kentucky. The deadline for nominations is approaching, so be sure to submit your nominations soon.

Finally, I wish to express my condolences to the family of Gary Shaw, former 1st Sergeant of the 1st Tennessee Co B, whose funeral was today. A man of character who I will long remember. Had it not been for him, I would not be in this hobby. There are many who will miss him.

Russ Judge
Lt Col, Commanding
Independent Guard Battalion