Chesapeake Chesapeake


President Alan Boyd  (703) 339-6386

V. President  Chris Grazzini (703) 221-6571

Secretary Mike Osborne  (304) 620-3258

Treasurer David Harden 304-258-1482

Latest Chapter News:

On Saturday September 25th, 2021

Open House 2021 | Americans in Wartime Experience

Military Tanks and Armored Vehicles | K9 Demos |  Veteran Interviews | Living History Unit Displays and Reenactments | Historical Displays | Veteran Support Groups | Children’s Activities | Food Vendors | Flame Thrower Demos and More!

2021 Tank Farm Open House
Nokesville, Virginia
September 25 & 26
10am – 4pm Both Days

Chapter members had a very enjoyable day at the Tank Farm in Nokesville, Virginia.

Group pic of members

Tank pic1

Tank pic2

Tank pic3

Tank pic4

On August 21, the Chapter had its yearly Chapter picnic at Dave Harden’s house in Berkeley Springs, WVa click here to see photos of event.

Dave’s Presentation on “blades” at the picnic
Alan Boyd and Terry Thomann with the Green rifle

The Greene rifle was an American single shot underhammer breechloading bolt action rifle, designed by Lieutenant Colonel James Durrell Greene of the U.S. Army. The Greene rifle was the first bolt-action rifle adopted by the United States Army, and saw use during the American Civil War


On Saturday July 24th 2021 we had a very enjoyable event at the new U.S. Army Museum (Fort Belvoir). Chesapeake Chapter member John Dowdle was there and he took the group around to certain highlights as a tour docent, which he will begin doing later on in the summer on a regular basis.

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1808 bayonet sling and cartridge box at the museum


MACA 2018 Early Sword display with members of Chesapeake Chapter members, George Franks, John Thillmann, Chris Grazzini, Mike Osborne, and Alan Boyd.

Sword Display 1

Sword Display 2

Sword Display 3

Past Chapter Meetings

2021 Princeton NJ National Meeting

PowerPoint Pictures of Meeting

International Military Antiques

Chesapeake’s July 24th Meeting /Event at Fort Belvoir Army Museum

Chesapeake’s February 13th 2021 meeting

Chesapeake’s February 28th 2021 Meeting

Current News:

At the Gettysburg April 2021 show, CMH Chapter members took three of the four show display awards:

Juanita Leisch-Jensen 1st Runner-up for her display of Uniforms titled Early and Ongoing Authenticity

Uniform Display

Jerry Roxbury 2nd Runner-up for display of swords titled Presentation and Presentation Grade Civil War Pattern 1852 Naval Officer Swords”

Naval Officer Swords:

Paul Johnson Judges Choice Award for his display of leather goods titled Cartridge Boxes for Union Carbines 1839-1865”

Union Carbine Boxes

Jim Brown won 1st prize with his display onVirginia Manufactory Swords“. Congratulations to all for outstanding displays!

Virginia Manufactory Swords