Westmoreland County Historical Society

Civil War Reenactment

Civil War Reenactment

Aug 19th 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

August 19 & 20

Pennsylvania Reserve Battalion : Civil War Weekend at Historic Hanna's Town

Campsites open 10 - 6 on Saturday and 10 - 4 on Sunday.

Units include the Pennsylvania 9th 10th, 11th.  Also ‘Buck Tails,’ 19th Ohio Artillery, and affiliated Confederate units

Visit Union and Confederate encampments to see what daily life was like for the soldiers in both armies during the Civil War. 

Activities throughout the day:

  • Union & Confederate camps open,
  • Civil War weapons display,
  • Women's laundry demonstration,
  • Yankee Drummer, Jim Smith, reveals signaling of various drum beats,
  • Drawings by ‘embedded’ battlefield artist, Brian McCall,
  • Civil War Surgeon's Tent open.

Scheduled Activities Each Day:

10:00 a.m. Dress parade and drill

10:30 Artillery Demonstration

11:00 Little Soldier Battle for children 3 and older

12:30 p.m. Presentation on Civil War Medical Practices by Dr. John Rathgeb

2:00 Battle Reenactment

3:00 Book Discussion & Signing by Jim Douglass, author of The Bloody Eleventh: A Regimental History, and Born to Serve: The Major A. G. Harper Story

Sunday only at 9:00 a.m. Civil War-era Worship Service at the picnic pavilion.


Reenactors who need additional information, email Bob at usgeneralgrant@yahoo.com