august 2021

This is a repeating event

01aug9:00 am3:00 pmCivil War Encampment & Reenactment9:00 am - 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time

Event Details

Discover the history of the Civil War at an encampment and battle reenactment hosted at Historic Hanna’s Town.

Activities include:

  • battle reenactments and artillery demonstrations
  • officer and soldier encampments, including Invalid Corps
  • up-close looks at Civil War cannons
  • working telegraph and signal flags
  • Civil War post office
  • displays on the Sons of Union Veterans and Grand Army of the Republic
  • meet leader of Union forces at Gettysburg, General George Meade
  • presentations on women in the Civil War, the Zouave Light Infantry, and southern medicine
  • music performed throughout the day by cigar box fiddle player
  • Music of the Civil War concert by 46th Pennsylvania Regiment Band (Saturday evening only)

Event includes admission to Penn’s Woods: Plenty for the Use of Man, new exhibit at the Westmoreland History Education Center.

ADMISSION: $10 for adults, $5 for children, free for 5 and under. Includes Saturday evening concert admission and valid for the whole weekend. No discounts applicable. Cash only.

 

Saturday, July 31

9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Telegraph and Signal Flags by Ted Ubaski (General Meade’s Headquarters, side of Fort)

9:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. – Overview of the Grand Army of the Republic by Kim Our, GAR Living History Society (by Lefevre House)

9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Zouave Light Infantry by Sgt. Jason Smith, 40th PA Reserves, Company C (presentation at Pavilion, setup in Klingensmith House)

10 a.m. – Post Office in the Civil War by Judi Novak, 10th PA Reserves, Company G (Lefevre House)

10 a.m. – Civil War Medicine from a Southern View by Jackie Greer, nurse, 7th Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia (Fort)

10 a.m., 11:30 a.m., and 3 p.m. – American Civil War Invalid Corps by Bert Schweinfurth (by Lefevre House)

11 a.m. – Women in the Civil War by Maria Sugrue, 40th PA Reserves, and Women Spies in the Civil War by Cathy Miller (near battlefield)

11:30 a.m. – Artillery Demonstrations

12:30 p.m. – General George Meade first person narrative by Gary Carlberg (near battlefield)

2 p.m. – Battle Reenactment

4 p.m. – Westmoreland County’s General Coulter talk by Eric Wible (Education Center)

4 p.m. – Children’s Mock Battle (by the Fort). Register at Lefevre House by 3:30. Space is limited and parents/guardians must sign waiver and be present during the program.

4:45 p.m. – Live mortar fire by 19th Ohio

6:00 p.m. – 46th PA Regiment Band concert (Lefevre House)

 

Sunday, August 1

9:30 and 10:30 a.m. – Telegraph and Signal Flags by Ted Ubaski (General Meade’s Headquarters, side of Fort)

9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. – Zouave Light Infantry by Sgt. Jason Smith, 40th PA Reserves, Company C. (presentation at Pavilion, setup in Klingensmith House)

9:30 a.m. and 2 p.m. – American Civil War Invalid Corps by Bert Schweinfurth (by Lefevre House)

10 a.m. – Post Office in the Civil War by Judi Novak, 10th PA Reserves, Company G (Lefevre House)

10 a.m. – Civil War Medicine from a Southern View by Jackie Greer, nurse, 7th Battalion, Army of Northern Virginia (Fort)

10:30 a.m. – Women in the Civil War by Maria Sugrue, 40th PA Reserves, and Women Spies in the Civil War by Cathy Miller (near battlefield)

11 a.m. – Artillery Demonstrations, followed by live mortar fire by 19th Ohio

11:30 a.m. – General George Meade first person narrative by Gary Carlberg (near battlefield)

1 p.m. – Battle Reenactment

2 p.m. – Westmoreland County’s General Coulter talk by Eric Wible (Education Center)

 

Schedule by program

Telegraph and Signal Flags – 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

Overview of the Grand Army of the Republic – 9:30 a.m., 12 p.m., and 3 p.m. (Saturday only)

Zouave Light Infantry – 9:30 a.m. and 10:30 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

Post Office in the Civil War – 10 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

Civil War Medicine from a Southern View – 10 a.m. (Saturday and Sunday)

Women in the Civil War – 11 a.m. (Saturday), 10:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Civil War Invalid Corps – 10 a.m., 11:30, and 3 p.m. (Saturday), 9:30 and 11:30 a.m. (Sunday)

General George Meade narrative – 12:30 p.m. (Saturday), 11:30 a.m. (Sunday)

Westmoreland County’s General Coulter – 4 p.m. (Saturday), 2 p.m. (Sunday)

Artillery Demonstrations – 11:30 a.m. (Saturday), 11 a.m. (Sunday)

Battle Reenactments – 2 p.m. (Saturday), 1 p.m. (Sunday)

Children’s Mock Battle – 4 p.m. (Saturday only)

Time

(Sunday) 9:00 am - 3:00 pm(GMT-04:00) View in my time