The 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry is looking for a few good men (and women!) to join their ranks. They are accepting new members to portray infantrymen, civilians, sutlers, doctors, and other historical impressions. The original regiment was raised in September 1861 through the efforts of several leading York businessmen, most notably Dr. Alexander Small. Most of the men were recruited from York County, with a few companies coming from Adams County (Gettysburg and New Oxford in particular).
Even if you have no interest in becoming a reenactor or living historian, perhaps you might enjoy attending one of the 87th’s many public appearances in 2017, most of which are free or accessible for a modest entry fee!
Here are the major events scheduled for this calendar year:
2017 87th PVI Events Schedule
March 4th Company Drill, John Rudy Park 10 a.m.
March 11th York, PA – St. Patrick’s Day Parade
May 6-7 Battle of Front Royal, VA
May 20-21 Battle of New Market
June 10-11 Gettysburg Heritage Center Living History Event
July 1-3 154th Anniversary Battle of Gettysburg
July 15-16 Gettysburg Heritage Center Living History Event
July 22-23 PA Monument Living History Event
Aug. 5-6 Civil War Surgeons Hospital Event @ the PA Monument, Gettysburg
August 12-13 Waynesboro (139th PA)
August 25-26 26th Annual 93rd PA event – Old Union Canal Tunnel
Sept. 9-10 Train Raid – Steam Into History
Oct. 14-15 Battle of Cedar Creek… The 87th was there!!! Middletown, VA
Nov. 4-5 Train Raid – Steam Into History
Nov. 18th Remembrance Day, Gettysburg, PA
Come out and join us at these events! We look forward to seeing you on the field.
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