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1906 Sons of Veterans encampment ended in grand ball

In my previous Cannonball blog post, I presented the transcript from an article that appeared in the York Daily on June 13, 1906, covering the sham battle on the fairgrounds held the previous day. More than 10,000 people watched this … Continue reading

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10,000 Saw Civil War Reenactment on York’s Fairgrounds in 1906

In the late 1800s and early 1900s, as Civil War veterans aged and reflected on their service in the early 1860s, they erected monuments at leading battlefields, gathered at veterans organization events, marched proudly in popular Memorial Day and Independence … Continue reading

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29th Annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park – CANCELLED 4/13

UPDATE 4/13/18: THIS EVENT HAS BEEN CANCELLED FOR 2018!!!! Press Release from Ilena Di Toro: The 29th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 28-29, 2018 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, … Continue reading

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28th Annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park Set for April 29-30

The 28th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 29-30, 2017 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, rain or shine. Admission is free. This event is … Continue reading

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27th annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park

Confederate re-enactors at the Neshaminy Civil War Re-enactment defend their territory.  (Credit: Ilena Di Toro)  27th ANNUAL CIVIL WAR RE-ENACTMENT AT NESHAMINY STATE PARK The Battle of Bull Run/First Manassas The 27th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 23-24, 2016 at … Continue reading

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26th Annual Civil War Reenactment at Neshaminy State Park

The 26th annual Civil War Re-enactment will take place on Saturday and Sunday, April 25-26, 2015 at Neshaminy State Park, located on 3401 State Road in Bensalem, PA, from 9:00 AM – 4:00 PM, rain or shine. Admission is free. This event is the … Continue reading

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Steam into History update

From Debi Beshore: “Staff and volunteers for Steam Into History are busy and working hard to meet the June deadline for our opening.  A couple of weeks ago the York #17 was tested at the Fox River Trolley Museum in … Continue reading

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Landis Valley Museum in Lancaster County, Pa., hosts Civil War Days: Part 2

The Lancaster CWRT is already planning a similar, even larger, event next year to mark the 150th anniversary of the Gettysburg Campaign and its impact on southern Pennsylvania. Here are some more photos of the Landis Valley Museum.

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2012 Civil War Reunion at Pennypacker Mills near Schwenksville, Pa.

Pennypacker Mills, a historic estate in rural Montgomery County, Pennsylvania, annually hosts a Civil War Reunion, complete with speakers, sutlers, living history, musicians and bands, children’s activities, period church services, food vendors, tours of the historic 18th century manor house, … Continue reading

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Civil War encampment at Brown’s Orchard and Market near Loganville, PA

Brown’s Orchard and Market near Loganville, Pennsylvania, hosted a Civil War encampment over Memorial Day weekend. The event featured the 45th Pennsylvania Infantry, a reenactor group which commemorates a regiment raised primarily in Lancaster County during the Civil War. The … Continue reading

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