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Fifth Annual Civil War Reenactment June 23 & 24


144 Volunteer Infantry Regiment & H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine Replica


06/14/2018 - Mark your calendars and plan on a visit to the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) over the weekend of June 23 and 24. Please join us then in celebrating the return of the 144th New York State Volunteers as they form together once more to recognize, remember and reenact three battles of the Civil War.

The 144th Regiment was the largest and best known regiment mustered in Delaware County during the Civil War, composed almost entirely of Delaware County residents. The regiment was formed during the summer of 1862 and was stationed at different locations throughout the war. The bloodiest battle in which it was involved was fought in South Carolina at the end of 1864 – Honey Hill.

Co-hosted by DCHA and the 144th New York Reenactment Group, the weekend events will include: three Civil War battlefield reenactments, living history demonstrations, cannon fire, military horses, drills, military surgeon, blacksmith, sutlers and much more. Participants will include re-enactors representing both Union and Confederate troops, some of the latter traveling to Delaware County from former Confederate States.

An additional attraction in 2018, and brought to you courtesy of our generous sponsors, is the traveling exhibit of the replica Confederate Submarine, the H.L. Hunley. Because of our sponsors, there is no extra charge to view this wonderful piece of Civil War history!

The event takes place at the Delaware County Historical Association on Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and June 24. Lunch and other refreshments available on both Saturday and Sunday.

Schedule of the days' events:

Saturday, June 23 (9 a.m.–5 p.m.)

9 a.m. Military Camps Open to Public

10 a.m. Battlefield Narrative (Honey Hill)

10:30 a.m. Battle of Honey Hill

11:00 a.m. Surgeon Demo from Wounded

Noon Diary of Edward Hoyt readings

12:30 p.m. Kid's Drill

1 p.m. Blacksmith/Farrier Demo

2 p.m. Battlefield Narrative (Manassas)

2:30 p.m. Battle of Manassas

5 p.m. Camps Closed to Public

Sunday, June 24 (9 a.m.-3 p.m.)

9 a.m. Military Camps Open to Public

9:15 a.m. Church Service (all welcome)

10 a.m. Women in the Civil War Talk

10:30 a.m. Artillery Demo

11:30 a.m. Kid's Drill

Noon Cavalry Demo (weather permitting)

1 p.m. Diary of Edward Hoyt readings

1:30 p.m. Battlefield Narrative (Culp's Hill)

2 p.m. Battle of Culp's Hill

3 p.m. Camps Closed to Public

Admission: Adults $8; Military (retired or active) $5; Children 12 and under free. Lunch available on both Saturday and Sunday.

For more information, please call DCHA at 607-746-3849; email: dcha@delhi.net; website: www.dcha-ny.org.

DCHA is located at 46549 State Hwy. 10, Delhi, NY. We are 2.5 miles north of the village of Delhi.

This event is sponsored by the following local companies. Please support them with your business:

Colonel - CADI, SUNY Delhi, Community Bank, NA;

Major - Allison Oil, Inc., Andes, Catskill Landscaping Corp, DeLancey, Curtis Lumber, Delhi, Delhi Historical Society, Fran's Fuel Service, Downsville;

Sergeant - Catskill Craftsmen, Inc., Stamford, D & D of Walton, Inc. – NAPA Auto Parts, Franklin Stage Company, Franklin, The Robert O. Mable Agency, Inc., Delhi;

Corporal - Delhi Liquor Store, Grateful Ink Tattooing, Stamford, Mondovi Dental, Delhi, Titan Drilling Corp.;

Soldier - Brookside Hardware Ltd., C & C Feeds, Walton, Delaware Bulldozing Corp., Bloomville, Early Owego Antique Center, Owego, Harry W. Hawley, Inc., Delhi, The Mattress Barn, Pine Hill, Tuna III Japanese Restaurant, Delhi, Vly Creek Maple Farm, Fleischmanns.

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