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Lancaster PA Civil War Encampment

Lancaster PA Civil War Encampment

September fifteenth turned out to a beautiful pre-autumn day for the recreation of a Civil War Encampment on the grounds of the Lancaster County Historical Society, at the corner of North President and Marietta Avenue.

Civil War Encampment

The pungent smell of campfires burning permeated  the cool morning air.

Civil War Encampment

The "Mayor" was in attendance in full top hat and tails!

                       Civil War Encampment

A military drill practice included a musket firing demonstration.

                                                           Civil War Encampment

The Lancaster Civil War Round Table was in attendance.  They meet on the second Thursday of every month at 7:00 pm (except December) at the Lititz Public Library, 651 Kissel Hill Rd. in Lititz. Meetings are free and open to the public.  Donations to defray the cost of speakers (authors, historians, battlefield guides) are appreciated, but not required.

Civil War Encampment

                          Civil War Encampment

A lively fife rendition of "The Battle Hymn of the Republic" reverberated through the field!

                                                          Civil War Encampment
 

Civil War Encampment

This young lady insisted that I wait until she put away her camera so that my shot wouldn't be historically inconsistent.  (Unfortunately a car on Marietta Avenue sneaked into the photo anyway!)

                             

 Civil War Encampment

 

 

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Comment balloon 14 commentsBrian Schulman • September 17 2007 09:18AM

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Brian - My wife convinced me to take a three day, two night trip to Lancaster last month. We stayed at a bed and breakfast. The bed was hard and the breakfast was nothing like the waffle house.

Loved the area. We drove roads and shared space with buggy people. We visited farms and shops and small towns in and around Lancaster. Finished the trip with a meal with an Amish family. We plan on coming back. Thanks for your blog on the area. I will add it to my list of must reads.

Posted by John MacArthur, Licensed Maryland/DC Realtor, Metro DC Homes (Century 21 Redwood) about 11 years ago

Great post , Brian ! 
The mayor looks very stern. 
I'm forwarding this to my Dad as the Civil War is something he has always been very interested in. He's collected many books on the subject over the years and they're now on my bookshelves (when he and my Stepmother were married a few years back they amalgamated belongings into one household so he gave up many of his possessions..part of those were many of his books).

I really enjoyed seeing all of these pictures ...

Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 11 years ago
Very good pictures. I enjoyed viewing them. And it seems that all enjoyed the time spent at the event.
Posted by DDR Realty, Orange County NY (DDR Realty) about 11 years ago

John, I'm glad you enjoyed the Lancaster County countryside!

Jo, actually the mayor was very friendly!  Too bad your father had to give up his Civil War books.

Thanks, Derrick.  Because it was interactive, it was easy to get into the spirit of the event. 

Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 11 years ago

Brian, I did think the mayor was friendly underneath it all...he just looked stern in his pic..or maybe 'serious' is a better word.

My Father didn't have to give up his books....I think he just decided there were many things he didn't want to take with him. He kept all of his railroad books and his other favourites.  Perhaps he even kept one or two of his Civil War books; I'm not sure.
At Father's Day this year I gave him a 5 DVD set of the Civil War series that was aired on the history station on television a few years back. He seemed quite pleased. 

Jo 

Posted by Jo-Anne Smith about 11 years ago
Jo, I think the Mayor's expression was influenced by his having to shield himself from the bright sun...
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 11 years ago
Lots of great pics, Brian!  I'm going to show your post to my 4th grader...  she will be wearing a dress similar to what you've shown here for school field trips this year!
Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) about 11 years ago
That's great, Sandi.  Where are they going on field trips?
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 11 years ago
The first one that comes to mind is "Trappers Camp" in Red Bluff...
Posted by Sandi Bauman, Chico CA Realtor (Chico Homes Real Estate) about 11 years ago
That sounds interesting.  Kind of like Daniel Boone days?
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 11 years ago
Brian, great photos and good post.  
Posted by Gary White~Grand Rapids Home Selling Pro Call: 616-821-9375, Real Estate Services You can Trust! (Flexit Realty "Flexible Home Selling Solutions") about 11 years ago
Thanks, Gary!
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 11 years ago

It looks like a fun day!  Thanks for sharing the photos.

Posted by Uta Marshall, REALTOR at Royal LePage Prince George, BC (Royal LePage) about 11 years ago
You're welcome, Uta.  It was a really nice outing.  Some of the participants do this year after year -
Posted by Brian Schulman, Lancaster County PA RealEstate Expert 717-951-5552 (Coldwell Banker Residential Brokerage, Lancaster PA) about 11 years ago

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