Annual Civil War Reenactment

Neshaminy State Park Bensalem, PA

Spring 1862 Campaign in the Lower Shenandoah Valley

Featuring:

Saturday, April 28th: the 1st Battle of Kerntown, VA

Sunday, April 29th: the 1st Battle of Winchester, VA

Visitor's Schedule – April 29 – April 29, 2012

SATURDAY

9:00AM - Camps and attractions open to public. Company drill in Camps

 

10:00AM - Dress parade (Camps); Cavalry Demonstrations at Drill Field near Sutler Area

10:30AM - Battalion drill (drill field)

11:30AM - Artillery demonstration (Union camp); Band Concert at drill field

 

11:45AM - Cooper Shop Refreshment Saloon Recruitment Drive (cross roads)
                   Philadelphia Reserves Fife & Drum Corps

 

12noon -Dinner ("roast beef') in camps cooking demonstrations

 

12:30PM - Mifflin Guard fife and drum corps concert - (crossroads/sutler area)

 

1:00PM - Civilian activities (civilian area)

Military forms for battle in respective camps

 

1:30 PM Battle of (reenactors only) 1st Battle of Kernstown, March 23, 1862 (reenactors' portion)

 

2:30 PM public portion of battle River Landing area

 

3:30 PM Hospital scenes in camps: at dusk, camps closed to public


8:00PM Period Dance with ‘Camptown Shakers’ in the Pavilion; bring lanterns

 

SUNDAY
9:00 AM camps and attractions open to public;
10:00AM Non-Denominational period Church service by Rev. Rene Kinard (Pavilion);
Catholic Mass in the Union Camp by Rev. Frank Berna

10:00AM Cavalry demonstration at Landing area

11:00 AM Dress parade (camps); Review of Union forces (drill field)

 

12 noon dinner in camps (cooking demonstrations)

 

1:30 PM 1st Battle of Winchster, Va. May 25, 1862

2:30PM Spectators’ portion of the battle at Landing area

3:00 PM Battle ends - Honor ceremony Hospital scenes in camps

4:00 PM camps close to public. Reenactment ends. Camp Clean up in respective sites.

 

NOTE:
Voluntary contributions collected at this event by volunteers from the Delaware Valley Civil War Round Table will be used for historic battlefield preservation efforts. PLEASE be generous!

Last year, $1700 was donated to purchase a portion of the ‘Slaughter Pen’ farm at Fredericksburg battlefield which total was matched by other organizations. Over all, $10,000 was raised for local preservation efforts.

All donations go to historic preservation!

Many thanks! Neshaminy Event Committee