7th Annual Smithtown Historical Society
Civil War Program

Smithtown, NY

May 21 - 22, 2010

The Best Weather Thus Far... reigned upon our usual annual 'mudfest' that is the Smithtown Historical Society's school program. Not a drop of rain to be seen. Filling out the Confederate side: the 9th, 30th, & 57th Virginia with Jackson's Flying Artillery and Dr. Michael Callaghan's hospital. As for the Union, the 67th NY stood alone with the 10th New York Cavalry in support. To hide the disparity in numbers we had two skirmish battles with us hiding in the woods and taking on the approaching Rebel battlefront. It actually worked! We have no right to call ourselves even pretend soldiers if we can't be resourceful


Sgt Tom Your Correspondent before the onslaught the first wave of visitors Captain Peck Conclave of the Captains the crowd gets thicker a shrewdly devised barrier Bill Uhlinger Taking a spin Cavalry shooting demo busting the balloon Jackson's Flying Artillery And the Kids go WILD! the Camp of the 30th Virginia Mr. Hutton Ms. Diane's stew Union Camp from enemy lines loading & firing loading & firing Our 'Loaner' Drummer Boy combined forces Taking shade Our aging yet sturdy National FRIDAY MUSTER ROLL Our National unfurled we fix our evening meal a visiting group of Boy Scouts And they put them through some drill Rebel Mr. Hutton Corporal Farr