Year in Review
In this closing year of the Sesquicentennial, we continued the busy pace with school programs and two Living Histories at the Amityville Heritage Festival and Bridgehampton Historical Society (our first visit). We returned to Neshaminy, Cedar Creek, and made our third appearance at Green-wood Cemetery to wrap up their commemoration of the end of the Civil War. Our 7th Civil War Weekend at the Grange continued to receive funding from the newly launched Friends of the Grange. Your Correspondent documented his solo travels exploring little known yet critical battle sites in New Mexico. And in December, we revived Christmas at the Grange, a holiday service last held fifteen years ago. Of course, there were the last events of the 150th Cycle. In March, our First Sergeant braved the ten plus hour drive to represent the 67th NY at the 150th Anniversary of Bentonville. We went in full force to the 150th of Appomattox where we had the once in a lifetime privilege of participating in the surrender ceremony at Appomattox Courthouse itself. Our four year trek through this historical commemoration of American Civil War fittingly ended in spectacular fashion at the Grand Review in Washington DC, marching down Pennsylvania Avenue.