Return to Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Old Bethpage, NY
May 15, 2017
Ten years after our last appearance in 2007, our regiment returned to the grounds of Old Bethpage Village Restoration at the invitation of Commander Frank Bradford & his 'Boots & Saddles Productions'. Nassau County tasked Commander Bradford to design a Civil War educational program for local schools and he delivered big time, inviting our regiment, the 30th Virginia (with Miss Diane), the 119th NY, George Munkenbeck, Sam Grant and his wife with their protrayals of Ulysses S. Grant and Julia Grant, a Civil War surgeon, a period apothecary, and even a British Observor. Last but not least was the 10th NY Cavalry. Over 2,000 students covered the grounds and it all went like clockwork right down to the finale, a battle in the corral inside the fairgrounds. We our ourselved fielded 17 men and for most this was the first time they ever visited the OBVR. Kudos to Frank and Company for pulling this off, it was long overdue.
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