13th Annual Civil War Weekend at the Grange
October 16 - 17, 2021
After two years, we hosted the 13th Annual the Civil War Weekend at the Grange. Fortunately, apart from some rain late Saturday we had fine October weather for wearing the woolens. And we were joined by all our friends in the local community including the 9th Virginia, the 30th Virginia, Co. H of the 14th Brooklyn (a/k/a: George Munkenbeck), and the 6th New York Independent Battery. On the historical side, both Sons and Daughters of Union Veterans held their meetings on the Saturday. In addition to the battles on both days we reprised our flag retirement ceremony on the Saturday evening followed by a free concert in the chapel given by Lynn & John Hewitt of the 9th VA and the 67th NY's own Max Rowland. On Sunday, we held contests on who could accouter up the fastest and who could load & fire a musket quickest. We garnered a good amount of donations from our Adopt-a-Book program where our old American history books find new homes. We tried out a new feature: a recruitment desk manned during the public hours. And Privates Armstrong & and Dubet (Dave Courtenay and Bill Hague) brought out their impressive rack of period weaponry on the Saturday. With all that's transpired since our last event, a sense of trepidation was well earned but the crowds came out as did our membership and a good time was had by all. Special thanks to Pvt. Smith (Rob Pellegrino) for supplying photography and Chris Lauterbach for his videos.