|Living History on Governors Island
New York, NY
August 12, 2006
The National Park Service invited the 119th NY to perform a Living History encampment on Governors Island in New York Harbor so as the enlighten the city on the Island's role during the hostilities. We were to represent the 8th Ohio Volunteer Infantry, battle-hardened veterans sent straight from Gettysburg to Gotham to help quell the Draft Riots that wracked the city in July 1863. The 8th OH arrived too late to assist the city however they left enough details of their stay to give us role for today. The 67th NY sent two of its own to this event and what splendid weather we did have that day. If only every event could have a clime as perfect as this...
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