Members of the 87th Pennsylvania reenactors group portray period Union soldiers. (submitted)
87th PA reenactors release 2019 schedule of events
The 87th Pennsylvania was the largest regiment from York County in the Civil War and arguably the most famous. It saw service at the Second Battle of Winchester in 1863 and the battle of Monocacy in 1864, as well as several others. Most of the men were from York County, with a handful of companies raised in Adams County.
A living history group in south-central PA represents Company C of the 87th. Recently, the group has released its 2019 schedule of events. Most of these living history events are open to the public.
2019 Schedule 87th PA Volunteer Infantry, Company C
(FVB) These events are maximum attendance and designated as Brigade Events
- March 9: Company Drill, John Rudy County Park
- March 16: York St. Patrick’s Day Parade
- March 23: Brigade Drill, Renfrew Park, Waynesboro PA (FVB event)
- May 3-4: Carroll County Farm Museum Reenactment, Westminster MD
- May 18-19: 155th Battle of New Market Reenactment, New Market VA (FVB event)
- May 27: Memorial Day Ceremony, Monocacy National Battlefield, Frederick MD
- June 1-2: Cold Harbor Battlefield Living History, Richmond National Battlefield Park, Richmond VA
- June 22-23: Gettysburg Heritage Center Living History
- July 5-7: 156th Battle of Gettysburg Reenactment (FVB event)
- July 14: Ma & Pa Railroad Historical Society Living History at Muddy Creek Forks, Airville PA
- July 20-21: Gettysburg Heritage Center Living History
- August 3-4: Society of Civil War Surgeons Living History, PA Monument, Gettysburg National Military Park
- August 9-11: Renfrew Park Reenactment, Waynesboro PA (FVB event)
- August 23-25: Union Canal Tunnel Park Reenactment, Lebanon PA
- September 14-15: PA Monument Living History, Gettysburg National Military Park
- September 21-22: Fall Skirmish at Daniel Lady Farm, Gettysburg PA (FVB event)
- September/October (unknown date): Pry House Living History, Antietam National Battlefield
- October 18-20: Battle of Cedar Creek Reenactment, Middletown, VA (FVB event)
- November 2-3: Weekend tactical, Yake Farm, New Oxford PA (Reenactors only – closed to public)
- November 23: Remembrance Day, Gettysburg PA (FVB event)
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