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Civil War Day in Parkton, MD on May 21, 2011

Redeemer Lutheran Church – Parkton, Maryland
MAY 21, 2011

Ulysses S. Grant said that “The U.S. Christian Commission alleviated suffering on almost every battlefield during the Civil War.”
This amazing story of heroes who went to the battlefields with Bibles, bandages and coffee will be told through living history at Redeemer Lutheran Church’s Second Annual Civil War Day. The public is invited to learn about the invention of the dog-tag, letter writing stations, loan libraries and the USCC Coffee Wagon and much more.
Members of Company G of the 16th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry and Company K of the 45th Pennsylvania also will be there to interact with the public and lead activities with the children. There will be first person presentations and performances by several singers who will be singing period songs.
The day will conclude with a reenactment of a camp worship service led by John Wega, the Director of the U.S. Christian Commission in Gettysburg. There will not be any shooting.
To get there:
Redeemer Lutheran Church is located on Downes Road and Hwy. 83 between Parkton and Maryland Line with easy access from York Road. For more information contact Rev. James Banach: (410) 343-1665 or or

Schedule of Events

12:00-12:45 Singing – Matt Dodd
1:00-1:30 Adult Activity: Cooking Demo Children’s Activity: Crafts
1:30-2:00 Adult Activity: Presentation Children’s Activity: Ice Cream Making
(General Henry Hunt)
2:00-2:45 Singing – Joe Forrester
3:00-3:30 Adult Activity: Drilling Demo Children’s Activity: Games
3:30-4:00 Adult Activity: Herbs & Spices Children’s Activity: Drilling
4:00-4:45 Singing – Jessica Mary Buck
5:00-5:30 Adult Activity: Presentation Children’s Activity: School
(President Abraham Lincoln)
5:30-6:30 Camp Meeting (Worship)
(John Wega – Director USCC in Gettysburg)

Photo by Scott L. Mingus, Sr. for the York Daily Record’s Cannonball blog. Taken in June 2010 at the Whitehall Civil War Days in Whitehall Township, PA.