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Join the Union army! Reenactors wanted! 87th PA schedule released!

87th PA reenactors

The 87th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry is looking for a few good men (and women!) to join their ranks. They are accepting new members to portray infantrymen, civilians, sutlers, doctors, and other historical impressions. The original regiment was raised in September 1861 through the efforts of several leading York businessmen, most notably Dr. Alexander Small. Most of the men were recruited from York County, with a few companies coming from Adams County (Gettysburg and New Oxford in particular).

Even if you have no interest in becoming a reenactor or living historian, perhaps you might enjoy attending one of the 87th’s many public appearances in 2016, most of which are free and open to the public!

Here are the major events for this year:

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March 12th – York St. Patrick’s Day Parade
York, Pennsylvania

April 9th, 10th – Skirmish of Campbell’s Run
Chambersburg, Pennsylvania

May 7th, 8th – Battle of Front Royal
Front Royal, Virginia

May 30th – Memorial Day ceremony for Noah Ruhl and son Edgar Ruhl who commanded the 87th at the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia
Shrewsbury, Pennsylvania

June 11th, 12th – Living history at Gettysburg Heritage Musuem Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

July 9th,10th – Living history – Monocacy Battlefield
Frederick, Maryland

July 22nd, 23rd, 24th – Battle of First Manassas – 155th Anniversary held at the Cedar Creek battlefield
Middletown, Virginia

July 30th, 31st – Encampment at the Pennsylvania Monument
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

August 12th, 13th, 14th – 36th Annual Renfrew Museum Reenactment
Waynesboro, Pennsylvania

August 20th, 21st – Camp guards for the Civil war hospital / Medical living history encampment at the Pennsylvania monument
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

September 17th, 18th – Living history – Gettysburg Heritage Museum
Gettysburg, Pennsylvania

October 14th, 15th, 16th – Battle of Cedar Creek – 152nd anniversary
Middletown, Virginia

November 5th, 6th – Steam into History train raid at the Hanover Junction Station
Seven Valleys, PA

November 19th – Remembrance Day and Parade
Gettysburg, PA

Come out and join us at these events! We look forward to seeing you on the field.

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