Schedule for Saturday’s Civil War event in York
This Saturday is the special event “The Civil War Returns to York” to be held in downtown York at the York Emporium on West Market Street.
Here is the schedule of special events. Civil War books will be for sale in the store. Why not stop by and participate in this commemoration of the War Between the States?
The Civil War Returns to York
Saturday, September 22, 2007
10:30 AM The 1st Maryland Volunteer Infantry conducts a black powder demonstration in the parking lot. Members of the regiment will be available throughout the day to discuss their activities.
11:30 AM Author Scott Mingus reads from his Human Interest Stories of the Gettysburg Campaign and Human Interest Stories from Antietam. Scott will be available to sign copies of his books following the presentation.
12:30 PM Heather Heal adopts the persona of a Union cavalry soldier and discusses (in character) cavalry action in York County during the Gettysburg Campaign. Includes photos and an appearance by General George Armstrong Custer.
1:30 PM George Anthony on Civil War photographic technology. Includes a display/demonstration of period “wet plate” technology and equipment.
2:30 PM David Turner on stereoscopic photography, with emphasis on Civil War. The presentation includes 1950s technology as he projects a series of original period images in 3D. Special polarizing glasses supplied.
3:30 PM Author J.G. Lewin reads from his forthcoming Lines of Contention: Political Cartoons of the Civil War. Presentation includes projection of period cartoons and broadsides.
4:30 PM Joseph Posinski becomes J.E.B. Stuart and speaks on the General’s career and war-time exploits.
5:30 PM 33rd Virginia Infantry on the life of a Confederate soldier in the field. Members of the regiment will be available throughout the day to discuss their activities.