Stuart’s Ride reenactment near Hanover
For those of you readers interested in Civil war reenactments, there will be one near Hanover on July 3 of this year. Here is an entry from this month’s copy of Civil War News by Deborah Fitts.
Come out and support this extremely worthy cause!!
HANOVER, PA – On July 3 mounted troopers will reenact the famous ride of Confederate cavalry Jeb Stuart to Hanover 145 years ago, this time as a benefit for the Land Conservancy of Adams County.
About 200 cavalry and at least one field piece will participate. The cavalry will bivouac the night of July 2 on the grounds of the Union Mills homestead, a historic property in Union Mills, Md., 17 miles south of Gettysburg. The following morning visitors will be invited to join in a pancake breakfast from 7 to 11 am.
Tickets for the all-you-can-eat breakfast, at $6 per person, will be available at the homestead. The meal will also include sausage, apple sauce, coffee and juice. More information is available from the homestead at (410) 848-2288. All proceeds from the breakfast will benefit Union Mills Homestead.
The troopers will depart the homestead at 9:30 am on July 3. Their route north will take them across the Pennsylvania border and the Mason-Dixon line. Instead of heading to downtown Hanover where Stuart engaged in battle, they will ride cross-country to the farm of Peter and Sharon Sheppard, who are ardent supporters of conservation.
The gates of the Sheppard farm will open to the public at 11 am on July 3. The property is located on Westminster Road near the Long Arm Reservoir. A battle reenactment is scheduled for 6 pm. Prior to the battle, ticket-holders may walk through the picketed camps in the woods above the battlefield and adjacent to the reservoir.
Tickets for the Sheppard farm reenactment are available from the Land Conservancy and may be purchased by calling (717) 334-2828 or by going online at LCACnet.org. All proceeds will benefit land preservation.
Admission is $10 for adults over 18, $5 for students 12 to 18, and free for children under 12. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged since tickets could be limited on the day of the event. The reenactment will be held rain or shine.