21 Apr

How would you like to win a stay at a beautiful Bed& Breakfast in Gettysburg?…or a beautifully framed and matted print of a civil war painting?…Well, you can…

The members of the 62nd PVI Living History family are conducting a fundraising raffle,for the purpose of supporting the continuation of Co.D,62nd PVI, as a valid Civil War Living History Unit, educating and entertaining, in honor of those brave men who originally wore “the Red Maltese Cross” and their families…


The first winning ticket holder will receive a gift certificate for: A two night stay for two in a queen room at “The Historic Lightner Farmhouse Bed and Breakfast”…the Hoover’s at the Lightner Farm will also provide you with a “Gettysburg Battlefield Auto Tour CD”,which will give you the opportunity to tour the battlefield in the comfort of your own vehicle**[Additional guests or upgrade to a suite will be at winners expense,and upon availability]**

First winner will also receive a certificate for a sitting with R.J.Gibson, world renowned Civil War photographer, at his Gettysburg studio, for a 5×7 “tintype” photograph…this is a great opportunity to have your image captured by Rob Gibson,who has done work on many civil war projects, documentaries, and motion pictures, and his work has been featured on PBS,the History Channel,to name a few…

WINNER TWO: The second winning ticket holder will win a beautifully framed and matted “150th Anniversary Print” of “The Wheatfield-Whirlpool of Death”, by artist Larry A. Smail… Taken from the original painting, which features the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, as they find themselves nearly surrounded in George Rose’s Wheatfield on July 2nd,1863, during the second day of fighting at Gettysburg…the “Anniversary Print” also features a hand-drawn red maltese cross, Corps badge of the 5thCorps, Army of the Potomac, drawn by the artist in the bottom border.


1. Tickets will be sold for $2.00 per ticket, or 3 tickets for $5.00.

2.Winner of the Lightner Farm/Gibson Studio Package will receive gift certificates, and will be responsible for making reservations/arrangements at the Lightner Farmhouse B&B, and at R.J.Gibson’s Studio**[Co.D,62ndPVI is not responsible for availability of dates as chosen by the winner].**

3.Certificates must be used by August 30,2013.

4. All who purchase tickets are eligible to win, including members of the 62ndPVI and their families.

5.Drawing will be held on Sunday,August 26th,2012, at the 62ndPVI event with the “Confederation of Union Generals” at “Old Bedford Village”, Bedford,PA…Two tickets will be drawn,the first will be the winner of the Lightner Farm/Gibson Studio Package, and the second, will be the winner of the print…tickets will be drawn by someone outside of the unit in a public setting.

6.Winners need not be present,and will be notified by phone immediately following  the drawing.

7.Co.D,62ndPVI will also notify the Lightner Farmhouse B&B and R.J.Gibson’s Studio with the winners name.

8.All taxes,fees, and transportation expenses will be winners responsibility.

9. Participants must be 18 years of age or older.

10.Void where prohibited.

11.All unsold tickets remain property of the 62ndPVI…1000 tickets were printed and available for the raffle.

If you would like information about where you can purchase tickets, contact:      Robert “Slim” Bowser at: or call 724-545-1330[home], or 724-664-6625[cell]…you can also request information thru the “Leave a comment” section at the top of this page…

Thank You for your support, and we hope to see you at an event soon!


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