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“WHERE WE’LL BE :2018”

28 Jun

CALENDAR OF EVENTS FOR 2018:

JUNE 2, 2018–GETTYSBURG: VOLUNTEER WORK DAY with the Gettysburg Foundation and National Park Service…

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62ND VOLUNTEERS AT THE TROSTLE FARM

For a number of years now our living history family has participated in the Volunteer Work Day program with the Gettysburg Foundation and the National Park Service…it has been a very rewarding event for us, getting to assist in the preservation of the Gettysburg battlefield, including painting the historic structures [buildings & barns], painting or building fences, cleaning or painting the names on the markers of the soldiers buried in the Soldier’s National Cemetery, or clearing brush and vegetation from areas along fence lines, monuments and markers…

This year our crew was slightly fewer in numbers than in previous years, but none-the-less, we were able to get a fresh coat of white paint on the picket fences surrounding the farmhouse at the Trostle Farm by the noon hour…our crew paused for a photograph by the wayside marker in front of the historic Trostle barn, where Union General Daniel Sickles received a severe wound on July 2, 1863, losing part of his leg to a shell…

The Trostle Farm was the site of horrific loss, as the men from the 9th Massachussett’s Battery [Bigalow’s] engaged the Confederate charge there…it was an honor to do our small part in keeping the farm looking good for another season of visitors…

 

ADOPT-A-POSITION PROGRAM with the National Park Service…

Most folks are probably unaware that the monuments, markers and sites on the battlefield can be “adopted”, by individuals or groups, interested and willing to assist the National Park Service with the maintenance and upkeep around each site…this year, the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Living History family accepted the adoption of the 62nd PA monument site…

So, after painting at the Trostle Farm in the morning, we had the “Subway” lunch provided by the Gettysburg Foundation, and then we headed for the Wheatfield to do our first volunteer work for the “Adopt-A-Position” program…for several hours our crew braved the heat, humidity, ticks and poison ivy to clear some brush around the monument and flank markers, as well as a great deal of brush and tree limbs along the stone fence separating Rose’s Wheatfield from Rose’s Woods…

After spending many, many hours there over the years in remembrance of what took place there on July 2, 1863, it was good to be able to give some much needed care to the site where so many men had fallen on that hot, humid July day one-hundred and fifty-five years ago…IMGP2443

 

And so, while it was certainly a different kind of work than that done by the Veterans of the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteers, in some small way, the 62nd PVI are still “volunteering”…

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155TH ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF GETTYSBURG:

JULY 2, 2018: We will try to represent the regiment by posting our colors around the 62nd monument in Rose’s Wheatfield at Gettysburg, where the regiment fought valiantly on July 2, 1863…

62ND PVI--MONUMENT & COLORS[BLOG]

JULY 6-7: LIGHTNER FARMHOUSE B&B ENCAMPMENT: We will be encamped along the Baltimore Pike [Route 97 South] at the B&B, where visitors are welcome to stop and visit our living history encampment…go to http://www.lightnerfarmhouse.com  for more information…

62ND PVI--LIGHTNER FARM[BLOG]

“WHEATFIELD TRIBUTE”–SATURDAY, JULY 7, 10 AM: We will conduct our annual wreath-laying ceremony at the 62nd PVI monument along DeTrombriond Avenue in the Wheatfield…all are welcome to join us as we pay tribute to the regiment and their brigade mates who fought there 155 years ago…

62ND PVI--WHEATFIELD TRIBUTE[blog]

 

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GETTYSBURG HERITAGE CENTER: OCTOBER 13-14, 2018:

We will be presenting living history demonstrations during museum hours throughout the weekend, as well as offering items related to the 62nd PVI regiment, including books, art prints and flagstones…

 

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REMEMBRANCE DAY COMMEMORATIONS: GETTYSBURG–NOVEMBER 17, 2018

“WHEATFIELD TRIBUTE”–We will conduct our annual wreath-laying to honor the regiment at the 62nd PA Infantry monument along DeTrombriond Avenue in the Wheatfield at Gettysburg…ceremony time to be announced closer to the event…

62ND PVI--WHEATFIELD TRIBUTE 2 [BLOG]

We will also participate in the Remembrance Day parade, sponsored by the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War [SUVCW}, scheduled to step off at 1:00 P.M.

That evening, we will also volunteer as one of the Honor Guard units for the Illumination of the Soldiers National Cemetery for the Gettysburg Foundation…unless otherwise noted, our detail will stand guard from 7-7:30 P.M….

 

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We hope that you can join us in the field in 2018 as we do our small part to honor the Veterans of the 62nd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry…

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
1 Comment

Posted by on June 28, 2018 in Uncategorized

 

One response to ““WHERE WE’LL BE :2018”

  1. jamjohn

    June 28, 2018 at 3:37 pm

    Slim,The new post looks great Jim J

    Sent from my Verizon, Samsung Galaxy smartphone

     

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