2018-06-13 / Arts & Entertainment

Fifth Annual Civil War Reenactment at DCHA

Will Feature 144 Volunteer Infantry Regiment, H.L. Hunley Confederate Submarine Replica

Plan to visit the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) Saturday and Sunday, June 23 and 24 to celebrate the return of the 144th New York State Volunteers as they reunite to recognize, remember and reenact three Civil War battles.

The 144th Regiment was the largest and best-known regiment mustered in Delaware County during the Civil War, composed almost entirely of Delaware County residents. The regiment was formed during the summer of 1862 and was stationed at different locations throughout the war. The bloodiest battle in which it was involved was fought in South Carolina at the end of 1864 – Honey Hill.

Co-hosted by DCHA and the 144th New York Reenactment Group, the weekend events will include the battlefield reenactments, living history demonstrations, cannon fire, military horses, drills, a military surgeon, blacksmith, sutlers and much more. Participants will include re-enactors representing both Union and Confederate troops, some of the latter traveling to Delaware County from former Confederate States.

An additional attraction this year is the traveling exhibit of the replica Confederate submarine, the H.L. Hunley. There will be no extra charge to view this piece of Civil War history.

Lunch and other refreshments available both days.

Saturday, June 23
9 a.m. Military Camps Open to Public
10 a.m. Battlefield Narrative (Honey Hill)
10:30 a.m. Battle of Honey Hill
11 a.m. Surgeon Demo from Wounded
12 noon Diary of Edward Hoyt readings
12:30 p.m. Kid’s Drill
1 p.m. Blacksmith/Farrier Demo
2 p.m. Battlefield Narrative (Manassas)
2:30 p.m. Battle of Manassas
5 p.m. Camps Closed to Public

Sunday June 24
9 a.m. Military Camps Open to Public
9:15 a.m. Church Service (all welcome)
10 a.m. Women in the Civil War Talk
10:30 a.m. Artillery Demo
11:30 a.m. Kid’s Drill
12 noon Cavalry Demo (weather permitting)
1 p.m. Diary of Edward Hoyt readings
1 p.m. Battlefield Narrative (Culp’s Hill)
2 p.m. Battle of Culp’s Hill
3 p.m. Camps Closed to Public

Admission: Adults $8; Military (retired or active) $5; children 12
and under, free.
For more information, call DCHA at 607-746-3849; email:; website:
DCHA is located at 46549 State Hwy. 10, Delhi, 2.5 miles north
of the village of Delhi.

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