LEHIGH VALLEY 

CIVIL WAR DAYS


Schedule of Events 

Reenactors 

Also no reenactor is allowed to set up camp before Friday NOON. We do not have permission before then from the township and the insurance will not cover any accidents prior to the date set for the event.

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2017 SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

 

Friday, June 16, 2017

 

9:00 PM – Field Commanders and Company Commanders Meeting at Lyceum

 

Saturday, June 17, 2017


7:00 AM - Reveille

8:00 AM – CLEAR CAMP OF ALL CARS UNTIL Noon SUNDAY

9:00 AM – Camps Open to the Public

9:00 AM – 5:00 PM – Activities on the Historic Street (See list of activities)

9:30 AM – Morning Assembly and Weapons Inspection (See the troops gather to receive their daily orders and have their weapons inspected)

10:15 AM – Battle talk on Battle of Hanover Courthouse (At the Battlefield)

10:45 AM – Battle depiction of Hanover Courthouse.

12:00 N – Medical Demonstration – (Now that you have seen the battle, see how the wounded were taken care of)

12:30 N – 5:00 PM – Entertainment at the Lyceum (See schedule of the events at the Lyceum)

12:00 N – 5:00 PM – Battling in the Trenches. (See how the soldiers fought during the latter part of the Civil War)

1:00 PM – 4:00 PM – Behind the Trench Tours on the hour both Union and Confederate trenches (Spectators are given the opportunity to visit with the troops in the trenches and learn what it was like to fight and live in them.)

2:00 PM – Rifle firing demonstration - See how actual rifles were loaded and fired. Also, learn the different ways a Civil War regiment fired. Learn why you should not stand in front of a rifle even though they are firing blanks.

3:00 PM – Artillery Demonstration - Learn about firing cannons and why you should not stand in front of a cannon even though they are firing blanks.

7:00 PM – 8:30 PM – Evening Concert at the Lyceum

7:00 PM –? - Dusk Tactical (REENACTORS ONLY – NO SPECTATORS)

8:45 PM – Artillery Night Firing (See the spectacular view as the cannons are fired in the dark)

9:45 PM – Camps Close to the Public

 

Sunday June 18, 2017


7:00 AM – Reveille

9:00 AM – Camps Open to the Public

9:30 AM – Morning Assembly and Weapons Inspection (See the troops gather to receive their daily orders and have their weapons inspected)

10:00 AM – Noon – Activities on the Historic Street (See list of activities)

10:00 AM – Noon – Battling in the Trenches. (See how during the latter part of the Civil War the soldiers fought)

10:30 AM – Noon - Entertainment at the Lyceum (See schedule of the events at the Lyceum)

10:30 AM – Noon – Behind the Trench Tours on the hour both Union and Confederate trenches (Spectators are given the opportunity to visit with the troops in the trenches and learn what it was like to fight and live in them.)

Noon – Event Ends – Camps Close to Public

  

Camp Geiger Historic Street

 

Please take time to stroll along the street and visit the displays

 

Field Hospital (See how the soldiers received medical treatment)

Laundress (Washboards and elbow grease - keeping your clothes clean)

U.S. Sanitary Commission (Supplying an army on the move)

Plus Much More!!!

 

Lyceum

 

Please take time to visit the Lyceum. Learn about the fashions of the time, learn about patriotic activities, listen to period music, and learn about Pennsylvania’s effort to preserve the Civil War battle flags.

 

See the activity schedule at the Lyceum.