Civil War Enactment Camp
Civil War encampment by the 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers
September 9, 2011 7:00 PM
September 11, 2011 1:00 PM
|Where||Parksley, VA ---Town Park|
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There will be a Civil War encampment by the 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteers which returns September 9th-11th, allowing visitors to step back in time to the year 1861 and see first-hand what it was like being a soldier during the dark days of our country's largest war on U.S. soil. The encampment will begin Friday evening and visitors are welcome to join the camp for various hands-on activities and demonstrations including cooking, drills, lectures, authentic period dress uniforms and civilian clothing, firing demonstrations, and regimental camp band "Field Soup".
The 2nd Regiment Delaware Volunteer Infantry is the only US Civil War reenactor unit in Delaware and has many members with more than 10 years of experience. At the Battle of Antietam the 2nd Delaware was nicknamed the "Crazy Delawares" for their bravery and forward advance beyond the Bloody Lane. The 2nd Delaware portrays one of the finest units of all Union Infantry during the Civil War and are proud to represent them today.
(The invasion and occupation of the Eastern Shore of Virginia began in November 1861 when a force of 5,000 Union soldiers under the command of Brig. Gen. Henry H. Lockwood crossed from Maryland into Accomac County in pursuit of the Virginia Militia that had set up breastworks on the border with Maryland, but had fled when they saw the size of the forces sent to occupy the area. Following the invasion, the Union Army left the 2nd Delaware Infantry and Purnell's Legion in the area as garrison forces to protect the new pro-union government and to prevent trade with the Confederate controlled mainland of Virginia. The 2nd Delaware would stay in the area till April of 1862.)
Step back in time and join us in the town park in Parksley, VA. This event is open to the public and is free.