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Year in Review

The year kicked off with the Mifflin Guard School of the Soldier at the Kingston Armory in Wilkes-Barre, PA where we fortuitously greeted home the returning 109th Pennsylvania Field Artillery from Iraq. The biggest event in 2005 arrived early in the calendar with a 10-hour ride to Appomattox, VA for the 140th Anniversary of the Surrender of the Army of Northern Virginia. In the Spring, we added a new school in Merrick and returned for a second time to Smithtown Historical Society and three-day Syosset program. We added two new venues for our Living Histories: Miller Place and Three Village Historical Society. In July, we had a grand time at the Living History program in Gettysburg and, later that same month, undoubtedly came the high point of the season that was the 3rd Annual Civil War Reenactment at OBVR where all the elements (weather, crowds, attendance, battles, entertainment) fell into place so perfectly that all future events would be measured against it. In the fall, we helped in the rededication of a G.A.R. monument in Roslyn. And we closed out the season with trips to Cedar Creek and Remembrance Day where Ed Yaw, direct descendant of one of the original soldiers, joined us. Lastly, this year was unique in that at every event in our calendar we did not receive one drop of rain!

Mifflin Guard School of Soldier
at the Kingston Armory
Wilkes-Barre, PA
March 5, 2005

Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade
Rocky Point, NY
March 13, 2005

Educational Program
Levy Lakeside Elementary School
Merrick, NY
April 1, 2005

140th Anniversary
Pursuit to Appomattox
Appomattox, VA
April 8 - 10, 2005

2nd Annual Smithtown Historical Society
Civil War Program
Smithtown, NY
May 20, 2005

Miller Place Historical Society Civil War Encampment
Miller Place, NY
May 21, 2005

Educational Program
H.B. Thompson Middle School
Syosset, NY
May 31 - June 2, 2005

Living History at
Three Village Historical Society
Setauket, NY
June 4, 2005

Living History at
Gettysburg National Park
Gettysburg, PA
July 1 - 3, 2005

The Battle of Rounds Swamp Road
3rd Annual Civil War Reenactment
at Old Bethpage Village Restoration
Old Bethpage, NY
July 23 - 24, 2005

Rededication of G.A.R. Monument at Roslyn Cemetery
Roslyn, NY
September 10, 2005

Smithtown Heritage Festival
Smithtown Historical Society
Smithtown, NY
September 18, 2005

141st Anniversary
of the Battle of Cedar Creek
Middletown, VA
October 14 - 16, 2005

Remembrance Day
Gettysburg, PA
November 18 - 19, 2005