4th Annual Civil War Reenactment
at Old Bethpage Village Restoration

Old Bethpage, NY

July 22 - 23, 2006

This year's event fell the same weekend as the 145th Bull Run reenactment in Virginia. Most of our local cavalry opted to attend that event leaving the field to the infantry and two cannon (courtesy of Jackson's Flying artillery). Like last year, the 119th NY, 52nd NY, 14th Brooklyn plus ourselves camped at the Powell Farm. Unlike last year, the weather was brutally hot and humid making the periodic burst of torrential rain most welcome. Our First Sergeant made his debut as breveted Lieutenant and lead our company on Saturday while Your Correspondent was bumped up in rank from Private to Corporal. Despite the rough conditions, we perservered the full weekend and made the most of the situation.

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braving the suffocating humidy A feast for the mosquitos more casual accomodations deep contempations garden gnome Satisfied customers Dress Parade Sgt. Tom Strong TJ and Dennis Taken by a spectator Our Lieutenant Saturday's battle Jackson's Flying Artillery The 14th Brooklyn Runaway! birdwatching torrential rain Mr. Phelps the middle ground some relief from the humidity debut as Corporal