3rd Annual Smithtown Historical Society
Civil War Program

Smithtown, NY

May 19 - 21, 2006

Mother Nature was very tempramental the weekend of our annual encampment at Smithtown Historical Society. Continuous rain on Friday forced us to improvise indoors and true to our resourcefullness we managed to cram the infantry inside the Society's large Brush Barn and still give the kids a good show. Our sole attempt to do some firing outdoors only enraged Mother Nature further so we were forced to retreat indoors yet again. We had better luck on Sunday morning when the premises were open to the general public. Despite the unpredictable weather, all the local units participating this season kept a high degree of morale as well their wits.

Our First Sergeant Sarge making adjustments the 9th Virginia The 67th NY stakes its territorial claim A very dismounted 10th NY Cavalry The 7th Louisiana Field Hospital the 14th Brooklyn THE ROGUE'S GALLERY Stacked Arms improvised a crutch The Other Sergeant Farr Tom Strong with Finn The Cavalry and top brass Charlie Mammarella Outside on the green the curious student More posers The sun finally breaks through Our new recruiting poster SUNDAY'S MUSTER ROLL Our 'Cookie' Corporal Casey