Year in Review
This was one eventful season starting off the new decade at the Brush Barn at Smithtown Historical Society where the 9th Virginia hosted their first Lee & Jackson period ball. In the realm of first times, we visited Allaire State Park in New Jersey for the Mifflin Guard’s School of the Soldier that served as a dry run for the start of the Sesquicentennial. We returned to the New York Historical Society for our second time in early March followed by the dual St. Patrick’s Day parades. On the subject of seconds, we repeated our Civil War Weekend at the Grange event under far friendlier skies in September and, in more surreal fashion, returned to the Nassau County Museum of Art supporting their Mort Kunstler exhibit by having a battle amongst their modern art installations. Neshaminy, Cedar Creek, Remembrance Day, and the Living History at Gettysburg NPS were still our staples of the road. This year we also welcomed in a record number of new recruits giving our regiment a infusion of fresh enthusiasm.