Photo Album

Year in Review

The first year of the Sesquicentennial arrived with a flush of new blood into the ranks, stepping off with the traditional back-to-back St. Patrick Day Parades on Long Island, only this time we had our Confederate comrades in the 9th Virginia march with us at the Westhampton Beach parade. Interest in the 150th anniversary of the Civil War snared a library program in Centereach and a full sized, media heavy Memorial Day weekend event at Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn. In October, we returned to Brooklyn for our first ever visit to Plymouth Church where our original regiment was born thanks to the efforts of Reverend Henry Ward Beecher. We returned to the usual road events such as Neshaminy, Gettysburg Living History, Cedar Creek, and Remembrance Day with an increasing number of Fresh Fish in the ranks. However, for this first year of the sesquicentennial, the main event was the 150th Anniversary of the First Battle of Bull Run that henceforward we all know as HOTnassas. With temperatures well over 100F, pommeling sunshine, and not a trace of wind, it was a miracle there weren’t any real deaths on the field. Nevertheless, we managed to return home to recover.

Westhampton Beach St. Patrick's Day Parade
Westhampton Beach, NY
March 12, 2011

Rocky Point St. Patrick's Day Parade
Rocky Point, NY
March 13, 2011

Educational Program
Nassakaeg Elementary School
Setauket, NY
April 8, 2011

Middle Country Library
Centereach, NY
April 9, 2011

Monthly Drill at the Grange
Sayville, NY
April 16, 2011

22nd Annual
Neshaminy Civil War Reenactment
Bensalem, PA
April 30 - May 1, 2011

8th Annual Smithtown Historical Society
Civil War Program
Smithtown, NY
May 20, 2011

Rockville Centre School Program
Rockville Centre, NY
May 25, 2011

Memorial Day at Green-wood Cemetery
Brooklyn, NY
May 29 - 30, 2011

Educationial Program
H.B. Thompson Middle School
Syosset, NY
May 31 - June 1, 2011

Educationial Program
Island Trees Memorial Middle School
Levittown, NY
June 10, 2011

The Americana Festival
at the Grange
Sayville, NY
June 11, 2011

Living History at Gettysburg National Park
Gettysburg, PA
July 2 - 3, 2011

The First Battle of Bull Run
Manassas, VA
July 22 - 24, 2011

3rd Annual Civil War Weekend
at the Grange
Sayville, NY
September 24 - 25, 2011

147th Anniversary
of the Battle of Cedar Creek
Middletown, VA
October 15 - 16, 2011

Living History at Plymouth Church
Brooklyn, NY
October 29, 2011

Veterans Day in Rocky Point
Rocky Point, NY
November 11, 2011

Remembrance Day
Gettysburg, PA
November 18 - 20, 2011