Smithtown Historical Society School Program

Smithtown, NY

May 20, 2011

The forecast called for the customary washout for the Smithtown Historical Society's Civil War school program however we were granted a last minute reprieve and the rains never came. We had already set up an indoor camp in the Brush Barn and managed to handle the surge of 1,200 kids from all around Long Island. The 10th NY Cavalry, 9th, 30th, and 57th Virginia, and Jackon's Flying Artillery all returned however the Doctor took ill and had to heal himself. We sent our largest delegation to date: 13 total including the first educational program for our Nurse (Charla), Surgeon (John), and Pvt Joe Forgione.

Outside the Brush Barn Going Through Manual of Arms Present Arms Secure Arms
The Captain inspecting the troops Breaking down stacked arms Our National Our new indoor tent
The Horse Soldiers Our Nurse at work 2x4's as Muskets Inside the Confederate Camp
Union Cavalry HQ The 30th Virginia Hurry Up and Wait Tough Act to FollowL
Explaining Strategy Under Control Pvt Hanson MUSTER ROLL