Educational Program
Northport Middle School

Northport, NY

May 3, 2012

For this school program, the 10th New York Cavalry returned to the field under its new commander, Frank Bradford, and he invited the 67th New York, 30th Virginia, Dr. Michael Callaghan (7th Louisiana), and Patrick Falci (General A.P. Hill) to join them. It was gray and a little chilly but thankfully there was no rain. And our Sergeant Patrick O'Reilly (Brian Niessing) unveiled his period telegraph office for the first tiem and it was an unexpected hit with the kids.

tests out his telegraph kit for the first time Pouring gunpowder down the muzzle ram cartridge return the rammer with the pinky Priming the weapon At the Shoulder FIRE!!! Our new telegraph office closer inspection of his sabre the 10th NY Cavalry Sergeant Tom Strong The Cavalry's new commander there is always the sabre carrying on her husband's work loading and firing of a Cavalryman's carbine crossing steel for the show hatred for cabbage Confederate Camp The 30th Virginia the 7th Louisiana Confederate General A.P. Hill It was THIS BIG!!! an empty knapsack unsheath their bayonets