1st New York Annual Civil War Fair
Lindenhurst, NY
March 29, 2008

Our Private Jamieson (David Brink) came up with the idea of holdilng a Civil War Fair that would raise money for the Civil War Preservation Trust. A year in the making, we managed to sign on most everyone from the local Living History community including the Sons of Union Veterans, the Daughters of Union Veterans, our Confederate pards in the 9th Virginia and 30th Virginia Infantry, local historian Robert Farrell, along with the impressive collection of Mr. Dave Goliger. Our own Pvt Lenihan (EJ Kuhlmann) sold his flags while Sgt Casey (TJ Johansen) and Cpl Jones (Bruce Weidenburner) peddled their period boxes. Tables were set up under the roof of the Lindenhurst Fireman's Hall however outside both Yanks and Rebels established dueling encampments for the general public to inspect. This being the first time our expectations were modest however we ended the day with a profit of $296.00 that we donated to battlefield preservation. Hopefully, with a little more advertising, next year's Fair will raise the public's consciousness even more in addition to increasing the amount of donations.
Spared no expense Mr. Phelps and TJ Sons of Union Veterans Sons of Union Veterans
Daughters of Union Veterans Mr. Goliger's Collection Kent Howell of the SUV's Rebels Recruiting
Breaking in the Fresh Fish Teaching manual of arms Rebel camp Ready for drill
Showing off EJ's flag More of Confederate camp Rebel Drill Ladies of the Confederacy
Historial Robert Farrell Familiar face returns EJ the Color Sergeant EJ peddling his wares