Civil War Encampment
Smithtown Historical Society
Smithtown, NY
May 16 - 18, 2008

For the third straight year Mother Nature rained down on Friday's school program. Despite the inclement weather we along with the 119th NY, the Rebels (9th, 30th, and 57th Virginia), the 10th NY Cavalry, and 'Doctor' Mike Callaghan entertained over 900 kids from all over Long Island. This year the 67th NY divided its forces in the face of superior numbers with three inside the Brush Barn and the remainder outside in camp. Private Lenihan (EJ Kuhlmann) and Sergeant Marshall (Dave Schnupp) stayed in camp all weekend until Sunday morning when the rest of returned for the Living History program open for the general public. We joined the 9th and 30th Virginia for a skirmish demonstration at midday that was soon followed by yet more rain. Will 2009 finally break this streak of lousy weather? Stay tuned...
Looking for Absolution 119th NY display Done just in time Rebel inspection
The doctor is in In from the rain Holding the line Secure Arms
Captain in his poncho The 10th NY Cavalry Friday Muster Roll Our frayed regimental
Mr. Phelps new box Mr. Phelps lighting up Sunday's Muster Roll Ready for drill
Opening the ranks Our guest Corporal Procuring horses None shall pass