Signal Hill Elementary School Educational Program
Dix Hills, NY
April 13, 2007

The 10th New York Cavalry invited our regiment to assist their educational program at Signal Hill Elementary School in Dix Hills. Along with Patrick Falci's reknown impression of the Southern General A.P. Hill, we had three stations for Union Cavalry, Union Infantry, and the Confederacy. Unlike other school programs, we only had 20 minutes to squeeze in a history lesson that normally takes an hour. Another challenge: the weather. It was dry outside but never did we have a coldier, windier day for teaching the kids. Given that we had wool to keep us warm (and it wasn't nearly enough), the children were far braver than us. We were rewarded with a 30 second story on Cablevision's News-12 Long Island (if you blinked, you probably missed us)
General A.P. Hill Horses having coffee Bill Uhlinger and wife Our temporarily demoted Lieutenant
Showing off the muskets Frank Bradford of the 10th NY Infantry and Cavalry A windy day
The Corporal and his cartridge Using the canteen Hardtack and Tea Lining up
!!!FIRE!!! Taking questions The last word The Cavalry gets all the attention