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Starts with Saturday's early morning ceremony in the National Cemetery and ends with our dual tributes to the 67th NY and 65th NY on Culp's Hill.
Here we present all of Saturday's action in just over ten minutes from morning roll call, through the battle, and finally finishing with period music in our chapel courtesy of Dylan and Fairchild plus Gary Eschbach on spoons.
On Sunday morning, the First Sergeant (Dave Schnupp) took several of our Fresh Fish out for some drill. This clip shows Inspection Arms, a safety precaution to determine that muskets are emmpty, clean, and in working order.
The second part of the drill is learning how to load and fire the rifled musket, a complicated procedure that requires nine steps in each instance.
A short clip of one of our monthly drills & meetings held at the Grange in Sayville, Long Island. Here our First Sergeant (Dave Schnupp) is presented with an NCO sword & sash from our Lieutenant (& son, Chris Schnupp). And our Captain brevets one of Privates, Dennis Phelps, to Corporal.
We had excellent weather for late July during our monthly meeting & drill at the Grange in Sayville. This month, we had several "Fresh Fish" in our ranks as can be seen in their incomplete uniform. We did some light marching, Manual of Arms, and practiced Stacking Arms.
A short video recorded on a cell phone camera that may not be HD quality yet is still good enough for posting
From Dawn's first light on Gettysburg battlefiled, to marching in from Pleasanton Avenue, forming camp, and finally assembling for Dress Parade and receiving our instructions for the day.
Colonel Washburn taking us out for some practice drill before we have our 'formal' demonstrations in front of the tourists.
Here we have the first half of our morning battalion demonstration for Saturday. Colonel Scott Washburn narrates for the tourists while Lt. Colonel Bill David directs the troops accordingly.
Here is the second half of Saturday morning's battalion demonstration.
Green-wood Cemetery in Brooklyn gave the local Civil War Living History community the rare privilege to camp on the grounds for this first Memorial Day of the Sesquicentennial. We had the chance to explore this underrated attraction and participate in an evening candlelight procession with all the Civil War graves decorated with paper lanterns along the way.