Re-enactors sought for Civil War celebration
Civil War infantry re-enactor soldiers and their commanders are being sought by the Salem Civil War Committee to participate in an encampment on Friday, July 3, Saturday, July 4, and Sunday, July 5, in the town of Salem. The event marks the 150th anniversary celebration of the end of the Civil War in 1865 and the return of the 123rd Regiment N.Y.V.I. to Washington County on July 1, 1865.
Volunteers for the Washington County 950-member regiment, organized in Salem in 1862, were organized into 10 companies.
Planned activities include the 3 p.m. encampment on school grounds on July 3 at 3 p.m., followed by dinner from 5 to 7 p.m., a concert by the Providence Brigade Brass Band, and the 77 Regiment Balladeers.
The Civil War-themed July 4 parade lead by the Civil War re-enactors and the brass band will follow 7 a.m. breakfast in the encampment. At 9 a.m., the 123rd Regiment encampment on the Salem Central School grounds opens to the public.
On Sunday, July 5, from 7 to 9 a.m., breakfast is planned in the encampment. At 3 p.m., the encampment closes.
For more information, call Al Cormier, 854-3527, or visit http://123rdregiment.org.celebration
Gloria MazurePost Author
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