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Special Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Calendar of Events
7/7/2013

Special Gettysburg 150th Anniversary Calendar of Events

Battle of Hagerstown, 150th Anniversary Walking Tours
July 6, 2013
Walking tour of the Battle of Hagerstown on the 150th anniversary of the battle. This approximately 1-1/2 hour tour throughout downtown Hagerstown chronologically follows how the events of one of the largest urban cavalry battles of the Civil War unfolded in the city. Tours begin at Noon, 3 p.m. and 6 p.m. Meet on The Square, in front of 16 Public Square, Hagerstown, MD 21740. Tour comprises about 1.5-miles of urban walking, and is about 12 city blocks. Bring water to drink.
Retreat Through Williamsport
Springfield Farm Barn and C&O Canal
July 10-14, 2013
The Retreat Through Williamsport from July 10-14, 2013, commemorates the 150th anniversary of the events that took place in and around the Williamsport, Maryland area during the Confederate Army's retreat and the Federal pursuit following the Gettysburg Battlefield from July 4-14, 1863. Numerous programs culminate on July 14, 2013, with a 5-mile hike on the C&O Canal towpath from Williamsport to Falling Waters to mark the crossing of the Confederate army on July 14, 1863. Call 301-582-0813 for free reservations for the March.
Guided Bus Tours
Springfield Farm Barn, Williamsport
July 10 & 12, 2013
Tour on July 10 will include points of interest on the Gettysburg battlefield, led by author and historian J. David Petruzzi. Tour on July 12 will be led by author Eric Wittenberg and will feature Lee's retreat from Gettysburg through Washington County and a tour of the Battle of Falling Waters at the Donnelly House. Tours depart at 9 a.m. from the Springfield Farm in Williamsport. For details and registration information, visit www.williamsportretreat.com.
Wig Wags: The Union Signal Corps Occupies Washington Monument
Washington Monument State Park, 6620 Zittlestown Rd., Middletown,
July 13 & 14, 2013
During the Confederate retreat from Gettysburg in July of 1863, Washington Monument was used as an important signal station by the Union army. Come learn how flags were used to communicate during the Civil War as we continue our commemoration of the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Civil War Encampment
Rose Hill Manor Park, 1611 N Market St., Frederick
July 13 & 14, 2013
Experience life in the 1860s. Explore the 1863 campaign. Visit with living historians, enjoy a Civil War fashion show, and much more. See website for schedule of activities. Saturday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.-3 p.m.
Civil War Encampment and Living History
Union Mills Homestead and Grist Mill, 3311 Littlestown Pike, Westminster
July 20 & 21, 2013
Union and Confederate troops camp along the Big Pipe Creek and recreate some of the days following the Battle of Gettysburg. Drills and skirmishes. Saturday and Sunday 10 a.m.-4 p.m.
Battle of Funkstown Reenactment
Funkstown Town Park
July 20 & 21, 2013
150th Anniversary of the Retreat from Gettysburg. Reenactments take place on the actual battlefield grounds!
US Army General Hospital #1 and the Wounded of Gettysburg
Campus of the Maryland School for the Deaf, 101 Clarke Place, Frederick
July 20 & 21, 2013
Living history programs presented on the original site of General Hospital #1 (1861-1865) explain the role of the US Sanitary Commission at Gettysburg, care of the wounded on the field, civilian aid, and contributions to nursing by the Daughters of Charity from Emmitsburg, operations of the Ambulance Corp, hospital work, surgical procedures and much more. In the days and weeks following the battles many wounded, north and south, were cared for at General Hospital #1. Hours are Saturday: 10 a.m.-5 p.m; Sunday: 10 a.m.-3 p.m. For further information please call 301-360-2027.

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