Civil War Encampment, Oak Island, Waterloo NY during Celebrate-Commemorate May 23,2015

Living History at Oak Island

Events will be on Oak Island and at the
American Civil War Monument on Locust Street

Oak Island SignEvent Map

Living History and Civil War Dignitary Event Schedule

Travel back in history when Celebrate Commemorate presents Living History Days on Saturday, May 27th-29th.  Visit the encampment of the 148th Infantry and other Civil War groups on Oak Island. Members of the 140th Signal Corps will demonstrate the art of communicating with flags while Reynolds Battery L will demonstrate live cannon firing at noon, 3 pm and dusk. Meet President Abe Lincoln as he visits the troops. See the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War as they cook, mend and live in tents just as they did when they followed their loved ones during the battles of the Civil War.

Waterloo’s newest historical group, the Mary Gahan Tent #109 of the Daughters of the Union Veterans of the Civil War 1861-1865. It is the seventh tent in New York State in the organization formed to honor the soldiers of the Civil War. The tent has been formed to coordinate programs and events with the Village of Waterloo, the American Civil War Memorial and the DUVCW Department of New York State. The Village has assigned ownership of the ACWM to the DUVCW while promising to maintain its grounds and provide security lighting.

Pay respects to those who gave their lives in our nation’s bloodiest war by touring the American Civil War Memorial at 1 and 3 pm Saturday. Join the reenactors for a wreath laying and celebration reception of the chartering of the Mary Gahan Tent at the Memorial at 5:30 pm.

Rebecca Colleen and the Chore Lads will perform at Oak Island before the fireworks from 7:30 pm till 9:20 pm

   Stay at Oak Island for the fireworks by Pyrotecnico beginning at 9:30 pm

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