|by Mark Maritato
|"July 2, 1863" by Tim Kurtz
Thank you all for making our "150th"
Huntertsown event such a great success!
♦ 2013 Battle of Hunterstown ♦
|Mike Vallone, Gettysburg Licensed Battlefield Guide
"The day before this happened, when we returned to the
vicinity of Gettysburg, near a place called Hunterstown, I think,
our command had a thrilling experience and while charging
of cavalry down a lane leading by a barn, ran into an ambuscade of men posted
in the (Felty) barn who dealt
death and destruction upon us.
Within five minutes some four or five officers were killed and wounded
fifteen men were slain or wounded. "
of Cobb Legion Cavalry
And Some Incidents and Scenes Remembered.
BY WILEY C. HOWARD, OF COMPANY C.
|Painting by Artist, Jared Frederick
"Beyond those stirring images
of flashing sabers and pounding hooves, are the men who endured the struggle in the wake of incredible hardship. Men
who had to rise above the exhaustion, numbness, and stupor of hard campaigning and respond to the call to arms when it appeared
that there was nothing more to give...
In spite of all the uncertainties of meeting the enemy,
they went forward
willingly and gave their all....
It was not only a test of wills but a triumph of the human spirit,
and above all
else it is the spirit that endures."
"The Battle of Hunterstown" by Paul Shevchuk
Come and join us for the day ....
Invite your friends!
Plenty of free parking
on the back of the Tate Farm property ...
"In great deeds something
great fields something stays.
change and pass; bodies disappear:
spirits linger ...
women from afar,
know not of…(are)…drawn
To see where…great things were suffered
And done for them…"
~ Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain
A Special "150th"
|Put in place on June 4, 2013.
2 years ago, CW author J D Petruzzi
sent us a newspaper article
from a 1901 Washington DC newspaper that he had in his files.
After re-telling the story, Colonel
they would like to see
a marker and a "couple of canons" in the town
to honor the soldiers who fought and died here in 1863.
Long story short....after meeting with Superintendent Kirby
in his office last fall,
he assured us that this won't happen...
there are no more canons to be had.
in order to keep the wishes of the Veteran's,
HHS voted to have
2 concrete canons set here in town
just in time for the 150th.
And here they are ... Colonel Nicholson!
"These dead have not died in vain."
US Cavalry Demonstration with
David S. Miller and his Dapple Grey,
in Afghanistan until August, but has arranged for "stand ins" for this event!
Our Thanks and Prayers go out to David Miller!
Representing The Independent
Loudoun County Rangers,
Federal Cavalry Demonstration
name…is a lightening stroke to some hearth
and breaks like thunder over some home,
and falls like a black shadow upon some hearthstone."
July 7, 1863
James O. Phelps, Historic Panoramic Artist
Showing his "150th" collection
of Civil War panoramics!
"150th" Gettysburg Battlefield Series Paintings
by Edwin L. Green, Artist to Colonial Williamsburg
home a set of prints or some notecards as souvenirs of the 150th Anniversary!
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