HUNTERSTOWN1863

150th Anniversary Celebration!

"The Wolverines"
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by Mark Maritato

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"July 2, 1863" by Tim Kurtz

Thank you all for making our "150th" Huntertsown event such a great success!

                                                                                                                 ♦ 2013 Battle of Hunterstown ♦

"150th" Event!

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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 a body
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
and about fifteen men were slain or wounded. "

Sketch of Cobb Legion Cavalry
And Some Incidents and Scenes Remembered.

BY WILEY C. HOWARD, OF COMPANY C.

 


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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 ...

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"In great deeds something abides.

On great fields something stays.

Forms change and pass; bodies disappear:

But spirits linger ... 

And reverent men

And women from afar,

and generations

That…we know not of…(are)…drawn

To see where…great things were suffered

And done for them…"

                                                                                                       

                                            ~  Major General Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain


A Special "150th" Dedication!

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"One Nation Under God"

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Put in place on June 4, 2013.

The story:
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 Nicholson states
that 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...
as there are no more canons to be had.
So 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, Anna

David is 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

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"Every name…is a lightening stroke to some hearth

and breaks like thunder over some home,

and falls like a black shadow upon some hearthstone."

Gettsyburg Compiler

July 7, 1863

 



 

James O. Phelps, Historic Panoramic Artist 

Lexington, Virginia

Showing his "150th" collection of Civil War panoramics!

www.jamesophelps.com 

 

"The Angle"
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Gettysburg, PA


 

 "150th" Gettysburg Battlefield Series Paintings

on display!

by Edwin L. Green, Artist to Colonial Williamsburg

www.elgreenart.com

Oil Paintings/Watercolor Paintings

Take home a set of prints or some notecards as souvenirs of the 150th Anniversary!


To View the Gettysburg Battlefield Series, Click here .....

Actor, Author..and Living Historian!
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Steve Alexander as George Armstrong Custer!


 
Hunterstown Historical Society
                                                                                                                                                                     Presents its 9th Annual
Walking Tour of "The Battle of Hunterstown" Event!
   
Tuesday, July 2nd, 2013
11:00 am
 at The Historic Tate Farm
RT 394, Hunterstown, PA.
  Directions: Take the Hunterstown Exit off RT 15
Follow signs to Hunterstown, approximately 1 mile on the right
Parking is located at the back of the Tate Farm
There will be signs.

                                 
              Tour Guide,  Mike Vallone 
       Gettysburg Battlefield Guide
                                                                  
                                                                     
The Day's Events ....
"Battle of Hunterstown," Mike Vallone 11:00 am
Pig Roast/Barbeque Chicken Luncheon @ 12:30 pm
$10.00 per person / Cash or Checks Only
                                                                                                                                                                                    
                                                                                                                                                                                                     OpeningRemarks
Randy Phiel
Adams County Commissioner
& Gettysburg Re-Enactment Committee
                                                                                                                                                                                                                    
 History of the Historic Tate Farm Grounds
by Roger Harding
                           
"Hunterstown Chairmaking"
Demonstration by Joe Matthews
   Hunterstown Historical Society
Artifact Display
                                                                                                                       
               2:00 pm Tour of the Great Conewago Presbyterian Chuch Cemetary
                                          by Glenn Zepp                              
                                                       
                                                 

                                         
Also...
Civil War Authors and Artists
                                                                                                                                                                               
J D Petruzzi, Steve Stanley

Newest Book ...  "The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses"
Which includes a narrative, complete Order of Battle and casualties for Hunterstown!
                                                                                                                                                                                                                  and "The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook" 
"The Complete Gettysburg Guide" 
Available at event, book signing

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        

James O. Phelps, Historic Panoramic Artist 

Showing his "150th" collection of Civil War panoramics!

www.jamesophelps.com 

Also ...

Edwin L. Green's "150th" Gettysburg Battlefield Series on display!

www.elgreenart.com

Oil Paintings/Watercolor Paintings

    

                                                        

Take home a set of prints or some notecards as souvenirs of the 150th Anniversary!


                                                   
MEET the GENERALS!!

                                                                                                                                     

 Steve Alexander,

 Monroe, Michigan

Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer...

“The [Civil] war “proved Custer was simply the greatest cavalry tactician of the Union Army, perhaps the greatest of either army North or South. The fame and rewards he gained were more than earned by not just his boldness and courage but his military acuity.”

Stephen Budiansky

   

Larry and Constance Clowers,  

General and Mrs. Ulyssess S. Grant

Although a soldier by profession, I have never felt any sort of fondness for war, and I have never advocated it, except as a means of peace.

Ulysses S. Grant


                                                                  


                                                 
All events are free and open to the public!
Plenty of free parking available!
Bring a lawn chair and your camera 
and enjoy the day with us!
       
 For more information...
 

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Book Signings ..... 

"The Unfinished Work"

by Frank Meredith

The book incorporates "many eyewitness accounts of the battles of Gettysburg, Hanover, and Hunterstown, The Unfinished Work features encounters between Jeb Stuart and George Armstrong Custer, culminating in the last great cvalry battle in world history."

www.theunfinishedwork.com

Also ....

"The Battle of Gettysburg As Seen By Two Teens: The Stories of Tillie Pierce and Daniel Skelly."


 

Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer
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with Regina Hollar & General Ulysses S Grant

“The [Civil] war “proved Custer was simply the greatest cavalry tactician of the Union Army, perhaps the greatest of either army North or South. The fame and rewards he gained were more than earned by not just his boldness and courage but his military acuity.”

Stephen Budiansky

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Steve Stanley & J D Petruzzi, Authors

"The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses"
Which includes a narrative, complete Order of Battle and casualties for Hunterstown!
                                                                                                                                                                    Also ...."The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook" 
"The Complete Gettysburg Guide" 

 by Authors, J D Petruzzi and Steve Stanley



Author, Richard Hamilton...portraying
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George Thomas Patten , 6th Michigan Cavalry


"Oh! Hast Thou Forgotten, Michigan Cavalry in the Civil War: The Gettysburg Campaign"

                  (book-2008, Audio version-2010)  By Richard Hamilton

His regiment is dispatched to the Gettysburg Campaign, under the command of Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer.


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"Colonel Nicholson says that they will some day put up another descriptive of the fight and place a couple of cannon in the square."

1901 Washington Sun Article about the Union Veteran's wishes for the Hunterstown Square.