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Old Bethpage Village Restoration: American Civil War Camp Re-enactment

From LONG ISLAND – by Ann Parry (ann-parry.com)
July 23, 2012

This Saturday morning, I visited the Old Bethpage Village Restoration’s re-creation of life at Camp Scott, a Union Training Camp located, back in 1861, where the Mineola Court House is now.

Old Bethpage, New York, USA - July 21, 2012: ROBERT WALKER, 4, and JULIAN LYNN ZOLL, 6, wear clothes of American Civil War era while portraying family members of Union soldiers at Camp Scott re-creation, at Old Bethpage Village Restoration, to commemorate 150th Anniversary of American Civil War, on Saturday, July 21, 2012. (Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

Old Bethpage, New York, USA – July 21, 2012: ROBERT WALKER, 4, and JULIAN LYNN ZOLL, 6, portray family members of Union soldiers at Camp Scott re-creation, at Old Bethpage Village Restoration. (© 2012 Ann Parry/Ann-Parry.com)

And I was thrilled the blue blue sky with big white clouds held through the whole day, for it was the perfect background for the federal re-enactors in their blue and red uniforms, as they commemorated the 150th Anniversary of the American Civil War.

The troops performed military maneuvers, fired muskets, ate at the Commissary, and went about life in general at the camp. And nearby, their wives and young children wore authentic Civil War era clothing.

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