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Falling Waters Civil War Weekend

White Chimney’s – Falling Waters
July 15-16, 2022

The 28th Pa Artillery – Knapp’s Battery

Last year the 69th attended the very successful “300th Anniversary of White Chimneys Estates in Gap, Pa attended by thousands of visitors. At the conclusion of the event, Flag Sergeant David O’Daniel had a conversation with the owners of the estate and pointed out that the property would make an ideal small Civil War reenactment battle site ….. The idea was born. The fields, a pond, a flowing creek and pastures with a hill would become, with planning, the “Battle of Falling Waters” which occurred historically 2 weeks after Gettysburg as a rear guard action to help the retreating Confederate army return across the Potomac River to Virginia. Contacts were made with other union and rebel reenacting groups and blueprints were drawn up for the event.

 The 69th Advances on the Ridge
The Rebel Picket Line

On Friday and Saturday July 15 & 16 twenty six 69th members created their camp and the event was on. The 69th command tent in a shaded area near the mansion house became the bustling center of activity surrounded by barns, stables, animals and fences. The arrival of soldiers, food trucks, book tables and artillery completed the scene.

Entrance to the 69th Camp
The Captain’s Command Tent
 The Row of Tents
Safety Check Before Battle

The battle featured  union and confederate camps  and a layer of fences with a hill to protect the approach of the union army. Two battles were scheduled but a hard rainfall canceled the second fight. The 69th band played two concerts under a tent where spectators could both observe the battles and hear music.

The 69th Band Performs

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