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Gettysburg Encampment

Gettysburg Battlefield Encampment
July 29-31, 2022

The 69th camp in front of the Pennsylvania monument

For the first time in this century, the 69th Pa was invited by the National Park Service to encamp on the Battlefield of Gettysburg. Making camp at the foot of the Pennsylvania Monument only 500 meters from The “Copse of Trees” and the “Stone Wall” – the scene of their July 3, 1863 triumph, the unit was honored and excited about the adventure. The 69 Pa did military demonstrations for park visitors; gave tours of our camp; honored our veterans with the traditional evening flag burning ceremony; sang in camp; and toured the nearby scene of the 69th Pa triumph during the war. In cooperation with the Mifflin Guard reenactors, the “Irish Volunteers” received praise from the Park Service.

1st Sgt David O’Daniel,  Q.M. David Ashcroft, 1st Cpl. Kyle Schaeffer, 4th Cpl Alex Long, Pioneer Ricky Jacobs,  Pvt. Al Colbourne, Pvt Kevin Congdon, Pvt. Don Ernsberger, Pvt Rick Jacobs, Pvt Bob Levine, Pvt Scott Long, Pvt Robert Maletski, Pvt, John Marsicano, Pvt. David Smith, Pvt. Morgan Smith, Pvt. Chris Zimbardi

Formation for Drill and Musket Fire

The 9:00 am Parade Entrance
QM Ashcroft Organized the Street

Breakfast for the troops
Breakfast for the Troops
Rabbit cooking on grate
Coffee and Cooking Activities

Songs at Night in Camp
Civil war soldiers playing dominoes
Relaxation with Civil War Dominos

The firing line in action
The Firing Line in Action
The Classic Guidon of the 69th
The Classic Guidon of the 69th

The Brigade Color Guard on the Field
The Brigade Color Guard on the Field
Touring the 1863 69th Battleline
Touring the 1863 69th Battleline

Ancestors of Pvt. John Buckley (Co. K)
Ancestors of Pvt. John Buckley (Co. K)
The Pennsylvania Monument in Fog

Our Camp on the Battlefield of Gettysburg
Hancock’s Ride

Prepared to March
Prepared to March

Upcoming Events


March 16
Band Performance, Siamsa Pub, Stroudsburg, PA

April 6
Heckler Plantation, Harleysville, PA

April 9
Camp Discharge, Gladwyne, PA

May 4-5
Wilderness Battlefield, Spotsylvania, VA

May 18
Peter Wentz Drill, Lansdale, PA

June 8
Annual Reenactment, Old Bedford, PA

July 20
White Chimney Estates, Gap, PA

August 24
Gettysburg Encampment, Gettysburg, PA

September 14-15
Cold Spring Village Encampment, Cape May, NJ

September 21
Civil War Museum, Harrisburg, PA

October 12
Fall Festival & Civil War Weekend, Mullica Hill, NJ

October 19
Reenactment Battle, Cedar Creek, VA

October 26
Langhorne Harvest Day, Langhorne, PA

November 11
Veterans Day

November 15-16
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

Past Events


March 10
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade, Phila, PA


November 17-18
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 11
Veterans Day Gravestones

October 28
Langhorne Harvest Day

October 20-21
Heritage Day Brubaker Park

October 13-15
Mullica Hill “Living History”

September 8-10
Cold Spring Village Event

August 25-27
Gettysburg Encampment

July 21-22
White Chimney Estates Event

June 23-25
Gettysburg 160th Reenactment

June 10
Old Bedford Reenactment

May 29
Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade

May 27
Memorial Day Gravestones

May 20
Living History Day – New Hope, PA

March 25
School of the Soldier

March 12
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade


November 18-19
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 12
Lawnview Cemetery

October 29
Langhorne Harvest Day

October 8
Mullica Hill

September 9-11
Cold Spring Encampment & Skirmish

July 29-30
Gettysburg Encampment

July 15-16
Falling Waters Civil War Weekend

June 10-12
Fort Mifflin

May 30
Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade

May 21
Parkesburg Festival

April 29–30
Camp Geiger Reenactment

April 26
Old Cathedral Cemetery Gravestones

March 19
Band Performance Hatboro Pa

March 13
Saint Patrick’s Day Parade

February 25-26
Daniel Boone Drill Camp


November 20
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 13
Lawnview Cemetery

October 30
Langhorne Harvest Day

October 22
Brad Upp Book Debut

October 16
Brubaker Park

September 24-26
Celtic Fest

September 11
Hay Creek

July 2-3
White Chimney’s

July 2-3
Museum Village

May 31
Bridesburg Memorial Day Parade

April 11
Holy Cross Cemetery


November 21
Gettysburg Remembrance Day

November 7
Mount Peace Cemetery

February 12
Lincoln Day Parade