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69th PA Irish Volunteer Infantry

Why We Reenact the Civil War

The central reason we of the 69th Pa reenact is to honor the soldiers who fought with our Irish regiment in the American Civil War from 1861 to 1865. We recognize that this bloody conflict was perhaps the most crucial period in our nation’s history and defined what our nation was to become ever since. Members of the 69th honor our regiment in many different ways. Like most reenactors we participate in the recreation of battles and in “Living History” events to educate visitors about the life of the Civil War Soldier and the role of the Irish-Amerians in the war. But we go beyond these activities in many ways. We locate the burial sites of the men who fought and where those sites are unmarked we place gravestones in a solemn ceremony connecting descendants and expressing their heritage. The 69th has a band which performs at events and in Irish pubs, raising the money to pay for the gravestones. Wee march in Parades such as the annual Philadelphia “Saint Patrick’s Day” Parade memorial Day Parades and the annual  Remembrance Day Parade in Gettysburg. We travel  to Civil War battle sites & we raise funds to save battlefield land from development.

 2024 Officers

CaptainMichael Ernsberger
1st LieutenantDavid O’Daniel
Quartermaster SergeantDavid Ashcroft
1st SergeantAustin L’Heureux
Color SergeantAlex Long
CorporalsKyle Schaeffer
Ricky Jacobs
PioneersAl Colbourne
Rick Jacobs
AdjutantDonald Ernsberger
TreasurerLex Nugent

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