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White Chimney Estates 2023

White Chimney Estates “Living History”, Gap, PA
July 21-22, 2023

Preparing to Fire

Once again 69th Pa assembled it’s membership and the families of descendants at White Chimney Estates in Gap Pennsylvania for a two  battle, “Living History”, music entertainment event which has in it’s third year become known by many at the Pa 69th Summer Picnic. In a beautiful area of rolling hills Confederate and Union forces did battle to reproduce the Falling Waters phase of Lee’s retreat from Gettysburg.

Briefing the Soldiers
Captain Mike Leading the Troops

The Confederate challenge was to halt the retreat of the Army of North Virginia across the Potomac river. The Federal task was to capture the rear guard of the Rebel force as they retreated back to Virginia. Infantry from the 69th Pa (both Eastern & Western Units) was aided by artillery from the 28th Pa in battle with the 23rd NC and the 1st W.V. Cavalry.

Union Line
Loading Ammunition

Amidst these battles was a well attended collection of musical  presentations by the 69th Civil War band plus tables of Amish foods as well as historical booths.

Cadets Lined Up

Beautiful weather prevailed during the event and music around the campfire sounded far into the night both Friday and Saturday. The event ended with a spectacular fireworks display. The attendance by members, descendants and family guests numbered 33. Over $1000 was raised for the gravestone project.

69th Camp at White Chimney Estates

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