Monday, September 5, 2016

Colonial Program At Monterey Pass

Our Colonial period program has come a long way since last year. Lot's of research has been ongoing in order to interpret this forgotten history of our Civil War battlefield. We still have a long way to go, but, we're getting there. Here are a few photographs from our September 3 event.

The women's aspect of the day long program. 
What was life like for travelers on the old Wagon Road
Stopping for lunch.
The base camp with examples of material culture of the time period.
The walking tour of the Wagon Road.

Tuesday, August 23, 2016

The 23rd New York State National Guard Impression

The 23 New York State National Guard has an interesting story to tell just like the other regiments that served in Franklin County after the Battle of Gettysburg. Working on the uniform jacket for about a week, it has been completed. This impression will also work for the 13th New York State National Guard. Just switch out the hat brass numbers. Our battlefield can interpret the 8th, New York S.N.G., the 22nd New York S.N.G., the 13th New York S.N.G. and the 23rd New York S.N.G.

Aside from the jacket, trousers and hat that are gray with black trim, I am wearing the basic Union accouterments that are modified. The breast plate has been replaced with an oval plate. The buckle is the standard NG buckle. The 23rd NYSNG during the 1863 Campaign was issued the hardpack knapsack.