Supporting the mission statements of the Monterey Pass Battlefield Park and Museum and the Friends of the Monterey Pass Battlefield, Inc through interpretation, living history and education programmings.
Saturday, March 15, 2014
30th Virginia Infantry Impression at Antietam
It's the start of the 2014 interpretive season and Antietam NPS was the first on the list. I did a generic solider of the 30th Virginia Infantry who fought in the West Woods by the Dunker Church. I talked with the public about the average Confederate soldier and what he carried on during the Maryland Campaign. During the Battle of Antietam, the 30th Virginia Infantry lost more than 68% of its men and the brigade commanded by Colonel Van Manning with the three other regiments lost 77 killed, 387 wounded and 41 missing.
I am wearing the standard Richmond Depot jacket trimmed with black tape on the cuffs, collar and shoulder straps, with Virginia buttons. The kepi and trousers are of the Richmond Depot pattern.