Wednesday, July 03, 2013

The Civil War Returns July 3, 2013 Kevin E. Dayhoff #cw150 #Gettysburg150 #gburg150 http://tinyurl.com/kd3d9rr

The Civil War Returns July 3, 2013 Kevin E. Dayhoff #cw150 #Gettysburg150 #gburg150 http://tinyurl.com/kd3d9rr

The Civil War Returns July 3, 2013 Kevin E. Dayhoff #cw150 #Gettysburg150 #gburg150 http://tinyurl.com/kd3d9rr


Opening ceremonies at Union Mills Homestead on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Photo by Kevin Dayhoff

This week, our area and the nation paused to remember the tragic events of 150-years ago. Today marks the end of the Battle of Gettysburg.

Fought over the first three days of July in 1863, the battle proved to be both climatic and one of the most cataclysmic events in American history.

The Gettysburg campaign was Confederate Gen. Robert E. Lee's bold offensive into the north in an attempt to provide a knock-out blow to the 95,000-strong Union Army of the Potomac.

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This past weekend in Westminster, the ceremonies to pay our respects to the events of 150-years ago, began on Friday evening with services at the Corbit’s Charge monument on Court Street and the Ascension Church cemetery.

On Saturday and Sunday, the historic commemorations moved north of Westminster and closer to Gettysburg and appointment with immortality – to a living history event, “Citizen Meets Soldier,” at the Shriver family Union Mills Homestead.

For several days in June, just before the Battle of Gettysburg, thousands of Confederate and Union troops camped at the Union Mills Homestead. Like much of our nation, the Shriver family had divided loyalties during the war which pitted brother against brother.

Last weekend the National Shrine of St. Elizabeth Ann Seton in Emmitsburg held a three-day event to commemorate the role that the Sisters of Charity and Daughters of Charity played at the Battle of Gettysburg….


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Photo: Opening ceremonies at Union Mills Homestead on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Photo by Kevin Dayhoff

The Corbit's Charge Commemorative Committee and the Union Mills Homestead Foundation, Inc. jointly planned "Corbit's Charge - Union Mills 1863," - “a collaborative celebration and commemoration of the 150th Anniversary of the events in Westminster and Union Mills on June 29th and June 30th, 1863,” according to a joint press release from June 27, 2012.

The planned events held last weekend commemorated “key events in Carroll County's Civil War history, particularly in the lead-up to and during what eventually became the Battle of Gettysburg…

“"Corbit's Charge- Union Mills 1863" … (involved) three days of special events in Westminster and Union Mills from Friday, June 28 to Sunday, June 30, 2013. These events will include commemorations, Civil War re-enactors and encampments, musical celebrations, and living history displays.”

On Friday evening, June 28, 2013, the commemoration featured walking tours of the Corbit's Charge Battle Site, along with related ceremonies in Westminster.

On Saturday and Sunday, June 29 and 30, 2013, the venue for the commemoration weekend was located on the scenic and spacious grounds of the Union Mills Homestead, offering an authentic setting much the way it was in 1863….

The Civil War Returns July 3, 2013 Kevin E. Dayhoff #cw150 #Gettysburg150 #gburg150 http://tinyurl.com/kd3d9rr


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Opening ceremonies at Union Mills Homestead on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Photo by Kevin Dayhoff

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Photo: Kevin Dayhoff and Caroline Babylon Friday August 13, 1863 [19990813 a CBK CW]

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Opening ceremonies at Union Mills Homestead on Saturday, June 29, 2013. Photo by Kevin Dayhoff

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