Civil War Days

JUNE 28, 2013 – JUNE 30, 2013hide

Please join us to for a fun filled weekend in recognition of The 150th Anniversary of the Occupation of Mechanicsburg and Eastern Cumberland County during the Civil War.  Here are some of the festivities planned.

Thank you to all of our very generous sponsors here.

Get your very own poster to commemorate these momentous events.  See all of the poster options here!

In celebration of Civil War Days, click here for local business specials!

In honor of Civil War Days and the Fourth of July, American Flag Bunting is available for purchase at Civil War and More (10 S. Market St, Mechanicsburg).

To learn more about the history of Mechanicsburg and the schedule of events, click on the following link and play the radio show below Civil War and More.

FRIDAY, JUNE 28, 2013

9:00 AM – 4:00 PM
Civil War Trails guided coach tours through the Mechanicsburg area
Tickets Required, available at Mechanicsburg Museum, 697-6088 Tickets are also available in Hampton Township by calling 761-4951. The coach tours leave approximately every 30 minutes from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. $8.00 per ticket

6:30 – 9:30 PM
Evening gala at the Orris House Inn Bed and Breakfast
318 West Main Street
Limited numbers, Reservations Required
$50.00 per ticket, call 441-3839
Betsy Barnicle, Period Strolling Fiddler
Jeff Greenawalt, Civil War Folk Singer
Central Pennsylvania 1863 History
Jim Schmick, President of Camp Curtin Historical Society
Southern Perspective
Ronald Hawkins as “General Jenkins”
Silent Auction, local history and artwork

Catering for the Orris House Gala provided by Snappers Bar & Grill

6:00 – 8:00 PM
Trinity Lutheran Church
132 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA
Civil War Music by Dearest Home
Food and Games

7:00 – 9:00 PM
Encampment, Memorial Park
Confederate Cavalry and Confederate Foot Artillery
Infantry Encampment


Mechanicsburg Area:

8:00 – 9:30 AM
Encampment, Memorial Park
Mechanicsburg, PA

9:45 – 10:30 AM
11:00 – 11:45 AM
Reenactment events featuring Union and Confederate soldiers Main Street Surrender of town/Secure the flag
Accompanied by the Mechanicsburg Singer Band
Civil War Music

9:00 AM – 12:00 PM
General Jenkins Requisition for Rations
Collections at PNC Bank
2 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA
All donations of canned and dry goods to be donated to local food banks.

12:00 – 2:00 PM
Dinner with General Jenkins
Washington Firehouse
53 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA
BBQ Chicken Dinner Tickets available at firehouse, 697-9877. $8.00 per ticket

1:00 PM – 2:00 PM
2:00 PM– 3:00 PM
Civil War Magic with Magician Marlin Troutman
Historic Union Church, 47 East Main Street, Mechanicsburg, PA

Mechanicsburg Museum Events
2 West Strawberry Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA

8:30 – 9:15 AM
Life of a Confederate Soldier
1st Sgt. Todd Wiley, Living Historian
Capt. Matt Vanderwater, Reenactor

1:00 – 2:00 PM
Women on the Homefront
Lisa Wiley, Living Historian
Lisa Hawkins, Living Historian

2:45 – 3:45
Civil War Military Weapons and Arms
1st Sgt. Todd Wiley, Living Historian
Capt. Matt Vanderwater, Reenactor

Mechanicsburg Library Event
16 North Walnut Street
Mechanicsburg, PA

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Civil War Medicine
Sammi Lehman, Historian

Thanks for supporting and recognizing Mechanicsburg and eastern Cumberland County’s unique place in Civil War history.

Hampden Township Area:

Rupp House
5115 East Trindle Road
Mechanicsburg, PA

3:00 – 3:45 PM
Escaping Slavery: from the Underground Railroad to the Cumberland Valley Railroad
George Nagle, Historian

4:00 – 4:45 PM
Local Civil War Artifacts
Jim Schmick, Speaker, President of Camp Curtin Historical Society

5:00 – 6:00 PM
Mechanicsburg Singer Band
Civil War Music

6:00 – 6:45 PM
Invasion of Cumberland County 1863
Cooper Wingert, Historian

Parking available at:
Zlotoff, Gilfert, Gold & Associates
5108 East Trindle Road
Mechanicsburg, PA

SUNDAY, JUNE 30, 2013

9:00 – 10:30 AM

Reflections Service at the Historic Union Church
47 East Main Street
Mechanicsburg, PA

1:00 – 3:00 PM
Angel of the Battlefield
A Tea to honor Clara Barton
Rosemary House, 120 South Market Street, Mechanicsburg, PA
Tickets Required, call 697-5111

12:00 – 5:00 PM
Historic Peace Church
Trindle and St. John’s Road
Camp Hill, PA

2:00 – 3:00 PM
Tours of Historic Peace Church

3:00 – 4:00 PM
Confederate Invasion of Cumberland County
Sheldon Munn, President, Friends of the Historic Peace Church, Past President of Harrisburg Civil War Roundtable

3:00 PM
Civil War Trails Dedication Ceremony
8th and Indiana Avenue, Lemoyne, PA
Information: 766-1899

Camp Curtin Historical Society

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