Other major re-enactments in the region this season


May 21, 1999

General Stuart, commander of the Confederate cavalry corps, was an 1854 graduate of the U.S. Military Academy at West Point. While he chose to fight for the Confederacy, his West Point-educated father-in-law, Brig. Gen. Philip St. George Cooke, stayed with the Union.

* June 11-13: Fourth Annual Hershey Civil War Weekend at Hersheypark, Hershey, Pa. Re-enactments both days. Donation to Friends of National Parks at Gettysburg for monument preservation. For information, call Kay Lookinbill, 100 W. Hersheypark Drive, Hershey, Pa. 17033, 717-534-3889.

* July 2-4, 136th anniversary Battle of Gettysburg; gates open at 8:30 a.m. each day. Scenarios include McPherson's Ridge, Culp's Hill and Pickett's Charge. Sponsored by the Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, 717-338-1525.

* July 10-11, 135th anniversary of the Battle of Monocacy near Frederick. Site opens at 10 a.m.; re-enactment battles begin at 1 p.m. Scenarios include the burning of the B&O Railroad blockhouse and the Monocacy Junction covered bridge by Union troops after their retreat. Free. Sponsored by the U.S. Flag Service, 5741 Elmer Derr Road, Frederick 21703, 800-USA-FLAG, 4 p.m.-6 p.m. weekdays.

* July 23-25, Second annual burning of the Columbia-Wrightsville Bridge. Hosts are Mellinger Manor Bed & Breakfast and 1st Pennsylvania Reserves, Company D. For information, call (717) 871-0699.

* July 30-Aug. 1, Re-enactment of the First Battle of Bull Run at Centreville, Va. Scenarios include Matthew Hill and Henry Hill.

* Sept. 10-11, Maryland. Preservation March; a South Mountain March to follow the route of the1st New Jersey Brigade, 6th Corps, through Crampton's Gap on Sept. 14, 1862. Benefits to New Jersey Civil War Heritage Association for preservation and display of 141 flags in New Jersey State Museum. For information, call Doug Dobbs 1133 Hamilton Blvd., Hagerstown 21742, (301) 733-7450.

* Sept. 11-12, Fourth "Fire on the Mountain" re-enactment of the Battle of South Mountain near Boonsboro. Sponsored by and for benefit of Central Maryland Heritage League. All profits go toward preservation of South Mountain battlefield. For information, call Russell Richards or Tammy Dingle, 25450 Highfield Road, Cascade, Md. 21719, (301) 241-4707 before 9 p.m.

* Sept. 18-19, Sharpsburg Heritage Festival. Living history portraying the town as "one vast hospital" after the battle at Antietam. For information, call the Sharpsburg Heritage Festival, P.O. Box 456, Sharpsburg, Md. 21782, at 301-432-7396.

* Sept. 25-26, "The Last Full Measure" re-enactment at Gettysburg, Pa. Scenarios include Bull Run in 1861, Emmitsburg Road and the Peach Orchard in 1863; and trench warfare at Petersburg, Va., in 1864-1865. To benefit the Association for the Preservation of Civil War Sites and Friends of the National Parks at Gettysburg. For information, The Gettysburg Anniversary Committee, P.O. Box 3482, Gettysburg, PA 17325-3482, 717- 338-1525.

* Oct. 14-17, 135th anniversary of the Battle of Cedar Creek; re-enactment on original battlefield in Middletown, Va. All proceeds go toward preservation of Cedar Creek Battlefield and restoration of the Heater House. For information, call the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation, P.O. Box 229, Middletown, VA 22645, at 540-869-2064.

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