Columbia 150th Civil War Celebration “Prelude to Gettysburg” – Craigslist notice

Found this day long activities schedule listed at

June 29, 2013 — 9:00 A.M. to 4:00 P.M.

“Civil War Encampment with Hospital

“The Patriot Daughters of Lancaster will also be on hand to demonstrate how care was provided for wounded Columbians during the Civil War. Meet the 45th PVI,87th PVI, The Lancaster Fencibles and the Invalid Corp. Also Jubal Early, General Gordon and Abraham Lincoln This will be located along the scenic Susquehanna River where the original area soldiers and citizens teamed up to stop the Confederacy from advancement … a Prelude to Gettysburg!

“Civil War Kid’s Camp

“Nearby, have the children come and enjoy story time with Lisa (Columbia Public Librarian), locally organized Civil War games, songs and stories with Matthew Dodd, and other fun activities. Look for Abraham Lincoln and other local historic figures throughout Columbia!

“Emancipation of Slavery Juneteenth Celebration

“Join us in front of the Reading and Columbia Freight Station where, at one time, slaves would be put on trains to Canada to seek freedom. Hear songs and praises of freedom!

“Artifacts and Lectures at the Museum

“Take some time to view Civil War artifacts that include the original Deposition of the Bridge Burners, General Welsh’s personal belongings, and lectures from Glenn Banner (local author and historian) and other local historians. ˜ 19-21 N 2nd ST, Columbia, PA 17512

Civil War Tribute at Wright’s Ferry Mansion

“See the home of William Wright, a founder of the Underground Railroad, and the first family of Columbia, which dates back to 1726.”

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