Civil War Reenactment Saturday

Debbie Wygent, correspondent for LancasterOnline, reports:

A Civil War reenactment of the Battle of Chancellorsville is set for 1:30 p.m. Saturday at Landis Woodland Preserve on Zion Hill Road, just outside of Christiana.

Reenactor John Softchin of Atglen said 40 to 50 reenactors will be camped at the preserve and portraying the Confederate Blacksford Sharpshooters, and the federal Astor Rifles. Softchin said visitors should arrive at 1:30 p.m. in time to see infantry and calvary in battle at 2 p.m.

“It was a very significant battle, one of the crucial battles of the Civil War,” said Softchin. “The Confederates lost, and Stonewall Jackson was killed by his own people.”

The battle actually took place from April 30 through May 6, 1863, in Spotsylvania County, Va. Softchin said participants will be from many different units of reenactors in the region. (Read more…)


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