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Civil War Heritage Day
Reception and Parade for President Lincoln!
Albany Rural Cemetery, Menands , New York
Saturday, September 29, 2007, 10 am - 5 pm
The schedule for the day will include:
10 am to 2 pm then one at 4 pm: Civil War Walking Tours. The Trolley will pick you up and bring you to the start of the tour. Civil War Soldier Camps will be set up and open to the public.
11:00-11:30; 12-1:00; 2:00-3:00; Memorial Service: The 77th NY Regimental Balladeers will perform. They are a nationally recognized Civil War music group with several recorded CDs to their credit.
11:30-12; 1:00-2:00; 3:00 Parade: The Excelsior Cornet Band - New York State's only authentic Civil War brass band will perform with authentic instruments of the 1860 period.
The 2nd Battery Vermont Light Artillery will give demonstrations and fire their Civil War cannon.
The 6th NY Cavalry will be attending with both mounted and dismounted troops.
Civil War drill, military tactics and weapon firing demonstrations will be given by several participating Civil War Groups including the 5th NYVI (Duryee's Zouaves) and the 123rd NYVI (Champlain Rifles) and the 125th NYVI.
Presentations in the Chapel
10:30 ? 11:30 Stuart Lehman: Civil War Tour of the NYS Capitol
12:00 ? 1:00 Tom Carroll: USS Monitor
1:30 ? 2:30 Mark Bodnar : Civil War Tour of Albany Rural Cemetery
4:00 ? 5:00 Stuart Lehman: Civil War Tour of the NYS Capitol
Media Sponsor: Albany Times Union
All Day Displays
The Capital District Civil War Round Table
George L. Willard Camp 154 of the Sons of Union Veterans
5th NY Duryea's Zouaves, 123rd, 125th NYVI
Hudson Mohawk Industrial Gateway
Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War, Ann & Dorothy Prentice
79th Regiment NYS Volunteers (Cameron Highlanders) by David Getty
Civil War Period wagons and carriages by Bob Shuey
(ambulance, baggage wagon, buckboard wagon)
Civil War wagons and carriages from the Pruyn House
Albany Rural Cemetery
Underground Railroad History Project of the Capital Region Exhibit
by Paul & Mary Liz Stewart
The Capital District Blacksmith's Association
"A Lady in Mourning" ? a display of mourning artifacts, Maxine Getty
A rope making demonstration by Mike Speranza
Working model of Burden's horseshoe-making machine by Bob Rawls
Commemorative U.S. Postal Service cancellation and cachets
State Capitol Display from the Civil War by Stuart Lehman
Display of Civil War Weaponry by Red Sutton
Historical Society of the Town of Colonie . Kevin Franklin
Civil War era horse drawn hearse from DeMarco Funeral Home
Civil War era funeral wagon from Albany Rural Cemetery
117th NYV Co. B, Medical Corps will display a medical tent with period medical equipment
Display highlighting the history of (Ulysses S.) Grant Cottage
U.S. Naval Landing Party
U.S. Colored Troops, Charles Swain
Women Spies in the Civil War, Gaylene Getman
Watervliet Historical Society, Mark Gilcrest
3 pm: Parade and Memorial Service
A reception for President Lincoln, his wife and his law partner Ward Hill Lamon and a Commemorative Service will be conducted at 3:00 pm to honor Civil War dead buried at Albany Rural. The ceremony will include a Civil War Honor Guard, Excelsior Coronet Band, the 77th Regimental Balladeers, The Star Spangled Banner, Civil War history of Albany , President Lincoln's Gettysburg Address, Military Volley Salute and Taps.
For more information call the Cemetery Office: 518-463-7017.
This event is FREE to the public but we request a $5 per car donation for parking to offset our expenses. Refreshments will be available for purchase. Please enter the cemetery from the Broadway entrance (across from the Menands Diner).