LORENZO HOUSE LIVING HISTORY

An Event Hosted by the 149th NYSV, “The Salt Point Rangers”

September 12,13,14, 2003

  For the 2003 event

It’s November of 1864.   The 149th NYSV is in Georgia, and is now embarked on Sherman’s March to the Sea. The regiment is part of Slocum’s left wing, which is referred to now as Sherman's Army of Georgia. The 149th is marching between 10 and 15 miles per day towards Savannah, and helping to cut a 60 mile wide swath of destruction and is as Sherman said, “making Georgia howl”. They meet little resistance, except for occasional skirmishes with Home Guards or squads of partisan rangers. Frantic proclamations with calls "To Arms" are made by Beauregard, Senator B. H. Hill, and others. Bodies of state militia under the command of Generals McLaws, Cobb, and G.W. Smith are present, but little fighting takes place except near river crossings or the outskirts of towns.

( taken from passages from “SLOCUM AND HIS MEN”, published by J.B. Lyon Company, 1904).

Thus is the setting for our Living History encampment at Historic Lorenzo.  

 Schedule of Events:  

Friday

 4:00pm  - Event opens to the public

4:00pm  - Musicians Practice

5:00pm  - Company Roll Call & Drill

6:00pm  - Inspection of Troops

7:00pm  - Supper Call for Troops – Public invited to tour camp

9:00pm  - Pickets posted around camp

9:00pm  - Event closes to public

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Saturday

   - Photo's from the 2002 Event

7:00am  - Event opens to the public

7:00am  - Company Inspection & Drill

9:00am  - Morning Parade

10:00am  - Musicians Practice

10:00am – Bayonet Drill

11:00am  - Dinner Call for Troops – Public invited to tour camp

12:00 Noon  - Assembly & Pay Call

1:00pm  - Open tours of camp

2:00pm  - Skirmish Drill

3:00 – Open tours of camp

4:00pm  - Assembly & Parade Review

4:30pm  - Field Music performed by the New York Excelsior Brass Band - 2 hour program

5:15pm  - Supper Call for Troops – Public invited to tour camp

7:00pm  - Pickets posted around camp

9:00pm  - Event closes to public

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 Sunday

7:00am  - Event opens to the public

9:00am  - Musicians Practice

10:00am  - Bayonet Drill

11:00am  - Dinner Call for Troops – Public invited to tour camp

12:00 Noon  - Skirmish Drill

2:00pm  - Assembly & Dress Parade

3:00pm  - Final Formation & Dismissal ( Event Ends )

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