Mark your calendars and plan on a visit to the Delaware County Historical Association (DCHA) over the weekend of July 18 and 19. Please join us then in celebrating the return of the 144th New York State Volunteers as they form together once more to recognize and remember the Battles of Honey Hill and Little Round Top.
The 144th Regiment was the largest and best known regiment mustered in Delaware County during the Civil War, composed almost entirely of Delaware County residents. The regiment was formed during the summer of 1862 and was stationed at different locations throughout the war. The bloodiest battle in which it was involved was fought in South Carolina at the end of 1864 – Honey Hill.
Co-hosted and sponsored by DCHA and the 144th New York Reenactment Group, the weekend events will include: Civil War battlefield reenactments, living history demonstrations, cannon fire, military horses, drills, sutlers, old-time photography and much more. Participants will include re-enactors representing both Union and Confederate troops, some of the latter traveling to Delaware County from South Carolina and other former Confederate States.
The event takes place at the Delaware County Historical Association on Saturday and Sunday, July 18th and July 19th from 9:00am to 5:00pm. Lunch available from Cross Roads Café on both Saturday and Sunday. On Saturday the Delhi United Ministry will provide cookies and brownies as a church fundraiser.
DCHA is located at 46549 State Hwy. 10, Delhi, NY.