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Civil War Post Event and Reenactment – Oct. 12 & 13

Departure Set for October 12th – 13th in Poughkeepsie

The City of Poughkeepsie will host historic presentations on Friday, October 12th and Saturday, October 13th, with events beginning at 11:00am each day for the 150th anniversary of the departure of the 150th Volunteer Regiment from Poughkeepsie’s Main Street Wharf (now Waryas Park), via the Steamer Oregon on October 12, 1862 for the Civil War.

The 150th was known as the “Dutchess County” Regiment because it was composed of men through recruitment in this County.  It bravely fought at Gettysburg in July 1863 and participated in battles and maneuvers in the Atlanta Campaign, Sherman’s March to the Sea and campaigns in the Carolinas.  The celebration will begin at 11:00am at the historic Poughkeepsie Post Office (55 Mansion Street), where a special 150th Civil War Regiment Postal Cancellation will be used.  There will also be available a limited edition of 150 special tribute envelopes with a Civil War era design available for purchase to benefit re-enactors of this heroic Dutchess County Regiment.  There will be key local officials and Civil war re-enactors speaking briefly at the event.  A historic display of original 150th Regimental related documents, photographs, letters, and envelopes will be available to view. Continue reading Civil War Post Event and Reenactment – Oct. 12 & 13