|When:||Back to Calendar August 2, 2014 – August 3, 2014 (all-day)||Where:||Pry House Field Hospital Museum
18906 Shepherdstown Pike
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|Cost:||Suggest Donation of $5.00|
301-695-1864, Ext. 1013
Living History and Modern Military Encampment
Living historians portraying members of the Union Army’s Signal Corps will be encamped at the Pry House throughout the weekend. During the Battle of Antietam, the Pry Farm served as an important signal station for Gen. McClellan as he coordinated the army’s movements. Periodic demonstrations each day will showcase the equipment and operations of the Signal Corps during the Civil War. Interpreters will present the evolution of the U. S. Signal Corps, which began just before the Civil War and continues to play a vital role in the modern military. Visitors can try on uniforms and equipment and have a chance to send messages.