Signal Corps Weekend

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When:
August 2, 2014 – August 4, 2014 all-day GMT0
2014-08-02T08:00:00+00:00
2014-08-04T08:00:00+00:00
Where:
Pry House Field Hospital Museum
18906 Shepherdstown Pike
Keedysville
MD 21756
Cost:
Suggest Donation of $5.00
Contact:
Kyle Wichtendahl
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. 

 

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