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Homeschool Tour of Reynolds Battery Encampment

September 27, 2019, 2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

There will be a free homeschool tour of a Civil War encampment on the grounds at Rose Hill Mansion on September 27 at 2 p.m. The encampment will be staffed by the reenactment group Reynolds’ Battery L 1st New York Light Artillery. Participating families can circulate among seven stations at their own pace to learn about aspects of military and civilian life like music, artillery and weapons, camp life, leather working, forging, provisions, and medical care. Homeschooling families with children of all ages are welcome to attend.

This program will be conducted out of doors and will go on rain or shine. It will begin at 2 p.m. and will run no later than 4 p.m. There will be an optional 15-minute tour of the first floor of Rose Hill Mansion at the conclusion of the tour. The program is free to attend, but advance registration is required and space is limited. A minimum number of participants are required for the program to run. To reserve a space, call the Geneva Historical Society at 315-789-5151. The Reynolds Battery Civil War program is funded in part by the Nelson B. Delavan Foundation.

The reenactors of Reynold’s Battery portray the Union Artillery unit (the troops servicing mounted firearms, such as cannon) organized by John A. Reynolds in Rochester in the fall of 1861. The soldiers served with the Army of the Potomac through the end of the war and saw action at Antietam, Fredericksburg, Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, the Overland Campaign and the siege of Petersburg. The current Reynolds’ Battery is certified by the New York State Department of Education as an educational organization. Its members are committed to educating the public about the Civil War through their reenactments and demonstrations.

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