Annual Battle of Hunterstown Commemoration
Understand the impact that the battle of Hunterstown had on the battle taking place in Gettysburg just a few miles away. Take a special walking tour of the battle sites, engage with living history and understand the full story of the battles during the Gettysburg campaign.
The 9th annual Walking Tour begins at 11:00 am. Enjoy a U.S. Cavalry demonstration with David S. Miller of The Independent Loudoun County Rangers. Meet the Generals - Brigadier General George Armstrong Custer and General Ulyssess S. Grant, as well as Mrs. Julia Grant.
Artists and authors on site displaying will include:
• James O. Phelps - historic panoramic artists showing his 150th collection of Civil War panoramics
• Edwin L. Green, artist to Colonial Williamsburg showing 150th Gettysburg Battlefield Painting Series
• JD Petruzzi and Steve Stanley, authors of "The New Gettysburg Campaign Handbook," "The Complete Gettysburg Guide," and "The Gettysburg Campaign in Numbers and Losses"
• Artists Jared Frederick showing "I'll Lead You This Time," a painting of Custer at Hunterstown - The Gettysburg Campaign
• Book signing by Frank Meredith author of "The Unfinished Work" and "The Battle of Gettysburg As Seen By Two Teens: The Stories of Tillie Pierce and Daniel Skelly"
• Richard Hamilton, author of "Oh! Hast Thou Forgotten, Michigan Cavalry in the Civil War: The Gettysburg Campaign"
Pig roast and barbeque chicken luncheon begins at 12:30 pm.
Follow Roger Harding on a a tour and talk of the historic Tate Farm grounds. See Hunterstown chairmaking demonstrations by Joe Matthews and view artifacts on display by the Hunterstown Historical Society.
Bring your friends, a lawn chair, and a camera and join us for the day. All events are free and open to the public. There will be plenty of free parking at the back of the Tate Farm property.