• Sun beginning to set at Harpers Ferry, as seen from Maryland Heights. Photo by NPS Volunteer Buddy Secor.

    Harpers Ferry

    National Historical Park WV,VA,MD

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Event Details

  • Multiple Days: 07/27/2013, 07/28/2013

    Location: Lower Town, Harpers Ferry Time: 11:00 AM to 4:00 PM Fee Information: Park Entrance Fee: $10.00 per vehicle for 3 days or $5.00 per person on foot or bicycle. Contact Name: Melinda Day Contact Email: e-mail us Contact Phone Number: 304-535-6063

Living history volunteers of the 3rd US and 142nd Pennsylvania Infantry will portray the medical and relief efforts that provided aid and comfort to the thousands of soldiers fighting during the American Civil War.  The outpouring of funds and care was so vast that the relief effort was described as "an artery of the people's love to the people's army." This program will offer a military diet kitchen demonstration tell the story of both the national and local, civilian and military efforts to sustain the Union Army.   In the autumn of 1864, General Philip Sheridan prepared his army for the Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Harpers Ferry became a launching point and depot, supplying food, equipment, ammunition and medical attention for the army in the field.  Field Hospitals, a Commissary, Diet Kitchens, a Soldiers Rest, the US Quartermaster, and Sanitary Commission were included in the vast sustenance needed for that army.  Visitors are welcome to join ranger guided walking tours and military drill and firing demonstrations.