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Stephen Crane’s Red Badge of Courage

Posted on: June 9th, 2015

124th Regiment Orange Bloosoms

Stephen Crane’s – The Red Badge of Courage – A Living Memorial Celebrating the 150th Anniversary of the End of the Civil War June 20, 2015 – 10am – 6pm Orange Square, Port Jervis, New York 12771 The 45 foot tall Civil War monument in Orange Square will be surrounded by an encampment of soldiers. Among those participating will be the 124th New York known as the Orange Blossoms, Co. L 15th New York Volunteer Cavalry, 143rd New York Volunteer Infantry, and Lee’s Battery Virginia Light Artillery. President and Mrs. Lincoln will be onsite in the afternoon to greet visitors and talk about their lives. We’ve heard a rumor that Robert E. Lee and Ulysses S. Grant will also make an appearance. Bring your camera for those must have great photo ops; we will provide the backdrop for wonderful selfies. The Broome Street Fife and Drum Corps will be entertaining us with lively music. In the First Presbyterian Church vestibule there will be a display of authentic Civil War clothing by Juanita Leisch Jensen. The movie, The Red Badge of Courage, will be shown several times during the day in the church’s Marsh Hall. Tri-State Historical Societies will have Civil War displays in the Drew United Methodist Church’s Fellowship Hall. Stephen Crane’s father was the minister in the original church on this site. Robert Eurich will give a presentation titled “Stephen Crane: His Civil War Veteran Neighbors and The Red Badge of Courage. Cub Scouts from the Delaware River District, Boy Scout Troop 378, Venturing Crew 268, Girl Scout Troop 378 and Girl Scout Troop 443 will be on hand to assist with many of the activities. If you need help, need directions or want someone to snap your picture look for a scout to help you. The Gray-Parker Funeral Home’s 1867 Hearse and Pike County Historical Society’s 19th century Hiawatha stagecoach will provide another exciting spot for those keepsake photos. There will be activities and lectures offered throughout the day for the young and young at heart. Peter Osborne and Richard Roberts will lead a bus tour of the Civil War Veteran’s burial sites in the historic Laurel Grove Cemetery. This is a presentation by Port Jervis Tourism Board and Minisink Valley Historical Society. For more information contact William Schill – SCHILLNYC@aol.com 845-856-6741

Stephen Crane’s – The Red Badge Of Courage – A Living Memorial

June 20, 2015 – Schedule Hours 10:00 am – 6:00 pm

8:00am – 10:00am – Exhibitor and Vendor Set Up

10:00am – Opening Ceremonies –

Port Jervis Mayor Kelly Decker,

Captain Ryan McIntyre of the Orange Blossoms,

Cub Scout Honor Guard –

Wreath at Civil War Monument

10:00am-11:30am – Broome Street Fife & Drum Corps

10:45am – Port Jervis Free Library Historic Marker Dedication.

11:00 – 12:10 – Movie – 1 st showing of The Red Badge of Courage – $5.00 donation

11:30 – 12:30 – 1 st Laurel Grove Cemetery Bus Tour of Civil War Veteran’s Burial Sites. $5.00 donation

1:00 – 2:10 – Movie – 2nd showing of The Red Badge of Courage – $5.00 donation

1:30 – 2:30 – Robert Eurich –- “Stephen Crane: His Civil War Veteran Neighbors and The Red Badge of Courage.”

3:00 – 4:10 – Movie – 3rd showing of The Red Badge of Courage – $5.00 donation

3:00 – 4:00 – 2nd Laurel Grove Cemetery Bus Tour of Civil War Veteran’s Burial Sites. $5.00 donation

Activities Throughout The Day Encampment –

124th NY (Orange Blossoms), Co. L

15th NY Volunteer Cavalry,

143rd NY Volunteer Infantry,

Lee’s Battery Virginia Light Artillery,

President and Mrs. Lincoln

Generals Ulysses S. Grant

Robert E. Lee

Juanita Leisch Jensen – CW clothing & accessories history of women in the CW Mourners coffin & brief history of causalities & effect on families

Tri-State Historical Societies – Civil War exhibits & memorabilia

Willard Schadt – Civil War Music – Drew United Methodist Church

History of the Monument & Canon Hiawatha Stage Coach – Pike County Historical Society

1867 Hearse – Gray-Parker Funeral Home

Delaware River District Cub Scouts Boy Scout Troop 378

Venturing Crew 268

Girl Scout Troop 378

Girl Scout Troop 443

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