|The 110th location is thought to be the area where Colonel Crowther fell||The ravine is from Hazel Grove looking toward Fairview|
The Colonel Crowther Foundation’s bus tour to the Chancellorsville Battlefield on May 3 is filling up fast; only nine seats remain unreserved.
This is a very special event for the Foundation since everyone will be on the battlefield on the exact date that Colonel James Crowther was killed while engaged in combat 145 years ago.
The chartered Fullington bus will leave Tyrone at 7 a.m. from the Park and Ride area. A documentary, Battle of Chancellorsville, will be shown on the bus as everyone makes their way down to Virginia. Dr. Bob Hileman, President of the Colonel Crowther Foundation, will talk about the role of the 110th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers after the documentary is viewed.
Everyone on the tour will eat lunch at Fuddruckers restaurant before proceeding to the Chancellorsville Visitor’s Center. Each member of the tour will select an item from a special menu for his or her lunch in advance. The folks at Fuddruckers will have lunch ready to eat when the tour arrives.
After lunch, the bus will travel to the National Park Service’s Chancellorsville Visitor’s Center. The afternoon will be spent touring the battlefield with Bob Roser. Bob has served as a volunteer tour guide at the battlefield and is Senior Vice Commander of the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War Camp No. 4, Irish Brigade in Fredericksburg. He is well-known as a very knowledgeable tour guide with a great sense of humor.
When the tour is complete, everyone will travel to the Fredericksburg National Cemetery where the color guard and others from Camp No. 4 Irish Brigade, will join the tour for a special wreath-laying ceremony at Colonel Crowther’s grave. Colonel Crowther is the senior Union officer whose remains are buried in this cemetery. After the ceremony, everyone will have a buffet dinner at Old Country Buffet. The bus will return to Tyrone after dinner, stopping at Bedford on the way, arriving back in Tyrone around 10 p.m..
The cost for the tour including meals is $65 per person. To get a reservation form, contact the Foundation by telephone at 814-641-0353, by mail addressed to: The Colonel Crowther Foundation, 318 Mifflin Street Huntingdon, PA 16652, or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Full payment in advance with the completed form is requested. Credit card payments are accepted. A four percent service charge will be added for credit card payments to offset the Foundation’s cost of processing the payment.