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Colonel Crowther Foundation presents living history programs

Living history programs
The Colonel Crowther Foundation will present two living history programs this coming weekend, the first being a civil war recruiting program that will take place in City Hotel Park Saturday morning at 9 a.m. Pictured above is the second program, a presentation of Incident at Camp Crossman along with the final medical program. (Courtesy photo)

The Colonel Crowther Foundation will present two living history programs this coming weekend.
Of special interest is the civil war recruiting program that will take place in City Hotel Park Saturday morning, August 2, at 9 a.m.
Bob Hileman, Jr., President of The Colonel Crowther Foundation said, “Tyrone will see an exciting reenactment of civil war recruiting on Saturday, August 2.
“Recruiting soldiers to serve in the Union Army in 1861 was very different from recruiting efforts today”, he continued.
The program will begin at 8:45 a.m. with the playing of patriotic music by musicians from the 46th Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry Band (The Logan Guard) and the Mason/Dixon Brass Band.
Mike Gherrity, as well-know Tyrone citizen David Jones, will speak to the assembled citizens exhorting them to come to the defense of the Union.
David Jones began his military service to the Union as Captain of Company A and would end as Colonel commanding the 110th Regiment of Pennsylvania Volunteers following the death of James Crowther at Chancellorsville.
Incident at Camp Crossman, the foundation’s second living history program for the weekend, recreates a documented incident that happened at Camp Crossman in the fall of 1861.
Newspaper accounts have given us complete details of this incident where a soldier was wounded by a sentry who misunderstood his orders.
This program will be presented in the small field adjacent to the encampment at Reservoir Park at 11:30 a.m. and 3:30 p.m. on Saturday August 2 and at 3 p.m. on Sunday, August 3.
An extension of the program permit people attending to follow the wounded soldier to the surgeon’s tent where they will witness the medical procedures used to treat his wound.
“I hope many of the citizens of Tyrone will visit our encampment during the weekend,”  President Hileman commented.
“A little piece of Tyrone history will come alive providing an entertaining and informative time for those attending.”