Mercer Museum exhibit/128th Pa
- Hi all! Just a reminder if you are in the Doylestown Bucks county area:
Last chance to see this excellent exhibit , Turning Points at the Mercer Museum. It ends on August 25(tomorrow). The Mercer Museum is located at 84 S. Pine Street, Doylestown, Pa. Cost: Included in museum admission
I will be there on Sunday as a docent in the 128th Pa area, 1-3 pm. Come by and say hi!
Speaking of the 128th - I am finally going to put all my research together on them for my Master's thesis. As some of you know I have been researching them for many years and give presentations on their history.
I would appreciate if any of you come across anything important or interesting during your own readings and research concerning them - if you would let me know. They were in the XII Corps and participated in two battles, Antietam and Chancellorsville. They were a 9 month regiment enlisting in Bucks, Berks and Lehigh County in August, 1862 and were mustered out in mid-May, 1863. Many of the men reenlisted in other regiments and I have been trying to get more information on that.
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FYIYou are invited to help
Celebrate Historical La Mott and Honor the United States Colored Troops 150th Anniversary and the founding of Camp William Penn*
10:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Historical La Mott
Guided and self-guided walking tours
Regimental USCT Re-enactors
Impersonators of Civil War Figures
Rain or Shine
Events will take place inside and outside
Visit www.usct.org for information as the program is developed
Phone: 215 885-2258
Presented by: Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott and The Camp William Penn Museum with support of The 3rd Regiment USCT Re-enactors and The 6th Regiment USCT Re-enactors
*Camp William Penn, which was located in what is now modern day La Mott, was the first and largest Federal training site for colored soldiers during the Civil War.
Note: Volunteers needed for help in all aspects of this event; some starting now and some the day of the event. Ideas and suggestions are also welcome. If you are able to help or participate, please contact:
Citizens for the Restoration of Historical La Mott (CROHL)
1618 Willow Avenue
La Mott, PA 19027
Phone: 215 885-2258