RE: [TalkAntietam] Mercer Museum exhibit/128th Pa
Have you been to the Civil War Museum in Doylestown? IIRC we have some items connected with the 128th PVI there.
Yr. Obt. Svt.
G E "Gerry" Mayers
"True patriotism sometimes requires of men to act exactly contrary, at one period, to that which it does at another, and the motive which impels them--the desire to do right--is precisely the same. The circumstances which govern their actions change; and their conduct must conform to the new order of things." -- Robert E. Lee
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> 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
> 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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10:00 AM – 4:00 PM in Historical La Mott
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*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.
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