2010 Marilla Event Re-Cap
June 29, 2010
by Dale Turner
Report for Artillery Coalition stationed at Marilla, NY.
June 24, Camp Setup had began. Dinner at Kodiak Jacks with
members of the ERA, fun for all attending.
June 25, Camps began to set-up around pond in Marilla, NY. We
could see the enemy camps across the pond coming to life. The
campfires were lit, and the men took rations and waited for the
impending battles to come in the morrow.
June 26, Revile was early camps were full of hungry soldiers.
The local saloon had fresh coffee and pastries. The units of the
Coalition including Halsey Battery SC Artillery, 38th VA Battalion,
1st NY Wiedrichs Battery, and 1st VT Heavy Artillery took to the
nearby fields to drill. It was a long hot afternoon in camp we awaited
the battle it seemed as though neither army wanted to start the
attack. At 3:30 the first shots from Union Cavalry were heard, then
the pickets started in. We rushed to the guns and opened fire. The
52nd NC and 42nd VA Infantry put up a steady fire but in the end were
unable to hold the ground they had gained as the 1st TN Artillery took
to the field as support for our guns. After the rebels were driven
from the field our units went back into camp. A wonderful dinner of
beef and chicken was provided by the town folks of Marilla. Later a
barn dance was held, as the dance went on a force of Union troops
started to move in on our position. With musket fire and mortars the
Union was driven off, in the fight the barn was destroyed by a mortar
shell and burned to the ground. After the dance was finished we fired
the mortar and a cannon in salute of our victory.
June 27, Revile again was early, camp was excited about the
morning church service where a child was baptized. Battle came early
at 1:00 the Union attacked the Rebels. The fight was hot and after a
few charges by each side the Federals were driven from the field
taking heavy casualties. Both Batteries received minor wounds none
In conclusion the event was a huge success. All involved should be
proud of the presentation. The spectators were very impressed with the
new set-up. Now to find a way to top the barn burning. Thank You to
all who made this event the best it has been since it was started.
Capt. Dale Turner
attached to the ERA
Dec 10, 2010
Amherst 2011 Canceled
Please be informed that due to severe budgetary
problems at the Amherst Museum, it has become necessary to
cancel the 2011 Amherst Civil War Weekend Event.
On behalf of the Museum, the 49th NYV Infantry and the 33rd VA
Infantry Co.G, we wou...ld like to thank all of you who have
supported this event through the years.
Once the dust settles, hopefully, we may be able to put on a
2012 event at the Museum.
Your Obedient Servant,
33rd Va Inf. Co.G
Amherst Event Committee
Nov 4, 2010
Christmas During the Civil War
at the Marilla Community Center.
will be presenting a program Christmas During the Civil War
Thursday, November 11 at 7:30 PM at the Marilla Community
is bringing to life an 1863 Thomas Nast caricature of St.
Nicholas in order to tell about how our American Christmas
customs matured and developed during the Civil War Era.
Marilla NY Parade coming on Nov 7, 2010
Nov. 7th is the 11th Annual Veteran's Day Parade. Parade Line up
at 11:30am at the Marilla Fire Hall The parade starts at 12:00
noon, and marches North on Two Rod Road to Bullis Road one block
away. We will have our Mortars behind the fence across from the
Veteran's Memorial. After the Conclusion of the ceremony a free
roast beef dinner will be provided by the Marilla Grill to all
This year we will have both Union and Confederate units in the
Hope to See you there Dave and Dottie
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