[Photo Story] Civil War reenactors return to Union Canal Tunnel Park

4 min read130 views and 79 shares Posted August 25, 2019

LebTown ventured out to Saturday’s reenacted Civil War battle at Union Canal Tunnel Park to capture the scene.

Organized by the 93rd Pennsylvania Volunteer Infantry, the annual reenactment weekend is one of the biggest public events for the Union Canal Tunnel Park, which has hosted for the past five of the event’s 29-year history.

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The second battle begins Sunday afternoon at 1:30pm.

All photos by Will Trostel.

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The Union Canal Tunnel Park is located at 25th Street and Union Canal Drive, north of the Lebanon Valley Mall. Civil War reenactment battles were scheduled for Saturday and Sunday this weekend.
Union members prep their cannons for battle during the event.
Union members prep their cannons for battle during the event.
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The Confederacy answering back with cannon fire of their own.
Dozens of attendees came out for the event. Folks enjoying the battle seen here.
Members of the Confederacy holding the line.
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Union members sending back gunfire.
Union members marching forth on the Confederate line.
Union members returning fire on the Confederacy.
Union members returning fire on the Confederacy.
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The 93rd Pennsylvania Infantry Regiment representing their colors during battle.
Members of the Union holding the line.
The Confederacy retreating from the Union during the battle.
Confederacy members advancing the line during the battle against the Union.
Camps for both the Union and Confederacy were set up as well. Displayed here is a Confederate camp.
Ann and son Colt participated in the event as actors of the 5th Texas Infantry Regiment.
Women actresses also participated in the event. Shown here, a Union-affiliated woman is seen cleaning lanterns.
Chris M., Julie M., and Abigail M. are all members of the Federal Volunteer Brigade, a group of volunteer actors who showcase the history of the Civil War. Here they are seen representing the Union.
Vendors displayed Civil War related items during the event. Here, potential customers can be seen looking at items for sale.
Vendors displayed goods such as the hats shown here.

To learn more about the 93rd PA Volunteer Infantry and see more photos from past events, visit their Facebook page.

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