Re-enactors from Revolution, War of 1812 and Civil War to demonstrate camp life
Since 1804, Boscobel House has witnessed much of America’s and the Hudson River Valley’s past. Its founder, Loyalist States Morris Dyckman, worked for the British quartermaster Department during the American Revolution. His Federal-style home stood during the War of 1812, and its family produced a military man, Lt. Peter Corne Cruger (Company A, 6th Regiment, Heavy Artillery, New York) who fought for the Union and was mortally wounded in the Battle of Cedar Creek, Virginia, during the Civil War.
To honor history, Boscobel will present “The Dyckman Family at War: An Encampment of Soldiers from the American Revolution through the Civil War” on Sunday, Aug. 24. From 11 a.m. through 4 p.m., re-enactors from the American Revolution, the War of 1812 and the Civil War will demonstrate military camp life including tactical weapon demonstrations, inspections, formations, musket firings, artillery demonstrations and drills. To commemorate the sesquicentennial of the Civil War, the 6th New York Independent Battery will fire its Parrott cannon to salute the West Point Foundry Preserve where the guns were made.
The grounds fee has been reduced to $5/person, children 6 and under free. Visit boscobel.org or call 845-265-3638.
Photo courtesy of Bob Fagan, 6th New York Independent Battery