From left, Jennifer Ochsman, of Scranton; Kay Lingle, of Lancaster; Kathleen Coddington, of Bath; Joanne Grudzinski, of Lancaster; and Marianne Phifer, of Easton, sport their Civil War-era clothes at a fashion show during Lehigh Valley Civil War Days, held June 1 and 2 at the recreational area of Whitehall Parkway, Church Street. The fashion show demonstrated what life was like at home for women
Ruth Dennison, of Nazareth, tries her hand in the frying pan toss, attempting to get as close as possible to a mannequin said to be a “lazy husband.” Re-enactors, from left, Pauline Zamorski, of Pottstown; Phifer; Grudzinski; and Neil Coddington, of Bath, observe the game.
The Jolly Tars entertain visitors with Civil War-era music. The group is a re-creation of sailors from the Union Civil War ship USS Lehigh. From left are Allen Brenner, of York, on violin; Jake Laubach, of Emmaus, playing the banjo; Ken Purcell, of Whitehall, playing the guitar; and Bob Dell Elba, of Washington, N.J., on bass.
Zamorski demonstrates techniques used for cooking meals for the soldiers during the Civil War. Beef stew was on the menu for the day. The 11th annual event was sponsored by Friends of Camp Geiger. Camp Geiger is named in honor of Civil War historian Christopher Geiger, of Northampton, who died serving in the U.S. Army in Afghanistan in 2003.
Union soldier re-enactor Jason Smith, of Gainesville, Fla., is rescued and dragged to safety by Luke Hoffman, of Basking Ridge, N.J. During the actual Battle of Cold Harbor, there were 6,000 casualties in the first 20 minutes of the battle.Press photos by Donna Gewertz