Visit the Old Stone Fort Museum on Saturday, May 18 and see members of the 125th New York Volunteer Infantry conduct drills and practices the manual of arms!
Come join us this Saturday, May 18 at 9am at the Old Stone Fort Museum & Schoharie County Historical Society as the 125th NY practices the manual of arms.
Manual of arms consists of the marching, shooting and various forms of drilling in formation that Civil War soldiers had to know and learn on both sides. Depending on the campaigns, drilling took place of downtime to help keep the soldiers active and hold off boredom.
Weather is suppose to be decent that day, so bring yourself, family and friends to witness soldiers drill out in the field and visit the museum on site as well. If you're interested in joining please don't hesitate with stopping by and checking us out. We're always looking for new members!
Photo below is from the book, "Corporal Si Klegg and his Pard" by Wilbur Hinman