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Thunder on the Hill at the NCWM

July 28 @ 10:30 AM - July 29 @ 3:00 PM

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An event every day that begins at 10:30am, repeating until July 28, 2019

The National Civil War Museum welcomes back Thompson’s Battery and Cooper’s Battery for a full weekend of artillery demonstrations, Saturday and Sunday, July 27th & 28th, 2019. Up to 6 cannons will be on the flat top behind the Museum*. This awesome display of fire power will let museum visitors experience a small taste of the enormous pressure soldiers felt during the heat of the battle in the American Civil War. Reenactors will be available to answer visitor’s questions and show how the firing process works in battle.

Weekend schedule is as follows:

Saturday:
9:30 am – 9:45 am – Musket demonstration
10:00 am -10:45 am – Demonstration on the Parrott Rifle – Cooper’s Battery
11:30 am – 12:15 pm – Section maneuver demo with the Mountains – Thompson’s Battery
2:15 pm – 2:30 pm – Musket demonstration
2:45 pm – 3:30 pm – Demonstration on the 3” ordinance rifle – Cooper’s Battery
4:15 pm – 4:30 pm – Musket demonstration
4:45 pm – 5:30 pm – Demonstration on the Parrott Rifle – Thompson’s Battery
5:45 pm – 6:30 pm – Battery maneuver demo, rolling thunder and battery fire (all 6 guns) – Thompson’s & Cooper’s Battery
Sunday:
10:30 am – 11:00 am – Musket demonstration
11:15 pm – 12:00 pm – Demonstration on the Parrott Rifle – Thompson’s Battery
12:45 pm – 1:00 pm – Musket demonstration
1:15 pm – 2:00 pm – Demonstration on the 3” Ordinance Rifle -Cooper’s Battery
2:15 pm – 3:00 pm – Battery Maneuver demo, rolling thunder and battery fire (all 6 guns) – Thompson’s & Cooper’s Battery

*Weather and ground conditions permitting

Details

Start:
July 28 @ 10:30 AM
End:
July 29 @ 3:00 PM
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Website:
www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

Venue

The National Civil War Museum
One Lincoln Circle at Reservoir Park
Harrisburg, PA 17103 United States
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Phone:
(717) 260-1861
Website:
https://www.nationalcivilwarmuseum.org

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