1st Pennsylvania Reserves, Co. D

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155th Gettysburg

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on July 11, 2018 at 4:15 PM Comments comments (2)

Most of the folliwing report is from the Adjutant of 2nd Regiment.  He summed up the event well enough and as he said, there are many stories to be told by each company, and we certainly had ours.  We joined up with the PRVC for the battle of the Wheatfield and went out as the Reserves that we are.  I must say, though, that the battle was lack-lustre and seemed as though the General didn't want to be troubled with dealing with our part of the days action.  So, we did a fai...

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Robert Fulton Birthplace, June 23, 2018

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on July 3, 2018 at 11:55 AM Comments comments (0)

     For company D, this was a campaign event.  We portrayed infantry on the move and brought with us only what would be carried on the march and handed out rations consisting of hardtack and salt beef for the mens daily food.

    I need  to give a special shout out to Sgt. Thompson and Pvt. Yoder who actually marched 10 miles with full backpacks, haversacks, canteens, blanket roll and a 14 Lb. weapon to get to this event.  All while in full unifo...

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Company Meeting Feb. 3rd

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on February 5, 2018 at 3:20 PM Comments comments (0)

    Our yearly meeting was a good one with 4 new members in attendance.  We had a great time looking at some 3-d photos that Chaplain Mills brought with him and had lots of conversations.  The food was good, but the room we were in was crowded and noisy.  This is not a good place to hold a meeting any more.  I will search for a new venue for next year.  We accomplished much and have a couple of new events to do this year.  Everyone is looking forward to...

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Cedar Creek, 2017

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on October 26, 2017 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

153rd Cedar Creek, After Action Report

Oct. 13-15, 2017

 

Only 4 people went to Cedar Creek this year. Lt. Cornwell, 1stSgt. Farmer, Pvt. Yoder, & Pvt. Fasnacht. Upon arrival, found the camps in an organized state of chaos. The engineers did not come and pre set the camps, so field officers were trying to define the streets. We managed to get set up and passed a pleasant evening visiting and playing cards. Saturday morning we joined with the 142nd PA ...

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Cedar Creek, 2017

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on October 26, 2017 at 11:10 AM Comments comments (0)

153rd Cedar Creek, After Action Report

Oct. 13-15, 2017

 

Only 4 people went to Cedar Creek this year. Lt. Cornwell, 1stSgt. Farmer, Pvt. Yoder, & Pvt. Fasnacht. Upon arrival, found the camps in an organized state of chaos. The engineers did not come and pre set the camps, so field officers were trying to define the streets. We managed to get set up and passed a pleasant evening visiting and playing cards. Saturday morning we joined with the 142nd PA ...

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A Poem . . . Cedar Creek revisited

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on October 20, 2017 at 1:10 PM Comments comments (0)

The FVB & the 153rd Cedar Creek

They found "the thing".

They told us to depart.

But we determined right from the start,

no cretin coward would chase us away

and at Cedar Creek ..... we decided to stay.

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Waynesboro - Renfrew museum 2017

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on August 18, 2017 at 5:45 PM Comments comments (1)

    I will suffice this report as reported so well by the adjutant.  I will add that it was a pleasure to have the 149th join us for the weekend.  Very nice time enjoyed by all and as most eveyone there from our company had not been there before, I believe they will all want to return next year.

Submitted,

Capt. Bob VanderPlate

Gentlemen,

 

I bring you Major Petro's greetings and compliments on a job well done this weekend at Renfre...

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Union Mills, 2017

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on July 19, 2017 at 11:00 AM Comments comments (0)


After Action report of Sgt. Kyle Sabol:

I arrived shortly after 1st Sgt Farmer (or this weekend, Private Farmer) and the Halton clan. Luckily for me, when I got there the Battalion was just finishing up drill. After briefly catching up with everyone, we reported to the 93rd PA under Captain Shirk who also had a few dismounted cavalry. We formed the company around 10:40 and we marched off to our position for battle. We were to defend a small “railroad bridge” ...

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Memorial Day Parade - Kennett Square

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on May 30, 2017 at 8:20 AM Comments comments (0)

    Well, another parade under our belts.  I'm not sure how many of these we've done, but it's many!  Last year's parade was cancelled due to rain, so I think they organizers were determined to make this one work.  All together we had about 15 in our company which included the civilians.  It wasn't raining while we waited to start, just a fine mist, but then as we started to march a drizzle set in and lasted the entire time.  We loaded just as we stepped off...

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Carroll County Farm Museum 2017

Posted by Robert VanderPlate on May 8, 2017 at 10:55 AM Comments comments (0)

      Well, another CCFM event under our belts, and what a time it was.  It was rainy, windy, cold, and more importantly, FUN!  In spite of the rather unpleasant weather, we had some really good fun.  Brian F. and myself were the only ones there Friday night, and we spent time talking around the campfire.  It was a reasonably nice evening, especially compared to the rest of the weekend.  Saturday morning arrived with the 1st Sgt. arriving just in time f...

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