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The beginning of the Park's Centennial Celebration 2006-2007!


A Civil War Encampment at Letchworth State Park

At the Highbanks Area in Mt. Morris, New York

Home of the Civil War Parade Grounds of the 130th NY (1st NY Dragoons) and the 136th NY.


Event Overview
Event Rules and Regulations
Registration Forms
Maps, Driving Directions, and Park Information
Local Motels
Contact Information

Click above for more information on the Hamlin Beach Encampment.

May 19 to 21, 2006

Event Information

Dear Fellow Re-enactors; 

 We are pleased to announce the Fire on the Genesee Committee has been invited to sponsor the seventh re-enactment by Letchworth State Park this coming year. The date has been set for May 19th to 21nd, 2006. We will be at the Mt. Morris end of the park, the Highbanks Recreation Area. This offers us two battlefields to work with. We are able to dig fire pits and have more parking. Modern camping is close to everything. The park comes with full use of the park facilities (hot showers, flush toilets). Wood, Straw, Hay for horses and water is provided.  This year there will also be a Food Vendor, which will be open Friday night, and Saturday and Sunday from breakfast till dinner. Letchworth State Park is located in Livingston County, is 65 miles south of Rochester, New York.

The park is the home of Camp Williams from which the 130th New York (later known as 1st New York Dragoons) and 136th New York units mustered out of. The park is dedicated to helping to preserve these units history within the park. 

The reenactment will include a open-field battles each day, all day living history, and a full slate of civilian activities. One Civilian activity will be the dance on Saturday night after the Community Dinner. Each family is asked to bring a dish to pass. The meat and drink will be provided. Please indicate on your Registration Form who will be participating. We will have both authentic and modern camps. 

This is the seventh year of this event in the park, so we have a unique opportunity to educate the public about the Park's role in history. For this reason we are emphasizing authenticity, re-enactor and public interaction. Your ideas and scenarios are welcome, so we want everyone to come out and enjoy the experience. Come help make this one of the best events in Western New York. It is also asked that you leave your politics at home. If you have any suggestions that may help please include them with your registration. 

We will also have a Chinese auction. If you would like to donate an item please note this on registration form. Thank you.

PRE-REGISTRATION WILL BE $5.00 PER PERSON MAY 1st, 2006 and $8.00 PER PERSON FOR ANY ONE NOT REGISTERED BY MAY 1st or as a WALK ON. Registration will be open from 2:00 P.M. till 10:00 P.M., Friday and from 7:00 A.M. till 10:00 A.M. on Saturday. There will be no refunds on any registration.


Please send your registration forms and checks payable to Diana Bucknam: 235 South Main Street, 
Perry, New York  14530.

Any questions please feel free to call Tim at 585-493-3611 (daytime) or 585-237-3908 (evenings) or E-Mail at We look forward to seeing you in Letchworth.


Highbanks Area of Letchworth State Park

Friday 2:00pm to 11:00pm - Registration
6:00pm to 9:00pm - Concession Stand
Saturday 7:00am to 11:00am - Registration
9:30am to 4:30pm - Camps Open 
8am to 5pm and 7pm-10pm - Concession Stand  
11:00 am  - Children's Battle (supervised event for children 12 years old and younger)
2:00pm - Battle 
5:00 pm - Re-enactor Community Dinner 

7:00 pm - Blue and Gray Dance -  with "City Fiddle"
Sunday 9:30am to 4:30pm - Camps Open 
10:00am - Church 
8:00am to 4:00pm - Concession Stand  
2:00pm - Battle 
4:30pm - Event conclusion 


 Maps and Park Information

Driving Directions to the Event

Park Location Map

Letchworth State Park

Contact Information

For more Information Call:

Letchworth State Park  585-493-3611
Tim & Diana Bucknam 585-237-3908

A portion of the proceeds from this event will be donated to the maintenance of  this beautiful Historic Site.

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  • Do not plan on coming in before Friday to set up.

  • Straw, Hay and wood will be available when you arrive.

  • The Modern camp has no electric and no hook ups.

If you wish to come earlier in the week you can call Reserve America at 1-800-456-2267 to make reservations at the campgrounds 

All units and branches welcome.



  • Timothy Bucknam; 43rd  Virginia - Confederate Coordinator and Park Safety Person          585-237-3908

  • Diana Bucknam; 5th Virginia, Co. A - Registration Coordinator;        585-237-3908

  • Darrin Everdyke; 28th New York - Union Coordinator;         585-243-1889


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