Civil War weekend at ironworks

| 28 Sep 2011 | 02:49

    WEST MILFORD-—The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks' annual Civil War Living History Weekend, featuring Union forces of the 6th New Hampshire Volunteers and Confederate forces of the 12th Alabama, is scheduled for June 4 and 5. The weekend will feature military drills, impressions of camp life, and a battle scenario each day. The event is co-sponsored by the 6th New Hampshire Volunteers, Company C, a nonprofit Civil War reenacting organization representing the 6th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers during the American Civil War of 1861-1865. The 12th Alabama Infantry Regiment, Company C, also a nonprofit Civil War reenacting organization, represents the soldiers and other personnel who fought for Alabama and the Confederacy. The Civil War Living History Weekend is open to the public from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Saturday and Sunday, June 4 and 5. A donation of $5 per adult and $1 per child is suggested. All proceeds go toward advancing restoration and interpretation at Long Pond Ironworks. Guides will also be on hand during the weekend to take visitors on tours of the historic district. On the evening of Saturday June 4, The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks will lead candle lanterns tours of the Civil War camps and historic Long Pond village. The tours will culminate in a concert around the furnace-area campfire by the 6th New Hampshire's own Civil War band. Tours will be offered at 8:15 and 9:30 p.m. The 8:15 tour is designed to be family-friendly. The later tour is for adults only. Tickets are $10 per adult, $5 per child for the early tour. Advance reservations are required. Call 973-657-1688 and leave your name, phone number, the number of tickets you want, and your preference for a tour time (8:15 or 9:30). The Friends of Long Pond Ironworks, Inc. is a nonprofit volunteer organization working in cooperation with the New Jersey Division of Parks and Forestry to preserve, restore, and interpret the Long Pond Ironworks Historic District. For directions or information, call 973-657-1688, write to, or visit