Ceremony to commemorate the original commissioning of the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers
A ceremony to honor the historic commissioning of the Civil War unit the 141st Pennsylvania Volunteers will take place at noon on Sunday, Aug. 26. This special event will be held at 412 Reber Road in Ulster. Members of the newly formed re-enactors, the 141st PVI, Company A, will be on hand to celebrate the original commissioning, which was held in August, 1862. They will be joined by the re-enactors of the 4th U.S. Light Artillery. Descendents of members of the original 141st are invited to attend the Sunday ceremony, at no charge.
The 141st Regiment was formed 150 years ago, and consisted of men from Bradford, Sullivan, Susquehanna and Wayne counties. The unit of over 1,000 men saw action in battles such as: Chancellorsville, Gettysburg, The Wilderness, Cold Harbor, Petersburg and others.
Directions to the event at 412 Reber Road are: From Route 220 to Ulster travel 3.5 miles west on state Route 4004 (Ulster-East Smithfield Road) to Reber Road, then 0.3 miles north on Reber Road. Follow the 141st signs.
This press release was submitted by Kurt Lafy of the re-enactment group, the 141st Pa. Volunteer Infantry, Company A.