Marilla NY Parade coming on Nov 7, 2010
Nov. 7th is the 11th Annual Veteran's Day Parade. Parade Line up
at 11:30am at the Marilla Fire Hall The parade starts at 12:00
noon, and marches North on Two Rod Road to Bullis Road one block
away. We will have our Mortars behind the fence across from the
Veteran's Memorial. After the Conclusion of the ceremony a free
roast beef dinner will be provided by the Marilla Grill to all
This year we will have both Union and Confederate units in the
Hope to See you there Dave and Dottie
Web Pole added to web site. In an effort to gather
some attendance estimates for 2011, a web poll was added to
this site on the left side of this page. Please help us out
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Aug 12, 2010
a few pictures from Marilla Civil War Days 2010. Click on
Picture to Enlarge.
June 30, 2010
Marilla Event Date Announced for 2011.
going to be the last week end in June 24 - 26. We have
a lot of ideas in our head for next year, you will never
know what might squirt out.
June 29, 2010
After Action Report
by Dale Turner
After Action Report for Artillery Coalition stationed at
June 24, Camp Setup had began. Dinner at Kodiak Jacks with
members of the ERA, fun for all attending.
June 25, Camps began to set-up around pond in Marilla, NY.
We could see the enemy camps across the pond coming to life.
The campfires were lit, and the men took rations and waited
for the impending battles to come in the morrow.
June 26, Revile was early camps were full of hungry
soldiers. The local saloon had fresh coffee and pastries.
The units of the Coalition including Halsey Battery SC
Artillery, 38th VA Battalion, 1st NY Wiedrichs Battery, and
1st VT Heavy Artillery took to the nearby fields to drill.
It was a long hot afternoon in camp we awaited the battle it
seemed as though neither army wanted to start the attack. At
3:30 the first shots from Union Cavalry were heard, then the
pickets started in. We rushed to the guns and opened fire.
The 52nd NC and 42nd VA Infantry put up a steady fire but in
the end were unable to hold the ground they had gained as
the 1st TN Artillery took to the field as support for our
guns. After the rebels were driven from the field our units
went back into camp. A wonderful dinner of beef and chicken
was provided by the town folks of Marilla. Later a barn
dance was held, as the dance went on a force of Union troops
started to move in on our position. With musket fire and
mortars the Union was driven off, in the fight the barn was
destroyed by a mortar shell and burned to the ground. After
the dance was finished we fired the mortar and a cannon in
salute of our victory.
June 27, Revile again was early, camp was excited about the
morning church service where a child was baptized. Battle
came early at 1:00 the Union attacked the Rebels. The fight
was hot and after a few charges by each side the Federals
were driven from the field taking heavy casualties. Both
Batteries received minor wounds none dead.
In conclusion the event was a huge success. All involved
should be proud of the presentation. The spectators were
very impressed with the new set-up. Now to find a way to top
the barn burning. Thank You to all who made this event the
best it has been since it was started.
Capt. Dale Turner
attached to the ERA
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