The War to Preserve the Union

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Just as it happened when the Army of Northern Virginia was turned back by the Army of the Potomac at Gettysburg 14BlueGrey11151 years ago, it was also the Union prevailing during Saturday afternoon’s annual Blue-Gray game at Pok-O-MacCready.

Instead of Little Round Top and Seminary Ridge, there was the dining hall hill and the sand pit. And instead of cannons and guns, there were lacrosse sticks and flour hawks.  “Very fun,” said Alberto.  “I threw socks and protected the cities”

“I got to throw flour hawks at people and I hit a lot of people, including one who was coming to take out city,” boasted six-year old Eric.

Distant thunder (sounding a lot like the artillery fire prior to Pickett’s Charge) delayed the game shortly, bu14BlueGrey10t the rain held off, at least until the post-war peace festival!  The union may have won the battle, but soldiers from both sides of the skirmish enjoyed the war.

“I slid into the circle and got a cool battle scar (see photo, right)”  – Remi

“Awesome, because my favorite part was when the team captains said we will charge the hill.  Plus, you don’t know when you’re going to be hit.”  – Jonas

“It was lots of fun.  A lot like capture the flag but I liked how, in this game,  we didn’t have to wait in jail; you just got checked off.” –Sarah S

“Defense was really the most important thing, and we just didn’t have it.  But it was fun and I’m glad I did it.”  –Noah G

Click on the gallery below to see more Civil War shots, and check soon at our comprehensive online gallery for more pics from the Blue-Gray game, and many session #2 camp activities.


Pok-O-MacCready Camps
1391 Reber Road, Willsboro, NY 12996

Located in New York’s Adirondack Mountains

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