On the very hot afternoon of 6/26, two armies went together in battle on the streets of Shippensburg! Well, they were small armies, and they were re-enactors, but the Street Skirmish at the March to Destiny is very real. A real skirmish did happen on the streets of our town during the Civil War, and it is re-enacted by local Civil War enthusiasts every summer during March to Destiny weekend. In a battle, you would expect people to be injured, or killed, and the wounded in this battle fall down, and medics and doctors take them away to safety as quickly as they can to give aid.
The air fills with smoke as the two groups battle down the main street.
One very famous man is usually there.
March to Destiny is a wonderful way for people to celebrate history. It is educational and fun for all who attend. Much more information can be found at Shippensburg Historical Society’s Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/ShippensburgHistoricalSociety?ref=search
Also more information on the March to Destiny website: http://www.marchtodestiny.org/
Come join us in Shippensburg at the Historical Society any time to learn more about local history. We are open Wednesday, Friday and Saturday afternoons from 1-4. And come to March to Destiny next year!