“Rebels” Return To Carlisle Barracks
Carlisle Barracks and the town of Carlisle will again suffer the wrath of insurgents on Monday, July 1. The Army War College and Historic Carlisle Inc. are teamed to provide presentations about the burning of Carlisle Barracks and the shelling of Carlisle 150 years ago.
Start the tour of the Carlisle Barracks portion of local Civil War events at noon at the Army Heritage and Education Center where guests can tour a new exhibit, “A Great Civil War: 1863 Battles that Define a Nation.”
At 1 p.m., historian Steve Knott will lead a discussion at the Civil War- era ordnance rifle at the AHEC entrance about how and why Confederate Maj. Gen. J.E.B. Stuart ended up in Carlisle while the rest of the Confederates were converging on Gettysburg.
At 1:30 p.m., guests board a bus to enter historic Carlisle Barracks for a presentation by senior AHEC historian Dr. Dick Sommers on Confederate Lt. Gen. Rich-ard Ewell’s occupation of Carlisle Barracks and why Maj. Gen. Stuart decided to burn the post; starting at Wheelock Bandstand on the historic parade field, finishing at the Hessian Museum. Return to AHEC no later than 3 p.m. for more AHEC touring. The Museum will be open 9 to 5 -- with plenty of time to attend the evening events in downtown Carlisle.