Berdan's Sharpshooters encamp in Woolrich

In 1861, after Woolrich had been in business for more than thirty years, shots rang out on Fort Sumter.  Woolrich supplied the Union Army with wool blankets and today stands as the only remaining woolen mill in operation that supplied woolen fabrics to Civil War soldiers.

Wool and warmth have since become synonymous with Woolrich during war times; the company has proudly supplied blankets to the US Armed Forces for every major conflict since the Civil War.

Today, Woolrich manufactures commemorative Civil War Blankets in the same mill it did in 1861 and supplies film studios and re-enactors across the country with the same quality fabrics for uniforms and blankets.

On Saturday, August 25, members of a local Pennsylvania re-enactment group Berdan Sharpshooters Company C, 2nd Regiment staged a Civil War encampment in Woolrich Park.  Locals as well as out-of-state visitors toured the Encampment set up in the center of the park.

Company C, 2nd Regiment, U.S.S.S. is a living history and reenactment group and registered 501(c)(3) educational organization whose mission is to educate the public and preserve the memory of the men who served with the First and Second Regiments of United States Sharp Shooters during the American Civil War.

For more information about the Berdan Sharpshooters, click here


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