Chenango County history buffs preparing for Civil War battlefield tour

OXFORD – On the 150th anniversary of the infamous Battle of Gettysburg, a group of Oxford history enthusiasts will venture forth for a four-day tour of Civil War battlefields and sites.

Major highlights of the tour will focus on the 114th Regiment, NY Infantry; and the 10th Regiment, NY Calvary (two regiments which featured Chenango County citizens). The tour will leave August 5 and return August 8 – exactly 150 years after Robert E. Lee tendered his resignation to Confederate President Jefferson Davis following the North’s victory at Gettysburg.

“We have a pretty extensive itinerary planned,” said tour organizer Darla Race of White Star Tours.

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