Civil War EncampmentPort Byron, N.Y. - Port Byron invites you to attend the Heritage Days Festival on July 31, 2010.  In addition to the regular program of events, there will be special activities revolving around civil war history: July 31 10:00 AM                  Cemetery tour at Mt. Pleasant Cemetery        Event address:                                     21 Pine Street  Historian Dawn Roe will conduct a guided tour of civil war burial sites with soldier and/or regimental histories.  (Binoculars recommended for a special surprise at the end of the tour)  Cost:  FREE July 31 1:00 PM        Living History Performance                           Event address: 14 Mentz Dr Author and living history performer Eileen Mae Knapp Patch of Endwell, NY will be presenting the life of Sergeant George Magusta Englis of Company K, 89th New York Voluntary Infantry, also known as the Dickinson Guard.   Dressed in 1880's clothing, Ms. Patch portrays her great grandmother Sarah Englis as she reads the compelling letters sent home between 1861-1865.  The performance, based on Patch's book entitled "This from George" a common closing for many of Sergeant Englis's letters, will bring his story alive once more. Cost: $1.00 July 31 ALL DAY    Civil War Encampment by Col. David Ireland #137 SUVCW                                                 Event address: 14 Mentz Dr Dressed in period uniforms, they will portray camp life by use of period equipment and cookware.  Stop by their tent on the football field next to the old high school.  They will even have a cannon with them! Cost:  FREE For a full list of events, visit the Heritage Days website at and for more information on the civil war activities, visit