May 24, 2013 Cemetery Program

US Civil War 150th Anniversary

Remembrance And Commemoration
Allegheny City Veteran Peter Guibert
Drummer Boy, Co. F, 74th PA Regiment 1861 to 1864
Co. D 77th PA Regiment, 1864 to1866

On May 26, 1913 for the 50th Anniversary Reunion of the historic Battle of Gettysburg, 70-year-old Peter Guibert took up his drum and stepped off from the Allegheny City Hall and headed east. He walked 200 miles from Pittsburgh to Gettysburg in 19 days while entertaining school children and adults with his drum along the route. Fifty thousand Union and Confederate veterans from all over the United States received free railroad passes to attend the reunion.
Peter Guibert was the first to arrive.

–Full Military Protocol Ceremony–
Friday, May 24, 2013 at 2:30 p.m.
Highwood Cemetery (Section D), Brighton Road
Northside, Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania
Processional Music by
“Prof. Guibert’s 1913 Blue & Gray Reunion Band”

Remarks & Floral Presentation
by Guibert descendents

Cemetery Program

Presentation of Colors/Firing Salute

Signaled by Peter Guibert’s Civil War Drum
Grand Army of the Republic Post 88
Civil War Re-enactors
Armbrust Veterans

Taps — Drum

Taps – Bugle

Prayer of the Company of Fifers and Drummers

Recessional Music
“Merry Men Home From the Grave”
1862 Protocol by
The Company Musicians using Civil War instruments
Peter Emerick, Uxbridge, MA – fife
Jim Smith, Greensburg, — Peter Guibert’s snare drum
(Note: 70-year-old Smith will follow in Peter’s footsteps to Gettysburg)


Gettysburg or Bust!