The American Civil War, fought from 1861-1865, is a pivotal moment in the history of the United States. With a flash of the Officer’s sword, followed by the command “Attention Company”, you begin your journey back in time and experience life as a soldier of the American Civil War.
Comprised of both Union and Confederate forces, including infantry, calvary and artillery, both the Union and Confederate Brigades are recreations of actual regiments and companies that fought in the American Civil War.
The Civilian and Non-Combatant Corps attempts to show people how the civilian population lived while the war took place, the suffering of displaced Confederate women and children, the northern homefront, and the civilian social and medical organizations that supported the troops in the field.
Battle times ~
Sat. Jun. 9th: Big Field – 12PM, 3:30PM, 8PM (Special twilight battle you won’t want to miss!)
Sun. Jun. 10th: Big Field – 12PM, 2:30PM
AFTER EACH BATTLE, BE SURE TO COME DOWN TO THE FIELD AND GET ACQUAINTED WITH THE CANNONS USED DURING THE CIVIL WAR. YOU MAY EVEN GET TO FIRE ONE YOURSELF!! EARPLUGS WILL BE PROVIDED.
PLUS….after each battle come to the surgeon’s tent and witness re-enactments and living history of actual medical procedures practiced on the wounded after battle. WARNING! NOT FOR THE SQUEEMISH OR FAINT AT HEART!
The Civil War Camp and Town will be set up througout the duration of the Rendezvous so you will have a chance to meet the soldiers and civilians, see their campsites, and learn about Civil War history. You can even come meet President Lincoln, and Robert E. Lee!
Visit the authentic period campsite and village!