Military and civilian re-enactors from New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio, and Ontario and Quebec, Canada are expected to attend, including President Lincoln, as well as sutlers, vendors of period goods and clothing.
Union and Confederate re-enactors will stage mock battles, perform military drills, talk about camp life, and demonstrate cooking, spinning, the role of women, cannon firing, and medical practices. New activities for this year include a game of Rounders (19th century baseball) and Civil War Jeopardy. There will also be a fashion show of Civil War-era clothing, a basket auction, historical displays, a quilt raffle, and period music.
The St. Lawrence County Historical Association presents the weekend, which is hosted by the 2nd Michigan, Co. E Reenactment Unit. Admission is $4 per person per day, free for children 6 and under, maximum charge of $15 per vehicle.
For more information, call SLCHA at (315) 386-8133, e-mail email@example.com, or visit the website at www.slcha.org.
The military camps are open to the public from 10 am to 6 pm on Saturday, and 10 am to 2 pm on Sunday. Mock battles will be at 3 pm Saturday and 1 pm Sunday. Closing ceremonies will follow the Sunday battle. The Marine Corps League, St. Lawrence County Detachment #408 provides a food concession both days.
The Historical Association is a membership organization open to anyone interested in St. Lawrence County history. For more information, or to become a member, contact the SLCHA at (315) 386-8133, e-mail firstname.lastname@example.org , or on the web at www.slcha.org.
Photo provided: Union troops from the 2nd Michigan in the field during a previous Civil War Reenactment Weekend.