On Saturday July 29, at the Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, a living history event “Sackets Harbor and the Civil War” will bring to life how soldiers lived, what they ate and drank, and what they wore and carried. The public has been invited to see how soldiers lived during the Civil War, shoulder a wooden musket and learn the 1862 military drill.
Sackets Harbor became a major recruiting station and mustering site for Northern New York where thousands entered into federal service to fight for the Union in the Civil War.
Visitors can also learn about the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War efforts to perpetuate the memory of Civil War veterans by restoring grave markers and statues, conducting remembrance services, and doing living history education programs.
Tours of the Commandant’s House give a glimpse into life at the Navy Yard in 1860, just before the Civil War. The Sackets Harbor historic site is open Monday through Saturday 10am to 5pm and Sunday 1 to 5 pm.
For more information on Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site, click here.
Photo: Sackets Harbor Battlefield State Historic Site reenactment, provided.