There will be a Civil War Encampment on the front lawn of the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster on Saturday, May 18, 2013, from 9:30 to 3:30 p.m. This is free and open to the public. Another quality Civil War Roundtable function in collaboration with the Wayne County Libraries commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War.
The following people will be there — General and Mrs. Robert E. Lee, General and Mrs. William Stark Rosecrans, several members of the 41st OVI & 28th Alabama, Cannoneer Dave Brockway and crew with cannon and miscellaneous items, Raylene Hlavatyand sons with Civil War music, Steve Ball with his Civil War-period guitar playing and singing songs of the North, Civil War medical officer Virgil Kline with his “gruesome” instruments, Janice Corfman with her Civil War fashions for the ladies, Harold George with various Civil War items and books, Mary Todd Lincoln with different items of needlework that she loves to work on, and Abraham Lincoln himself greeting and visiting with folks. There may be some surprises!
Some of the re-enactors will be set up in the library just inside the front doors. In case of inclement weather, the encampment will be moved inside to the conference room of the library. The library is located at 220 West Liberty Street in Wooster, Ohio.