Civil War Living History Day: Saturday, May 9, 2015 from 10:00 a.m. – 3:00 p.m

73rd OVI CW Regimental Band, conducted by John Huffman, Jr.

73rd OVI CW Regimental Band, conducted by John Huffman, Jr.

Wayne County Civil War Roundtable collaborating with the Wayne County Libraries; Civil War Living History Day, Saturday, May 9, 2015.

Join us from 10:00am – 3:00pm in the Wooster Library front yard, the area inside the library front door, and the conference room.  The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne Co. Libraries, is hosting the day.  We are still commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War one month after Gen. Lee finally surrendered. The horrific war had gone on for four years almost to the day. There is no charge and the event is open to the public.

A highlight of the day will be the 73rd OVI Regimental Band with their original CW instruments plus other CW musicians!  During the day you will be able to visit with CW infantry soldiers (including a “lady” soldier) and their encampments; artillery experts with cannon & limber, etc; a CW cavalry soldier and authentic “gear”, a CW Surgeon with his gruesome instruments plus nurse “Mother” Bickerdyke; a CW cook and her cooking utensils; a display of beautiful CW dresses; a CW news reporter; Gen. & Mrs Robert E. Lee and a civilian Confederate couple from Dover, Tennessee; a CW herb display, plus CW artifacts & literature; and more.  President & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln are also expected and even Mr Lincoln’s former “arch nemesis”, Stephen Douglas plans to come back from the grave!

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