Civil War Living History Day, May 7th

4th Annual Civil War Living History Day: Saturday, May 7, 2016: 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m.

73rd OVI Regimental Band

73rd OVI Regimental Band

Civil War Living History Day, Saturday, May 7, 2016 from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m., at the Wayne County Public Library in Wooster: the 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. Public Libraries, is hosting the day. There is no charge and the event is open to the public. We are still commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War one year and one month after Gen. Lee finally surrendered. The horrific war had gone on for four years almost to the day.

A highlight of the day will be the 73rd OVI Regimental Band with their original Civil War instruments plus other Civil War musicians! The band will be playing at 10:30 a.m. and 1:30 p.m. that day in the Conference Room. They are a very accomplished group of musicians!

Additional programs in the Conference Room are:

* 12:00 noon – Rick & Pam Tenan “Southern Feelings Before the War”

* 12:30 p.m. – Union Flag exhibit by Dave Shaw (Col. R. B. Hayes)

* 1:00 p.m. – Mrs. Carolyn Caskey as CW Nurse “Mother” Bickerdyke

During the day you will be able to visit with Civil War infantry soldiers and their encampment; artillery experts with cannon & limber; Gen. Wm. Rosecrans; Gen. Samuel Cooper; Gen. & Mrs Robert E. Lee; a civilian couple from Dover, Tennessee; a Civil War cavalry soldier and authentic “gear”; a Civil War Surgeon with his gruesome instruments plus nurse “Mother” Bickerdyke; a Civil War cook and her cooking utensils; “Buffalo Bill”; a display of beautiful Civil War dresses; Civil War era spinning and weaving; plus Civil War artifacts & literature; and more. Pres. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln are also expected!


  1. Marta Hofacre says

    What are the names of the men in the 73rd OVI Regimental Band photograph? Thank you.

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