THIS WAS THE 2018 SCHEDULE – 2020 CALENDAR BEING PLANNED NOW
***Times and Schedule Subject to Change***
Note to Reenactors: this is not the military schedule for the event, that schedule will be determined by your battalion HQ.
|Saturday, September 15, 2018|
|Park Opens to Visitors||9:00 a.m.|
|Monumental Building Presentation (133 South Ohio Avenue)||9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m.|
|73rd OVI Regimental Band Concert (Courthouse Square)||9:30 a.m.|
|Harriet Beecher Stowe (Education Tent)||10:00 a.m.|
|Colored Troops (Education Tent)||11:00 a.m.|
|Jefferson Davis (Education Tent)||12:00 p.m.|
|Morgan’s Raid (Education Tent)||1:00 p.m.|
|Battle I||2:00 p.m.|
|Champaign County’s US Colored Troops (Education Tent)||3:00 p.m.|
|Ghosts of the Civil War (Education Tent)||4:00 p.m.|
|Supper Break||5:30 p.m.|
|Battle II (Artillery Demonstration)||7:00 p.m.|
|73rd OVI Regimental Band Concert (Geib Pavilion)||8:30 p.m.|
|Sunday, September 16, 2018|
|Catholic Mass (Education Tent)||7:15 a.m.|
|73rd OVI Regimental Band Performs (Education Tent)||8:00 a.m.|
|Methodist Service (Education Tent)||8:30 a.m.|
|Helen Peabody (Education Tent)||10:00 a.m.|
|Champaign County’s US Colored Troops (Education Tent)||11:00 a.m.|
|Ohio’s Confederate Prison Camps (Education Tent)||12:00 a.m.|
|Samuel Churchill & the 20th Ohio Volunteer Infantry (Education Tent)||1:00 p.m.|
|Battle III||2:00 p.m.|
|Departure for Home||3:30 p.m.|
Throughout both days, Union and Confederate troops will be skirmishing (fighting) throughout the park. Visitors are reminded to stay clear of troops who are so engaged. During the staged battles, visitors are reminded to stay behind the caution tape for your protection and that of the reenactors.
Visitors are welcome to stop by the encampments of both Union and Confederate reenactors and talk with them about the life of the common soldier during the War Between the States. Visitors should feel free to ask about the food they are eating, the weapons being used, drill, camp life and even tactics.
Please remember that not all reenactors will be as knowledgeable as others. You may want to ask the same question of multiple reenactors. Remember as well that answers may be different depending upon the encampment. Confederate soldiers will likely feel much differently about the war than Union soldiers.