The Milwaukee County Historical Society at Trimborn Farm will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Civil War on Friday evening, October 5.
Renowned Civil War historian Lance Herdegen will discusses his brand new book, The Iron Brigade in the Civil War: Bull Run to Appomattox, 1861-65.
Following Herdegen’s lecture, join the military and civilian re-enactors in tours of their campsites – bring a flashlight and a jacket! On Saturday, October 6, beginning at 10:00 a.m., step into the world of soldiers, artillery, sutlers, civilians, and camp followers. Re-enactors will discuss the soldiering experience and demonstrate weapons, including an actual Civil War cannon, and other equipment, while civilians will share what was life was like on the homefront. Learn about the role of women in the Civil War through the story of Cordelia Harvey and other women, and what role Civil War veterans played in American life following the war.
Admission: $5.00 for adults, $3.00 for seniors, free for children 12 and under. Thanks for voting!
Schedule of Events
Friday, October 5, 2012
7:00pm – Iron Brigade Lecture – Lance Herdegen – Threshing Barn
8:15pm – Candelight/Flashlight Tours – All Units – Entire Grounds
Saturday, October 6, 2012
10:00am – Gates Open
10:15am – Flag Raising – Camp 1, SUVCW – Grass Oval
10:30am – Artillery Demonstration – Cushing’s Battery – East Field
10:45am – Women in the Civil War – Historical Timekeepers – Threshing Barn
11:00am – Inspection and Drill – All Units – East Field
12:00pm – Cordelia Harvey – Jessica Michna – Threshing Barn
1:00pm – Herbal Medicine in the Civil War – Rebecca Anderson – Threshing Barn
1:30pm – Inspection and Drill – All Units – East Field
2:00pm – This Wicked Rebellion – Michael Edmonds & John Zinn – Threshing Barn
3:00pm – Artillery Demonstration – Cushing’s Battery – East Field
3:45pm – Flag Lowering – Camp 1, SUVCW – Grass
4:00pm – Event Closes
Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War and Auxiliary
School of the Soldier – Daniel Palama
Blacksmithing – John Theissen
Ladies Aid Society – Historical Timekeepers
Belle Boyd, Civil War Heroine – Historical Timekeepers
U.S. Patent Office – Historical Timekeepers
Confederate Flag Presentation – Historical Timekeepers