11:30am: The South Field Battle will feature mounted cavalrymen and artillery! Witness dozens of riders as they defend the surrounding community from being blasted by cannon shells.
2:00pm: See the infantry maneuver around houses and shops, over fences and through enemy lines as one side defends the village from being stormed!
Immerse yourself amid the intensity of musket volleys, cannon blasts and the pounding hooves of the cavalry as the Historic Village takes on the guise of a border town battleground. Nearly 1,000 reenactors in authentic Federal and Confederate garb campaign for freedom. Between twice daily battles experience artillery demonstrations showcasing the formidable firepower employed on the field and presentations of military troop maneuvers. Inspect both camps to speak with combatants and visit reproduced wartime living conditions.
We salute our special guest, President Abraham Lincoln (portrayed by professional historian Fritz Klein), who will be on site throughout the event to inspect troops, greet visitors and pose for “likenesses.”