General Grant Will Attend the Annual Lincoln Log Cabin Civil War Days in Lerna, Illinois, June 15th and 16th, 2019

When:
June 15, 2019 @ 10:00 – June 16, 2019 @ 16:00
2019-06-15T10:00:00-05:00
2019-06-16T16:00:00-05:00
Where:
Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site
402 S. Lincoln Highway Rd. Lema
Illinois 62440
Contact:

General Grant (Curt Fields) is pleased to announce he will be a part of the great annual celebration in Lema, Illinois, Lincoln Log Cabin Civil War Days. He hopes all, who may be able, will attend this outstanding Civil War event and pass the time of day with him.  He will be joined by President Lincoln (George Buss).  They both hope you will see fit to join them in History!

There will be a CIVIL WAR BALL on Saturday Evening for all to enjoy!

It is believed that a civilian from Galena, a Captain Grant, will be in attendance at the Ball.  Not much is known about Captain Grant, a veteran of the Mexican war, but he is a civilian working under the direct employ of Governor Richard Yates to recruit our Illinois boys for the Union.  Come meet the captain and join up!  Who knows?  He may amount to something!

Come mingle with our boys in blue at a Civil War Ball! A dance caller will be teaching mid-late 19th century dances, while the Salt Creek String Band plays Civil War era music and instruments under the visitor center portico. Period evening attire is encouraged but not necessary. Modern semi-formal attire or attire from other historic eras is also welcome! Families with children encouraged to attend.

This event is part of Civil War Weekend at Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site. For the full schedule of events, please visit https://www.facebook.com/events/481418465602163/ or for more information email info@lincolnlogcabin.org.

Hosted by Lincoln Log Cabin State Historic Site and 5th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry

Bring out Dad and spend Father’s Day at our annual ‘Civil War Weekend’ learning about the men who answered President Lincoln’s call for troops in 1861! Visit with union soldiers who will be encamped, watch mounted and dismounted drilling exercises, and learn about the lives of Civil War soldiers. Special presentations will be scheduled throughout the weekend in the Visitor Center Auditorium (see schedule below). The event is free and open to the public.

E-telegraph: info@lincolnlogcabin.org for more information.

Saturday Schedule
10:00am Mounted and dismounted drills, 5th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
11:30am Skirmish at the Lincoln Farm
1:00pm “Illinois in the Civil War” presented Tom Emery
2:00pm “Haversacks, Saddles, and Sabers… Oh My! A Tour of Soldier Effects and Accoutrements,” presented by Jeremiah Hanley
3:00pm “Civil War Era Music” presented by the Salt Creek String Band
5:00pm “Civil War Medicine and Surgery” presented by Dr. Ruben Boyajian
6:00pm Civil War Ball – Open to the Public!
Find more info about the Ball at https://www.facebook.com/events/1440527549415800/

Sunday Schedule
9:00am 19th Century Church Service, officiated by Rodney Miller
10:30am Mounted and dismounted drills, 5th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry
Noon “Haversacks, Saddles, and Sabers… Oh My! A Tour of Soldier Effects and Accoutrements,” presented by Jeremiah Hanley
1:00pm A Word from General Grant, as portrayed by Curt Fields
3pm Skirmish at the Lincoln Farm

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