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Civil War Living History Day & 73rd OVI Reg. Band
May 7, 2016 @ 10:00 am - 3:00 pmFree
4th Annual Civil War Living History Day
The Wayne County Civil War Roundtable, in collaboration with the Wayne Co. Libraries, is hosting the day in the Wooster Library front yard, the area inside the library front door, and the conference room.
We are still commemorating the 150th Anniversary of the Civil War one year and one month after Gen. Lee’s surrender. The horrific war had gone on for four years almost to the day. There is no charge and the event is open to the public. We will be “taking over” the Wooster Library front yard, the front hallway, and the conference room.
A highlight of the day will be the 73rd OVI Regimental Band with their original CW instruments plus other CW 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:
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 CW 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 CW cavalry soldier and authentic “gear”; a CW Surgeon with his gruesome instruments plus nurse “Mother” Bickerdyke; a CW cook and her cooking utensils; “Buffalo Bill”; a display of beautiful CW dresses; CW era spinning and weaving; plus CW artifacts & literature; and more. Pres. & Mrs. Abraham Lincoln are also expected!