Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment

The first Saturday and Sunday in June the Abe Lincoln Project, along with the City of Pittsfield, sponsors the Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment at Lake Pittsfield.  Come step back in time in historic Pittsfield as Union and Confederate forces prepare for battle at the 480 acre Lake Pittsfield site.  This a family oriented event, so bring the kids.  Events include Infantry, Calvary, and Artillery drills, a ladies tea and fashion show, and battle reenactments both days.  There are children's games and crafts on Saturday, and a period church service on Sunday.  Hundreds of reenacters and civil war enthusiasts gather for this annual event.  Below you will find the schedule of events.  Visit the Abe Lincoln Project website, www.pikelincoln.com for information.  

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Lincoln Days Civil War Reenactment in 2018 will be Saturday, June 2nd and Sunday, June 3rd

                   LINCOLN DAYS CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

                                          LAKE PITTSFIELD

                                            JUNE 2 & 3, 2018

                                      SCHEDULE OF EVENTS

SATURDAY:

8:00 AM - NAVAL COLORS

9:00 AM - ARTILLERY, CAVALRY, INFANTRY, NAVAL & CIVILIAN 
CAMPS OPEN  FOR TOURS

10:00 AM – 4:00 PM – NAUVOO ON THE ROAD

10:00 AM-  HISTORY AND EVOLUTION OF EARLY ARTILLERY THROUGH THE AMERICAN CIVIL WAR

11:00 AM – VINTAGE BASEBALL! :  SPRINGFIELD LONG NINE VS BLOOMINGTON PRAIRIE CHICKENS           

11:40 AM- NAVAL NAVIGATION, FOLLOWED BY BOAT OPERATIONS

12:00 NOON- LOVE LETTERS AND ONIONS

12:30 PM – LADIES & GENTLEMAN'S FASHION SHOW

12:45 PM - NAVIGATION IN THE 1860s

1:30 PM – CHRIS VALLILLO IN CONCERT AT BATTLEFIELD

2:00 PM - BATTLE REENACTMENT – GREG WALK, MISSOURIT CIVIL WAR FOUNDATION TO OPEN

                RETIRED SUPT. DALE PHILLIPS, LINCOLN HOME NATIONAL HISTORICAL SITE TO CALL THE BATTLE

2:45 PM - CIVIL WAR MEDICAL PROGRAM AND SOLDIER'S FUNERAL

3:00 PM-  PROGRAM & PHOTOS WITH PRESIDENT LINCOLN, GENERAL GRANT & 
GENERAL LEE

3:30 PM - WHO ARE YOU: IMPROVING YOUR LIVING HISTORY PERSONA

3:30 PM – CANDY CANNON

3:45 PM - PRESIDENT LINCOLN AND THE CREW OF THE NEVERSINK HAVE TEA

7:00 PM  ABRAHAM LINCOLN, THE GREAT COMMUNICATOR,
                           
 PERFORMED BY GEORGE BUSS AND CHRIS VALLILLO 

8:30 PM ( DUSK ) - NIGHT CANNON FIRING

SUNDAY:

8:00:  NAVAL COLORS

9 AM - CAMPS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC

9:30 AM - 1860'S PERIOD CHURCH SERVICE & MEMORIAL SERVICE HONORING CIVIL WAR VETERANS

10:15 AM-  CIVIL WAR MEDICAL PROGRAM AND SOLDIER'S FUNERAL

11:00 AM – VINTAGE BASEBALL!  - SPRINGFIELD LONG NINE VS VANDALIA CAPITALS VINTAGE BASEBALL

NOON- CANDY CANNON

1:00 PM – CHRIS VALILLO IN CONCERT AT BATTLEFIELD

1:30 PM - BATTLE REENACTMENT –  RETIRED SUPT. DALE PHILLIPS, LINCOLN HOME NATIONAL HISTORIC SITE

               TO OPEN AND CALL THE BATTLE


THROUGHOUT THE DAY ON SATURDAY & SUNDAY:

CHRIS VALLILLO WILL BE PERFORMING

BLACKSMITH & CRAFT DEMONSTRATIONS

PRES. LINCOLN, GENERAL GRANT, GENERAL LEE  AVAILABLE FOR PHOTOS

PERIOD SUTLERS (VENDORS) & FOOD

Download this schedule above as a pdf here.

GO TO WWW.PIKELINCOLN.COM FOR UPDATES TO SCHEDULE