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Elgin Civil War Experience

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Name: Elgin Civil War Experience
Date: June 10, 2017 - June 11, 2017
Event Description:

The city of Elgin is proud to offer a unique educational event, the Elgin Civil War Experience. Join American history enthusiasts for an immersive look at a turbulant time in American history. View reenactors recreate both civilian and military life during the Civil War era. Spectators will also be able to witness two battle reenactments with educational commentary.
Time and Schedule of Events (Please check back for specific times of each event)

Activities and events:

  • Infantry Drill
  • Artillery Drill
  • Cavalry competition
  • Battle
  • President Lincoln (speech, meet and greet)
  • President J. Davis (speech, meet and greet)
  • Assorted Generals (speech, meet and greet)
  • Fashion Show
  • Vintage Baseball Game
  • Mock Trial and Execution
  • Ongoing demonstrations throughout the various camps
  • Food Vendors
  • Sutlers (Civil War era merchandise, souvenirs for purchase)


Saturday, June 10 (9am - 5pm)

Recreated Battle: The Battle of Fort Donnelson, TN (2pm)*


Sunday, June 11 (9am - 4pm)

Recreated Battle: Battle of Milliken's Bend (1pm)*

*Battle times subject to change

600 S. State St., Elgin
Date/Time Information:
9 a.m. to 5 p.m. June 10; 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. June 11 
$5 tickets at cityofelgin.org/civilwar, free with valid veterans ID and for children younger than 5 
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