Civil War Re-enactment this weekend in Corydon

Civil War Re-enactment this weekend in Corydon

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Feel the heart-pounding boom of firing cannons, smell the campfire and hear the roar of a dozen rifles firing at once! On April 12 and 13 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., visitors to downtown Corydon will be transported back to the Civil War era during Corydon’s Civil War Weekend. From seeing a Civil War cannon fired to joining in a game of cricket, visitors can experience a wide range of Civil War activities and demonstrations.

Re-enactors representing the Ohio Valley Civil War Association (OVCWA) will camp on the downtown Corydon square Friday and Saturday to present multiple aspects of the life and times of the Civil War. Topics include camp life, artillery, sharpshooters, women’s roles in the Civil War and field medicine.

On Saturday, firing demonstrations of cannon and rifles will take place at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Also, from noon to 1 p.m., the Corydon Dulcimer Society will play Civil War music on the bandstand. Tom Melville, an experienced cricket presenter, will teach participants how to play cricket – a favorite game of Civil War soldiers before baseball grew in popularity – on the hill at the corner of Mulberry and Walnut Streets. There is no admission for this exciting and educational event and open to the public.

Corydon is home to the only Civil War battle to take place in Indiana. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led his men across the Ohio River and into Corydon, where he battled Home Guard members and ultimately took over the town in July of 1863. This year marks the 150th anniversary of General Morgan’s raid.

The OVCWA is a non-profit Civil War living history re-enacting group devoted to preserving history, honoring the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our nation, and educating present and future generations about those who served our country to protect the freedom upon which the United States of America was formed. Having taught at dozens of schools, historic sites and national parks for over 15 years, the OVCWA welcomes visitors into its authentic camp.

In addition to learning about the Civil War, for only $3 per person, visitors can tour Indiana’s First State Capitol building. The building will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days for tours.

 

Re-enactors representing the Ohio Valley Civil War Association (OVCWA) will camp on the downtown Corydon square Friday and Saturday to present multiple aspects of the life and times of the Civil War. Topics include camp life, artillery, sharpshooters, women’s roles in the Civil War and field medicine.

On Saturday, firing demonstrations of cannon and rifles will take place at 11 a.m., 1 and 3 p.m. Also, from noon to 1 p.m., the Corydon Dulcimer Society will play Civil War music on the bandstand. Tom Melville, an experienced cricket presenter, will teach participants how to play cricket – a favorite game of Civil War soldiers before baseball grew in popularity – on the hill at the corner of Mulberry and Walnut Streets. There is no admission for this exciting and educational event and open to the public.

Corydon is home to the only Civil War battle to take place in Indiana. Confederate General John Hunt Morgan led his men across the Ohio River and into Corydon, where he battled Home Guard members and ultimately took over the town in July of 1863. This year marks the 150th anniversary of General Morgan’s raid.

The OVCWA is a non-profit Civil War living history re-enacting group devoted to preserving history, honoring the men and women who sacrificed their lives for our nation, and educating present and future generations about those who served our country to protect the freedom upon which the United States of America was formed. Having taught at dozens of schools, historic sites and national parks for over 15 years, the OVCWA welcomes visitors into its authentic camp.

In addition to learning about the Civil War, for only $3 per person, visitors can tour Indiana’s First State Capitol building. The building will be open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on both days for tours.