Camp Nelson Civil War days

Published 10:23 am Thursday, September 13, 2018

From staff reports

Camp Nelson Civil War Days Living History event is scheduled for this weekend and serves as a way for people to experience military and civilian life during the Civil War on one of the best preserved Union Army supply depot and recruitment sites in the nation.

Gates are open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Sunday. Admission is $5, with children 12 and younger free. Camp Nelson Heritage Park is located along US 27 at 6614 Danville Road, one mile north of the Camp Nelson National Cemetery.

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A returning favorite this year will be a Civil War era punch and Judy Marionette Show. The “School of the Soldier” invites children to learn infantry training.

Event goers will also be able to meet and chat with Gen. U.S. Grant, Frederick Douglass, Abe Lincoln and abolitionist John G. Fee.

Other event highlights include an herbal medicine presentation, artillery demonstrations, cannon firing, live music and a period church service on Sunday morning. Tours of the antebellum White House and the fortifications will be available as well.

For more information call Peggy Mcclintock at 859-881-5716 or visit www.campnelsonorg.