Civil War Encampment
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The Lombard Historical Society hosts the fifth annual Lombard’s Civil War Reenactment. This family friendly event features both Confederate and Union soldiers recreating an 1863 military campsite, military drills and demonstrations, cannon fire, Civil War era music and games, and other activities. Stanford's Battery is the host unit for the event. Stanford’s Battery is a seasoned reenacting unit that has been performing in regional events and parades for many years. They interpret a Confederate battery unit from Mississippi and have several cannons in the unit. In the past they have been invited to be part of local and regional reenactments and one of their cannons was featured in the movie “Glory.” Stanford’s is always looking for Civil War history enthusiasts to join their ranks. At 8 p.m. July 24, the Helen M. Plum Memorial Library will be co-hosting a showing of the Civil War movie “Glory.” The movie, shown in the park, is free and open to the public. Popcorn is available for a $1 donation. At 11:30 a.m. and 2:30 p.m. on July 25 & 26, visitors can witness a skirmish between North and South that will take place near the pond and hill at the park. The Lombard Historical Society is requesting a donation of $5 per person at the event; all donations benefit the Lombard Historical Society. Sutlers will be on site selling Civil War themed souvenirs and food trucks will be on hand as well from 11 a.m.-3 p.m. July 25 and 26. Call for information or visit the website.