Elgin Civil War Experience

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Saturday, June 9, 2018 to Sunday, June 10, 2018
9:00am-5:00pm
Route 31 & US 20, Route 31, Elgin, IL, 60120

Join the 9th Virginia Cavalry, Cos B & McGregor’s Battery, and the City of Elgin, on June 9-10, 2018 for the 2nd Annual Civil War Event “Elgin Civil War Experience”. Experience the Civil War as it was in Elgin, IL. Featuring live skirmish’s,  experience living history, see actual Confederate and Union encampments and actual medical field operations.

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The candlelight tour of the battlefield on Saturday night will provide an opportunity for visitors to speak with the different camps and see how they lived during the war. The night will end with a Cannon Night Fire.

Tickets are $5 ahead of time. $7 at the door. Click here to purchase your tickets. >>> Tickets

Saturday’s Battle: Champion Hill at 3:00 PM
Sunday’s Battle: Siege of Vicksburg at 2:30 PM

 

2018 ELGIN CIVIL WAR EXPERIENCE SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
 
Saturday, June 9
9:00 a.m. – Gates Open
10:00-11:00 a.m. – Military Parade and Drill
10:00-10:45 a.m. – 1863: Year of Decision – The Confederate Generals
10:50-11:35 a.m. – Harriet Tubman
11:00-11:15 a.m. – Medical Tent – Youth Medical Inspection
11:40 a.m.-12:25 p.m. – Abraham Lincoln
12:30-1:15 p.m. – 1863: Year of Decision – The Union Generals
1:00-1:40 p.m. – Medical Tent – Minor Surgery
1:20-2:05 p.m. – Jefferson Davis
3:00 p.m. – Battle of Champion Hill
* Approx. 10 minutes after battle –Medical Tent – Surgery
 
8:00-9:30 p.m. – Candlelight Tour
9:30 p.m. (approx.) – Cannon Night Firing
 
Sunday, June 10
9:00 a.m. – Gates Open
9:00 a.m. – Church Service (open to public)
10:00-11:00 a.m. – Military Parade and Drill
10:00-10:45 a.m. – Regrets and Reflections – Union Generals
10:50-11:35 a.m. – Fashion Show
11:00-11:15 a.m. – Medical Tent – Youth Recruitment
11:40 a.m.-12:25 p.m. – Harriet Tubman
12:00-12:40 p.m. – Medical Tent – Minor Surgery
1:20-2:05 p.m. – Abraham Lincoln
2:30 p.m. – Battle of the Siege of Vicksburg
* Approx. 10 minutes after battle –Medical Tent – Surgery