Fort Knox Civil War Living History Encampment
July 16 @ 9:00 am - July 18 @ 6:00 pm
Travel back in time to the 1860’s with the Civil War Living History Encampment at Fort Knox. The three day event features Civil War living history demos including garrison fort operations, guard mount, cannon firing and camp life in the mid-1800’s starting on Friday afternoon of July 16th. Please see website, social media for the most update schedule of events.
Soldiers from the 3rd Maine Regiment Vol Inf, Company A, 6th Maine Battery, 2nd Vermont, and 118th NY Infantry kick things off with a boom! Troops recreate Civil War Fort life including period guard mount, drill, parade and firing demonstrations while Cannoneers from the 6th Maine Battery reenact gun crew functions with full size replica 10 pound Parrot Rifles. The Northeast Topographical Engineers will provide a display of surveying and engineering equipment used during the Civil War Engineers.
During the weekdays, historians, authors and experts (including John Weaver and Brian Swartz) will provide informative and educational presentations on Civil War history using Fort Knox Historic Site as an immersive backdrop. A unique historical and educational experience for all ages.
Join the 20th Maine Infantry Company B, 15th Regiment Alabama Volunteer Infantry, Company A as they converge on the battlefield to recreate skirmishes with muskets and cannons in tactical defense, assaults and advances in a battle for ground true to the period. Duo band Long Journey will perform old time songs and camp tunes that kids can join in as well. Watch for updates and schedules to be published.