Civil War Reinactment Returns to Daniels Farmstead
DUE TO RAIN -October 9 2016!
The beautiful historic Daniels Farmstead will once again be transformed into Union and Confederate encampments.
Mark your calendar for Saturday, October 8 from 9:00 – 4:00 p.m. and Sunday October 9, from 10:00 – 4:00 p.m.
This two-day event is hosted in conjunction with the Daniels Farmstead Foundation, Inc.,
Blackstone Valley Tech and the 13th Mass Regiment Volunteer Infantry Company F.
You’ve read the stories. You have seen the films. You studied it in school. See it first-hand, a re-enactment of Union and Confederate Armies as they oppose each other. Watch Calvary, Artillery and Infantry Armies battle. Now you have an opportunity to see history re-enacted first hand. Will the brave men in the Gray or Blue be victorious in this battle? See the encampments up close. Experience what life was like to be a soldier in the War Between the States. Brother against Brother. Speak with re-enactors from the Confederate and Federal encampments. See how a battalion camp was set up with headquarters’ and company camp streets. Have your picture taken with the troops, see how they lived and relaxed when not engaged in battle.
Visit the sutlers village (a person who followed an army or maintained a store on an army post to sell provisions to the soldiers) and their families in their authentic period dress. Come and watch history come to life and hear Generals discuss and debate battle tactics, see infantry and artillery drills, first person impressions both military and civilian, period music, recruitment stations and other period scenarios.
On both days northern and southern re-enactors will engage in staged battles. Saturday’s battle will take place at 2:00 p.m. Sunday at 1:00 p.m. for the education of the public.
This event will focus on the Battle of Shiloh. The Battle of Shiloh was fought April 6-7, 1862 in southwestern Tennessee. The Confederate army led by General Albert Sidney Johnston launched a surprise attach on Major General Ulysses S. Grant’s Union army.
Food and refreshments will be sold at the Daniels Kitchen
Hamburgers, hot dogs, sausage-onions & peppers, beverages, snacks and donated baked goods.
The Daniels Farmhouse will be open for house tours for a small donation of $3.00
All visitors will park at the Daniels Farmstead Visitors parking area.
Sorry No Dogs, Alcohol or Smoking is allowed. This is a rain or shine event.
Gate Tickets are Adults $8.00; Students 11-17/Seniors 62+/Veterans $6.00;
Children 5-10 $4; Children under 5 are Free.
DFF members – Receive half price off Gate Ticket price (must show 2016 membership card)