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Nebraska City Civil War Reenactment

October 7 - October 8

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This will be a two-day event with battles at 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, October 7th, and 1 p.m. on Sunday, October 8th. There will be historic displays, speakers, and a large Civil War encampment at Wildwood Park near the historic home all weekend. Please contact Bill Hayes at the Mayhew Cabin via phone #402-873-3115 or email: mayhewcabin@hotmail.com for more information. This event is co-sponsored by the Mayhew Cabin and Wildwood Historic Center. In addition, funded by the Nelson Family Foundation and Kropp Family Foundation. And a special thanks to the City of Nebraska City and the Nebraska Sesquicentennial Commission.

Schedule

Saturday, October 7th (includes time and location)
9 a.m. Civil War Encampment opens to public (Wildwood Park near historic home)
10 a.m. Morning Battle (Haying field south of 4th Corso)
11 a.m. Dr. Spencer Davis “Nebraska Statehood & Reconstruction”  program (Mayhew Cabin Museum)
1 p.m. 1860s era cricket games by Tom Melville (near camp)
2 p.m. Afternoon Battle (Haying field south of 4th Corso)
3 p.m. 1860s era cricket games by Tom Melville (near camp)
4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Reception at G.A.R. Hall/Civil War Veterans Museum (910 1st Corso)
9 p.m. (tentative) Civil War Cannon Night Firing (Haying field south of 4th Corso)

 

Sunday, October 8th
9 a.m. Civil War Encampment opens to public (Wildwood Park near historic home)
11:30 a.m. 1860s era cricket games by Tom Melville (near camp)
1 p.m. Afternoon Battle (Haying field south of 4th Corso)
2 p.m. Dave Wells “Legacy of Union Veterans in Nebraska: GAR/Civil War monuments across the state” program (Mayhew Cabin museum)