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Civil War Garrison Weekend at Old Fort Niagara

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Mon, Jun 6th 2016 07:00 am
Civil War garrison (Photo provided by Old Fort Niagara)
Civil War garrison (Photo provided by Old Fort Niagara)

Presented by Old Fort Niagara and 49th New York Volunteer Infantry re-enactment unit

The Civil War Garrison Weekend event offers an interactive Civil War history experience for visitors who will have the opportunity to witness Fort Niagara as a staging area during the Civil War for men and groups that were transitioning either from the battlefield to home, or from home to the battlefield.

From 10 a.m. until 4 p.m. June 11-12, re-enactors will consist of Federal U.S. Army or Union troops with their dependents and some other civilians. They will wear a variety of uniforms and clothing, and share different stories and experiences from the Civil War. Re-enactors also will provide ongoing living history demonstrations of equipment and musket firings, bayonet and infantry drills, foodways (food and cooking techniques during the Civil War), Civil War music (including a bugler), and period camps within the buildings and on the fort grounds.

The program schedule will be available at www.oldfortniagara.org.

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