Civil War Days
Living History Encampment
July 16th - 18th
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.
The Civil War Weekend will feature living history demos, cannon firing and camp life in the mid-1800’s. On Saturday and Sunday, the reenactors recreate a skirmish of Confederate and Union soldiers firing rifles and cannons in tactical defenses, assaults and advances in a battle for ground true to the period.
Special Presentations on Saturday at 11 a.m. and 2:00 p.m. by Author Brian Swartz from Hampden titled:
Passing Through the Fire: Joshua Lawrence Chamberlain in the Civil War
Civil War historian, blogger, and author Brian F. Swartz chronicles the wartime experiences of Joshua L. Chamberlain, who swiftly transitioned from college professor and family man to regimental and brigade commander. In his new book published this summer by Savas Beatie, Swartz draws upon multiple period sources to follow Chamberlain through the thick of the campaigning and the fighting.
If interested in becoming a volunteer or a Civil War Re-enactor, please call us at 469-6553 or write
Cost: Free with Regular Park Admission