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Civil War Days
Living History Encampment 
July 15th - 17th


  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 cannon firing and camp life in the mid-1800’s.

  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 assaults and advances in a battle for ground true to the period. Duo band, Long Journey will perform old time songs and camp tunes. .  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

On Saturday, July 16th, Civil War author, Brian Swartz and Children's book author, Angeli Perrow conduct book signings and provide informative and educational discussions on Civil War history using Fort Knox Historic Site as an immersive backdrop. A unique historical and educational experience for all ages.

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.


Cost: Free with Regular Park Admission

                                       Angeli Perrow is the author of 21 books for children, including the picture book classics Captain's                   

                                         Castaway and Lighthouse Dog to the Rescue. A retired elementary teacher living in Hampden, she also writes

                                          the Key Mystery Series, popular with 8-12 year olds. Book #7 in the eleven-book series is set at Fort Knox. The

                                           Fort Keepers' Keys weaves history and legend into a captivating story of the ghost of Sergeant Leopold Hegyi, a                              soldier who served as caretaker of the fort from 1887-1900. Visit her website at

The Stockton Springs Historical Society (SSHS) and the Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War proudly present Gordon Thomas Ward in a free concert from 6-7pm on Saturday, July 16th.  Gordon is a GRAMMY-balloted, award-winning, singer-songwriter with three #1 charted songs and other compositions that have charted in the US and abroad. He’s worked with notable musicians such as Eric Troyer and Mik Kaminski (Electric Light Orchestra, and The Orchestra), Abbie Gardner, and Kevin Barry (Jackson Browne and James Taylor), and he’s shared the stage and billing with Natalie Merchant, Christine Lavin, and Bill Staines. Gordon’s a storyteller whose songs occupy a space filled with honesty, imagery, and emotion. He’ll soon be releasing Whispers from the Woods, his fourth album. No Depression says of Gordon, "His musical DNA seamlessly incorporates modern folk rock, Americana, country, and adult alternative weaving together for a spectacular effect. Ward shows he’s one of the best singer-songwriters working in the

Americana/indie scene today.”  Immediately following the concert, the SSHS will provide a historical

presentation on the Civil War and how it impacted two Maine families from (7pm to 8:30pm). 

Cost: Free After-Hours Event!

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