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WELCOME TO HARTFORD CITY CIVIL WAR DAYS

Welcome to Hartford City Civil War Days! Indiana's largest Civil War Reenactment and Artillery Night Firing. Step back to 1865 to see how life was for our ancestors during this time. Converse with civilians, sutlers and soldiers of the time. This event is a reenactment and living history that portrays the time when this great nation was divided. Brother against brother, father against son and son against father. During this event you will be able to observe demonstrators and ongoing presentations covering the period of 1865. There will also be battles during the entire weekend portraying multiple engagements during the year of 1865. Visit the sutlers who sold their goods to soldiers and civilians alike. Walk through camps and converse with the presenters. You can also purchase both period and non-period food. Visit the blacksmiths, weavers, spinners, rug makers, refugees, the medicine show and much more! Most importantly do not forget to come out and see Indiana's Largest Artillery Night firing event! Hope to see you there!

 

26th Annual Civil War Days

      October 8-10th, 2021

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0304 S 075 E

Hartford City, IN 47348   

bccivilwar@gmail.com

Meeting at 7:00pm at Blackford County Courthouse

Meeting at 7:00pm at Blackford County Courthouse

Meeting at 7:00pm at Blackford County Courthouse

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Meeting at 7:00pm at Blackford County Courthouse

THE WAR DEPARTMENT

September 2, 1864 -

 Atlanta is captured by Sherman's Army. "Atlanta is ours, and fairly won," Sherman telegraphs Lincoln. The victory greatly helps President Lincoln's bid for re-election.

October 19, 1864 -

A decisive Union victory by Cavalry Gen. Philip H. Sheridan in the Shenandoah Valley over Jubal Early's troops.

November 8, 1864 -

Abraham Lincoln is re-elected president, defeating Democrat George B. McClellan. Lincoln carries all but three states with 55 percent of the popular vote and 212 of 233 electoral votes. "I earnestly believe that the consequences of this day's work will be to the lasting advantage, if not the very salvation, of the country," Lincoln tells supporters.

November 15, 1864

After destroying Atlanta's warehouses and railroad facilities, Sherman, with 62,000 men begins a March to the Sea. President Lincoln on advice from Grant approved the idea. "I can make Georgia howl!" Sherman boasts.