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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:01 am

Witnessing the past

PHOTOS COURTESY CHERI FRY

 

The largest mounted Civil War reenactment in the Midwest takes place in Jacksonville Community Park June 20-22. Watch soldiers drill and prepare for battle, fix meals, practice medicine and enact major battles. There will also be Friday night entertainment, an exhibit to honor war veterans, rides in WWII trucks, 1850s vintage baseball games featuring teams from Chicago and St. Louis, a kids’ corner, parades, full period-dress grand ball, exhibits, food and so much more. For a soon-to-be released detailed listing of activities and times visit griersonsociety.com.

General Grierson Civil War Days
Friday-Sunday, June 20-22
Times to be announced
Jacksonville Community Park
1201 S. Main, Jacksonville
217-243-5678
Free
griersonsociety.com

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