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Sandwich Civil War encampment this weekend

Soldiers salute as the colors are posted in the morning during the 10th Illinois Infantry Re-enactment Group's living history encampment at Knights Park in Sandwich last year. The encampment will return to the park from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at James Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. School groups with appointments can visit the encampment on Friday, April 13. A group of volunteers, in uniform, will portray some of the individuals from the Sandwich area who left in the summer of 1861 to “put down the rebellion.” In the tented encampment, the men will be doing company drills and firing blanks in their Springfield muskets. The event is sponsored by the 10th Illinois, Company H Volunteers, the Sandwich Park District and the Sandwich Historical Society.
Soldiers salute as the colors are posted in the morning during the 10th Illinois Infantry Re-enactment Group's living history encampment at Knights Park in Sandwich last year. The encampment will return to the park from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at James Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. School groups with appointments can visit the encampment on Friday, April 13. A group of volunteers, in uniform, will portray some of the individuals from the Sandwich area who left in the summer of 1861 to “put down the rebellion.” In the tented encampment, the men will be doing company drills and firing blanks in their Springfield muskets. The event is sponsored by the 10th Illinois, Company H Volunteers, the Sandwich Park District and the Sandwich Historical Society.

Soldiers salute as the colors are posted in the morning during the 10th Illinois Infantry Re-enactment Group's living history encampment at Knights Park in Sandwich last year. The encampment will return to the park from 10 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Saturday, April 14, and from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Sunday, April 15, at James Knights Park, 1001 N. Latham St. School groups with appointments can visit the encampment on Friday, April 13. A group of volunteers, in uniform, will portray some of the individuals from the Sandwich area who left in the summer of 1861 to “put down the rebellion.” In the tented encampment, the men will be doing company drills and firing blanks in their Springfield muskets. The event is sponsored by the 10th Illinois, Company H Volunteers, the Sandwich Park District and the Sandwich Historical Society.

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