NOTICE (6/10/18 10:30 am): Due to the weather conditions the City of Elgin has decided to cancel the rest of the events for today. We apologize for any inconvenience. Thank you to everyone who came out to support the 2nd Annual Elgin Civil War Experience.
The City of Elgin will host the second annual Elgin Civil War Experience on Saturday, June 9 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Sunday, June 10 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on the property adjacent to 600 S. State Street in Elgin.
The City of Elgin is proud to offer a unique educational event, the Elgin Civil War Experience. Join American history enthusiasts for an immersive look at a turbulent time in American history. View reenactors recreate both civilian and military life during the Civil War era. Spectators will also be able to witness two battle reenactments with educational commentary.
The Elgin Civil War Experience will feature live battles, offer spectators the chance to experience living history, see accurate portrayals of soldier encampments and so much more!
Events and activities include:
Ongoing demonstrations throughout the various camps
Appearances by various Generals of the time.
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS
Saturday, June 9 - Recreated Battle: Battle of Champion Hill
10:00 - 11:00 a.m.
Military Parade and Drill
10:00 - 10:45 a.m.
1863: Year of Decision - The Confederate Generals
10:50 - 11:35 a.m.
11:00 - 11:15 a.m.
Medical Tent - Youth Medical Inspection
11:40 a.m. - 12:25 p.m.
12:30 - 1:15 p.m.
1863: Year of Decision - The Union Generals
1:00 - 1:40 p.m.
Medical Tent - Minor Surgery
1:20 - 2:05 p.m.
Battle of Champion Hills
*Approx. 10 minutes after battle
Medical Tent - Surgery
8:00 - 9:30 p.m.
9:30 p.m. (approx.)
Cannon Night Firing
Sunday, June 10 - Recreated Battle: Siege of Vicksburg