A blog about living in Aberdeen, New Jersey.

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Civil War Re-Enactment at Freehold 17-18 September 2011

The 2nd Rhode Island Volunteer Infantry Co D and the 6th New York Independence Battery will be encamped  this weekend (17-18 Sept 2011) at 70 Court Street, opposite the Monmouth County Courthouse lawn, according to Atlanticville.

From 10 am to 4 pm each day, visitors will be able to see typical activities of Union troops, including cooking, textiles and furniture manufacture, military drill and weapons fire as might have occurred during the Civil War. Even Mary Todd Lincoln will be on hand to interpret life as First Lady to Abraham Lincoln.

Atlanticville says the weekend's activities are meant to launch the Monmouth County Historical Association's new exhibit "Marching Away: Monmouth County in the Civil War," but I see no evidence online that such an exhibit exists. I no doubt missed it or they haven't yet updated their site. I'd check further if you plan to attend. The museum has a book called "Marching Away" that deals with Monmouth County men going off to World War II, but that's all I could find.


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