Civil War reenactment
Somers - posted Apr, 23 2013
SOMERS - During this 150th anniversary of the American Civil War, the Civil War is coming to the Somers Historical Society on May 11 from 10 a.m to 3 p.m. Soldiers in uniform will talk about their uniforms, gear and camp life. They will demonstrate drill including a firing demonstration as well. Ladies in period-dress will talk about the civilian home front and their involvement. The company cook will demonstrate period cooking over a fire for the soldiers. Company F, Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry portrays a company of the most famous regiment Connecticut sent to fight in the Second Corps, Army of the Potomac, from its initial engagement in the Battle of Antietam to the close of the war at Appomattox Court House. The mission of Company F Fourteenth Connecticut Volunteer Infantry is an educational, living history, preservation, not-for-profit, American Civil War reenactment organization, which strives to promote and preserve the original regiment’s history, to honor its sacrifices while serving its country and educate the public of the contributions of both the military and civilian home front to the Northern war effort. If any of this appeals to you and your interest in the Civil War, you can meet, in person, the members of Company F. Please see their website for more information: www.cof14thcvi.com.