Civil War CampDay at Fort Ward

Learn about Civil War soldier and civilian life when FortWard Museum & Historic Site presents Civil War Camp Day on Saturday, June10.  The event is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m.  Suggested donation is $2per person or $5 per family.  The program is weather dependent.

This annual living history event features military andcivilian reenactors in camp settings.  The program includes Civil War camplife activities, infantry and artillery drills and firing demonstrations,equipment displays, and civilian impressions.  Among the living historyunits participating are the 7th Maryland Volunteer Infantry, Co. A,the 28th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry, Co. B, the 1stMinnesota, Co. D., and the 1st U.S. Artillery, Co.D.    Special interpretations include a U.S. Army Quartermastertent, a Civil War sutler, a U.S. Army surgeon with a field hospital display,and a soldier in the reconstructed Officers’ Hut who will describe the dailyroutine and living quarters of a Union officer in the Defenses of Washington.

Fort Ward is the best preserved of the Union forts thatcomprised the Civil War Defenses of Washington.  The historic fortfeatures the fully restored Northwest bastion.  The Museum offersexhibits, programs and special events throughout the year.  Fort Ward islocated at 4301 West Braddock Road in the west end of the City ofAlexandria.  For more information, please call 703.746.4848, or visit www.fortward.org.

The City of Alexandria is committed to compliance withthe Americans with Disabilities Act, as amended.  To request a reasonableaccommodation or an alternative format, e-mail FortWardMuseum@alexandriava.gov,or call 703.746.4848, or Virginia Relay 711.

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