Listen for the sounds of battle - cannons and guns. Smell the smoke as Union and Confederate skirmish at close quarters. View the surgeon as he tries to heal the wounded. Relax with the seamstress repairing uniforms. All this and more in remembrance of the War Between The States.

Under the auspices of the Comstock Civil War Reenactors and the Nevada Civil War Volunteers, featured are both Union and Confederate troops and an 1860’s civilian town with living history demonstrations. Highlights include the Fife & Drum corps, a working hospital, Christian Commission, tavern and store fronts offering their wares, such as spinners, weavers, a ladies shop, and more...

Comstock Civil War Reenactors will conduct stunning multi-cannon battles in the Big Field both Saturday and Sunday.

Additional activities include:
Civil War-Era Dance at the Civil War Pavilion. Gus will be Dance Master. Everyone is invited.
Civil War Church Service at the Main Stage. Step back into the past to a more serene atmosphere. 1860’s Church Services with music and singing. Forego your usual service and join us outdoors under the cottonwood trees at the Main Stage.

Nevada Civil War Volunteers will hold demonstrations at the encampment both days.

Additional activities include:
Victorian Fashion Show at the Main Stage. Representatives from all encampments will show "Why they wore what they wore."

The Civil War is also in charge of our spectacular Opening Ceremony, SATURDAY Morning in the Big Field:

     Welcome Remarks – Dr. Izabella Eaves
     Brookfield Choraliers sing a new Nevada Song
     Entrance to the field of all encampments

     Rendezvous Ceremony:
                    Introduction of Rendezvous committee
                    Introduction of Pony Express / enters with dispatches
     Stagecoach enters with President Lincoln, Mrs. Lincoln, Gen. Lee and Kit Carson:
                    President Lincoln remarks
                    Gen. Lee remarks
                    Kit Carson remarks
     Introduction of State Supreme Court Justice

     Introduction of John Tyson- his remarks
     Color Guard advances
     Introduction of Immigration Citizenship Ceremony:
                    National Anthem by Trisha Zinda
                    Brookfield Choraliers to lead the Pledge of Allegiance
     Cannon and gun fire salute
     Encampments depart, led by Color Guard

     Introduce Coloring Contest Winners - Joy Evans
     Stagecoach Ride (Victory Ride) for Children
     Stagecoach Ride (New USA Citizens)

Click above to view the Rendezvous Civil War movie (turn on your sound, too!)

As seen in the Civil War Courier and the Camp Chase Gazette


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