2008-04-03 / News

Learn to become a Civil War reenactor

Civil War buffs with a deep interest in that period of the country's history are being offered a chance to become a Civil War reenactor.

On Sunday, April 20, the 12th Georgia, a New England-based Confederate infantry unit, will be hosting a one-day training camp and muster at Chase Farm Park on Great Road in Lincoln. This training camp offers a great opportunity to see what re-enacting is all about and experience the excitement of Civil War life first hand by becoming a Confederate soldier for a day.

Experience is not necessary, but participants must be at least 18 years old, or 16 if accompanied by an adult. The full-day training will include all the military maneuvers necessary for a re-enactment, such as weapons safety, manual of arms, and field drills. The hours are from 8 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. and participants are asked to bring a lunch. Coffee will be available.

Lincoln's Chase Farm Park, located at 669 Great Rd. (Rt. 123), has been the site for many largescale Civil War Re-enactments over the past several years.

Registration for the April 20 training camp is $9, which covers the cost of insurance, and the deadline for enlistments is April 16. To register for the training camp or for more information about becoming a re-enactor, contact 12th Georgia Company F 1st Sgt. David Pincins at 301-4341.

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