• Civil War Encampment at Fort Scott National Historic Site

    • Share:
    •  
    Name: Civil War Encampment at Fort Scott National Historic Site
    Date: April 27, 2019 - April 28, 2019
    Civil War Encampment
    Event Description:
    Smell, hear and see the Civil War at Fort Scott National Historic Site 
    Without having to enlist

    Fort Scott National Historic Site is hosting the Annual Civil War Encampment April 27 and 28.  Experience artillery, cavalry and infantry troops preparing for battle. Cooking demonstrations will be in the mess hall and the post sutler will be hawking his wares in the sutler store. A Civil War doctor will be promoting period medical practices and reenactors will be discussing surgery of the era, sometimes at the cost of “an arm and a leg.”

    “This is our 37th annual encampment,” Superintendent Betty Boyko said. “You feel history come to life through the generous support provided by volunteer members of the Holmes Brigade, 8th Missouri State Militia Cavalry, Western Bluecoats Field Hospital, Friends of Fort Scott NHS, Inc., and a host of Fort Scott National Historic Site volunteers.”

    Park volunteers and staff will be leading a variety of programs. Saturday: discussions around the importance of the Lunette Blair Block House (adjacent to the park) and stories of Civil War courts martial at Fort Scott. Sunday: period church services and explore the meanings of states’ rights vs federal authority in “Conceived in Liberty.”

    Encampment Schedule:

    SATURDAY, APRIL 27
     
    • 9:00 a.m.             Raising the Colors
    • 10:00 a.m.           Infantry Drill and Weapons Demonstration
    • 10:30 a.m.           Lunette Blair Block House Program
    • 10:45 a.m.           Cooking Demonstrations:  (All day)
    • 11:00 a.m.           Cavalry Drill
    • 11:30 a.m.           An Arm and a Leg: The Cost of Surgery
    • 12:00 noon          Artillery Drill and Weapons Demonstration
    • 1:00 p.m.             Ordered  To Be Shot: Civil War Courts Martial
    • 2:00 p.m.             Infantry Drill and Weapons Demonstration
    • 2:30 p.m.             An Arm and a Leg: The Cost of Surgery
    • 3:00 p.m.             Artillery Drill and Weapons Demonstration 
    • 4:00 p.m.             Flag Retreat

    SUNDAY, APRIL 28
     
    • 9:00 a.m.              Raising the Colors
    • 10:00 a.m.           Church Service
    • 11:00 a.m.           Cooking Demonstration
    • 11:30 a.m.           Infantry Dress Parade and Inspection 
    • 12:00 noon          Artillery Drill and Weapons Demonstration
    • 1:00 p.m.             Cavalry Drill
    • 1:30 p.m.             An Arm and a Leg: The Cost of Surgery
    • 2:00 p.m.             Infantry Drill and Weapons Demonstration
    • 2:30 p.m.             Conceived in Liberty:  An Interpretive Dialog
    • 3:00 p.m.             Artillery Drill and Weapons Demonstration
    Event Media:
    Location:
    1 Old Fort Blvd.
    Contact Information:
    Carl Brenner, Fort Scott National Historic Site
    Set a Reminder:
    Enter your email address below to receive a reminder message.