MASSENA –The sights and sounds of the Civil War will fill Robert Moses State Park at the ninth annual St. Lawrence County Historical Association Civil War Reenactment Weekend Saturday and Sunday, July 24 and 25.
Union and Confederate reenactors will stage mock battles, perform military drills, talk about camp life, and demonstrate such skills as coffin-making, cooking, cannon firing, and medical practices. There will be a fashion show of Civil War-era clothing, a basket auction, historical displays and period music.
The weekend is hosted by the 2nd Michigan, Co. E Reenactment Unit. Admission is $4 per person per day/maximum of $15 per car load, free for children 6 and under.
The military camps are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sunday. Mock battles will be at 3 p.m. Saturday and 1 p.m. Sunday. Closing ceremonies will follow the Sunday battle.
The St. Lawrence County Detachment, Marine Corps League 408 provides a food concession both days.
Reenactors from New York, Vermont, Pennsylvania, Ohio, Ontario and Quebec, Canada, are expected to attend, including several generals, President Lincoln and sutlers (vendors of period goods and clothing).