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2013
Civil War Reenactment

Civil War Reenactment

Civil War Reenactment at the Historic Linchester Mill Campus

On Saturday, April 20th, the historic Linchester Mill Campus in Preston, Maryland will be hosting a Civil War Reenactment featuring two infantry companies, a field hospital encampment, campfire cooking demonstrations and more. This free event, which will take place from 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m., is hosted by the Friends of Linchester Mill and the Caroline County Historical Society.

Two infantry companies, the 2nd Maryland Company G and the 18th Virginia, will be doing drilling throughout the day, including camp of instruction. A Civil War surgeon will have a field hospital encampment set up and will be demonstrating various medical treatments used during the war. A Single Corp will demonstrate how flags were used as communication on the battlefield, and there will also be campfire-cooking demonstrations.

Docents will be on hand to provide tours of the Linchester Mill and the recently restored Hog Island School. Attendees can also walk along the nature paths that wind along Hunting Creek behind the mill. Refreshments will be available for purchase.

The Linchester Mill is located at 3390 Linchester Road in Preston. For more information, please contact Charles Andrew at 443-786-2549.

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