Battery Calendar

Lombard Civil War Reenactment
Jul
21
Jul 23

Lombard Civil War Reenactment

We are the host unit for this event and we have made some changes to the event this year. Setup will be different from past years and we will need to make sure that we help the Historical Society get reenactors where they need to be and to also remind them that they need to unload and move their cars moved. 

Lombard Cleanup
Jul
24
9:00 am09:00

Lombard Cleanup

This year we have been given permission to cleanup the day after the event. To make sure this is done well we will need help to finish. 

Sep
24
4:00 pm16:00

Greenbush Reenactment

This annual special event at Wade House brings the history of the American Civil War to life. Held the last weekend in September, Civil War Weekend is two action-filled days of battle re-enactments, military drills, medical care situations, period music and food, demonstrations, educational presentations and more. The weekend spectacle involves more than 500 re-enactors and each year features a different historic scenario crucial to the outcome of the war.

Watch the spectacle of hundreds of soldiers — cavalry, infantry and artillery — as they struggle across the field of conflict. Experience the 1860s clash of arms between North and South as Union and Confederate troops set up camp, conduct drills and offer a variety of demonstrations. Civilian and women's issues, a medical field hospital and music of the Civil War era are presented interactively each day, and special hands-on experiences abound. Expanded food and beverage offerings and an extensive array of Civil War-related items are available for sale on site.

 

Location

Wade House 
Wade House Historic Site, W7965 State Hwy 23
Greenbush, WI 53026

Location Information

Wade House, an 1850s stagecoach inn built to serve traffic along the plank road that connected Fond du Lac and Sheboygan, tells the story of frontier entrepreneur Sylvanus Wade and his family during the Civil War years. In addition to the inn, the historic site includes the recently reconstructed Herrling sawmill, one of the few working, water-powered sawmills of its kind in the nation. Wade House is also home to the Wesley Jung Carriage Museum, which houses the state's largest collection of antique carriages and working wagons.

Oct
8
2:00 pm14:00

Morengo Parade

The Settlers' Days Parade is Sunday, October 8th at 2pm.

The pararde route starts at State St (Route 23)/Railroad, moves South to Washington St, turns onto East Washington and goes down Washington until Prospect St (End) 


Downers Grove Parade and Possibly Hinsdale
Jul
4
11:00 am11:00

Downers Grove Parade and Possibly Hinsdale

We are waiting to hear from Hinsdale to see if they will allow us to fire the cannon. This would take place before the Downers Grove Parade.  

Location: Steps off at Main and Grant Streets @ 12:45PM, heads south to Warren Avenue where it will end.

Parade Route

Evergreen Park Parade
Jul
3
6:00 pm18:00

Evergreen Park Parade

Step off is 6pm, remember that traffic getting there can be heavy so please make time to be able to arrive on time. 

Elgin Reenactment
Jun
9
Jun 11

Elgin Reenactment

The unit has two guns registered for this event this is a first year event. 

Naper Settlement Civil War Days
May
20
May 21

Naper Settlement Civil War Days

This is the start of the reenacting season, with the size of the field please be prepaired to possably going infentry. 

Hartford Civil War Reenactment or Oregon, IL Living History
May
13
May 14

Hartford Civil War Reenactment or Oregon, IL Living History

This is a split event where if there is an interest for members to go to both. Registration is required for Hartford please visit the link below to register.

https://www.hartfordcitycwdays.com/giving

 This events need to be coordinated with Chuck

3rd Annual Grant's Home Front & Reenactment-Need to See if There is Enough Interest
Apr
28
Apr 30

3rd Annual Grant's Home Front & Reenactment-Need to See if There is Enough Interest

Civil War encampments are back in town. Swarms of 1860s blue and grey uniformed soldiers will blend into the historic skyline of Galena. Civilians in period-correct attire will grace the camp in living history fashion. The public is invited to watch the proceedings of camp life and witness the reenactment then relax and enjoy a classic Sanitary Fair.

SCHEDULE
April 29
-9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Living history camp.
-11:30 a.m.: Battle.
-Sanitary Fair & Bazaar.
-Live music and dancing.

April 30
-9 a.m.: Church service.
-9 a.m.: Living history camp.
-11:30 a.m.: Battle.
-Soldiers aid society meeting followed by Ladies Tea & Entertainment.

See more at: http://www.visitgalena.org/illinois-events?eventID=6706&mode=event#sthash.lMCfSF2v.dpuf

Shilo TN Reenactment
Apr
6
Apr 9

Shilo TN Reenactment

This event needs at least 8 members to go for this to be a unit sponsored event. 

Aug
5
Aug 7

Carpentersville Civil War Event

Max Effort Unit Run Event 

Setup will begin on Friday and will require the entire unit to make this event a success.

Unit members who want to assist with coordinating this event please let Chuck know how you would like to help. 

Jul
21
Jul 24

Lombard Civil War Event

Max Effort Event

Setup begins on Thursday evening to get all large structures built and in place, all hands on deck.

Clean up on Sunday is also a max effort, to continue to use the park everything must be left as we found it. 

 

Jul
8
Jul 10

Wauconda Civil War Days

Max Effort Event

Setup Friday 

The boom of cannons, the crack of rifles, the galloping of horse hooves welcomes you at the annual Civil War Days encampment. Wander the camps to see soldiers, civilians and tradesmen at work. Watch as union and confederate forces collide in battle. Visit the 1863 Summer Fair, meet President Lincoln and shop Civil War era vendors. Kids enjoy period crafts, games and a scavenger hunt.