Civil War encampment at Holly Recreation Area: MI

Article Posted: May 13, 2003

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Civil War encampment at Holly Recreation Area

An 1863 northern Virginia town will be recreated May 17-18 at Holly Recreation Area as the Fifth Texas Co. E Volunteer Infantry re-enacts life for the Civil War soldiers and civilians with divided loyalties.

Through living history, the re-enactors will demonstrate military life with military camps of Union and Confederate soldiers. Muleshoe Bend, the small town caught in the middle of the conflict, will showcase civilian life caught in the bloody conflict and explain the medical practices common in the era.

The Friends of Holly Recreation Area will be selling coffee, donuts and cold soft drinks to raise funds for future special events and improvements at the park.

Visitors are welcome to observe and learn more about life during the Civil War. Cost is limited to a Motor Vehicle Permit to enter the park, $4 for a daily pass and $20 for an annual pass.

Schedule of Events

Saturday, May 17

7:00 a.m. Reveille in military camps

8:30 a.m. Confederate Company Drill on battlefield

9:30 a.m. Federal Company Drill on battlefield

11:00 a.m. Ladies of Muleshoe Bend prepare medical supplies at the Seamstress Shop

12:30 p.m. Street Bazaar in Muleshoe Bend

1:00 p.m. Traveling Medicine Show wagon

2:00 p.m. Liberation of Muleshoe Bend by Federals

3:00 p.m. Battle on the Battlefield

4:00 p.m. Baking Contest judging at Sheriff’s Office

5:00 p.m. Box Social in Town Square

8:00 p.m. Field Hospital Demonstration

Sunday, May 18

10:00 a.m. Period Church Service

12:30 p.m. Civilian Social at the Seamstress Shop

2:00 p.m. Battle on the Battlefield

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