Civil War Remembrance

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Feel the Civil War come alive all around you as bustling camps, cavalry and period music enliven an entire weekend filled with reenacted events.

Before we immerse ourselves in summer pleasures, we stop to recall the 3 million people who fought in America's Civil War and the estimated 750,000 people who died — the equivalent of 7.5 million dead today.

This weekend in Greenfield Village, hundreds of Union and Confederate reenactors, civilians, musicians and historic presenters — all in period clothing — converge, eager to share their knowledge with you. There are dozens of opportunities to learn more about this pivotal time in American history: exhibits, presentations, battle tactics demonstration, hands-on activities and insights from historians.

Guests to Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village 2016 will have the opportunity to walk into a recreated Grand Army of the Republic Post, furnished much as it would have been based on the historical record. They will be given a brief overview of how G.A.R. posts came into existence and their role immediately following the end of the American Civil War. They’ll learn about the contributions of the Women’s Relief Corps, an auxiliary formed in 1883 to aid veterans in their efforts to commemorate their service and honor the memory of the noble dead on Decoration Day, now called Memorial Day.

The Greenfield Village G.A.R. Post will be a unique way to cap off the 150th anniversary of the American Civil War by exploring how veterans chose to commemorate their own service in the post-war era. We hope you’ll join The Petticoat Society and The Henry Ford for Civil War Remembrance at Greenfield Village 2016 as we remember, honor, and celebrate the service of our military during Memorial Day weekend.

Please join us in honoring the sacrifices and achievements of all those who bravely fought and continue to fight in defense of our great nation. The Henry Ford will participate in a national moment of silence at 3 pm Monday as signaled by the Armington & Sims shop whistle. Greenfield Village will be open until 9 pm on Saturday, May 28.
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By: The Henry Ford

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