Rte. 15, Exit 15, Easton, CT
On the grounds of Easton's Bradley-Hubbell House, soldier and civilian reenactors from Company F 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry will portray camp life and civilian efforts during the conflict. 10:00 a.m. (Public access) Camp life of the Union soldier. Civilian presentations 11:00–12:00 p.m. - Camp life of the Union soldier Civilian presentations Military drill and firing demonstrations Noon Soldiers and civilians prepare for their noon meals 1:00-2:00 p.m. -Camp life of the Union soldier-Civilian presentations. Knapsack vs. blanket roll presentation 1:00 – 1:30 - "Music of the Late Unpleasantness" -- Led by Jen Eastman-Lawrence, this set of vocal pieces will highlight the popular mood and sentiment of the antebellum, war-time, and post-war periods. 1:30 – 2:30- "The Grand Old Game" -- A brief discussion about the origins of modern baseball from its roots in the venerable folk game of town ball, led by Jeff Lawrence. "The Massachusetts Game" -- one variant codified in 1858-- will be demonstrated and open to public participation. 2:00 – 3:00p.m.- Camp life of the Union soldier. Civilian presentations "Joseph Pierce presentation" -- The Chinese were among the soldiers fighting in the Civil War, and the highest ranking of those fighting was Joseph Pierce, who fought with the 14th Connecticut Volunteer Infantry. Irving Moy will present a program about Pierce's Civil War experience along with Gary Horton, retired teacher and historian. Military drill and firing demonstrations 3:00 p.m. Event ends. Our civilian women will be presenting throughout the day on how the home front helped the North win the war, nursing and medical care on the battlefield and the United States Christian Commission. There will be period children games** The soldiers will be drilling young civilian recruits from the public **Marge Bucholz comes to the event, the children's period games run throughout the day in the civilian area.