Honoring the Battles, Soldiers and Spirits

Battle of Prairie Grove

The Prairie Grove State Park will commemorate the anniversary of the Battle of Prairie Grove, which saw 22,000 troops engaged. The summation of casualties for both North and South numbered about 2700 killed, wounded and captured.  The reenactment of the battle is held every even numbered year. All military camps will be open to the public each day and, as …


Civil War Weekend at Old Washington

For a trip back in time come join us in Old Washington, AR, located 8 miles west of Hope, AR on Hwy 278, for Civil War Weekend. During this weekend, visitors can walk the streets of a town touched by the hand of war. There will be interpretations of the many conflicts of the area when Washington was the Confederate …


Ashley’s Mills Reenactment

Living history event marking the 151st Anniversary of the Skirmish at Ashley’s Mills. Living historians will be on hand to demonstrate infantry tactics, encampments, cooking, flag/weapons displays. The event is located on the actual grounds that the actual Skirmish took place. This is a free event to the public. This event is hosted by General Robert C. Newton Camp #197 Sons …


8th Red River Symposium

The 8th Red River Symposium at Washington, AR, will begin its Saturday Agenda with a morning bus tour of the Prairie D’Ane and Moscow Church Battlefields in Southwest Arkansas. These memorable fights were part of the northern part of the Red River Campaign known as the Camden Expedition that began in Little Rock, AR and over 41 days from March …


Bobby Horton Concert

You are cordially invited to the free concert performed by the imminent Historian and singer of Civil War songs, Bobby Horton.   Mr. Horton has recorded many albums of Civil War songs of both the North and South. He has been involved in performing musical scores for Ken Burn’s documentaries and has worked on musical scores for the A&E and …


150th David O. Dodd Remembrance

This is the sesquicentennial of the memorial for David O. Dodd, the Boy Martyr of the Confederacy, in Little Rock, AR.  At the age of 18 David Owen Dodd was hanged in Little Rock on 1/8/1864 as a Confederate spy. The day’s events will begin with a march of one mile from the McArthur Military Museum to Mount Holly Cemetery …


“FIX BAYONETS”

“FIX BAYONETS” If there is any order we receive in reenacting that sends a chill up my back, it is this order, “Fix Bayonets.” I guess it is because pulling a 12 inch Civil War bayonet out of its scabbard and attaching to the end of your musket seems to make it more of a lethal weapon. Only about 6% …