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Shadows of the Blue and Gray taking place this weekend

Civil War re-enactors portray Union soldiers at last year's Shadows of the Blue and Gray event at City County Park in Princeton. This year's event will be Saturday and Sunday.
Civil War re-enactors portray Union soldiers at last year's Shadows of the Blue and Gray event at City County Park in Princeton. This year's event will be Saturday and Sunday.

PRINCETON — The Shadows of the Blue and Gray Civil War festival takes place Saturday, Oct. 12, and Sunday, Oct. 13, at City-County Park.

The following is a schedule of events:

(Note: All programs are in City-County Park’s main shelter unless noted, and the children’s Civil War scavenger hunts are both days.)

SATURDAY, OCT. 12

• 9 a.m. — Park opens; tour the camps and artisan workshops; Civil War weapons display.

• 9:30 a.m. — Officers call (log cabin).

• 10:30 a.m. — Individual unit drill (battlefield).

• 11 a.m. — Civil War weapons display.

• 11:30 a.m. — Infantry load competition (outside pavilion).

• Noon — Women’s frying pan toss (outside pavilion).

• 12:30 p.m. — Entrance of President Lincoln.

• 12:45 p.m. — Presidential address and press conference.

• 1:30 p.m. — Tank and the Beez (music); The Civil War: Did You Know? Kids Program (Tall Trees Stage).

• 2:30 p.m. — Bugle demonstration (battlefield).

• 3 p.m. — Battle re-enactment (main field).

• 4 p.m. — Post battle medical demonstrations at the medical tents.

• 5:30 p.m. — Re-enactors dinner (pavilion).

• 6:30 p.m. — Music and storytelling (pavilion).

• 7:30 p.m. — Cannon night fire (weather permitting).

SUNDAY, OCT. 13

• 9 a.m. — Park opens; tour the camps and artisan workshops; non-denominational period church service.

• 10 a.m. — Officers call (log cabin).

• 10:30 a.m. — Civil War weapons display; individual unit drill (battlefield).

• 11 a.m. — Weeping and dying contest (battlefield).

• 11:45 a.m. — Entrance of President and Mrs. Lincoln, presidential address and press conference.

• 12:30 p.m. — Meet General Ulysses S. Grant, USA.

• 1:15 p.m. — Tank and the Beez (music).

• 1:45 p.m. — Bugle demonstration (battlefield).

• 2 p.m. — Battle re-enactment (main field).

• 3 p.m. — The Civil War: Did You Know? kids program (Tall Trees Stage); post battle medical demonstrations at the medical tents.

• 4 p.m. — Park closes.

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