These events aren’t in Missouri, but could be great “staycations” for some Missouri residents:
Brandensburg, Kentucky is the site of a Civil War Re-enactment on 11-13 July 2008. They’ll be recreating John Hunt Morgan’s famous Raid on Brandenburg. Drilling and tactics will be demonstrated on the 12th and 13th. There also be living history demonstrations, a camp dance, and a “Weeping and Dying” contest (so you’ll want to be there if you’re good at either weeping or-- err-- dying). Need more information? Call Jim Mitchell at 270-422-2094, or visit their website.
Wauconda, Illinois is having its Civil War Days that same weekend (12-13 July 2008). Last year it featured 700 re-enactors! There will be drills, tactics demonstrations, skirmishes, and a narrated battle, plus a dance. Need more information? Call 847-968-3400 or email Mike Millette at TaylorsCaptain@comcast.net.
Stones River National Battlefield in Tennessee will be the site of two events (both free) on 19-20 July 2008. 19 July features a Guided Lantern Tour of Stones River National Cemetery. Reservations are a must: 615-893-9501. There will be Artillery Battery Programs on 19 July and 20 July. If you want to hear what 4-6 cannon roaring at once sound like, you’ll want to be there! Need more information? Go here.