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The Civil War Revisited 2012


INFORMATION

More information
www.valleyhistory.org

(559) 441.0862

When:
October 27 & 28, 2012

Where:
Kearney Park, Fresno, California

Time:
Saturday gates open 11 a.m.
Sunday gates open10 a.m.

Event Price:
$10 adults
$5 children ages 6-12 (Children 5 and under free)

General's Dinner:
$1,500 Tables of 10
$150 per person

Dine with a General or Historic Figure at the Generals' Dinner: $175 for adults or $1750 for a table of nine

Soldiers' Dinner:
$45 per adult
$20 per child

 

 

 

The largest living history event in the western United States commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Antietam

The Battle of Antietam, also known as the Battle of Sharpsburg, was fought on September 17, 1862, near Sharpsburg, Maryland, and Antietam Creek, as part of the Maryland Campaign, and was the first major battle in the American Civil War to take place on Northern soil. It was the bloodiest single-day battle in American history, with about 23,000 casualties and ended in a draw, but the Confederate retreat gave Abraham Lincoln the "victory" he desired before issuing the preliminary Emancipation Proclamation.

Whereas, on the twenty-second day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-two, a proclamation was issued by the President of the United States, containing, among other things, the following, to wit:

"That on the first day of January, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and sixty-three, all persons held as slaves within any State or designated part of a State, the people whereof shall then be in rebellion against the United States, shall be then, thenceforward, and forever free; and the Executive Government of the United States, including the military and naval authority thereof, will recognize and maintain the freedom of such persons, and will do no act or acts to repress such persons, or any of them, in any efforts they may make for their actual freedom." - The Emancipation Proclamation

Though Antietam lasted only a few days, it is one of the most noteworthy events of the Civil War. Join us October 27th and 28th at historic Kearney Park for the largest living-history event in the Western United States and help us to commemorate this important anniversary. Visit www.valleyhistory.org for more details.

CAMP NIGHT
Soldiers’ and Generals’ Dinner - Saturday, October 27th, 5:30 p.m.

SOLDIERS’ DINNER: $45 for adults, $20 for children ages 12 and under
Dine in the manner of a Civil War soldier. Sit atop hay bales or on the grass and enjoy a campfire buffet dinner under the stars. Then make your way to the twilight battle followed by dessert and dancing.

GENERALS’ DINNER: $150 or $1500 for a table of ten
New this year! Dine with a General or Historic Figure at the Generals’ Dinner
$175 for adults or $1750 for a table of nine

Enjoy a cocktail reception alongside the twilight battle followed by your very own campsite, complete with a multi-course campfire dinner, complimentary beer and wine, and a souvenir. Located in a prime location, the Generals’ Dinner is an elegant step back in time followed by dancing outside historic Kearney Mansion.

Sponsorships available.