Civil War Days is the annual Civil War Living History hosted at Historic Fort Wayne. Since the Fort saw it's first service to our country during this conflict, it is fitting that this is an annual event. Civil War Days will be held May 14-15, 2016.

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Schedule of Events

Saturday May 14:

Flag raising                      9:00
Infantry Drill                   10:00 -11:30
Cannon Demo                 11:25   (US & CS Artillery pieces)
Union Troop Review       2:00 – 2:20
Tactical Demonstration   2:30 - 3:15
Recognition Service        3:30-4:00 
Event Closes                   5:00

Sunday May 15:

Flag Raising                     9:00
Drill                                  10:00
Baseball Warm Up            10:30-11:15 (on Riverfront Parade ground)
Cannon Demo                   11:15 (Confederate Artillery piece)
Vintage Baseball Game     11:30 (on Riverfront Parade ground)
Cannon Demo                    1:00 (Union Artillery pieces)
Tactical Demonstration      2:00-3:00
Event Close                        4:00

Inside the Star Fort

The inside of the Star Fort will run much as it did during the Civil War. Many living historians are coming together to tell a comprehensive story of Union Troops during the war. During Civil War Days, you will see:

Union Headquarters
Troops living in garrison
Civil War cooking
Sunday Garrison Church service

Meet Authors

As part of Civil War Days, we are thrilled to annually introduce guests to authors who attend to help tell the Civil War story and share their work. We will list which authors will join us as we get closer.

For Re-enactors

Click here to download a participant registration form.

Click here to download a sutler registration form

Meet interpreters portraying historical personalities such as:
President Lincoln Interpreter
President Lincoln
Michigan's Senator Howard Interpreter
Michigan's Senator Howard
Cannon Firing
See Full Scale artillery and watch their firing demonstrations
1860's baseball
Watch a vintage 1860's baseball game.


Get a taste of what you will see by viewing images from past Civil War Days.

Detroit Free Press images of Civil War Days 2010.
2012 Civil War Days Images
2010 Civil War Days Images
2009 Civil War Days Images
2008 Civil War Days Images

You can also view a video of Civil War Days on You Tube made by Al Eicher
Civil War Days You Tube Video

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