Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln with Family

4.) The Civil War Encampment Review – Burton – May 25, 2019

Entrance

Just beyond the entrance gates of the Century Village Museum

…as the fifes and drums remembered Johnny (Crooked River Fife and Drums)…

Some reenactors talking.

…19th century men chatted in the shade…

Young Union soldiers setting up rifle pyramid

…young Union solders set up a rifle pyramid…

Line of cannons

…and cannon operations were demonstrated strictly through gestures and explanation – no actual gun powder or fire.

This was The Civil War Encampment…

civil war encampment grounds

…where visitors stepped into history and explored the grounds…

Encampment area.

…touring the camps…

…chatting about the past…

3 reb mess

…possibly eating with soldiers at the mess hall (3 Rebs Mess)…

Kentucky encampment

…and joining the ranks if they so desired (5th Kentucky CSA Company).

Festival goers could take advantage of the festival location…

Stagecoach area.

…by walking through the various buildings and exhibits…

Boughton House in Century Village.

…from the Boughton House…

Dressmaker

…to the dressmaker shop…

Broom making display in barn

…learning about making brooms,

Rug weaving.

…weaving rugs…

Blacksmiths

…and forging metal…

Caboose

…while finding things of interest along the way.

Along with musical entertainment (Geauga Sweet Strings) and a daily battle reenactment in the afternoon…

Chinese raffle

…festival offerings included a Chinese raffle of metal items forged at the Blacksmith shop (WRABA)…

Raffle

…a raffle for a John Deere 420 Utility (Historical Engine Society)…

Century Village Eatery Concession

…food options that included hot dog, chicken nuggets…

Lombardo's food cart

…hamburgers, Italian sausage (Lombardo’s)…

Java on Wheels food truck

…smoothies and coffee (Java on Wheels)…

Pottery store

…and shopping opportunities for homemade pottery (Farmhouse Stoneware)…

Uncle Gregory's Coffee, art and more.

…art, literature, Uncle Gregory’s Coffee (CSA Buried Treasures)…

Green Leather and Fur Vendor Tent.

…and even clothing made from leather or fur (Greene Leather and Fur)…

Period outfits for sale.

…formal and military uniforms (Adlers Dry Goods)…

various vendor items

…and all sorts of accessories (Adlers Dry Goods)…

Abraham Lincoln and Mary Todd Lincoln

…just in case you ran into someone you hoped to impress.