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Civil War Artillery Day At Fort Ward

Title:Civil War Artillery Day At Fort Ward
Date & Time:Sat Oct 2, 2021 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM
Location:Fort Ward Park Museum, 4301 W. Braddock Rd.
Event Details:Learn about the role and equipment of Civil War artillerymen in the Defenses of Washington. This free living-history program is from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. and will appeal to Civil War enthusiasts of all ages. The event is weather-dependent.
The program features reenactors from the 1st Connecticut Heavy Artillery, a Union regiment that was stationed at Fort Ward during the Civil War. The unit will interpret the duties and soldier life of typical artillerymen assigned to forts in the Washington area. Activities will include cannon firing demonstrations in the restored Northwest bastion of the fort at 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., artillery equipment displays, interpretive talks, and camp life scenarios.
Please note that the public is encouraged to wear masks and practice social distancing at this outdoor event.
Audience:Anyone may attend
Tags:Fort Ward Museum, Living History, Museums

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