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Repose of President Lincoln and Civil War Encampment


April 28


Rotunda and West Plaza
The Ohio Statehouse
1 Capitol Square
Columbus, OH 43215




The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board will commemorate the repose of President Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Capitol Friday, April 28, 2017. The 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, a group of Civil War re-enactors, will provide an honor guard for a replica of Lincoln’s casket from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. This will take place on the site where the slain President lay in state in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on April 29, 1865. 


Also, learn what camp life was like during the Civil War. Walk among soldiers’ tents, see how to fire the cannon every hour and help the Ladies Aid Society deliver comfort to the troops.  Historical re-enactors from 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A and other groups will demonstrate Civil War life, cooking and medical practices—fun for the whole family! This program is supported by the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A.