2022-04-29 Civil War Encampment
The 2022 Civil War Encampment at the Ohio Statehouse and the Repose of Lincoln was a great success. The events had been canceled during the pandemic in 2019 and 2020. Students and the public learned about 1860s life with cannon firings and demonstrations by historical reenactors, including medical, ladies aid society, music, infantry, games, food and more. Inside the Rotunda, a replica coffin was on display where Lincoln lay in repose on April 29, 1865. A 36-star flag from 1865 was on exhibit in the Ohio Statehouse courtesy of the Van Tilburg family and the Ohio History Connection.
The Garfields appeared thanks to the James A. Garfield Civil War Round Table.
Thanks to Co. B, 30th OVI, and 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A.