The history of the Civil War will be alive on the LaGrange County Courthouse lawn Saturday, Aug. 9, starting at 7 a.m. and running through 4 p.m.
Two different Civil War reenactment regiments will be camped out on the courthouse lawn, with the 44th Regiment Indiana Infantry, Co. H representing the Union and the 50th Regiment Virginia Infantry, Co. D representing the Confederacy. The regiments will have camp equipment, weapons, and the equipment used for daily life during the war on display.
Author and historian Margaret Hobson will be on hand with her books, The Iron Men of Indiana’s 44th Regiment, Vol, I & II.
There will also be a historical model of the village of Van Buren, now called Scott.
Performances and impressions at the Courthouse Gazebo will include a keynote address by State Senator Sue Glick and a presentation by Marc Satterfield on the Underground Railroad. Jan Mishler will be presenting a program as Confederate Spy Belle Boyd, while Murray Cox will be portraying President Abraham Lincoln.
There will also be Civil War memorabilia to view at the LaGrange County Historical Society Museum.
The Farmers Market will be open Saturday morning, along with special artisans and vendors with various 19th Century themed items.
There will be a pancake breakfast and other great food from area non-profits.
There is no cost to enjoy the Civil War History Day at the courthouse.