The event is free and open to the public and is sponsored by the
Lincoln Monument Association.
First-person re-enactors will present their stories from 9 a.m.
to 5 p.m. on the grounds surrounding the Lincoln Tomb. These special
presentations are scheduled: 11 a.m., Betty Carlson Kay, "What Did
Women Do During the Civil War?"; 1 p.m., Edward Finch, "Captain
Terry, Civil War Naval Officer;" 2 p.m., Robert Davis, "A Soldier's
Story, the Ghost of Andrew Lewis;" and 3 p.m., Mike Burke, "Meet a
Boy in Blue."
The 114th Regiment, Illinois Volunteer Infantry (Reactivated)
will have an encampment set up on-site and will talk with visitors
about life in general during the Civil War. Inside the Lincoln Tomb,
visitors may learn about the little-known Camp Yates, the first
Civil War camp for enlisting and mustering soldiers in Springfield
after the call for Illinois volunteers.
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This program is made possible in part by an award from the
Illinois Humanities Council, the National Endowment for the
Humanities and the Illinois General Assembly. Any views, findings,
conclusions or recommendations expressed in this program do not
necessarily reflect those of the National Endowment for the
Lincoln Tomb State Historic Site, the final resting place of
Abraham and Mary Lincoln and three of their four sons, is
administered by the Illinois Historic Preservation Agency.
[Text from file received from
the Illinois Historic