By Admin, BuyLocalBG.com, BuyLocalBg@gmail.com/
Friday, April 12th, 2013 8:00 AM CST
Bowling Green, the short-lived Confederate Capital of Kentucky, will continue its Sesquicentennial Commemoration with an Union Reenactment event this spring. After forcing the Confederate army out of town in February of 1862, Union troops continued to occupy the city of Bowling Green for the remainder of the Civil War.
This living history event will include camping for re-enactors on the grounds of the L&N Depot at the Historic Railpark & Train Museum, living history demonstrations in historic downtown Fountain Square Park, artillery drills and children’s games in Circus Square Park, historic architectural walking tours, a ladies’ tea, cemetery lantern tours, a Military Ball, a period church service, and a memorial service. All of these events take place within walking distance in downtown Bowling Green except for the memorial service to be held at Fairview Cemetery.
Click here to download a tentative schedule of events.
All activities are free to the public except the cemetery tour and Military Ball. There is no charge for re-enactors to participate and several meals plus a bounty will be provided, but there is a limit, so advanced registration is required. Download a Registration Form here.
Spectators can also enjoy the Railpark’s Civil War exhibits and artifacts or venture down to the Kentucky Museum to view its “A Star in Each Flag: Conflict in Kentucky” exhibit. Nearby Riverview at Hobson Grove, one of the sites on Kentucky’s Civil War Trail, is another popular stop for heritage travelers.
For more information about Bowling Green’s role during the Civil War, visit our Civil War Microsite.
Past Civil War 150: