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Meriden Civil War Encampment Saturday, October 6 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. Dossin Beach Park at Hanover Pond Meriden, Connecticut An historical event to honor the 150th anniversary of the Civil War and to recognize Meriden's contributions. The Encampment will be located near the original site of Camp Tyler, a training camp for the First Regiment Connecticut Volunteer Cavalry and the First Battery Connecticut Volunteer Light Artillery; the Second Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery volunteers will act in the roles of militia and the ancillary but indispensable players associated with the camp, such as washerwomen, cooks and blacksmiths. The event is a collaborative effort of the Second Connecticut Heavy Artillery, Meriden Historical Society, Meriden Arts Trust and Quinnipiac River Watershed Association and is made possible through a generous grant from the Meriden Foundation. A Civil War Remembrance Concert will be held at Lincoln Middle School Theater on Friday October 5 from 7:00 to 8:30 p.m. We plan to have a spirited day filled with varied activities for all ages—and hope you'll join us.

Civil War Remembrance Concert Tonight

Civil War Remembrance Concert—TONIGHT Friday, October 5th 2012, 7–8:30 p.m. Join us at the beautiful, new Lincoln Middle School Theater, 164 Centennial Ave., Meriden CT. Tickets are $5 at the door. Park free in the school lot. The Civil War, … Continue reading

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Feeding an Army—The Foods Civil War Soldiers Ate

Dinner time at camp for officers and soldiers. The Challenge of Feeding an Army One of the biggest obstacles to tasty food was inexperience. Men of this time period had little knowledge of food preparation, a chore typically left to … Continue reading

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Abraham Lincoln in Meriden—again.

President Abe Lincoln, portrayed by Lewis Dube, will visit the Civil War Encampment in Meriden on Saturday, October 6, 2012, where he’ll be wandering around camp, hanging out with the troops and talking to visitors. Abraham Lincoln YouTube Release A … Continue reading

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History comes alive in 14 days at Meriden Civil War Encampment.

Meriden Civil War Encampment—Coming Soon! The banner is up, the concert programs are printed, the tee shirts are done too. The final details are falling into place as we are just two weeks away from the Meriden Civil War Encampment. … Continue reading

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Meriden Civil War Encampment on The Mayor’s Mic

Meriden Civil War Encampment to get air time on The Mayor’s Mic. Civil War Encampment planning committee members Marge Bucholz of the 2d Connecticut Volunteer Heavy Artillery (SCVHA), and JoAnne Grabinski of the Quinnipiac River Watershed Association (QRWA), talk with … Continue reading

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Civil War Remembrance Concert – Friday October 5th

Civil War Remembrance Concert Friday, October 5th 2012, 7–8:30 p.m. Lincoln Middle School Theater, 164 Centennial Ave., Meriden CT Civil War era-appropriate music works and choral representing cultural aspects of the period will be presented by Meriden ArtsTrust, Inc. (MAT). … Continue reading

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VOLUNTEERS WANTED: Civil War Encampment needs volunteers

VOLUNTEERS WANTED:  Civil War Encampment in Meriden needs volunteers of high school age and up for two events: Civil War Remembrance Concert, Friday Oct. 5. Volunteers are needed from 6:30 till 9:00 pm at Lincoln Middle School Theater, 164 Centennial … Continue reading

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