Historian Bob Winter and Gerry Bliss, Commander of the 10th Regiment of Illinois volunteer infantry joined us live from the encampment site to tell us how with more.
10th Illinois Infantry Encampment
10 a.m. - 4 p.m.
Graue Mill and Museum
3800 York Rd.
Oak Brook, IL
Free for the event
Admission to the Mill: Adults - $4.50, Seniors - $4, Kids 4-12 - $2, Kids under 4 - Free
The 10th Illinois Regiment, accompanied by their families, will bring history to life as the grounds of Graue Mill are transformed into a Union military camp. Civil War re-enactors dressed in authentic uniforms and costumes from the 1860s will demonstrate what life was like during the height of the Civil War. The group represents an actual volunteer regiment that fought in more than fifteen major battles during the Civil War. Visitors can see actual black powder firing demonstrations and military drills under the instruction of the regiment s commanding officer. The women of the encampment will cook meals for the troops using authentic cookware and techniques. The performers will talk to visitors about the daily struggles and joys of life during the Civil War. All performers of the encampment have committed much time and effort into creating a highly accurate depiction of life during the Civil War.