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The Groton Historical Society presents a North and South Civil War re-enactment

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Friday, July 13

Noon-9 p.m.: Registration begins for re-enactors and sutlers at Hillbrook Orchard. (Note: Hillbrook Orchard campsite not open to public.)

6 p.m.: Band concert and fireworks at town field behind the Groton Public Library, sponsored by the Groton Parks Dept.; All welcome.

7:30 p.m.: Town field, Civil War skirmish for fireworks crowd.

Saturday, July 14

9 a.m.-5 p.m.: Hillbrook Orchard campsite open to public for self-guided tours, special activities, living history events and general viewing. Tours through the camp will continue until 2 p.m. battle.

10 a.m.: Battalion drill. Letters due for mail call.

10 a.m.: Groton Historical Society, 172 Main Street, opens to the public for living history events focused on post-Civil War era, and viewing of special Civil War displays.

— 10 a.m.: Gov. George Boutwell hosts Capt. Moses Palmer.

— 11 a.m.: Mrs. Boutwell hosts Women’s Sanitary Commission representatives.

— Noon: Governor and Mrs. Boutwell host Dr. Samuel Green, candidate for mayor of Boston.

— 3:30 p.m.: Governor and Mrs. Boutwell host President Ulysses S. Grant.

2 p.m.: Battle at Hillbrook Orchard.

Lt. General U.S. Grant to host visit from Capt. Moses Palmer at campsite following battle. Campsite open to the public until 5 p.m.

3 p.m.: Shape Note Singers, songs and lessons in Civilian Camp. (This acapella singing method was made famous in the movie Cold Mountain.)

4 p.m.: Groton Historical Society closes for the day.

4 p.m.: Bus trip to Groton Cemetery for interested re-enactors for self-guided tour of Civil War gravesites. Bus returns to campsite at 5:30 p.m. (Cemetery maps also available to spectators at registration table).

5 p.m.: Campsite closed to public.

8 p.m.: Civil War Ball at Hillbrook Orchard featuring the Camp Lincoln String Band. Public invited to participate in the dance; mid-19th century dress strongly encouraged but not required. The rest of the campsite remains closed to spectators.

Sunday, July 15

9 a.m.: Hillbrook Orchard campsite open to public for tours and viewing. Special activities, living histories and tours through the camp will continue until 1 p.m. battle.

9 a.m.: Field church service led by Rev. Andrew Rosenberger.

10 a.m.: Dress parade.

10 a.m.: Groton Historical Society, 172 Main Street, opens to the public for living history events focused on post-Civil War era, and viewing of special Civil War displays.

— 10 a.m.: Mrs. Boutwell hosts representatives from the Women’s Sanitary Commission.

— 10:30 a.m.: Governor and Mrs. Boutwell host Dr. Samuel Green, candidate for mayor of Boston.

— 11 a.m.: Governor and Mrs. Boutwell hosts President Ulysses S. Grant.

— 11:30 a.m.: Gov. Boutwell hosts Capt. Moses Palmer.

11 a.m.: Bus trip to Groton Cemetery for interested re-enactors for self-guided tour of Civil War gravesites. Bus returns to campsite at 12:30 p.m. (Cemetery maps also available to spectators at registration table)

Noon: Lt. General U.S. Grant to host visit from Gov. George S. Boutwell at campsite.

1 p.m.: Battle at Hillbrook Orchard.

2 p.m.: Closing ceremony (immediately following battle).

3 p.m.: Camp breakdown. Hillbrook Orchard campsite closed to the public.

4 p.m.: The Groton Historical Society closes for the day.

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