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123 N. Commerce St.
Galena, IL 61036
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4th Annual Grant's Home Front & Reenactment

Galena River Bank
101 Bouthillier St.
Galena IL 61036
Local: 815.777.4100

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Civil War encampments are back in town. Swarms of 1860s blue and grey uniformed soldiers will blend into the historic skyline of Galena. Civilians in period-correct attire will grace the camp in living history fashion. The public is invited to watch the proceedings of camp life and witness the reenactment then relax and enjoy a classic Sanitary Fair.

April 29
-9 a.m.-4 p.m.: Living history camp.
-11:30 a.m.: Battle.
-Sanitary Fair & Bazaar.
-Live music and dancing.

April 30
-9 a.m.: Church service.
-9 a.m.: Living history camp.
-11:30 a.m.: Battle.
-Soldiers aid society meeting followed by Ladies Tea & Entertainment.