On-Line Edition Wednesday, July 23, 2014 Vol. 56 No. 30
North meets South this weekendPhoto by Steve Spoden MEMBERS OF STANFORD’S BATTERY and the 8th Veteran Reserve Corps called a truce for a photo last week as they prepared for Sweet’s Civil War Re-Enactment, which will be staged in Four Seasons Park July 26-27. The two units are co-hosting the event with the Lombard Historical Society. Other units joining the re-enactment include Austin’s Battalion Company A, Battery G, Missouri Guerrillas, 45th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 64th Illinois Volunteer Infantry, 2nd Kentucky Calvary, Co. D, 3rd Tennessee Co. D, 1st Michigan Engineers & Mechanics, 9th Virginia Cavalry & McGregor’s Battery, and the 154th Tennessee Infantry. The re-enactment will kick off Friday, July 25, with a movie in the park as Steven Spielberg’s “Lincoln” is presented at 8 p.m. On Saturday, July 26, and Sunday, July 27, the grounds will be open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. A skirmish will be held at 11:30 a.m. on Saturday and Sunday, with a kids drill to be held at 12:30 p.m. on both days. The main battle will be held both days at 2:30 p.m. On Saturday, July 26, a candlelight camp tour will be offered. For the dancers in the crowd, ballroom dance lessons will be given at noon on Sunday, July 27. Food trucks slated for the “War Rations Row,” include Husky Hog BBQ, Prairie Food Co-op, Tidal Crave, Toasty Cheese and Uncle Les Kettle Corn. On Sunday only, Cupcakes for Courage will join the rations row. Last year, more than 5,000 visitors came to Four Seasons to view skirmishes, meet the re-enactors and experience a day–or two–of living history. A $5 donation is suggested, which will benefit the Lombard HIstorical Society. For more information, see story in Lombard News, visit lombardhistory.org or call 630-629-1885.