News Release 238

Missouri State Parks hosts Civil War Boot Camp Oct. 13 at Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site

Volume 39-238 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

Children ages nine to 12 will have the opportunity to learn about the daily life of the Civil War soldier on Saturday, Oct. 13, at Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site in New Madrid. Sponsored by the Missouri State Parks, the Civil War Boot Camp is free and will run from 10 a.m. until noon.

The program will begin with an introduction about Missouri’s part in the war and the life of the common soldier. Children will take part in several activities including enlisting in the army, being issued equipment, learning some of the basic drills that all soldiers had to know, snacking on hardtack, taking part in a pay call and mustering out of service.

Advance registration is required and space is limited.

Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site is located at 312 Dawson Road in New Madrid. For more information or to register for the event, contact Hunter-Dawson State Historic Site at 573 748-5340. For more information about state parks and historic sites, visit Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.