News Release 014

Living History Event to be Held March 9 at Fort Davidson State Historic Site

Volume 39-014 (For Immediate Release)
For more information: 573-751-1010

A Civil War living history event will be held on Saturday, March 9 at Fort Davidson State Historic Site in Pilot Knob. Sponsored by Missouri State Parks, with assistance from the re-enacting unit, the Turner Brigade, the event will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free and open to the public.

The Turner Brigade is a Union Civil War re-enacting group made up of infantry, artillery, cavalry and civilian units. The event will get under way with muster and spring drill. Spring was traditionally the time during the war when units would reorganize after a long winter, readying themselves for the summer and fall battle campaign season. There will be ongoing small arms and artillery drills throughout the day. The re-enactors will be in Civil War costume and portray life in military and refugee camps at the time.

As these units drill, the public will receive a sampling of what to expect during the 150th anniversary re-enactment to be held Sept. 27-28, 2014.

Fort Davidson State Historic Site is located in Pilot Knob in Iron County. For more information, contact the historic site at 573-546-3454. For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, go to Missouri State Parks is a division of the Missouri Department of Natural Resources.