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Civil War Reenactment

August 24, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 5:00 pm

During this two day event soldiers and civilians, in authentic 19th century uniforms and dress, invite the public to spend a day in their life. Learn about everything from military tactics to cooking and family life during the American Civil War. Both the Union and the Confederacy will be represented. The schedule is filled with artillery and troop drills, demonstrations, camp life and daily battles.

Daily Schedule

*Subject to Change


TIME                                    EVENT                                                             LOCATION

9:00 am                       Gates Open to the public

9:00 am – 5:00 pm       Camp life, period displays & demonstrations              PF, NC, & B

10:00 am                     Battalion Drill                                                             PF

10:30 am                     Lecture: General Burnside                                           B

11:00am                      Croquet                                                                       NC

12:00 am                     Civil War Fashion Presentation                                   NC

1:30 pm                       Skirmish                                                                      PF

2:00 pm                       BATTLE

3:00 pm                       Lecture: Topographic Engineering                              NC

3:30pm                        Reenactor Baseball Game                                           PF

5:00 pm                       Fort Adams closes to the public

$15 Adults – $8 Youth (6-17) – $40 Family (2 Adults & up to 4 Youth)
30-Minute Tunnel Tours every hour 10:00am-4:00pm

Reenactor Registration Form

Expected Reenactor Units

 1st Mass Cavalry (Dismounted)

2nd Rhode Island Volunteers Co. B

2 RI Signal Detachment

6 New Hampshire Volunteer Infantry Co. E

15th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry

28th Mass. Volunteer Infantry Co K

Company F, CT 14th Volunteer Infantry

Newport Artillery Company: Battery F

North East Topographical Engineers

1st Company Richmond Howitzers

7th Tennessee Company D

12th Georgia Co. F & Co. G

15th Alabama Co. G

35th Virginia Cavalry Company B

Big Bear Trading Company

Liberty Greys HQ

Liberty Greys Staff

Provost Staff ANV Southern Legion 8th Batt.

What Remains


August 24, 2019
9:00 am - 5:00 pm


Robert McCormack


Historic Fort Adams
80 Fort Adams Dr
Newport, RI 02840 United States
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(401) 841-0707