I would like to make our announcement calling for all living historians who love western Civil War history and also love interacting and educating the public to attend our annual living history event on Friday November 30th and Saturday December 1st. The event will be held on the original grounds of Fort Caspar (Platte Bridge Station) and is called our annual “Candlelight Christmas”.
This is a unique opportunity as it is one of the rare times in which the museum takes down the barriers and opens the fort buildings to the reenactors and the public. What also makes this a fun event is it is all done after dark each night, under garrison candlelight with the cold winter air nipping at the reenactors and public.
The event will have a period blacksmith, cavalry, and infantry demonstrations in addition to a mountain howitzer which was used frequently at the fort.
In order to show our commitment and to express our “Thanks” in attending this event, we are offering fuel/mileage compensation by paying all out of town reenactors $0.55 per mile from your house to our event and back (round trip compensation).
Our uniform guidelines, regulations, and expectations are listed on the reenactor registration website at www.fortcaspar.com. If you have any questions please feel free to contact me at any time.
We look forward to seeing you there!
11th Ohio Cavalry (6th Ohio: 1st Battalion)