Living history events in March and April will focus on Civil War at Fort Davidson State Historic Site

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Volume 37-067 For Immediate Release: March 20, 2009

JEFFERSON CITY, MO., – The public is invited to enjoy two free living history events that focus on the Civil War on March 28 and April 18 at Fort Davidson State Historic Site in Pilot Knob. Sponsored by the Missouri Department of Natural Resources, the 2nd Missouri Artillery and the Turner Brigade, the events will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. 

The 2nd Missouri Artillery, a Confederate Civil War re-enacting group made up of artillery, civilian and occasionally cavalry re-enactors, will be featured on March 28. On April 18, the event will feature the Turner Brigade, a Union Civil War re-enacting group made up of infantry, artillery, cavalry and civilian groups. The re-enactors will be in Civil War costume throughout the day and portray life in military and refugee camps at the time.  Both events will get underway with a muster (assemble for roll call) and spring drill.  There will be ongoing small arms and artillery drills throughout the day.

For more information, contact Fort Davidson State Historic Site at 573-546-3454 or the Department of Natural Resources toll free at 800-334-6946 (voice) or 800-379-2419 (Telecommunications Device for the Deaf). For more information on Missouri state parks and historic sites, go to