Civil War Reenactment and Monument Unveiling
Learn about and honor the American Civil War on September 16-17. There will be an American Civil War Re-enactment at the Lost Villages Museum in Long Sault on Saturday, where actors will be showcasing Canada’s part in the war. There will also be a monument unveiling on Saturday at 2 pm.
The Civil War Monument is the first national monument to the 40,000 Canadians who participated in the American Civil War. These soldiers and volunteers were from Ontario, Quebec, Nova Scotia, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland.
This project was initiated 3 years ago by the Grays and Blues of Montreal who will also be directing the re-enactment.
About the American Civil War
The American Civil War was fought in the United States in 1861-1865 when Abraham Lincoln was president. This war was fought between the North and the South over slavery and states’ rights. Slave states (South) were states where the practice of slavery was legal, and free states (North) were states where slavery was prohibited.
The War played a significant role in how and when Canada became an independent country. Over 40,000 Canadians participated in the war and fought in nearly every battle. Canadians fought on both sides but most Canadians fought for the North. Twenty-nine of our ancestors serving in the Union Army were given a medal of honor.
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Date: September 16-17
Location: Lost Villages Museum, Long Sault
Time: 2:00 pm
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