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Union and Confederate

Civil War Re-en-actors



Over twenty camps set up on the East side of the grounds.  Come and view the daily life style of Union & Confederate soldiers.


President Abraham  & Mary Lincoln


General Ulysses S. Grant


Larry Werline has been portraying first-person General/President Grant for twenty years.  During this time he has presented at museums, schools, libraries, reenactments, historical sites, symposiums, banquets, and Civil War round tables.  His favorite venue is the Illinois Old State Capitol where Grant got his start in the American Civil War.  He performs there every summer as a part of Springfield's "History Comes Alive" program along with the Abraham Lincoln Museum.  His goal is to bring history to life for his Audiences.

Larry has been a Civil War re-en-actor as Captain of a large Mid West Artillery Battery. He is also a member of the Sons of Union Veterans and the Springfield and Macoupin County Civil War Round Tables.  Larry is retired from Oracle Corporation and lives in Chatham.



Military Hospital