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Living History Day

October 8 @ 8:00 am - 4:00 pm

Ever wondered what life was like in your great-grandfather’s time? Here’s a chance to find out!

Join us as uniformed re-enactors from the 5th and 7th NC Infantry Regiments set up a full period camp at New Bern Battlefield Park. Both Union and Confederate soldiers will be in camp. Demonstrations and displays include a Civil War surgeon’s display, weapons display with over sixty original Civil War era weapons, and a Union vivandière’s presentation on women spies. You can watch special scenarios, including the trial of a deserter, a surgeon evaluating a wounded soldier, a presentation on fan language by the women during this time, and a depiction of the payroll process.

Schedule of events:

  • 8:30am – Morning Roll Call & Inspection
  • 9am – Infantry Drill
  • 10am – Deserter Scenario
  • 11am – Weapons & Gear Presentation
  • 1pm – Medical Demonstratio
  • 2pm – Payroll Scenario.
  • 3pm – Fan Language & Discussion on Women Spies