Celebrating Camp Harlan

Written by on October 23, 2013 in News

Sunday, October 27 at 2 pm Celebrating Camp Harlan will commemorate the recent addition of Camp Harlan to the National Register of Historic Places. The camp was a rendezvous point and training site for both the 4th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry and the 25th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and 1862. Featuring the Marengo Civil War Band, a brass and percussion ensemble that plays authentic Civil War music; a presentation by Rebecca McCarley, consultant for the Camp Harlan project to place it on the Register. There will also be a showing of brief film footage of the 1930 dedication of the Camp Harlan memorial marker. The program will be held in the IWC Chapel Auditorium and is free and open to the public. It is sponsored by The Friends of the Harlan-Lincoln House and the Henry County Historic Preservation Commission. The Harlan-Lincoln House on the IWC campus will be open after the Camp Harlan program. A snare drum made and used at Camp Harlan is on display as well as other Civil War artifacts.

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