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Civil War Encampment at Wilson Museum
June 19 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
Be transported back in time to 1862 at the Wilson Museum the weekend of June 17.
The 20th Maine Company B will be setting up camp on Perkins Street, and they look forward to welcoming curious people of all ages interested in learning more about the life of the common Maine infantry soldier during the Civil War.
Wander through camp, watch basic drills, see (and hear) what it is like to fire a 19th century musket and listen to short presentations about the history of the 20th Maine Infantry Regiment.
The volunteers of Company B will start setting up camp on Friday afternoon, and they
welcome visitors on Friday afternoon, Saturday from 9 a.m. to bedtime, and Sunday
morning from 9 a.m. to about noon. At 2 p.m. on Saturday, Company B will move up to the Town Common, hosted by the Castine Historical Society, to recruit Castine’s bravest to the cause. Do you have what it takes to join the Union Army?
The 20th Maine Company B is a history-oriented nonprofit educational organization
whose members hail from across New England. The group authentically portrays the
common Maine infantry soldier during the 1862-1865 period. Follow them on Facebook to learn more.
For more information, call 326-9247 or visit www.wilsonmuseum.org.