Sunday, September 28, 2014

Lincoln's Lebanon: Hypothetical History

What if Abraham Lincoln had more time when his train stopped in Lebanon? What if Morgan's raiders were able to venture north of the state capital? Perhaps Boone county would have seen a Civil War skirmish similar to that staged at Memorial Park this weekend.

For the past few years on the last weekend in September, Lebanon has hosted Lincoln's Lebanon. This Civil War reenactment features a Lincoln actor and includes speeches, singing and a skirmish complete with cannon fire. The encampment includes surgeons, weavers, tanners, blacksmiths and even a chaplain. Everyone is very friendly and willing to talk about the historical research they have done.

Link to more info: http://www.in.gov/visitindiana/tripplanner/EventDetails.aspx?id=13918