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Civil War Living History Event

Published May 3, 2017

CARLYLE LAKE - The Clinton County Historical Society in cooperation with the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers will be hosting a Civil War Living History event on May 6 & 7, 2017 at the Mariner’s Village Resort at Carlyle Lake.  The location of the event will be the grassy area adjacent to the Mariners Village Resort, near the Dam West Recreational Area. This event will kick-off a summer of events celebrating the 50th Anniversary of Carlyle Lake.

     The Turner Brigade, a reenactment organization that portrays infantry, artillery, and engineering units of Missouri Union volunteers and civilians of the Civil War period will have displays, exhibits, and demonstrations of the soldier’s life during the War Between the States.  A Civil War Surgeon will inform visitors on civil war medicines and how soldier injuries were treated. In addition, Historical figure impersonators and local Civil War enthusiast will be present to show off equipment, artifacts, and share their Civil War knowledge with visitors.

     Schedule of events:

Saturday, May 6th
       9:00 a.m. Turner Brigade - displays and demonstrations through-out the day.       

Mariners Village Conference Center:
       9:30 a.m.    Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln
     11:00 a.m.    Brian "Fox" Ellis as Black Jack Logan, Civil War General
     12:30 p.m.    Wil Harris portraying Abraham Lincoln, delivers the Gettysburg Address
     12:45 p.m.    Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln
       2:00 p.m.    Brian "Fox" Ellis Civil War Ghost Stories and Legends

Sunday, May 7th     
          9:00 a.m. Turner Brigade - displays and demonstrations through-out the day.

 Mariners Village Conference Center:
          9:30 a.m. Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln
        11:00 a.m. Brian "Fox" Ellis A Soldiers Tale: The Civil War from the Front Lines
         12:30 p.m. Fritz Klein as Abraham Lincoln

For more information on the event, contact the Carlyle Lake Project Office at (618) 594-2484 or email at



Doug Wasmuth
Kim Hammel

Release no. 17-026