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Ouachita County Historical Society / Ouachita County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee
For Immediate Release –
Ouachita County and Camden, AR to host the
CIVIL WAR SESQUICENTENNIAL WEEK
APRIL 14th-19th 2014
Commemorating the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Poison Spring and the Occupation of Camden AR during the Civil War
Camden, AR – The week of April 14, 2014, Ouachita County and Camden AR will commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Union occupation of Camden, Arkansas and the Battle of Poison Spring. All scheduled events will be free to the public.
Following is a complete list of events and details:
Civil War Exhibit
Mon. April 14th – Sat. April 19th 9am-4pm
Location: Leake-Ingham Building next to the historic McCollum Chidester house
926 Washington Street, Camden, AR 71701
“Letters from the Civil War” presented by the Tates Bluff Chapter DAR
Monday April 14th 6:30pm
Presented Costumed re-enactors will share the experiences of the inhabitants of Camden during the Civil War on the outdoor stage at historic Postmaster’s Grill.
Location: on the outdoor stage at the Postmaster’s Grill downtown Camden
133 Washington St, Camden, AR 71701
Free Movie Screening of “GLORY”
Tuesday April 15th 6:30pm
Location: SAU Tech’s Ross Center located at
746 California Ave, Camden, AR 71701
Friday April 18th 9am-5pm & Saturday April 19th 9am-12noon
Costumed re-enactors will tell the stories of families who lived through the occupation. Visit with the soldiers and learn of the life of a soldier during the war. Location will be on Washington Street and California Avenue in Camden. Troops will be camped on Washington Street near homes that were occupied during the war.
Location: Troops of re-enactors will be camped along historic Washington Street in Camden.
Battle of Poison Spring Civil War Re-enactment
Saturday April 19th 2pm
Come commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Poison Spring with us. Union and Confederate forces will be conducting a battle upon the historic battleground.
Location: Poison Spring Battleground State Park
on Highway 76 in Chidester, AR.
For information contact White Oak Lake State Park at 870-685-2748
Saturday April 19th 6pm
Come to Coleman Stadium in Camden, AR to close the Sesquicentennial of the Battle of Poison Spring with your friends and family. The closing ceremony will include choirs, presenting music of the Civil War, speakers and a commemoration to the soldiers who lost their lives at the Battle of Poison Spring.
Location: Coleman Stadium in Camden AR. 71701
“I can’t tell you how excited we are to invite guests to this amazing event in our area. The historical landmarks of the Civil War are a huge part of our city and county and to be able to commemorate such a significant part of our history is truly a community wide production”
James Lee Silliman, Chairman of the Ouachita County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee
All events are free and open to the public.
Presented by The Ouachita County Civil War Sesquicentennial Committee, Arkansas State Parks, The Camden News, Radio Works and The Camden Advertising and Promotions Committee.
For more information, contact:
Ouachita County Historical Society
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