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January 21, 2011

Organizers planning Civil War festival

DANVILLE — This year marks the 150th anniversary of the start of the Civil War and two community leaders want to mark the occasion with a large, multi-faceted event.

Gail Tharp from the Hendricks County Museum and Cindy Rutledge, manager of the Indiana Room at the Danville Public Library, are coordinating Civil War Heritage Days/Hendricks County, planned for June 25 and 26 in downtown Danville.

”We had been talking about a joint project for a while,” Rutledge said. “There’s great interest out there for the Civil War. Lots of people who research it, lots of people who are re-enactors. But there’s not really anything in this county. That’s one of the reasons why we want to do this.”

She noted that Hendricks County has a deeper history with the Civil War than many people might expect.

”That’s one of the things we really want to emphasize,” Rutledge said. “We had lots of soldiers who volunteered from this county.”

Many from here supported the efforts of then Indiana Gov. Oliver Morton, who volunteered 10,000 Hoosier soldiers to invade the South and established Camp Morton, a military prison for Confederate soldiers on what is now the Indiana State Fairgrounds.

Rutledge said Hendricks County also had an active underground railroad. While Indiana was mainly a Union state, there were many Confederates from here.

”I know of at least two who were released from Camp Morton who walked this far and settled here,” Rutledge said. “There are several Confederates buried in this area.”

So far organizers have secured one Calvary unit for the festival, to be stationed at the Hendricks County Government Center. They hope to get a couple more, one at the museum and the other at the courthouse.

Living history demonstrations such as candlemakers will be housed at the museum. The library will offer displays, including Civil War-era quilts, and children’s activities. Courthouse Grounds will have High Teas -- including desserts and finger foods -- for $15 a person. Organizers also are planning a Civil War-era fashion show, though a location hasn’t been established.

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