Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts

Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts

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Fort Trumbull

90 Walbach St

New London, CT 06320

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A two-day Battle and Living History Civil War Reenactment Event, taking place on the grounds of an actual Civil War era Stone Fort.

About this event

This event is COMPLETELY FREE to the public! Reenactors, please register via the green button.

This two-day Battle and Living History Event will be taking place on the grounds of a real Civil War era stone fort - very similar to the style of many Carolinian Forts. On Saturday August 13, we welcome you to 1862, and on Sunday August 14, we invite you to the year 1863. Seven pieces of artillery will roar, musketry will rattle, and battle cries will ring out. This is the American Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts!

Event Schedule

- Saturday, August 13, 2022 -

9:00 Camps Open to the Public

10:00 Military Dress Parade

11:00 Military Drill

12:00 Soldiers Eat Dinner

12:30 Living History Demos

12:30 Soldiers Prepare for Battle

1:00 Battle: The Siege of Ft. Macon

2:30 Frederick Douglass Addresses U.S. Troops

2:30 Living History Demos

3:00 Medical Demo

3:00 Music by Susquehanna Travellers

4:00 Camps Close to the Public

- Sunday, August 14, 2022 -

9:00 Camps Open to the Public

9:10 Church Call

10:00 Military Dress Parade

10:30 Lincoln & Douglass Address U.S. Troops

11:00 Military Drill

11:00 Music by Susquehanna Travellers

12:00 Cooking Demos – U.S. Civilian Camp

12:00 Soldiers Eat Dinner

12:30 Soldiers Prepare for Battle.

1:00 Battle: Battle of Ft. Wagner

3:00 Camps Close to the Public

On the first day of battle we will be portraying the Battle of Fort Macon in North Carolina, while on Sunday we will be portraying the Storming of Battery Wagner - our very own 54th Mass Co. A and their brothers from Washington in Co. B will help us to authentically portray the action. this battle has been popularly dramatized in the 1989 hit movie ”Glory” starring Denzel Washington and Morgan Freeman.

The Liberty Greys and The New England Brigade will be our two main forces. Breastworks for the Liberty Greys are being constructed as we speak. Both sides will set up their encampments on Friday night, as usual. Spectators should feel free to visit all day, beginning at 9 AM, on both days. During each day spectators will witness the camp life of soldiers, and civilians during the American Civil War, learn the naval history of the conflict, watch exciting scenarios showcasing soldier’s troubles and arguments, hear the actual music which soldiers sung and played, meet and hear speeches from Abraham Lincoln and Frederick Douglass. Battles will commence midday on Saturday, and on the afternoon of Sunday. The schedule of the event can be referenced below.

The event will begin in earnest on Saturday and close on Sunday around 2 PM. The two days will be packed with two battles, visits from President Lincoln + Frederick Douglass and performances by two Civil War era Stringbands, including the popular “Susquehanna Travelers!”

Artillery, Cavalry, and infantry will be present - in addition to the U.S Signal Corps and USNLP.

This will not be an event to miss. It will be one for the books.

Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts image
Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts image

(Above) 54th Massachusetts alongside the 8th Connecticut Volunteers

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(Above) Aerial view of Fort Trumbull

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(Above) Frontal view of Fort Trumbull

Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts image
Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts image

Event maps above of the Event site, for the use of Reenactors and spectators. NEB stands for the New England Brigade, or Union Reenactors. LG stands for Liberty Greys, or Southern / Confederate Reenactors.

Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts image
Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts image
Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts image
Civil War at Fort Trumbull - Fights for the Forts image

Four above images of Fort Trumbull taken by Park Personel Michael Dewire and Miss Kimberly A. Williams

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