Civil War Encampment and the Repose of Lincoln


9:00 AM to 3:00 PM


Ohio Statehouse

1 Capitol Square, Columbus, OH 43215


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On the Ohio Statehouse front lawn, learn what camp life was like during the Civil War. Walk among soldiers' tents, see how to fire the cannon and help the Ladies Aid Society deliver comfort to the troops. Historical re-enactors from 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery and other groups will demonstrate Civil War life and medical for the whole family! 

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board will commemorate the repose of President Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Capitol Monday, April 30, 2018. Civil War re-enactors will provide an honor guard for a replica of Lincoln's casket from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m.  This will take place on the site where the slain President lay in repose in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on April 29. 1865.

Historical exhibits at the Ohio Statehouse will include pictures and photos courtesy of the Ohio Statehouse Museum Education Center.