Historic Fort Wayne is an excellent place for living historians to not only educate the public, but also themselves.  For the past three years, Civil War infantrymen from across the state have gathered to work on drill and other skills of the soldier.  In 2008, we crossed a milestone.  For one of the few times nationwide, the infantry, cavalry and artillery gathered in one place to train.  It was an event-filled weekend.  The participants enjoyed it greatly and what they learned can be seen at other HFWC events like Civil War days.

1st Michigan
1st Michigan in front of the barracks.
Photo by Mike Gillett

Resting after drill
Soldiers at rest after drilling.
Photo by Mike Gillett

Cook, Pat Price, asleep
The civilian contract cook, Pat Price, asleep.
Photo by Mike Gillett

Michigan Cavalry Brigade
Michigan Cavalry Brigade.
Photo by Mike Gillett

battalion on parade
The battalion on parade for raising the flag.
Photo by Mike Gillett

Rally by fours!
Rally by fours against the Michigan Cavalry Brigade.
Photo by Mike Gillett

Skirmish Drill
Scott Cummings instructs skirmish drill.
Photo by Mike Gillett

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