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Civil War Days is one of the major events hosted annually by the HFWC.  It is a re-enactment that we host to bring the life and times of the Civil War to life.  On most weekends, anyone can enter Fort Wayne, walk around and see all the buildings.  However, this event is held to bring the era of the Civil War to life.  Over two days, participants from across Michigan and other Great Lakes states take on the roles of Union soldiers, their Confederate counterparts and the civilians from both sides of this great conflict.  Below are some photos from the 2009 event.  We hope you’ll mark you calendar for the next Civil War Days!  Dates can be found on the events calendar of the website.

5th Michigan Band on the march.
The 5th Michigan Band parade though the Sally Port into the Star Fort.  Their music helped bring the Civil War era to life. 
Photo by Dave Jamroz
Christian Commission
Vickie Vestrate of the US Christian Commission provides relief to 1st Sergeant St. John of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade.
Photo by Geronimo Patton
Federal Headquarters
Steve Rossio and Devin Greene of the 1st Michigan keep office in the Union Headquarters at Civil War Days.
Photo by Geronimo Patton
Michigan Cavalry Brigade return their sabers
Members of the Michigan Cavalry Brigade return their sabers during dress parade. 
Photo by Geronimo Patton
Federal Officer mess night.
After hours, Union officers attend a mess night, thrown by Andy Roscoe of the 24th Michigan. Photo by Mike Gillett
Federal Infantry Battalion forming up.
Union infantrymen fall in for drill on Saturday, July 11 at Civil War Days.
Photo by Mike Gillett
Bugler and a cannon blast
Union bugler Bill Skillman waits for orders as the 2nd Michigan fires their artillery piece in the background. 
Photo by Geronimo Patton
Federal Infantry Battalion on the move.
Union soldiers march from the battlefield. 
Photo by Geronimo Patton
Motor crew at the Fort.
Union Cohorn Mortar display in the star fort. 
Photo by Geronimo Patton
A tour group taking it all in.
A tour group leaves to learn about our history at Civil War Days.  Joining tour guide Dave Jamroz in the golf cart is Helen Wisniewski, who was head secretary at Fort Wayne during World War II.  It was great to have her back visiting us! 
Photo courtesy Dave Jamroz
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