1st Annual Civil War Weekend
Saturday, June 7, 2014
Presented By: Ohio State Reformatory
Did you know the Ohio State Reformatory and Mansfield, Ohio played a role in the American Civil War? We will commemorate Camp Mordecai Bartley with a weekend full of events.
Saturday, June 7th and Sunday, June 8th
• Living history on Saturday and Sunday with demonstrations by reenactors.
• Self-guided tours of the Historic Reformatory.
• An evening lantern tour throughout the Reformatory.
• A night fire where the reenactors will have their camps open for visitors.
• Food and vendors.
Student (7-17), *College, *Military, and Seniors (60+)....$10 *With valid ID
Tickets to the event includes admission to the Civil War event, a self-guided tour of OSR and parking
Lantern tour on Saturday evening additional $15 (Ages 13+)
More than 4,000 soldiers were trained for action in the Civil War at a camp which stood on the present site of the Mansfield Reformatory. Opened in August 1861, the training center was known as Camp Mordecai Bartley. It was named in honor of the Mansfield man who served as governor of Ohio in the 1840's. The 32nd Regiment under Col. T.H. Ford was the first outfit to train at Camp Bartley. Seven hundred and 50 men had arrived here by late August 1861, and when the unit left for Camp Dennison in southern Ohio it took 16 railroad cars to transport the men.
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