May 27, 2017

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Sixth Annual General W. H. L. Wallace Memorial Weekend

Battlefield

Saturday, August 26th and Sunday, August 27th will be the sixth Annual General W. H. L. Wallace Memorial Weekend, entitled “La Salle County CIVIL WAR: WHL Wallace” will include several new features this year. The encampment located at the FFA Land Lab in Seneca, IL. For Event, Participant and Vendor information, please go to the Wallace drop down at the top of the page to see more or follow this link here. Join us this year with General Sherman for battle, military drill formations with weapons demonstrations, Officer’s action reports, period medical demonstrations, coopering and blacksmith demonstrations. There will also …continue reading

Civil War Artifact and Weapon Display

Ottawa Illinois - Wallace camp tent and drum

On Saturday, October 1st, from 11am-3pm, the Reddick Mansion will have two of the area’s largest personal collections of Civil War artifacts and weaponry on display. Bob Deipen of Seneca has been collecting Civil War artifacts for many years. His weapons collection includes saddle guns, pocket pistols and naval guns from the Civil War.  On display, he will have one of only a thousand rifles issued to the Union Navy during the War.   His collection also includes cannon balls, swords, and bayonets.  Diepen will also display two sets of slave shackles and slave identification artifacts. One of his more recent …continue reading

Fifth Annual General W. H. L. Wallace Memorial Weekend

Ottawa Illinois - Wallace camp tent and drum

Saturday, August 27th and Sunday, August 28th will be the fifth Annual General W. H. L. Wallace Memorial Weekend, entitled “La Salle County CIVIL WAR: A PATRIOTIC APPEAL!” will include several new events this year and a new encampment location at the FFA Land Lab in Seneca, IL. For Event, Participant and Vendor information, please go to the Wallace drop down at the top of the page to see more or follow this link here. Join us this year with General Sherman for military drill formations with weapons demonstrations, Officer’s action reports, period medical demonstrations, coopering and blacksmith demonstrations. There …continue reading

Fourth Annual General W. H. L. Wallace Memorial Weekend

Ottawa Illinois - Wallace camp tent and drum

Saturday, August 29th and Sunday, August 30th will be the fourth Annual General W. H. L. Wallace Memorial Weekend, entitled “La Salle County at Peace: The Public & Soldiers Speak,” will include several new events this year and a new encampment location at Pitstick Pavilion, in Ottawa, IL. See more at the event page here. This year’s new events will include military drill formations and weapons demonstrations, musicians, coopering and blacksmith demonstrations, a vintage base ball game, cooking, Bishop’s Religious Debate, and Bonfire Ceremony. Saturday will feature and period bonfire ceremony and an artillery night fire demonstration. In addition to …continue reading