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

La Salle County at Peace: The Public & Soldiers Speak

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 will also be period sutler shops.

Food vendors will provide food throughout the event as well as breakfast on Sunday morning. Indoor bathrooms are available for use.

Saturday evening will feature a movie “Shiloh: The Devil’s Own Day” – depicting the final days of General WHL Wallace’s life as well as an artillery night fire demonstration.

In addition to the Civil War encampment and battle, Sunday will include an early morning church service at for the soldiers with the public invited and a vintage base ball match with the Lemont Quarrymen.

Civil War Base ball

Some events are free and a donation is expected for others.  All money raised throughout the weekend will be used for the restoration and upkeep of the Dickey-Wallace Cemetery.

Ottawa Illinois W.H.L. Wallace - Civil War tent & drum
Ottawa Illinois W.H.L. Wallace – Civil War tent & drum

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