Seneca, Illinois – Participant information – August 26 & 27, 2017.

Austin's Battalion Wagon

Civil War reenactors and living historians are invited to participate in the

La Salle County – Civil War: WHL Wallace in Seneca, Illinois

Information must be submitted no later than July 1st for early registration. Enter early registration, avoid a $25 registration fee and the possibility of losing event benefits (bounties).

Onsite sign in and Release and Indemnity Agreement form completion required for all participants


Please complete this form : Wallace 2017 – Reenactor application and waiver

Email to


Or mail to:

finger_point_graphic_right“WHL Wallace Memorial Event” Committee C/O Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Association – 1601 Ottawa Avenue Ottawa, Illinois 61350


Summary of reenactor amenities

Water, straw, and facilities will be provided for all. Registrants that sign up for the deadline above, will receive firewood, straw, and powder bounty, as well as Sunday breakfast, and lunch.
Not to worry, if you sign up when you arrive, you will still be able to purchase straw and food from food vendors.



Seneca FFA Land Lab
2667 East 28th Road
Marseilles, Illinois 61341


The reenactor schedule(s) are as follows. Please see the full program posted soon for all weekend events.

This schedule is subject to change.


Friday, August 25, 2017

finger_point_graphic_right8 am  – 2:30 pm School Presentation
finger_point_graphic_right1 pm  – 6:00 pm Early Arrivals – Check In and Camp Setup. Please contact us for arrival exceptions so we can accommodate you

Saturday, August 26, 2017

finger_point_graphic_right8:00 am – Registration opens
finger_point_graphic_right10:00 am- Civil War Encampment Opens to the Public
finger_point_graphic_right10:00 am- Morning Parade & Drill / Patrol
finger_point_graphic_right1:30 pm- Formation of Brigades
finger_point_graphic_right2 pm – Battle
finger_point_graphic_right3:30 pm – Officer’s After Action Report
finger_point_graphic_right8:00 pm – Night fire

Sunday, August 27, 2017

finger_point_graphic_right8:00 am – Breakfast with the soldiers (complimentary for reenactors)
finger_point_graphic_right9:00 am Civil War Encampment Open to Public
finger_point_graphic_right9:30 am Morning Nondenominational Church Service for Soldiers & Public
finger_point_graphic_right10:00 am- Morning Parade & Drill / Patrol
finger_point_graphic_rightnoon Complimentary lunch by reservation and with voucher only
finger_point_graphic_right12:30 pm- Formation of Brigades
finger_point_graphic_right1:00 pm Battle
finger_point_graphic_right2:00 pm Camp Disbands – Event Concluded


Summary of guidelines (see participation form for more detail)

The principles for the event are established for western Civil War theater impressions, specifically the Battle Ft. Donelson, based on the historical data for the particular historical units portrayed.

Local historical impressions are welcome and favored, but authenticity must be properly documented.



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