‘Feast’ features Civil War food
Commemorate the 150th anniversary of the Battle of Corydon with a Civil War meal and entertainment during ‘Feasting on History: Food in the Civil War’ on Saturday, June 15, at the First State Office Building in Corydon.
Guests will enjoy an 1860s-style meal that soldiers and those on the home front might have eaten during the American Civil War. The program will begin promptly at 6 p.m., but guests are encouraged to arrive early for appetizers and photos with the re-enactors.
‘Our Food in the Civil War event is a fun and educational way to embrace the historical significance of our community,’ Laura Van Fossen, program developer at Corydon Capitol, said.
During the dinner, Civil War re-enactors will give a presentation about the life of a Union soldier. Additionally, Civil War author and historian Michael Peake will deliver a presentation about the Battle of Corydon.
The town of Corydon was the only location in Indiana where a Civil War battle took place during Gen. Morgan’s infamous 1863 raid through Indiana and Ohio. The Battle of Corydon took place on July 9, 1863, when the Indiana Home Guard and Corydon residents held off Morgan’s attack for nearly 30 minutes.
The program and dinner is $25 per person, and reservations are required by June 12.
To reserve a seat or for more information, contact Van Fossen at Corydon Capitol State Historic Site at 738-4890 or by e-mail at [email protected]