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Battle park site of living history activities

Battle park site of living history activities Battle park site of living history activities

The Civil War era will come alive again in Corydon on Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the Battle of Corydon Historic Site.

The 158th anniversary of Morgan’s Raid and the Battle of Corydon will be commemorated by living history re-enactors demonstrating aspects of military and civilian life in 1863.

The event will include an appearance by Abraham Lincoln, demonstrations such as a blacksmith, spinner, infantry drill, Gatling gun and howitzer, displays of period weapons and equipment and narrated tours of the park cabin and site by noted local author Michael Peake.

The Kentucky Home Guard band will perform from 11 a.m. and 2 p.m., and kettle-cooked beans and cornbread will be available for a donation beginning at noon.

Apple butter will also be cooked on site and available for purchase.

This free event is hosted by the Battle of Corydon Memorial Park Committee and the Harrison County Parks Dept. It is made possible thanks to sponsors and a grant from the Harrison County Community Foundation.

The site is located about a half mile south of downtown Corydon at 100 Old Highway 135 SW with parking available across from the event entrance in the Old Capitol United Methodist Church parking lot.

For more information, visit Battle of Corydon Living History on Facebook or call 1-502-445-4071.