Battle of Lain's Mill

Canisteo , New York
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Event Dates
external link iconMay 31 to Jun 02, 2024

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6252 Laine Rd, Canisteo, NY 14823, USA
Lat: 42.2990, Long: -77.615

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Step into the past and witness history come alive at the Battle of Lains Mill! Get ready to experience a thrilling civil war reenactment like never before. Join us as we commemorate one of the most pivotal battles of the Civil War - where both Union and Confederate forces clashed in a fierce confrontation that left an indelible mark on our nation's history.

Immerse yourself in the sights and sounds of 1863 as you witness expertly choreographed battle scenes, hear the roar of muskets, and feel your heart race with anticipation. Our skilled reenactors will transport you back in time as they recreate this historic event with unparalleled accuracy and attention to detail.

But this is not just a mere spectacle - it's an educational experience that will leave you with a deeper understanding of the sacrifices made by those who fought for their beliefs. Learn about the strategies, weapons, and tactics used during this crucial battle through interactive demonstrations and engaging presentations.

As you wander through our living history encampments, you'll have the opportunity to meet soldiers from both sides and learn about their daily lives on the battlefield. Don't forget to stop by our vendors' tents for authentic food, crafts, and souvenirs to truly complete your journey back in time.

So mark your calendars for the Battle at Lains Mill Battlefield - where history comes alive before your eyes. Admission is free, so bring your family and friends for an unforgettable day filled with excitement, education, and appreciation for our nation's past. We can't wait to see you there! .

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The 21st Georgia Volunteer Infantry is a Civil War reenactment group that strives to honor the bravery and sacrifice of the original regiment. Originally mustered into the Confederate Army between June and August 1861, the 21st Georgia was made up of soldiers from counties surrounding Atlanta, stretching westward towards the Alabama border. Throughout the war, they saw action in over a hundred battles and skirmishes, making them one of the most active regiments in the Confederate Army.

As part of Robert E. Lee's renowned Army of Northern Virginia, the 21st Georgia participated in major campaigns and battles on the eastern front such as the Valley Campaign, Seven Days Battle, Second Manassas, Antietam, Fredericksburg, Gettysburg, Spotsylvania, and Petersburg. Known for their courage and aggressive fighting style, they suffered heavy casualties throughout the war.

At Appomattox, after mustering over 600 men at its peak strength, only 53 members of the 21st Georgia laid down their muskets and returned home. The reenactment group aims to honor these valiant individuals who fought for their cause as well as acknowledge the important role played by women and children who supported them.

One unique aspect of this group is that it operates as a family unit where all members camp together and share meals at campfire gatherings. Most events are weekend-long affairs that begin on Friday night and continue until Sunday afternoon. Participants stay in period-correct tents and cook food over an open fire just like soldiers did during the Civil War. These immersive experiences create unforgettable memories for members who bond over card games or conversations around the warmth of a campfire.

The 21st Georgia consists of four distinct groups - military, civilian, medical, and musician - all working together to create a diverse and educational presentation for both members and audiences. This close-knit living creates deep and long-lasting friendships among members who work together to recreate the lives of soldiers during the Civil War. The 21st Georgia reenactment group is dedicated to preserving the memory of this valiant regiment and educating others about the realities of war.

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