An organization of Union living historians dedicated to the preservation of history and honoring the men who served during the Civil War
The First Maryland Infantry, U.S. was founded on the grounds of Carroll Park . June 18, 2011 marked the 150th anniversary of the presentation of unit's flag. Colonel John Kenly assumed command of the regiment and received “a flag from the patriotic ladies of West Baltimore .” This one-day encampment will present demonstrations of Civil War camp life, circa 1861.
Schedule for Saturday July 9, 2011
(times are approximate)
10:00 am Guard mount
11:00 am Equipment & uniforms of the war
12:00 pm Musket firing demonstration
1:00 pm Mail call
2:00 pm Mustering in ceremony flag presentation
3:15 pm Company drill
Field music by the Fort McHenry Fife and Drum Corps Guard in Civil War attire, will be heard throughout the day as well as typical camp life activities when other activities are not scheduled. Please feel free to come into camp, look around and ask questions.
Book Signing by Civil War historian, Dan Toomey, throughout the day.
Family Day Activity at the Mount Clare Stable
From 11 – 2pm at the Mount Clare Stable a costumed interpreter will demonstrate using a “Civil War Trunk” filled with period reproductions relating to a soldiers life and a citizens life to engage both children and adults about the affect of this conflict. Children may also take part in a Flag making craft and present their colors to the infantry at Camp Carroll at the 2 o’clock ceremony in front of the mansion.
All activities are free and open to the public. Free Parking.