MESOPOTAMIA, OHIO, CIVIL WAR REENACTMENT

The Battle of Sailor's Creek
October 3 & 4, 2020

This is a reenactment of the Battle of Sailor’s Creek fought in 1865 near Farmvile, Virigina, as part of the Appomattox Campaign near the end of the American Civil War. It has been 15 years since a reenactment was held in Mesopotamia, Ohio. The 2020 event will consist of all 3 stages of the Battle.

SPECTATOR Battle ENTRANCE FEE: $15 family, $5 per person over 16 years.

A social event is planned with an Amish wedding dinner and Civil War Dance to be held at the Mespo Event Center, Kinsman Road, a parade and a ceremony at the Civil War Monument in the center of town, Presenters, demonstration of a food supply wagon, a Civil War Wedding, Tea and Civilian and Military Fashion Show.

The township of Mesopotamia is on the National Registry of Historical Places, and we will be using the Chapel, United Methodist Church, Mespo Memorial & Historical Museum, and Town Hall. 

Parking will be available for reenactors and spectators within walking distance of the Commons where camps will be. The townspeople fully support the reenactment with donations of land, slab wood, hay, straw, and pancake breakfast by the United Methodist Church, and Reverend Skip Wilson’s Sunday service at 10:00 am. 

REGISTRATION

The Historical Township of Mesopotamia within Trumbull County, Ohio, is host to the 2020 Mesopotamia Civil War Reenactment on October 3 & 4, 2020.  The Registration Form is all inclusive for optional CHOICES and should be completed as needed. Registration and details forthcoming

Tentative Schedule! Mesopotamia

Civil War – Battle of Sailor’s Creek October 3 & 4, 2020

Noon                    Registration opens

                              Officer Call at respective camps

TBA                       Reveille

7:00 am                Tactical

8:30 – 9:30           Breakfast Available at Mesopotamia Memorial                                                                                                                                                   $6.00:   Sausage, pancakes, eggs, coffee  PRE-REGISTER 

TBA                       Dress Parade/Company & Battalion Drill                                                                                       

11:00                     Military Parade and Ceremony at Civil War Monument

                               Throughout the Day:  Civilian & Military Living History Village, Sutlers, Blanket traders, silent auction

11:30                     Wedding:  Civil War Jefferson Davis & Varina  United Methodist Church

                               Historical Presenters:     12:00-12:30;      12:30-1:00;     1:00-1:30

12:30                     Officer Battle Walk Through                                                                                   

2:00-3:00              BATTLE of Lockett Farm (US Infantry vs CSA Infantry w/wagon train)                                   

3:30-4:30             Civilian & Military Fashion Show –  Mespo Event Center

4:30- 5:30            Civil War Blanket Swap   

                                Federal Rebels Musicians – Mespo Gazebo                                                  

5:45                      Amish Wedding Buffet Mespo Event Center                                                                                       

7:30 pm               Civil War Dance & Social with the 73rd OVI Brass Band                                                                                                                 

EVENING:  CAMPFIRES & TAVERN OPEN

 10:00 pm            Dance Closes

 11:00 PM           TAPS

Tactical

7:00 – 8:30                  Breakfast available at the Mesopotamia Memorial & Historical Museum

                                       Reveille

                                       Morning Reports Due

                                       Dress Parade

10:00                            Civil War Church Service with Reverend Skip Wilson:  United Methodist Church

11:30                            Light Luncheon Available at  Mesopotamia Memorial & Historical Museum.                       

                                      Hot dogs, chili dogs, chili

12:30                            Officer Battle Walk Through

1:00                               Ladies Tea Mespo Historical  Museum

 2:30                              BATTLE of Hillsman HOUSE

 4:00                              Camp closes

All Mesopotamia War Reenactment and Encampment participants are required to register for this event.  Please note that participants under the age of 16 are not permitted to carry a fireman on the grounds.  The registration fee is $10 per person age 16 and older.  Please register by September 18, 2020,   Registration available the weekend of the event on-site at the Registration Tent and will be $20

Cash or Check

All Reenactors must provide evidence of  Liability Insurance.

Additional information and questions contact Ted Dudra 330-310-2784 or dudrated@aol.com, Skip Wilson 216-642-8917 (H) 330-524-7080 (Cell) or  revskipw317@gmail.com and Paul Baltzer 814-450-6545 or baltzer@roadrunner.com

NO PETS PERMITTED ON GROUNDS CAMPS

Set up Friday October 2, 2020, Mesopotamia Commons

Tear Down Sunday October 4, 2020

Firewood provided.  Bagged ice available at the End of the Commons General Store. 

Port a Pots located within encampment area, as well as, potable water mid-section of the Commons.  Bring your own containers.

Rations:  Must pre-register Yes  meat, eggs, potatoes,

EVENTS

Battle of Sailor's Creek

This is a reenactment of the Battle of Sailor’s Creek fought in 1865 near Farmvile, Virigina, as part of the Appomattox Campaign near the end of the American Civil War. It has been 15 years since a reenactment was held in Mesopotamia, Ohio. The 2020 event will consist of all 3 stages of the Battle. 

The Battle of Sailor’s Creek  will be held  Saturday: 1:00 & 4:00 and Sunday: 12:00 pm at the Lockett Farm. 

Spectators ENTRANCE FEE: $15 family; $5 per person over 16 years.

To know more about the detailed description, excerpts of the Official Records, of the Engagement near the Lockett Farm please click here. 

Civilian and Military Fashion Show

One of the special events will be a CIVILIAN & MILITARY FASHION Show at 3:30 – 4:30 pm on Saturday 10/3 at the Mesopotamia Event Center.  

It will include registered civilian and military men, women & children who represent various socio-economic classes and occupational impressions. 

Public Fee Entrance: $5. 

Rennactors CONTACT:  DR. HOLLY RAY 330-720-8093

Ladies Tea

Sunday 10/4 from 2:30 – 3:30pm at the Mespo Event Center

A living history of a Civil War Ladies Tea will be offered

Amish Wedding Buffet

Saturday 10/3 from 5:45 – 7:15pm at the Mespo Event Center

MENU:  Roast Beef, Fried Chicken, Mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, salad, roll, pie, coffee, tea or water

Registration Required $18 per person

Civil War Dance featuring the 73rd OVI Brass Band

Saturday 10/3 after the Amish Wedding Dinner from 7:30 to 10:30 pm 

FREE

For more information contact:

Darcy Miller      330-550-0285             OR             Ted Dudra     330-310-2784     

Address: 8505 Route 534  PO Box. 177   Mesopotamia, Ohio 44439

FIND US ON FACEBOOK: PAGE & GROUP: Mesopotamia Civil War Reenactment 

More information forthcoming in February 2020. 

Battle, Registration, Sutlers, Amish Dinner & Social Dance to be held at the Mespo Event Center,  Civil War Wedding, Ox Roast, Parade, Civil War Monument Ceremony, etc