About 3rd Annual Newburgh Remembers
"Newburgh Remembers" is an event designed to bring back to life the history, sights and sounds of Newburgh life during the Civil War. On July 18, 1862, Confederate Adam R. "Stovepipe" Johnson raided Newburgh after crossing the Ohio River leading a group of thirty men. The Confederates seized weapons, ammunition, medical supplies, food, horses and other items before they returned to Kentucky. The Indiana Home Guard was told cannons across the river would destroy the town if the town folk didn't cooperate.
These events include: a Wreath Ceremony honoring ALL Veterans, several Civil War re-enactments and skirmishes along with Sutler's Village, School of the Soldier, a narrative of the "Raid and Capture of Newburgh", a *Cotillion Dinner and Dance in period costume, appearances and talks from Abe and Mary Lincoln and Lew Wallace, a *Ladies Afternoon Tea (period costume preferred; hats necessary), *Historical House Tour and lecture about the Architecture of Newburgh, Newburgh Museum and Ken May Civil War Photography exhibit, Church services under the tent, Storytelling, Abraham and Fannie Phelps, leading citizens of Newburgh and period music provided by Old Dam Community Band. Many activities free; * indicates tickets are required.