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Lynne Ashby, Civilian Mayor

The Civil War took a toll on the Civilian population. But many continued “life as normal” as much as was possible during the conflict. Our Civilian branch reflects many of the professions as well as everyday life. The Ladies Aid Societies also reflect the various contributions and sacrifices made for our brave men.

Working Women’s Guild & Sons

Midirise and Friends

This unit portrays the life of the women attached to military units who performed many important logistical tasks in support of the war effort for both the Union and the Confederacy. These women frequently were married to one of the soldiers in the units to which they were attached. And as many of these women did not have people to look after their children at home, their children were in tow, hence the “& Sons.” They primarily provided laundry services, prepared cooked food (a luxury for soldiers on the campaign trail), and sold basic provisions that the army did not provide.

For more information, contact Midirise Arnold at

Trades and Professions Guild

Members of Trades & Professions Guild portray various occupations and show the way people within the business and professional community would have gone about their lives during the Civil War. We are the people in Town and our unit represents both Union and Confederate citizens. We are family friendly and offer a place for those wishing to portray a non-military impression.  For more information please contact our Guild Mistress Debra Johnson at

Towns Persons

Members of the Townspersons portray civilians and their way of life during the Civil War.  This is a non-partisan, family friendly unit, with members portraying people of all walks of life.  Many members of this Unit choose to day trip, rather than camp out, and portray people who are just passing through town.  For more information please contact Lynne Ashby at


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