On-Line Edition Wednesday, July 22, 2015 Vol. 57 No. 29
Battle days ahead Photos by Steve Spoden CANNON FIRE WILL SOON ECHO across Lombard as Union and Confederate soldiers meet again in battle during the Lombard Historical Society’s fifth annual Civil War Reenactment in Lombard’s Four Seasons park Saturday, July 25, and Sunday, July 26, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. both days. Stanford’s Battery, which reenacts a Confederate battery unit from Mississippi (some members of whom are pictured in the middle photo), is the host unit for the event. On both days, a skirmish will be held at 11:30 a.m. while a main battle will be fought at 2:30 p.m. Visitors will also be able to visit military campsites, watch drills and demonstrations, listen to Civil War-era music and much more. Food trucks will be on hand as well from 11 a.m to 3 p.m. A donation of $5 per person is being requested at the event; all donations will benefit the Lombard Historical Society. For more information, call 630-629-1885 or visit www.lombardhistory.org.