Schedule of Events

Saturday, August 26th

Time Event Place
9:00am Union Battalion Drill Battlefield
9:00am Jacksonburgh Opens Jacksonburgh
9:45am John Gibney, Michigan’s Historian:

“The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down”

Rotary Community Bandshell
10:00am Confederate Battalion Drill Battlefield
10:00am 5th Michigan Band Concert Court House in Jacksonburgh
10:00am Mark Twain:

“Life on the Mississippi”

MyFive Gazebo
10:30am President Abraham Lincoln:

“Mr. Lincoln, You’re Such a Caution

Living History Hill (across from battlefield)
10:30am President of the Confederacy – Jefferson Davis:

Life of Jefferson Davis – 1861

Rotary Community Bandshell
11:00am Music Festival – Jackson French Quarter Dixieland Band Music Festival Stage
11:00am – 4:00pm St. Vincent de Paul’s Ladies Tea Near Sutlers Row
11:00am Chaplain Alan Farley – United States Christian Commission Jacksonburgh
11:15am Dave Finney, Civil War Historian & Author:

Michigan Soldiers

Rotary Community Bandshell
12:00pm Music Festival: Brash Rebel and the Berry River Boys Music Festival Stage
12:00pm Mark Twain: Health, Habits and Growing Older MyFive Gazebo
12:00pm President of the Confederacy – Jefferson Davis:

The Davis Family

Jacksonburgh
12:30pm Cavalry Demonstration Battlefield
1:00pm Temperance Rally Jacksonburgh
1:00pm Music Festival: Steve Berkemier Music Festival Stage
2:00pm Battle of the 1st Bull Run Battlefield
3:30pm Medical Scenarios Surgeons tent in Jacksonburgh
3:30pm President Abraham Lincoln:

“Cheering Up the Soldiers”

Living History Hill (across from battlefield)
3:30pm Garden Party/Fashion Show (Public viewing) Courthouse in Jacksonburgh
3:30pm Music Festival: The Chordsmen Music Festival Stage
3:30pm Tea with a special visit from Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy St. Vincent de Paul’s Ladies Tea Near Sutlers Row
3:30pm Mark Twain: Jumping Frog of Calaveras County MyFive Gazebo
4:30pm Music Festival: Music Notes Experience Music Festival Stage
5:30pm Period Dance Instruction Driving Range on Denton Rd.
7:00pm Capital City Brass Band Concert Rotary Community Bandshell
7:00pm All American Military Ball Driving Range on Denton Rd.
9:30pm Artillery Night Fire Battlefield

Sunday, August 27th

Time Event Place
9:00am Union Battalion Drill Battlefield
9:00am Jacksonburgh Opens Jacksonburgh
9:45am John Gibney, Michigan’s Historian:

“The Greatest Woman Who Ever Lived”

Rotary Community Bandshell
10:00am Confederate Battalion Drill Battlefield
10:00am Period Church Service Jacksonburgh
10:00am Mark Twain:

“Jumping Frog of Calaveras County”

MyFive Gazebo
11:00am – 4:00pm St. Vincent de Paul’s Ladies Tea Near Sutlers Row
11:00am President & Mrs. Lincoln:

“Mr. Lincoln, You’re Such a Caution”

Living History Hill (across from battlefield)
11:00am President of the Confederacy – Jefferson Davis:

Causes of the War vs. Why Southern Men Fought

Jacksonburgh
11:00am Music Festival – Out of the Blue Music Festival Stage
11:30am Dave Finney, Civil War Historian & Author:

Michigan Soldiers

Rotary Community Bandshell
12:00pm Temperance Rally Jacksonburgh
12:30pm Don Loomis & the Bluegrass Revival Music Festival Stage
1:00pm President & Mrs. Lincoln:

“Cheering Up the Soldiers”

Living History Hill (across from battlefield)
1:00pm President of the Confederacy – Jefferson Davis:

The West Point years 1824 – 1828

Rotary Community Bandshell
1:00pm Mark Twain:

“Life on the Mississippi”

Jacksonburgh
2:00pm Battle of Malvern Hill Battlefield
3:30pm Medical Scenarios Surgeons tent in Jacksonburgh
3:30pm Tea with a special visit from Jefferson Davis, President of the Confederacy St. Vincent de Paul’s Ladies Tea Near Sutlers Row