Camp Life for Soldiers and Civilians During the Civil War

Renee McCroskey will be talking about Camp Life during the Civil War at 7p.m. Thursday evening, September 24, 2009, on the porch of the Myers Inn Museum. She will be discussing what camp life utilized including the foods and supplies that were available to the men on both sides.

Westerville resident Mrs. McCroskey has been a civil war reenactor for nearly two years. She is a recent member of the General Rosecrans' Department of the Ohio Headquarters group, along with the Ladies Aid Society. Renee has been a French-Indian War reenactor since 1996. She met her husband, Scott McCroskey in 2007 –who is a Civil War reeanactor, and has since broadened her reenacting spectrum.

Mrs. McCroskey has participated in a number of encampments/reenactments, such as Caesar's Creek Pioneer Village in Waynesville, The Settler Camps in Dayton’s Carillon Park, and The Fair at New Boston in the George Rogers Clark Park in Springfield, Ohio.

Her husband has participated in reenactments with the 9th Kentucky Infantry and the Stones River National Battlefield Living History Volunteers. Together they have participated in the reeneactments of McConnelsville/Malta Civil War Days and the Battle of Richmond, Kentucky.

Following Mrs. McCroskey's presentation members of the Rosecrans' Headquarters Unit will hold their monthly meeting in the Myers Inn.  The public is invited to attend.

Photo by Lenny Lepola
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