Historical Fort Wayne Welcomes the Troops of the 221 st

The Living Historians of Fort Wayne's own Historic Fort Wayne welcomed the Troops Saturday December 8th for an afternoon os living history. Demonstrations included a Civil War era "Sanitary Commission " ( the precuser to the Red Cross) a display of Flintlock pistols and rifles common to the period 1750 - 1830, cannon drill and firing, infantry drill and historical talks on the military history of Fort Wayne and Indiana's involvement in the Civil War. the Troops feasted on a 1800's style Ham and Bean dinner with venison sausage and cookies . The Living Historians and Volunteers of Old Fort Wayne presented the colors , which flew over the Fort on Saturday, to Capt Kelly and his troops as a small token of their support and to thank them for their sacrifices

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