Civil War Sesquicentennial event at Iowa Wesleyan
MOUNT PLEASANT — The Friends of the Harlan-Lincoln House and the Henry County Historic Preservation Commission will sponsor a Civil War Sesquicentennial event at 2 p.m. Sunday in the Iowa Wesleyan College Chapel.
Celebrating Camp Harlan will commemorate the recent addition of Camp Harlan to the National Register of Historic Places.
The camp was a rendezvous point and training site for both the 4th Iowa Volunteer Cavalry and the 25th Iowa Volunteer Infantry in 1861 and 1862.
The event will feature the Marengo Civil War Band, a brass and percussion ensemble which plays authentic Civil War music; a presentation by Rebecca McCarley, consultant for the Camp Harlan project; and film footage of the 1930 dedication of the Camp Harlan memorial marker.
The program is free and open to the public.
The Harlan-Lincoln House on the Iowa Wesleyan College campus will be open after the event. A snare drum made and used at Camp Harlan and other Civil War artifacts will be on display.