Galesburg Heritage Days

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Galesburg Heritage Days- Military

This year we are providing battle scenarios for both Saturday and Sunday. Providing a time frame and battles to portray will add to the authenticity of the event. It is our pleasure to welcome Mark Hidlebuagh as our Overall Federal Commander and battle planner.


Saturdays' battle plan will follow the first engagement of Sherman's March to the Sea, the Battle of Griswoldville, GA. Fought on November 22, 1864.


Sunday we will re-create the third battle of Sherman's March to the Sea, The Battle of Honey Hill SC, fought on November 30, 1864 in Jasper County SC.


Giving a Civil War time frame and battles to portray, will add to the authenticity of the event. We're asking everyone to try and follow the uniforms that would be found in a late war Federal or Confederate regiment impression- from the western theater. 


2017 Command Structure:


Overall Federal Command- Mark Hidlebuagh


Overall Confederate Command- Richard Schmanski




Units that Attend Galesburg Heritage Days


Federal                       Confederate

36th Illinois Inf.           Austin's Battalion

45th Illinois Inf.           8th Tenn. Inf.

16th US Reg. Inf.       1st SC Inf.  

8th Kansas Inf.           Corn Fed Comrades

112th Illinois Inf.         8th Louisianna Inf.

114th Illinois Inf.         4th Texas Inf. 

5th Illinois Cav.           33rd Alabama Inf. (Yellow Hammer Mess)

6th Illinois Cav.           Wheats Tiger's (Special Battlaion)

8th Illinois Cav.           Saddle Sore Mess Cav.

9th Illinois Cav.           9th Virginia Cav.

10th Illinois Cav.         4th Texas Cav. 

3rd Iowa Lght. Art.      Lexington Rifles

10th Wisconsin Art.    Scott's Tenn. Battery

                                   Stanford's Miss. Battery




We're also asking each camp to police the site around them prior to public hours. Please... No Pop cans, trash bags, modern water jugs, plastic items in view of the public. Doing this will allow to a more authentic setting. These are easy rules, please respect them.