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Confederate Memorial Park to host ‘Winter Quarters’ history event in January

The Alabama Historical Commission announced a “special living history” event at the Confederate Memorial Park in Marbury on January 27 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

The organization said visitors taking part in the event can experience what life was like for soldiers in the 22nd Alabama Infantry during the winter of 1862.

“Winter weather during the Civil War created impassable roads and other harsh conditions that significantly slowed most campaigns. Soldiers busied themselves with a variety of duties including infantry drill, work detail, music, and games,” the group said. “This living history event will provide visitors a glimpse into this daily life with demonstrations.”

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Activities will take place in and around the barracks, which were constructed using original Army plans from the 1860s.

Admission to the “Winter Quarters” living history day is $2 per person and an additional $2 admission for the museum.

For additional information, call the museum at 205-755-1990, which is located at 437 Co. Rd 63,  Marbury, AL 36051.

The Confederate Memorial Park consists of 102 acres of rolling wooded countryside. It is the location of the only Confederate Veterans home in Alabama which provided southern veterans with housing, meals, clothing, allowances, and medical care after the war.

Austen Shipley is a staff writer for Yellowhammer News.

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