State House hosts Lincoln event


Staff Report



Ohio Statehouse to commemorate the repose of President Lincoln and host civil war encampment

The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB) will commemorate the 152nd anniversary of the repose of President Abraham Lincoln in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on Friday, April 28, 2017. The 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A, a group of Civil War re-enactors, will provide an honor guard for the replica of Lincoln’s casket from 10 a.m. until 3 p.m. The Batesville Casket Company created the 1865 casket for Lincoln, and has generously provided an accurate replica for this event. This will take place on the site where the slain President lay in repose in the Ohio Statehouse Rotunda on April 29, 1865. This is a wonderful opportunity to experience the Ohio Statehouse like few Ohioans have.

In conjunction with the repose of Lincoln, the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A will hold the 2017 Ohio Statehouse Civil War Encampment. Learn what camp life was like during the Civil War. Walk among soldiers’ tents, see how to fire the cannon and help the Ladies Aid Society deliver comfort to the troops. Historical re-enactors from the 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A will demonstrate Civil War life, music, cooking and medical practices.

WHEN: Friday, April 28, 2017, 10 a.m. to 3 p.m.

WHERE: The event will take place on the West Plaza (High St. side) of Capitol Square.

WHO: The Capitol Square Review and Advisory Board (CSRAB), CSRAB Chairman Bob Peterson, Ohio House Speaker Cliff Rosenberger, 1st Ohio Light Artillery, Battery A and the Batesville Casket Company.

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Staff Report