Shawnee Prairie to host Civil War event

GREENVILLE — The Ohio Valley Civil War Association, one of the country’s premier living history units, will hold a Civil War Encampment this weekend at Shawnee Prairie, located at 4267 State Route 502, Greenville.

The encampment will be open on June 8, from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m., and June 9, from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Demonstrations will be held, both days, at 11 a.m., 1 p.m., and 3 p.m.

The demonstrations will include the 35th Ohio Vol. Infantry, Birge’s Western Sharpshooters, and the 1st Ohio Light Artillery.

Between demonstrations, visitors may acquaint themselves with daily life in the Union Army, discuss Lincoln’s bid for a second term, and chat about the war’s effect in Darke County with local civilians.