Civil War come to life in Tawawa Park


A Confederate soldier fires on the advancing Union troops during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.

A Confederate soldier fires on the advancing Union troops during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Union troops have taken the Zenas King bridge during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Mari Seitz, Grove City, displays some of the tools of her sewing trade during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Jack Hyman, Fairborn, a Confederate re-enactor, pauses for some cool water after the fierce “battle “ for control of the Zenas King Bridge


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

The 73rd OVI Regimental Band performs Saturday on courtsquare in downtown SIdney.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Doug Gill, left, Newark, portrays a Civil War surgeon while speaking to Jim Ruley, Springfield, portraying a neutral territory tailor during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Robert Waffler, left, Ridgeville, explains the workings of a Gatlin Gun during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Fire belches from the Confederate cannons as they attempt to hold the Zenas King Bridge during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Union troops prepare to advance cross the Zenas King Bridge in an effort to take the bridge from the Confederates during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Union Troops undergo an Inspection Arms during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Members of the 4th Indiana Light Artillery pause to cook their lunch.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Re-enacters talk while lunch is cooked over an open fire during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Members of The 73rd OVI Regimental Band provide entertainment for the troops.


Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

A Confederate soldier fires on the advancing Union troops during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.

Union troops have taken the Zenas King bridge during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.

Mari Seitz, Grove City, displays some of the tools of her sewing trade during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.

Jack Hyman, Fairborn, a Confederate re-enactor, pauses for some cool water after the fierce “battle “ for control of the Zenas King Bridge

The 73rd OVI Regimental Band performs Saturday on courtsquare in downtown SIdney.

Doug Gill, left, Newark, portrays a Civil War surgeon while speaking to Jim Ruley, Springfield, portraying a neutral territory tailor during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.

Robert Waffler, left, Ridgeville, explains the workings of a Gatlin Gun during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.

Fire belches from the Confederate cannons as they attempt to hold the Zenas King Bridge during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.

Union troops prepare to advance cross the Zenas King Bridge in an effort to take the bridge from the Confederates during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.

Union Troops undergo an Inspection Arms during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.

Members of the 4th Indiana Light Artillery pause to cook their lunch.

Re-enacters talk while lunch is cooked over an open fire during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.

Members of The 73rd OVI Regimental Band provide entertainment for the troops.

A Confederate soldier fires on the advancing Union troops during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0911.jpgA Confederate soldier fires on the advancing Union troops during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Union troops have taken the Zenas King bridge during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0937.jpgUnion troops have taken the Zenas King bridge during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Mari Seitz, Grove City, displays some of the tools of her sewing trade during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0996.jpgMari Seitz, Grove City, displays some of the tools of her sewing trade during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Jack Hyman, Fairborn, a Confederate re-enactor, pauses for some cool water after the fierce “battle “ for control of the Zenas King Bridge
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0999.jpgJack Hyman, Fairborn, a Confederate re-enactor, pauses for some cool water after the fierce “battle “ for control of the Zenas King Bridge Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

The 73rd OVI Regimental Band performs Saturday on courtsquare in downtown SIdney.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0779.jpgThe 73rd OVI Regimental Band performs Saturday on courtsquare in downtown SIdney. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Doug Gill, left, Newark, portrays a Civil War surgeon while speaking to Jim Ruley, Springfield, portraying a neutral territory tailor during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0815.jpgDoug Gill, left, Newark, portrays a Civil War surgeon while speaking to Jim Ruley, Springfield, portraying a neutral territory tailor during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Robert Waffler, left, Ridgeville, explains the workings of a Gatlin Gun during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0841.jpgRobert Waffler, left, Ridgeville, explains the workings of a Gatlin Gun during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Fire belches from the Confederate cannons as they attempt to hold the Zenas King Bridge during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0873-1.jpgFire belches from the Confederate cannons as they attempt to hold the Zenas King Bridge during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Union troops prepare to advance cross the Zenas King Bridge in an effort to take the bridge from the Confederates during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0880.jpgUnion troops prepare to advance cross the Zenas King Bridge in an effort to take the bridge from the Confederates during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Union Troops undergo an Inspection Arms during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0801.jpgUnion Troops undergo an Inspection Arms during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Members of the 4th Indiana Light Artillery pause to cook their lunch.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0807.jpgMembers of the 4th Indiana Light Artillery pause to cook their lunch. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Re-enacters talk while lunch is cooked over an open fire during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0855.jpgRe-enacters talk while lunch is cooked over an open fire during Sidney’s Civil War Living History Weekend held at Tawawa Park Saturday. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News

Members of The 73rd OVI Regimental Band provide entertainment for the troops.
https://www.sidneydailynews.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/47/2022/09/web1_DSC_0864.jpgMembers of The 73rd OVI Regimental Band provide entertainment for the troops. Steve Egbert | Sidney Daily News