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The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will close at 12pm today and will reopen January 4th.
Happy New Year to all!!
The Drummer Boy Museum will be closed until Monday December 28th. Merry Christmas.
Merry Christmas to Everyone.
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The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today due to electrical construction. It will reopen on Veterans Day, Wednesday 11-11-2020 at 10am.
Andersonville Civil War Village
Vote (YES) for Constitutional Amendment No. 2 that will repeal the Doctrine of Sovereign Immunity
Also these municipalities, counties, and State governments can not be sued by Citizens, groups, or organizations for the violation of State Laws because the legal defense of sovereign immunity prevents these groups from having legal standing to sue.
Early voting starts tomorrow on October 12th. We have a very important Georgia Constitutional Amendment No.2 that we will be voting on. Constitutional Amendment No.2 repeals the legal doctrine of sovereign immunity in our State's Constitution.
Most of you have been following our current legal battles against the Cities and Counties that are removing our Veterans Monuments. The primary defense that these Cities and Counties are using against the Sons of Confederate Veterans is the doctrine of sovereign immunity.
Also, these municipalities, counties, and State governments can not be sued by Citizens, groups, or organizations for the violation of State Laws because the legal defense of sovereign immunity prevents these groups from having legal standing to sue. The same laws that if they were violated by a Citizen, that Citizen would be charged, fined, and jailed
Below is how it will be presented on the Official State Ballot:
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Can't wait to see everyone! The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be open 9 to 5 on both days. Everyone will have to check out Andersonville Antiques, Easterlin Country Store including the This and That Shop, Drummer Boy Civil War Museum, Mules Tale, Papa Pig, Salty's Seafood, and all our vendors, reenactors, and sutlers that are coming.
The Andersonville Encampment will be held on October 3 and 4. There will be food, sutlers, and some vendors. Stores will be open and mock battles at 3pm Saturday and 2pm Sunday. Free to American History Lovers.
We thank the 10th Georgia Volunteer Infantry for sponsoring the encampment and all the reenactment units that are helping keep History Alive.
Please note to follow CDC Guidelines when attending. 98% of the reenactment is outdoors. Come and let us share our history with you.
The night before...
On this day 19 years ago, 246 people went to sleep in preparation for their morning flights. 2,606 people went to sleep in preparation for work in the morning. 343 firefighters went to sleep in preparation for their morning shift. 60 police officers went to sleep in preparation for morning patrol. 8 paramedics went to sleep in preparation for the morning shift. None of them saw past 10:00am Sept 11, 2001. In one single moment life may never be the same. As you live and enjoy the breaths you take today and tonight before you go to sleep in preparation for your life tomorrow, kiss the ones you love, snuggle a little tighter, and never take one second of your life for granted.
( We did not write this, nor do we know who did.)
We will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Monday, May 25th.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Day.
Remember, Honor and Never Forget.
We are ready to share our history with you.
The past 50+ days has been a scary time for all of us here at Andersonville Civil War Village. We have been doing much the same as all of you. Keeping our loved ones close and catching up on things we have had on the back burner for a while. We have missed our visitors and our school tour groups.
We want you to know that we are here and following guidance from the White House, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), and state and local public health authorities, Andersonville Civil War Village is increasing access to Pioneer Farm, The Andersonville Welcome Center, The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum and the Andersonville RV Park.
Beginning May 14, 2020, The Andersonville Welcome Center and Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will start opening 3 days a week. The days and hours will be 10 a.m. till 3 p.m. Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Pioneer Farm is open to the public 7 days a week and the Blacksmith will be in operation Friday, Saturday, Sunday, and Monday from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. The RV Park is now open for nightly campers and you can call the Andersonville Welcome Center for a reservation.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, volunteers, and partners continue to be paramount. We will monitor facility function and service provided to ensure those operations comply with current public health guidance.
While these areas are accessible for visitors to enjoy, a return to full operations will continue to be phased and services may be limited. When visiting, the public should follow local area health orders, practice Leave No Trace principles, avoid crowding, and avoid high-risk outdoor and indoor activities.
Our online store is now open and you can check it out at www.andersonvillegeorgia.info.
When you are ready, We are here ready to share our history with you.
Happy Mother's Day to all the wonderful Moms out there.
Wishing Everyone a Safe and Happy Easter.
The health and safety of our visitors, employees, and volunteers are very important to us. The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum is making a concerted effort to reduce the impact of COVID-19. To follow the recommendations by health organizations and our leaders, we have decided to close the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum for the next two weeks starting March 20th. Where it is possible to adhere to the latest health guidance, Pioneer Farm grounds, and Easterlin Bandstand restrooms will remain open from 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. daily. Our staff will report to work, unless they are ill, to help answer the phones, handle email, Internet inquiries or the Andersonville RV Park.
Please note that at this time there are two eateries still open in the town of Andersonville. Mama’s Kitchen is open from 8 a.m. till 3 p.m. and Easterlin Country Store is open 10 a.m. till 3 p.m.
We thank you for your patience during this time of crisis.
Due to a bus tour, the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will open at 10:30 am today.
Wishing all a safe and happy holiday.
The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be Closed for November 27th & 28th.
We will reopen Friday, November 29th at 9 am.
Happy Wednesday to Everyone!! Well, we are only a couple of days away from the Andersonville Historic Fair!! We thought ya'll might want to see the schedule. Remember though there will be a lot of things going on that aren't on the schedule. Blacksmithing, candlemaking, weaving, syrup making, and other demonstrations. Come on out this weekend and #discoverhistory
Alright Everyone!! We are just 17 days away!!
The Historical Series of The Civil War 1861-1865
July 7, 1865
Mary Surratt is first woman executed by U.S. federal government
Mary Surratt is executed by the U.S. government for her role as a conspirator in Abraham Lincoln’s assassination.
Surratt, who owned a tavern in Surrattsville (now Clinton), Maryland, had to convert her row house in Washington, D.C., into a boardinghouse as a result of financial difficulties. Located a few blocks from Ford’s Theatre, where Lincoln was murdered, this house served as the place where a group of Confederate supporters, including John Wilkes Booth, conspired to assassinate the president. It was Surratt’s association with Booth that ultimately led to her conviction, though debate continues as to the extent of her involvement and whether it really warranted so harsh a sentence.
On the day of the assassination, Booth asked Surratt to deliver a package, which was later discovered to contain fi****ms, to her old tavern in Maryland. On her way home, Surratt ran into John Lloyd, a former Washington police officer who currently leased the tavern. When authorities first questioned Lloyd about their encounter, he did not mention anything significant and denied that Booth and David Herold had visited his tavern. Yet when questioned later, he claimed that Surratt had told him to have whiskey and weapons ready for Booth and Herold, who would be stopping by that night.
Louis Weichmann, one of the alleged conspirators who delivered the package with Surratt, was released after he testified against her. He later claimed that the government had forced him to testify, and that it plagued his conscience for the rest of his life. Furthermore, Lewis Powell, a conspirator who was hanged with Surratt, proclaimed her innocence to his ex*****oner minutes before his death.
Many expected President Andrew Johnson to pardon Surratt because the U.S. government had never hanged a woman. The ex*****on was delayed until the afternoon, and soldiers were stationed on every block between the White House and Fort McNair, the ex*****on site, to relay the expected pardon. But the order never came.
Ever since her death, numerous sightings of Mary Surratt’s ghost and other strange occurrences have been reported around Fort McNair. A hooded figure in black, bound at the hands and feet as Surratt had been at the time of her ex*****on, has allegedly been seen moving about. Several children of soldiers have reported a “lady in black” who plays with them.
The Andersonville Welcome Center and the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today in observance of our nation's birthday. We will reopen July 5th at 9 am. Wishing all a safe and happy Independence Day.
Wishing everyone a safe and happy Memorial Weekend. Remember all those who gave the ultimate price for our Freedom.
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Happy Wednesday to Everyone!! It is Confirmed! H.K. Edgerton will be here for this year's October 19th and 20th, Andersonville Historic Fair!! We look forward to having him here. Between him and Dixie Jubilee we are sure to have a history packed weekend! We are taking donations to help with his travel expenses so if anyone would like to donate, please click on our paypal link below.
We are looking forward to the Andersonville Historic Fair on October 19th and 20th, 2019!!
Happy Thursday Everyone! We are proud to announce that Dixie Jubilee will be performing at this years Andersonville Historic Fair on October 19th and 20th! They will also perform at a period dance which will be held on Saturday evening on October 19th and everyone is invited to attend. We are getting busy working on the festival. We are calling out for all sutlers, civilian reenactors, military reenactors and medical demonstrators to attend!! This will be an event full of history!!
Happy Thursday to Everyone! We are making a lot of Changes to our festival this year. The Andersonville Historic Fair will be changing the dates to October 19th and 20th - the third weekend in October. Check back next week to get the scoop on all the changes.
The Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will be closed today in observance of Easter. Wishing all a blessed day.
Come on out on Saturday!!
Happy Tuesday!! Hope everyone remembers that this Saturday is the City of Andersonville's Annual Easter Egg Hunt!! Everyone come on out and join us!!
Come visit us this weekend!
Happy Hump Day to Everyone! Come on out this weekend to check out Andersonville National Historic Sites Living History Weekend March 16th and 17th. Visit the village, check out the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum, grab a bite to eat, visit the blacksmith and really step back in time. It's going to be a great weekend. Check the National Parks website
www.nps.gov/ande or check them out on Facebook. We love sharing our history with you. #discoverhistoryinandersonville
Due to severe weather ahead the Drummer Boy Civil War Museum will close at 3 p.m. We will reopen Monday morning at 9 a.m.
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245 Southland Rd, Americus
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