Civil War re-enactors plan weekend at Spring Mill

Visitors to Spring Mill State Park on Saturday and Sunday can look at Civil War weapons and gear, watch re-enactors conduct drills and even join the training themselves.

The activities are part of a living-history weekend to teach people about the Indiana Legion. Organized in 1861 by the Indiana General Assembly, the Indiana Legion was the state’s militia.

Legion units in southern counties guarded the Ohio River against Confederate raiders from Kentucky.

Re-enactors in the Pioneer Village will portray the Mitchell Light Infantry Federal Home Guard. They will muster and drill, and they invite the public to join their training.

In case of rain, re-enactors will set up displays and chat with visitors at the tavern in the Pioneer Village.

Park admission is $7 per vehicle for in-state residents and $9 per vehicle for out-of-state residents. Annual entrance passes also are available.

Spring Mill State Park is at 3333 E. State Road 60, Mitchell.

Information: Call 812-849-3534, email springmillstatepark@dnr.IN.gov or visit stateparks.IN.gov/2968.htm