KINGFIELD — Members of the 20th Maine Volunteer Infantry Company B of the Third Brigade, First Division, Fifth Corps Army of the Potomac, and the 15th Alabama Volunteer Infantry Regiment Company G will be at “Fort Kingfield” during Kingfield Festival Days weekend and the town’s bicentennial celebration July 15 to 17, re-enacting the life and times of Civil War soldiers and civilians in a living history format. 
 
The companies will be encamped in a “tent village” in the Snow Wanderers Sled Shed area at 169 Main St. just south of town across from the Mountain Village B&B on Route 27, encouraging visits to their encampment beginning Saturday morning.
 
Soldiers will be “about town” during the Grand Parade at noon in their period uniforms and clothing. A battle re-enactment will take place on encampment grounds between 2 and 3 p.m. after the parade. Visitors to the encampment can see soldiers cooking meals and attending to camp chores. Attendees may meet the re-enactors, ask questions, check out the medical equipment tent, the historic dress tent, a sutlery, and watch young recruits in drills and firing demonstrations. 
 
At 10 a.m. Sunday, there will be a special re-enactment of Kingfield’s famed Civil War standoff, “The Kingfield Rebellion of 1863” in front of the Kingfield Post Office on Depot Street. Locals are encouraged to dress as civilians in period dress and to participate from the crowd. 
 


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