Date/Time
Date(s) - 07/31/2021 - 08/01/2021
9:00 am - 3:30 pm

Location
Buena Vista Depot


Saturday, July 31 and Sunday, August 1, 2021 Events at the Buena Vista Depot

(116 US Highway 24 North)

The Buena Vista Depot and Transportation Museum hours for Gold Rush Days: Saturday- 11:00 am – 3:00 pm, Sunday- 11:00 am – 4:00 pm.  FREE Admission (Donations Appreciated)

Buena Vista Heritage Presents:

Saturday, July 31st

9:00 am – Civil War Musket Drills Reenactors of 1st Colorado Company D will demonstrate the use of the Springfield musket and linear tactics used by soldiers in the 1860’s.  The 1st Colorado Company D was recruited from the mining camps of the Colorado Territory in the fall of 1861.

10:00 am – “The Angel of Santa Fe” – Susan Hillring of 1st Colorado Louisa Canby wife of a Union officer organized army wives to turn her home into a field hospital to aid injured Confederate soldiers. She was long praised by these survivors and remembered fifty years later at a reunion of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

10:45 am – Cockeye Liz – starring Kathi Perry

11:30 am – Martha Mahon starring Bea Harnish

12:00 pm – “Civil War in the West – the Union Army” In the early months of 1862 the First Colorado Volunteer Regiment marched from Denver City to Fort Union New Mexico Territory. The four hundred mile march was completed in only thirteen days and was one of the fasted long distance marches of the Civil War. Colorado and New Mexico Volunteers joined forces to engage the Confederate Army and defend Fort Union.  

1:00 pm – Louis Schultz (a dead miner from Mary Murphy Mine)- starring Tim Stange  

2:00 pm- Cockeye Liz – starring Kathi Perry

3:00 pm- “Civil War in the West – Confederate Army” In 1861 Confederate General Henry Sibley raised 3,500 mounted volunteers in San Antonio, Texas. They began a long march up the Rio Grande River. Their goal was to capture Fort Union east of Santa Fe and eventually assault the rich gold fields of Colorado. 

Saturday, July 31st

9:00 am – Civil War Musket Drills Reenactors of 1st Colorado Company D will demonstrate the use of the Springfield musket and linear tactics used by soldiers in the 1860’s.  The 1st Colorado Company D was recruited from the mining camps of the Colorado Territory in the fall of 1861.

10:00 am – “The Angel of Santa Fe” – Susan Hillring of 1st Colorado Louisa Canby wife of a Union officer organized army wives to turn her home into a field hospital to aid injured Confederate soldiers. She was long praised by these survivors and remembered fifty years later at a reunion of the Sons of Confederate Veterans.

11:00 am – Louis Schultz (a dead miner from Mary Murphy Mine)- starring Tim Stange  

12:00 pm – “Civil War in the West – the Union Army” In the early months of 1862 the First Colorado Volunteer Regiment marched from Denver City to Fort Union New Mexico Territory. The four hundred mile march was completed in only thirteen days and was one of the fasted long distance marches of the Civil War. Colorado and New Mexico Volunteers joined forces to engage the Confederate Army and defend Fort Union.  

1:00 pm- Louis Schultz (a dead miner from Mary Murphy Mine)- starring Tim Stange  

2:30 pm –  Martha Mahon starring Bea Harnish

3:00 pm- “Civil War in the West – Confederate Army” In 1861 Confederate General Henry Sibley raised 3,500 mounted volunteers in San Antonio, Texas. They began a long march up the Rio Grande River. Their goal was to capture Fort Union east of Santa Fe and eventually assault the rich gold fields of Colorado. 

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