The Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2264, “The Polk County Invincible’s”, will host “Monotony, Boredom, and Sheer Terror -The life of an average Civil War Soldier” as part of the monthly meeting on August 1, 2017. The public is invited to attend this free program presented by Historic Washington State Park of a uniformed soldier as he demonstrates the situations and gear typical of a confederate soldier. Guests are invited to have dinner at the Limetree Restaurant at 6 p.m., with the program starting around 6:30 p.m. Learn how new soldiers adapted to the circumstance of battle and camp life with a combination of items issued, personal, and acquired along the way. By the use of knapsacks and equipment common to confederate and federal troops, attendees will learn about the contrast in provisions and the tradition of the “citizen soldier” in U. S. military history.
The regular monthly meeting of the Sons of Confederate Veterans Camp 2264, “The Polk County Invincible’s”, will follow the program and all are welcome to remain and learn more about the heritage of the organization in the community.