Civil War Event at Lake Chicot Sate Park Ends with Tour of Lakeport — June 4th

Civil War Event, Saturday, June 4th 2011
8:45 a.m. – 9:30 a.m. Civil War Writings – Visitor Center
            The letters, reports, and diaries of the Civil War show us the personal story of what these men went through during our country’s tragic split.  Join the Park Interpreter, as we examine these writings and discover what they tell us about the Civil War. Visitors will also have a chance to write using the same tools the soldiers used 150 years ago.
10:15 a.m. – 12:00 p.m. The Life of Civil War Soldiers
            Join the Park Interpreter as he conducts a living history programs that represent what life was like for both the Union and Confederate soldiers in Arkansas.  There will be reproduction equipment and uniforms so don’t miss your chance to see history come alive. If you have any questions about life as a Civil War solider this is your chance to ask.
1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m. The Battle of Ditch Bayou 
            Join the Park Interpreter as we take an in-depth look into the battle fought on the other side of the lake. Firsthand reports from soldiers and civilians will show us what really happen here on June 6th 1864.
2:15 p.m. – 3:00 p. m. The Battle of Arkansas Post
            Join us for a look into the Union assault on Fort Hindman that took place on January 9-11, 1863. Joe Herron, Park Ranger for Arkansas Post National Memorial will be giving us a presentation on what occurred during this battle and the effect it had on the surrounding area.

3:30 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.  Lakeport Plantation and the Civil War
Join us as we travel to the other side of Lake Chicot to visit the historic Lakeport Plantation. Dr. Blake Wintory, Assistant Director of Lakeport Plantation, will provided visitors with a guided tour of Lakeport Plantation. During his tour he will discuss the effect the Civil War had on Lakeport Plantation. Maps from Lake Chicot State Park to Lakeport Plantation will be handed out at the end of “The Battle of Arkansas Post” presentation.