January 8, 2024

State of Alabama
Press Release: Alabama Historical Commission

Confederate Memorial Park to host Winter Quarters

Confederate Memorial Park to host Winter Quarters

 

Montgomery – Confederate Memorial Park, a historical property of the Alabama Historical Commission, will host a special living history event on Saturday, January 27, 2024 from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m.

Visitors will experience the 22nd Alabama Infantry at winter quarters in 1862. Activities will take place in and around the barracks, which were constructed using original Army plans from the 1860s.

Winter weather during the Civil War created impassable roads and other harsh conditions that significantly slowed most campaigns. Soldiers busied themselves with a variety of duties including infantry drill, work detail, music, and games. This living history event will provide visitors a glimpse into this daily life with demonstrations.
 
Spread over 102 acres of rolling wooded countryside near the center of the state, Confederate Memorial Park incorporates the site of Alabama’s only Confederate veterans’ home. Life for the old soldiers, called “inmates” at the Home, was better than most had known before their admission. The Home provided housing, meals, clothing, allowances, medical care and, for many, a place to die and be buried with dignity.

The museum offers exhibits on the life of an Alabama Confederate veteran from recruitment to old age, including hundreds of artifacts from the Civil War and the Soldiers' Home.

Admission during the Winter Quarters living history day is $2 per person and an additional $2 admission for the museum. For information, call the museum at 205-755-1990. Confederate Memorial Park is located at 437 Co. Rd 63, Marbury, AL 36051. To learn more about Confederate Memorial Park or the Alabama Historical Commission, please visit www.ahc.alabama.gov.

 



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