Gwen Rummell Reporting- The Historic Zoar Village is celebrating the 22nd anniversary of its Civil War reenactment.

Civil War reenactors will portray soldiers in a recreation of the Battle of Chickamauga on September 16th from 10 am to 5 pm and September 17th from 10 am to 4 pm. The Battle of Chickamauga was one of the bloodiest battles of the Civil War, only second to Gettysburg.

Site Coordinator Tanner Immel says the event is very immersive, with many reenactors and activities.

“We usually get quite a few reenactors, probably around 500 plus – a combination of infantry, cavalry, and artillery. There will be multiple demonstrations going on throughout the day.”

Museum buildings and shops will be open, with reenactors sharing stories about life in the 1800s and the Zoarites’ pacifist beliefs during the war.

Additionally, special demonstrations will be held for area schools on Friday, September 15th from 9 am to 2 pm during Historic Zoar Village’s Civil War School Day.

Tickets for the general event will cost $12 for adults and children under 12 are free. For Civil War School Day, the cost is $7 per student with one free adult per group. All teachers can attend for free.

For more details, call 330-874-3011 or email

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