Monday, September 29, 2014

Theodore L. Henry - Low Point, Illinois 

Portrays - 
Commanding officer Col. Dudley Wickersham.
Ted retired from the State of Illinois as a nuclear scientist and devotes his time to expanding the membership of the Regiment. He and his wife Dawn live on 2 wooded acres growing several gardens. Together Ted and Dawn have 5 children, and 7 grandchildren. Ted has said, "now that my time is my own, I want to do some additional research on the history of the Civil War, and our regiment in particular, visiting the locations listed on our battle flag."

You can get additional information  There will be an encampment on Friday night at the Christian County Historical Society.  Saturday morning there will be a re-enactment in the open field behind the Country Side Vet Clinic.  Sundaymorning there will be an authentic Civil War era worship service on the grounds of the society.  The encampment will remain on the grounds throughout the celebration.

The oldest building on the property of the CC Historical Society was found by Mr. and Mrs. John Curry on the property they owned in Shelby County, IL, approximately 4 miles east and one mile south of Shelbyville.  The Curry’s were in the process of tearing down an old 2-story house on the property and they discovered this Log House beneath the kitchen walls.

The State Curator, Lowell Anderson, estimates the Log House was built between 1820 – 1840.  The Curry’s donated the house to CCHS in the late 1970’s.  In 1975, the Taylorville Elementary School children donated $760 to use for furnishing the Log House.  The furnishings are classified as “primitive” and the purchases were approved and authentication was received from the Illinois State Archives.

Tuesday, September 23, 2014