Here is just a sampling of the activities that members of the 64th perform in
camp. To see more event photos, visit our photo gallery.
A sampling of both our military and civilians taken before an 1840s barn in
Dresden, Illinois. Don't try looking for it on a map; only one family
lives there now.
Relaxing in camp after morning drill at Lockport, Illinois. Coffee's hot
and the midday meal will soon be ready.
First Call! The 64th putting on their "traps" (combat gear) for battle at
the fall event in Minooka, Illinois.
The 64th Illinois is also part of the 1st Illinois Battalion. Here we are
formed up for Sunday morning Dress Inspection in front of the camps with the
drummers providing the music.
And for all our members, first rate medical care. A member of the 64th
helping out with a field surgeon's demonstration. Don't worry, it's only a
Lining up for your $13 a month... Now we have to deduct $2.35 for the fatigue
blouse you "lost." And let's not forget the IOUs you signed after the
Whist game you joined. Send a couple "green backs" home to the family.
Let's see... yup, that leaves you with $2.15. Sign right here, please.
During the winter months the armies built winter quarters using their tents for
a roof. The 64th has the only full scale winter quarters display in the
Most mid-19th century fashions required some help in getting "gussied up."
Here a couple of our ladies get ready for the Saturday night dance at an event.
Our latest "happy couple," Scott and Mary.
Our civilians pride themselves in entering period cooking contests with a good
record of coming away with ribbons for the unit.
Our ladies pitching in to finish up a quilt in the living history demonstration
section at an event in Worth, Illinois.