This weekend there will be a Civil War re-enactment at nearby Four Seasons Park. Called “Sweet’s Civil War Encampment”, the re-enactment will include several presentations by civil-war-era actors, skirmishes, music, food, authentic period goods, and more.
Why “Sweet’s” Civil War Encampment? Colonel Benjamin Sweet, later General Sweet, ran Camp Douglas in Chicago. Douglas held thousands of confederate prisoners during the Civil War, and is sometimes called the “Andersonville of the North.” Benjamin Sweet moved to Babcock’s Grove – the original name of Lombard – after the war and was one of the founders who platted the town in 1869.
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