21st Georgia Volunteer Infantry

Battle of Lain’s Mill

Battle of Lain’s Mill 2023 

Education Day Friday June 2nd
Saturday June 3rd, Sunday June 4th
6252 Lain Road, Canisteo, NY 14823

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Becoming known as one of the most popular reenactment events in NY State, the Battle of Lain’s Mill, hosted by the 21st Georgia Volunteer Infantry Unit, offers a beautiful location on 600 acres of farmland with gorgeous views of the surrounding countryside. For both reenactors and spectators alike, it is, without a doubt, the perfect location to pass some time.


Battle of Lain’s Mill Education Day-Friday June 2nd, 2023

10342413_768864489810733_4766892936321077530_nThe annual Battle of Lain’s Mill Education Day is dedicated to teaching the youth of today about one of the most important times in our nation’s history. The 21st Georgia, along with over 60 reenactors and other volunteers, hosts more than 500 school children, grades 2 through 8.  From 9am till 1:30pm, these students and their teachers rotate through 20 minute stations manned by highly skilled volunteer Civil War reenactors and learn about all aspects of the Civil War and life during the 1860’s.  Determined by the skills and interest of our volunteers, the topics covered include artillery, cavalry, Civil War drill, Civil War medicine, soldier’s food, ladies clothing of the period, Civil War music, Civil War baseball and games, blacksmithing, and so much more. The hands-on exhibits and demonstrations stimulate interest, so the students are better able to understand and retain the information that is part of their core curriculum and so much a part of our nation’s history.

10417748_768864109810771_888328808595378348_nComments from past participants, especially teachers, have been overwhelmingly positive. Please consider bringing out your class or youth group next year!

To inquire about Education Day—contact Stacey O’Dell at lainsmill@21ga.org

More pictures of our 2015 Education Day

Spectator Information

Reenactor/Vendor Information and Registration Forms

Directions/Google map to the Battle of Lain’s Mill 6226 Lain Rd Canisteo NY 14823

From the North: Take Rt. 36 south through Hornell towards Canisteo, Approx. 2.5 mi. turn left on Magee Rd. (Belle Haven exit), travel 0.7 mi., turn right on Canisteo/Hornell Backroad, travel 0.2 mi. turn left on Lain Rd., travel 0.5 mi. to event site, follow signs.

From the South: Take Rt. 36 north through Canisteo towards Hornell, Approx 1.0 mi. outside of Canisteo turn right on Magee Rd. (Belle Haven exit), travel 0.7 mi. turn right on Canisteo/Hornell Backroad, travel 0.2 mi. turn left on Lain Rd., travel 0.5 mi. to event site, follow signs.