21st Georgia Volunteer Infantry

Battle of Lain’s Mill

Battle of Lain’s Mill 2016 
Saturday June 4th , Sunday June 5th, Education Day Friday June 3th
6252 Laine Road, Canisteo, N.Y. 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 3th 2016

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.  On June 5th 2015, the 21st Georgia, along with over 60 reenactors and other volunteers, hosted 650 school children, grades 2 through 8.  From 9am till 1.30pm, these kids and their teachers rotated through 20 minute stations manned by highly skilled volunteer Civil War reenactors and learned about all aspects of the Civil War and life during the 1860s.  Determined by the skills and interest of our volunteers, the topics covered included artillery, cavalry, Civil War drill, Civil War medicine, soldier’s grub, ladies clothing of the period, Civil War music, Civil War baseball and games, blacksmithing and so much more. The hands-on exhibits and demonstrations stimulates interest, so the children 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, has been overwhelming positive. So please consider bringing out your class or youth group next year!

To inquire about Education Day—contact Bob and Karen Woodworth at lainsmill@21ga.org

 

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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 Laine 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 Laine Rd., travel 0.5 mi. to event site, follow signs.

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