The 27th Galesburg Heritage Days

Galesburg Heritage Days- Military





Units that Attend Galesburg Heritage Days


We follow scripted battle scenarios for both Saturday and Sunday. Providing a time frame and narrated battles adds to the educational authenticity of the event. We are proud to have Erik Schultz as our Overall Battlefield Commander and narrator. This years battles follow the exploits of the 33rd Illinois Infantry of which 5 Companies came from the Knox County/Galesburg area.

Saturdays' battle plan, "Repulse of McClernand's 1863 attack on Vicksburg".

Sunday's battle plan, "Federal assault on Spanish Fort during the Mobile Campaign".



Alton Jeager Guards

36th Illinois Inf.

45th Illinois Inf.

16th US Reg. Inf.

8th Kansas Inf.

112th Illinois Inf.

114th Illinois Inf.

5th Illinois Cav.

6th Illinois Cav.

8th Illinois Cav.

112th Illinois Inf.

114th Illinois Inf.

5th Illinois Cav.

6th Illinois Cav.

8th Illinois Cav.

9th Illinois Cav.

10th Illinois Cav.

3rd Iowa Lght. Art.

10th Wisconsin Art.

Austin's Battalion

8th Tenn. Inf.

1st SC Inf.

Corn Fed Comrades

8th Louisiana Inf.

4th Texas Inf.

33rd Alabama Inf. (Yellow Hammer Mess)

Wheats Tiger's (Special Battalion)

Saddle Sore Mess Cav.

9th Virginia Cav.

4th Texas Cav.

Lexington Rifles

Scott's Tenn. Battery

Stanford's Miss. Battery

We're also asking each camp to police the site around them prior to public hours. Please...Keep all of your camp as visually period correct as you can. Doing this will allow to a more authentic experience for all. These are easy rules, please respect them.