2019 WHL Wallace Memorial Event - August 17 & 18
Civil War reenactors and living historians are invited to participate in the La Salle County – Civil War: WHL Wallace in Seneca, Illinois.
Information must be submitted no later than May 1st for early registration. Enter early registration, avoid the possibility of losing event benefits or bounties, if applicable. On-site sign in and Release and Indemnity Agreement form completion required for all participants.
ALL NET PROCEEDS GO TO THE RESTORATION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE DICKEY CEMETERY; GENERAL WALLACE’S RESTING PLACE.
Summary of reenactor amenities
Water, firewood, and facilities will be provided for all. Registrants that sign up for the deadline above, will receive firewood, straw, and bounty, as well as Sunday breakfast. Not to worry, if you sign up when you arrive, you will still be able to purchase straw and food from food vendors.
Summary of guidelines -see participation form for more detail
The principles for the event are established for western Civil War theater impressions, specifically the Nashville or Atlanta campaign, based on the historical data for the particular historical units portrayed. Local historical impressions are welcome and favored, but authenticity must be properly documented.
The reenactor schedule(s) are as list below. Please see the full program posted soon for all weekend events. This schedule is subject to change.
Please complete this form :
2018 – Reenactor application and waiver
Email completed form to
Or mail completed & printed form to:
“WHL Wallace Memorial Event” Committee C/O Ottawa Avenue Cemetery Association – 1601 Ottawa Avenue Ottawa, Illinois 61350
Friday, August 16, 2019
8 am – 2:30 pm School Presentation
1 pm – 6:00 pm Early Arrivals – Check In and Camp Setup. Please contact us for arrival exceptions so we can accommodate you.
Saturday, August 17, 2019
8:00 am – Registration open
10:00 am - Civil War Encampment Opens to the Public
10:00 am - Morning Parade & Drill
1:30 pm - Formation of Brigades
2 pm – Battle
7:30 pm – Night fire
Sunday, August 18, 2019
9:00 am – Breakfast with the soldiers (complimentary for reenactors)
9:00 am - Civil War Encampment Open to Public
10:00 am - Morning Nondenominational Church Service for Soldiers & Public
11:00 am - Morning Parade & Drill
11:30 am - Formation of Brigades
12:00 pm – Battle
1:00 pm – Camp Disbands – Event Concluded