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Causes: Arts & Culture, Historical Organizations

Mission: The purpose of the1st Brigade Illinois Volunteers Inc. is to create an avenue of accurate historical information and visual demonstrations for the general public and specific interest related to the War of the Rebellion “Civil War” circa 1861 to 1865. These criteria are accomplished by creating an authentic standard for “Civil War” reenactors. Living History interpretations, encampments and tactical scenarios at events in northern and central Illinois are where the general public may see first –hand the daily life difficulties of that period in our American History. The 1st Brigade Illinois Volunteers Inc governs the over-all impression and safety conditions for the Federal Reenactors and provides a learning and safe environment for the spectators.

Results: Our goal is to provide to most accurate impression of a unit within the army of the Fedreal Governemnt during the War of the ZRebellion 1861 to 1865. This is for the general public and their understanding of how horrible the war was and how hard life was for the soldiers.

Target demographics: Federal Reenacting Units

Direct beneficiaries per year: Right now for our first year, it is the general public and students.

Programs: 3 events and 2 Living History events

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