July 27 - 28, 2013
Four Seasons Park
Free to the public!
Reenactors: If you're not camping, we recommend the
Stay Inn of Lombard:
222 East 22nd Street
Lombard, IL 60148
Read about Stay Inn special rates for reenactors. (pdf)
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Why "Sweet's" Civil War Encampment? Colonel Benjamin Sweet, later General Sweet, ran Camp Douglas in Chicago. Douglas held thousands of confederate prisoners during the Civil War, and is sometimes called the “Andersonville of the North."
Benjamin Sweet moved to Babcock's Grove - the original name of Lombard - after the war and was one of the founders who platted this town in 1869.
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