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Framingham's Tercentennial
Civil War Encampment


April 28, 29, 30, 2000 - CIVIL WAR ENCAMPMENT - Framingham Centre Common



A descendant of Abraham Lincoln, Rick Janhola (at left) of Pembroke, MA is 1st Sargent of the 22nd Regiment of Massachusetts Volunteers.   Here, Janhola checks his field manuals to be insure that his troops setup camp according to procedure.   Also pictured are members of the 2d Company, Massachusetts Sharpshooters as they prepare black powder charges and check weapons for the next day's muster.



Bob Garrant (from Chicopee, MA) sets up the kitchen and cook tent with authentic open pit fires, civil war period camp stoves, food and water, then prepares a roast chicken dinner for his regiment.



John Ward (left) and Roy Lehto (right), re-enactors from the 32nd Massachusetts Regiment setup the field hospital and give a realistic view of the medical duties of civil war company surgeons (or "sawbones" as they were sometimes called).   In real life both Roy and John are army nurses with the Massachusetts Nat'l Guard "Detachment 6" unit of the Templeton Developmental Center.



A typical civil war officers tent.





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