FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
MADISON, Wis. (June 29, 2015) – The Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs today announced that it will host “The Return to Camp Randall,” a Civil War encampment and monument dedication, on July 18 from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. at Camp Randall Memorial Park in Madison.
During the free event, the public is invited to commemorate the end of the Civil War and enjoy re-enactments of Union troops, a 1st Brigade Band Concert, a Grand Review and more. Additionally, a new monument memorializing Wisconsin’s role in the Civil War and the sacrifices of more than 80,000 Wisconsin Civil War veterans will be unveiled during a special ceremony at 11 a.m.
“Camp Randall holds special significance in the hearts of Wisconsinites,” said Wisconsin Department of Veterans Affairs Secretary John A. Scocos. “While today it is the home of Wisconsin football, 150 years ago it was the primary training ground for Wisconsin’s Civil War soldiers. This year marked the 150th anniversary of the end of the Civil War and it is fitting to remember the significance of this site with a new monument and this encampment event.”
Camp Randall Memorial Park is located at 132 N. Randall Ave. in Madison. For more information and a schedule of activities, visit www.wisvetsmuseum.com/events.