Ft. Wayne comes alive with Civil War reenactments

Civil War Days, which included battle reenactments, drew hundreds to Ft. Wayne last weekend and showcased improvements to the historic site.


Tom Berlucchi, chairman of the Historic Ft. Wayne Coalition, said the coalition is using $2 million in grants from the City of Detroit to restore the fort along the Detroit River. Much of that has been used to restore the barracks, which were built in 1848.

The fort opened in 1845 and served as an Army post for 125 years.

Marcy Webster, 34, of Warren was visiting Ft. Wayne and seeing a reenactment for the first time.

"I learned so much," she said. "It's good to see too that they're putting so much energy into restoring all of these buildings."

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