Get a taste of what the Civil War was like this weekend in Springfield.
The Old Northwest Volunteers will be re-enacting the war, portraying the 52nd Illinois Volunteer Infantry. Volunteers will take Confederate prisoners-of-war off the train in Springfield and make them camp with them near President Lincoln's old home.
They'll also reinvent a prisoner of war camp at the Camp Butler Veterans cemetery. Those walking through the Lincoln home can interact with the Civil war soldiers and prisoners.
It all starts today at 5p.m. and all events are free and open to the public.