BALTIMORE (WJZ) — Students from across the U.S. will join the National Civil War Field Music School to learn to play authentic music and dress from the Civil War era.

Officials say 100 students will live by the daily routine of a Civil War soldier by waking up to reveille at 6:50 a.m., eating period rations, playing drum and fife, learning to march and wearing authentic wool reproduction uniforms  at the Fort McHenry National Monument and Historic Shrine on June 27 and 28.

The public is invited to join in on the celebration with a free, traditional musical performance to be held on  June 27 at 6 p.m.. The “twilight tattoo” will feature famous tunes such as, “The Battle Hymn of the Republic,” “Dixie,” and “The Battle Cry of Freedom.”

Visitors are also invited to watch Saturday’s fire of the evening gun and take part in the closing parade.



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