Experience the Civil War
Rutherford B. Hayes loved being a soldier. He preferred the title “General Hayes” to all others – despite the fact that he had been a U.S. Congressman, three-term Ohio governor, and 19th President of the United States. After leaving the White House in 1881, Hayes regularly hosted reunions of his Civil War regiment, the 23rdOhio Volunteer Infantry, at his Spiegel Grove estate.
The Hayes Presidential Center re-creates those reunions on the weekend closest to Hayes’ birthdate with its Hayes Civil War Reenactment. This year’s event, made possible in large part by title sponsor Memorial Hospital, takes place 9 a.m.-5 p.m. Saturday and Sunday, Oct. 6 & 7. Hundreds of costumed Civil War reenactors camp on the grounds of Spiegel Grove and participate in three reenactments of the Battle of Cloyd's Mountain - a conflict in which President Hayes took part.
BECwill pay for admission to the event as well as provide free transportation.