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Civil War Days

Dade County Historical Society


“Hulston Mill Civil War Days 2013”

Itʼs a Civil War Reenactment - But itʼs More!

Itʼs a Living History Encampment - But itʼs More!

Itʼs a Civil War Festival - But itʼs more!


So what are you waiting for? Come see for yourself! You decide what “Hulston Mill Civil War Days” is!

Civil War Days is June 8-9, 2013

Hours: Saturday 9:00 a.m. til 5:00 p.m. Sunday 9:00 a.m. til 2:30 p.m.

A Special Historical Experience - Tour the Historic “Hulston Mill” and Enjoy

Demonstrations as the Mill Grinds Grain!

A Family Friendly Experience - You will find something at our Civil War Days for all ages.

There are Battles and Skirmishes throughout the day. There are Living History Demonstrations as well.

Donʼt miss: Civil War Surgeon - Tim Field, Civil War Sutler (Mercantile) Adlerʼs Dry Goods,

Civil War music by the Back Porch Players, various Civil War historical speakers, and many other things as well.

For the kids: we have a playground area and we encourage you to allow your kids to join our “Hulston Sprout Kids Corps.  It is a truly unique way for them to experience the lives of a Civil War Soldier for themselves.

The “Cook Shack” serves wonderful food & drinks at a very reasonable price throughout the day; so you can come and stay the entire day! Many people do!

And the Best  Part-

 Admission is $5.00 for Adults and children from Kindergarten thru

High School are free with an Adult Admission.

Hulston Millʼs Civil War History


The mill played an important role in saving Missouri for the Union during the Civil War. It is

believed Mr. Engleman refused to grind grain for Union troops. Dade County Home Guard was

called upon to supply grain to General Lyonʼs army in Springfield because of them being so far from established supply lines. Without food supplies from Hulston Mill and other area mills, Lyonʼs army might have been forced to retreat northward closer to supply lines. Instead, well supplied, Lyon was able to engage Confederate forces near Springfield in the Battle of Wilsonʼs Creek.

Engleman operated the mill for another ten years after the Civil War and sold to James Christopher Hulston in1875.

Directions: Near Hwy 160 between Everton & Greenfield - Watch for large Hulston Mill sign and follow directions on signs 


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