14TH RHODE ISLAND RE-ENACTMENT PROGRAM
Living History’s 14th Rhode Island Re-enactment Program helps high school students learn about history in a hands-on manner by re-enacting the role of the 14th Rhode Island Heavy Artillery Regiment, teaching students how to drill, camp and “fight” as a Civil War soldier. The program helps students find internships with history and preservation organizations.
The 14th Rhode Island participates in parades, celebrations and living history presentations and educate others by their example. The students drill with and fire authentic replicas of Civil War rifles and participate in reenactments equipped with every item issued to the Federal soldier in 1864. Camp experiences are authentic, down to the canvas tents and hardtack for breakfast.
The mission of the regiment is to keep the memory of the original 14th Rhode Island alive and to carry out its mission of freedom and justice, while providing meaningful training and jobs for its students.