The Yanks are coming to Cusworth Hall... and so are their foes

The American armies are settingk up camp at Cusworth.
The American armies are settingk up camp at Cusworth.

Gentile Cusworth Hall faces an American invasion and will be under siege from Yankees and Confederates this weekend.

The American Civil War Society is pitching up tents, ready to re-enact battles from the 1860s slavery wars for visitors’ entertainment.

The UK-based society will be opening up their three camps – Union, Confederate and Civilian – for visitors to observe daily life for soldiers and their families during the wars.

But at 2.30pm each day, the re-enactors will do battle with authentic muskets and cannons.

The re-enactors have already scouted-out the lie of the land at Cusworth Park with a preliminary camp and mini-skimish in May.

This time, the battles promise to be bigger and better.

The camp will be open to visitors from 11am-5pm.

The hall, tea-room and remainder of the park not used for the historic battle will be open as normal.

Car-parking charges apply.