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Lincoln's casket is placed inside the original receiving vault by the Veterans Reserve Corps at Oak Ridge Cemetery during the 2015 Lincoln Funeral Re-enactment,
Sunday, May 3, 2015, in Springfield, Ill. Justin L. Fowler/The State Journal-Register


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The 8th Regiment of the Veteran Reserve Corps is a living history reenactment group dedicated to portraying the soldiers, prisoners, women, and other people associated with the 8th Regiment Veteran Reserve Corps (formerly Invalid Corps), garrisoned at Camp Douglas, Chicago. The 8th VRC portrays the period from May 1864 to September 1865. Our mission is to inform the general public about the events that transpired in and around Camp Douglas. We also provide information about the Veteran Reserve Corps, the role of Chicagoland in the Civil War, and the effects of the Civil War on the nation. We strive to provide this information while remaining a family-friendly group.