Welcome to our new Online Home.

With the changes in the culture of American Civil War Reenacting combined with
the loss of many events through out the midwest, we have made a decision to
rebrand ourselves with a new identity.

With a new identity we will also add a new impression as Infantry.  The Infantry
Unit we will portray will be the 47th Ill Vol Inf.  This will allow us pick and choose
events to attend and what we impression we can attend with.

Our Unit Name will officially be The "National Blues".

We will continue to be a multi-impression and multi-timeline unit.  

Please stay tuned for more information as our transition takes place.
Welcome to the Internet Home of The National Blues.
The National Blues is the host unit for the Morton Civil War Days in Morton, Illinois.  Morton is located at the intersection of I-155 and I-74 just
east of Peoria.  The event is free to everyone. If you are interested in seeing a full scale battle reenactment, check out the event website at:
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Oqwauka Days

Oqwauka, Illinois

September 28-29 , 2019

The 9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, Co. B
attending the Lincoln Funeral Parade in 2015
(Click to Enlarge Pictures)

Replica of
Camp Dubois
Winter Training Home of The 9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, Co. B
Located in Wood River, Illinois
Morton Civil War Days 2017
By: Tom George Davison
Dollinger Farms Civil War Days 2017
By: Joseph Berman
(Click to Enlarge Pictures)

Jubilee College State Historic Site
Spring Training Home of The 9th Illinois Volunteer Cavalry, Co. B
Located in Brimfield, Illinois
Danville Civil War Days 2015
Authentic Style Tin Type Photograph
By: Steve Ingram
Galesburg Heritage Days 2017
By: Melanie Taylor Hoh
Galesburg Heritage Days 2018