Adult admission $10, children 10 and under $5.
MAHON RANCH CIVIL WAR DAYS SCHOOL DAY
9am to 12:30 pm, FRIDAY, APRIL 29th, 2022
Please bring sun protection/sunscreen, hats, sunglasses, etc. as the site is usually quite bright and sunny this time of year.
Also make sure to bring plenty of water.
There must be at least one accompanying adult for every 20 students attending.
Student groups larger than 20 will be subdivided into groups of no more than 20, this is to ensure that everyone gets adequate time to ask questions.
Student groups will park in the large lot near the camps on the ranch.
Students and their chaperones will check in at the table at the edge of the lot.
Everyone will be assigned a group by color and number, such as “Blue One”, “Red One”, “Blue Two”, etc.
Each group will have corresponding signs that the members can follow thru their loops, the Blue Loop or the Red Loop.
There will be 6 stations per loop and 6 groups assigned to a loop.
Groups will rotate through their loops with 20 minutes at each station and a 5 minutes passing period.
As we are a 501c3 all volunteer non-profit, we are requesting a donation of $5 per attending student; however, we have not and never will turn away anyone for lack of funds.
Unfortunately we are not set up to receive credit cards but will have Venmo and Zelle available.
We can also accept cash donations at the site.
Checks can be made out to the National Civil War Association.
A special thanks to Christian Appel, a member of the Native Sons of the Golden West for taking this video of Civil War Days at the Mahon Ranch, October 2021.
Distant Relative to the Mahon's of Mahon Ranch
"Mahon mentioned the influence of a distant relative." Elk Grove Citizen April 30, 2021
"He looked up a story about our great-great uncle, Peter Glann," he said. "(Lema) found out that he had volunteered for the California 1st Volunteer Calvary (Regiment) on the Union (or North) side (in the Civil War). What they were doing was trying to keep California as a Union state and get rid of some of the secessionists that were wanting to aid the South." Mahon noted that Lema discovered that Glann, who resided near Elk Grove was injured in a battle against the Confederate Army. "When they charged the Confederates, he was one of the guys that got shot, he said. "The guy leading the charge got shot and killed, and he was coming up behind him, and he got shot in the arm. "Instead of amputating his arm, (a physician) removed the bone chips, and worked on it, so he could keep his arm."
Born in Ohio and buried in the Franklin Cemetery, Franklin, California.
Enlisted at Michigan Bluff, California as a Private in Company D, 1st Calvary on 21 September, 1861. Mustered out on 6 January, 1863 at Camp Drum, California, discharged because of disability.. He died at the age of 77 on 21 February, 1914.
Recorded in the "Register of California Men in the War of the Rebellion 1861 to 1867"
Peter Glann - Facts. Civil War (Union) - US Army. Summary Facts Stories Gallery, Civil War (Union) (1861-1865). Unit. 1st Cavalry. Added by: Fold 3_Team.