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Bob Wise, Governor
Ed Hamrick, Director

News Release
For release: September 4, 2003

Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 558-3380 hmurphy@dnr.state.wv.us
Contact: Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park (304) 872-0825 parks@westvirginia.com

 

Civil War Reenactment at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park September 13-14

  Take a step back in time with a reenactment of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry that will be held during the weekend of September 13 and 14 at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park , near Summersville in Nicholas County . The two-day event includes various living history demonstrations such as camp life, military drill and a reenactment of the Federal assault on the center of the Confederate line.

 

  Camps will be open to the public for a tour on September 13 at 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. and will feature reenactors going about the daily business of cooking, cleaning and tending to military things. Walking tours are given each day. Visitors are encouraged to enter the camps and interact with the reenactors. Don't ask them about twentieth century gadgets or issues, because for these two days they have assumed the lives of nineteenth century soldiers, whose president is Abraham Lincoln. On September 14, camps will open at 9 a.m. with the reenactment of the1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry starting at 2 p.m. and all activities will end after the battle.

 

  This reenactment is hosted by Company A of the 36th Virginia Infantry, West Virginia 's oldest and most authentic living history organization. The event attracts hundreds of the country's best Civil War reenactors from several states and has been called one of the finest small reenactments in the eastern United States .

 

  There is no admission charge for this event. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic lunch and enjoy the day. For more information, please call (304) 872-0825 or 1-800-CALL WVA.

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