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Guyandotte Civil War Days
November 3, 2019 @ 10:00 am - 3:30 pm
On November 10th, 1861 the sleepy southern town of Guyandotte was firmly in Union hands. Confederate raiders struck suddenly and quickly, capturing the Garrison and returning the village to the dominion of the Stars and Bars. That conquest was short-lived, however. As the Confederates were leaving town the next morning with 110 Richmond-bound prisoners in tow, Union liberators returned and took vengeance on what they considered a “seesech” (secession) town. By nightfall, two-thirds of the village had been burned to the ground.
Today, the dirt roads are paved, modern buildings have replaced many of the burned out frames, and Guyandotte is a part of contemporary Huntington, West Virginia. Come join us where history was made as the sights and sounds of the Civil War return the week of October 31st through November 3th, 2018 as hundreds of re-enactors participate in “America’s greatest street battle.”
THURSDAY, OCTOBER 31, 2019 – LECTURE SERIES
A “GENERAL” AND LOCAL DISCUSSION – 7:00 PM at the Historic First Baptist Church, 219 Richmond Street in Guyandotte. Reception to follow hosted by United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 2580 Border Rangers
FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 1, 2019 – LECTURE SERIES
STAN CLARDY’S SOLDIERS IN GRAY: A MUSICAL JOURNEY, A SOLDIER’S LIFE THROUGH THE WAR – 7:00 PM at the Historic First Baptist Church, 219 Richmond Street in Guyandotte. Reception to follow hosted by United Daughters of the Confederacy Chapter 150.
SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 2, 2019
Opening Ceremonies Ballroom VFW——-9:30 am to 10:00 am
Camps open to the public——————–10:00 am to 4:00 pm
Battle – RAID ON GUYANDOTTE———–1:00 pm to 1:45 pm
Military Ball – VFW Ballroom—————–8:00 pm to 11:00 pm (Proper period attire REQUIRED from 8 to 10 pm; after 10pm modern clothing permitted)
SET YOUR TIME PIECES BACK ONE (1) HOUR TONIGHT!!!
SUNDAY, NOVEMBER 3, 2019
Camps open to the public———————10:00 am to 3:30 pm
Church Services at Local Churches——–11:00 am
Memorial Service in front of VFW————1:00 pm to 1:30 pm
Scenario: Marching of the Prisoners——–1:30 pm to 2:00 pm
Battle-FEDERAL DESTRUCTION OF GUYANDOTTE-2:15pm
Scenario-Attempted Burning of the Carroll House——-3:15 pm
Camps close to the public————————————–3:30 pm
THIS SCHEDULE IS SUBJECT TO MINOR REVISIONS OR ADDITIONS
Call 304.617.6719 for questions and more information.