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Guyandotte Civil War Days Lecture Series

November 4, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 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. The reenactment gathering has been cancelled for 2021 but the lecture series continues November 3 – 6 at Guyandotte United Methodist Church and the Carroll House.

Thursday, November 4, 2021
7:00 pm Chris Saunders, “Underground Railroad in the Tri-State”
8:00 pm Jim Hale, “the Polley Family”

Friday, November 5, 2021
7:00 pm Terry Lowery, “1862 Valley Campaign”
8:00 pm Karen Nance, “Agriculture & Slavery in the Ohio Valley”

9 am – 1 pm Education Day Presentations at Carroll House

Saturday November 6, 2021 10 am – 5 pm
10 am Welcome at Carroll House
10:30 am – 4:30 pm Carroll House
– Encampment
– Presentations by Jim Hale, Chris Sanders, & Others
– Tours of the Historic Carroll House & Rick Whisman Civil War Museum
4:30 pm Carroll House scenario of Mary Carroll Saving the Her Home & Church



November 4, 2021
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Guyandotte United Methodist Church
239 Main St
Huntington, WV 25702 United States
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