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Thunder in the Village: Guyandotte Civil War Days

November 3, 2018 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 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. Come join us where history was made as the sights and sounds of the Civil War return the week of October 31st through November 4th, 2018 as hundreds of re-enactors participate in “America’s greatest street battle.”
Saturday, November 3, 2018

Opening Ceremonies at VFW Post 9738 – from 9:30 to 10 AM
Camps Open to Public from 10:00 AM to – 4:00 PM
The 1st Street Battle from 1:00 PM to 1:45 PM
Stan Clardy with Bobby Lee Opossum – 2:00 PM to 3:00 PM
Madie Carroll House – Open for tours from 12:00 PM to 4:00 PM
Haunted History Tour (Guyandotte Library) 7:00 PM to 8:00 PM
Period Dress Military Ball (VFW Post 9738 Grand Hall) from 8:00 PM  to 11:00 PM

Sunday, November 4, 2018

Memorial Service in Front of the VFW Post 9738 from 10:00 AM to 10:45 AM
Camps Open to Public from 10:00 AM to 3:00 PM
Church Services (at local churches) from 11:00 AM to 12:00 PM
Scenario: Marching of Union prisoners out of town from 1:00 PM to 1:30 PM
The 2nd Street Battle from 2:00 PM to 2:45 PM
Scenario: The attempted burning of Carroll House from 2:45 PM to 3:15 PM


November 3, 2018
9:30 am - 11:00 pm


203 Richmond St
Huntington, WV United States
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