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Civil War Days prepping for exciting weekend in Guyandotte

Nov. 01, 2013 @ 09:45 AM

HUNTINGTON —  “Civil War Days: Thunder in the Village,” which marks the 152 anniversary of the 1861 Civil War battle in Guyandotte,”  began with the mid-week lecture series on Tuesday and then expands for the weekend with camps are open to the public from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 2 and 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 3.

Battle reenactments are held each afternoon. Enjoy a lecture series as well as sutlers, a tea, a Civil War ball, haunted history tours, a memorial service and much more. Go online at www.guyandottecivilwardays.com for even more details.

 Here’s a look at this weekend’s schedule of events:

Friday, Nov. 1 —  8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. School program
7 p.m. at the Guyandotte Baptist Church, Stan Clardy "Soldiers in Gray"
7 to 10 p.m. —  Haunted History Tours (Guyandotte Library, 203 Richmond St., Huntington)

Saturday, Nov. 2
9:30 a.m., Opening Ceremonies (VFW Post 9738)

10 a.m. to 4 p.m. —  Camps open to public
12:45 p.m.  — Merchant Scenario
1 p.m. —  Battle
2 p.m. —  Stan Clardy (Bobby Lee Opossum special for kids)
3 p.m. —  Meet the Generals (Keenan House)
Noon to 4 p.m. —  Madie Carroll House Open
7 to 10 p.m.  —  Haunted History Tours (Guyandotte Library)

Sunday, Nov. 3
10 a.m. — Memorial Service (VFW)
11 a.m. —  Church Service (VFW)
10 a.m. to 3 p.m. —  Camps open to public
1 p.m. — Scenarios - Marching Soldiers  and court martial
2 p.m. — Battle
3 p.m. — attempted burning of the Madie Carroll House

 

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