28th Annual Guyandotte Civil War Days
Reenactment 156th Anniversary of the Raid on Guyandotte
November 1 - 5, 2017

Schedule of Events

The Lecture Series:


Three nights of events at the historic First Guyandotte Baptist Church located at 219 Richmond St, Huntington, WV

Wednesday, November 1, 2017 at 7:00 PM

fashion show

 

Life during Civil War times was sometimes difficult, sometimes humorous but also interesting. During the performance, participants will be wearing period-clothing and speaking about the kind of lives they lived as typical residents of Guyandotte in those years of yesterday along the banks of the Ohio and Guyandotte rivers, in what was once a part of the state of old Virginia.

 

 

Thursday, November 2, 2017 at 7:00 PM

alstoneAs commander of the Army of Northern Virginia, General Robert E. Lee gained a reputation as one of the most audacious military leaders in the history of the United States. He endeared himself to his men and gained the respect of leaders on both sides of the contest.

Al Stone will be portraying General Lee as that night’s lecturer. Al Stone has been doing so for many years, appearing s at numerous reenactments each year as well as making appearances in schools and theaters.

He has also portrayed The General in several documentaries and is regarded by leading historians and reenactors alike as offering the most accurate impression of General Robert E Lee in the nation. His knowledge of Gen Lee and Constitutional issues has astounded many a listener.
 

Friday, November 3, 2017 at 7:00 PM

stan “Soldiers in Gray” - A one man historic, educational and musical play written and performed by Stan Clardy.

It is a story of a soldier's life before, during and after the War Between the States 1861-1865. Your ancestor could be this soldier. This is a fictional character whose story is based on written facts and personal letters of people who endured this fight for the South; starting with the thunder of the threatened south and ending with discovering a treasure - a heritage treasure. This educational, musical journey of a soldier's life and feelings during the war will encourage you to preserve and honor our southern heritage for which these soldier's fought.

All original songs performed are: My Land, My Freedom, My Home • Rally to the Cause • Hay Foot, Straw Foot, Letter to You, My Darling • Southern Thunder Long Road Home • Dixie Burns in My Heart • Soldiers in Gray

Weekend Events:

Saturday, November 4, 2017

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 5, 2017

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

 

Additional Events of Interest:

During both days there will be many other scenarios of life during the war years, including exhibitions by military field surgeons. There will be a pavilion where you can meet local area authors. There will be multiple "Sutlers" where you can buy period clothing, merchandise and souvenirs.


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Gaines Johnson - Tel: 304-690-5245
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Guyandotte Civil War Days
P.O.Box 3172
Huntington, WV 25701