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."
Jeanne Caldwell - Tel: 304-617-6719
Guyandotte Civil War Days
Huntington, WV 25702