Barboursville Civil War Days take place July 16-18

Barboursville Civil War Days will again come alive July 16-18 at the Barboursville Community Park.
According to Linda Miller event organizer, troops will begin moving in on Thursday evening with activities beginning on Friday evening, July 16.
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Easement protecting property celebrated

Members of the Land Trust of the Eastern Panhandle, the Jefferson County Farmland Protection Board and the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Natural Resources Conservation Service, along with guests, celebrated the permanent protection of a portion of the Bower property, one of Jefferson County’s most historic locations, Sunday night.
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Fort Boreman to host West Virginia Day events

West Virginia’s local birthday celebration this weekend at Fort Boreman Historic Park promises lots of activities including a replica of the CSS H.L. Hunley, a submarine built by the Confederate States of America during the Civil War.
The weekend activities, sponsored by Wood County’s Civil War re-enactment Carlin’s Battery D, Wood County Commission and Parkersburg South [...]

Hundreds to re-enact battle at Philippi Civil War festival

About 250 re-enactors are recreating the first land battle of the Civil War in Philippi.
The annual Blue and Gray reunion begins Thursday night at the Barbour County Courthouse and continues through Sunday. The lineup features a Civil War ball, children’s events, musical entertainment and a parade.
Chairman Edgar Brown says lower gas prices may improve turnout [...]

4-day Civil War festival begins Thursday in W.Va.

Some 250 re-enactors are recreating the first land battle of the Civil War in Philippi.
The annual Blue and Gray reunion begins Thursday night at the Barbour County Courthouse and continues through Sunday. The lineup features a Civil War ball, children’s events, musical entertainment and a parade.
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Civil War Monument Dedication Planned

A ceremony dedicating the Civil War Monument at the Tyler County Courthouse in Middlebourne will take place at 2 p.m. Sunday.
The monument will honor Tyler countians who dedicated part of their lives to fighting in the War Between the States. Funds for the monument were donated by descendants of soldiers as well as local businesses [...]

Area rich with Civil War finds

Close to 150 years after the Civil War, local historians and amateur archaeologists say the area remains filled with unfound artifacts – if you know where to look.
Many old sites of long-gone Civil War camps and battlefields have been combed over by metal-detecting hunters searching for old relics. Other sites have been paved over or [...]

Klein will portray Lincoln

Richard F. “Fritz” Klein will perform as President Abraham Lincoln at the Civil War Dedication slated for May 30 at 2 p.m. in front of the Tyler County Courthouse, Middlebourne.
Klein is with the Lincoln Institute for Education, Inc., Springfield, Ill.
“Being honest Abe is hard but rewarding work,” states Klein, who has been portraying the 16th [...]

Civil War event planned in Panhandle

In a collaborative effort, the presidents of the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc., the Shepherdstown Men’s Club Inc. and the Historic Shepherdstown Commission Inc. announce a book signing dinner and Civil War Memorabilia and Art Auction.
The event is scheduled for the War Memorial Building in Shepherdstown starting at 6:30 p.m. June 11.
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Battle of Lewisburg: Soldiers and Poets

Soldiers and Poets will be featured in the Saturday lineup of musical and literary presentations at the Battle of Lewisburg Reenactment weekend, May 21-23, 2010 in downtown Lewisburg.
 
Soldiers in Gray, A Musical Journey is an award winning one man play, performed since 1998 and written by Stan Clardy, pictured. It is a story of a [...]