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Old 03-17-2013, 11:55 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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This one is in Putnam County. I think reenactments like this one is a great way to teach our young people about what role WV played in the Civil War and also the reality of war. I'm also wondering if in the future, the battle field reenactment will be allowed to continue or will it be condemned for it's use of guns and violence by the powers to be.


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Old 03-18-2013, 11:10 AM
 
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Is that the one where they cross the bridge?
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Old 03-18-2013, 11:49 AM
 
Location: West Virginia
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This takes place at the Valley Park in Teays Valley and I'm not aware of any bridges in that area.
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:32 PM
 
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This takes place at the Valley Park in Teays Valley and I'm not aware of any bridges in that area.
I saw a reenactment when I was a kid in a small WV town. One side chases the other one across a bridge and out of the town. It was more of a skirmish than a battle. Anyone know?
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Old 03-18-2013, 12:44 PM
 
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I saw a reenactment when I was a kid in a small WV town. One side chases the other one across a bridge and out of the town. It was more of a skirmish than a battle. Anyone know?
Philippi

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Old 03-18-2013, 01:54 PM
 
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Philippi still fights the battle.

Philippi, WV -- June 2, 2013

Sunday 10 a.m. 1860 Style Church Service (Presbyterian Church)
"The re-enactment of the first land battle of the Civil War will take place on Sunday at 2 p.m. Following the battle, a re-enactment of the historic Hanger amputation will take place in sutler row. A discussion of commonly used Civil War medical practices will also take place. There will be a medical display including a federal doctor's field kit, repro medical supplies, commonly used herbal remedies, photos, and other medical artifacts."

Saturday June 1 activities include:
Ladies Tea at Adaland Mansion
Little Soldiers Battle (ages 6-12) (Covered Bridge area)
Reenactor's Skirmish, Covered Bridge (spectators welcome)
Civil War Ball
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:03 PM
 
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That is a cool reenactment. Recommend going to it.
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Old 03-18-2013, 02:07 PM
 
Location: Philadelphia
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I heard that the Scary Creek battle marker was vandalized or stolen. Was it ever replaced?
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Old 03-26-2013, 07:53 AM
 
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Here is a link to the Philippi battle site:
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Schedule has been updated for 2013.
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