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155th Anniversary Cedar Creek Battlefield Reenactment

October 19

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An event every day that begins at 12:00 am, repeating until October 20, 2019

155th Anniversary Cedar Creek Battlefield Reenactment (October 19-20) Sponsored by the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation.   Reenactments include three scenarios: Battle of Tom’s Brook (Saturday, October 19) the Battle of Cedar Creek (Saturday, October 19) and the Battle of Second Kernstown (Sunday, October 20).   Witness daily cavalry, artillery, and infantry demonstrations, battle reenactments, band concerts, special lectures and more.  Proceeds benefit the preservation of the Cedar Creek battlefield.  For further information call (540) 869-2064 or visit the Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation website: www.ccbf.us.

About Cedar Creek and Belle Grove National Historical Park: Cedar Creek and Belle Grove commemorates a nationally significant Civil War landscape and antebellum plantation by sharing the story of Shenandoah Valley history from early settlement through the Civil War and beyond. The park is embedded within the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields National Historic District, a National Heritage Area.

Created on December 19, 2002, the park encompasses approximately 3,700 acres across three counties and includes the key partner sites of Belle Grove Plantation (owned by the National Trust for Historic Preservation and managed by Belle Grove, Inc.), Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation lands and Headquarters, Shenandoah Valley Battlefield Foundation lands, and a developing Shenandoah County Park. The partner sites continue to be owned and operated independently.

 

Schedule 2019, 155th Anniversary Event- Saturday Schedule

9:00 AM Gates Open to the Public
9:00 AM Belle Grove Manor Opens  –  Belle Grove Plantation Grounds free, a $5.00 fee for a tour of mansion.
10:00 AM Cavalry Engagement – Reenactment Field – Battle of Tom’s Brook
11:00 AM Military Demonstration – Field Infantry Demonstration
11:30 AM Concert Symposium Tent – 46th PA. Regimental Band
12:30 PM Military Demonstration – Field Artillery Demonstration
1:00 PM Lee’s Lieutenant’s Symposium Tent – Gen. Early vs Gen. Sheridan, Personal impressions
2:00 PM Presentation: Professor Curtis Morgan, Speaker – The Battle of Cedar Creek
3:00 PM Reenactment of the Battle of Cedar Creek – Reenactment Field – All spectators must return to the spectator line
4:00 PM Belle Grove Manor Closes
4:15 PM Military Demonstration – Reenactment Field – Military Pass in Review
4:30 PM Dedication of NC Monument Near Pedestrian Entry
5:15 PM Candlelight Tour of Confederate Camps, Escorted. – Meet at the Symposium tent – $5.00 fee for tour
6:30 PM Lighting of Luminaries in Middletown along Main Street
6:45 PM Night Firing of Artillery – Reenactment Field
7:30 PM Gates Close to the Public

Schedule 2019, 155th Anniversary Event- Sunday Schedule

9:00 AM Gates Open to the Public
9:00 AM Belle Grove Manor Opens – Belle Grove Plantation Grounds free, a $5.00 fee for a tour of mansion.
9:30 AM Non-denomination Services – Symposium Tent – Gospel Service
11:00 AM Presentation: Mayor Charles Harbaugh, Speaker – History of Middletown
12:00 PM Presentation: Author Bob O’Conner, Speaker Symposium Tent – “Brothers fighting against Brothers”
12:45 PM Military Demonstration – Artillery Demonstration
1:00 PM Reenactment of the Battle of 2nd Kernstown – Reenactment Field
2:30 PM Presentation: Lee’s Lieutenants, Speakers – “The Aftermath of Battle”
3:30 PM Letters to home, (or immediately following Lee’s Lt’s presentation) Symposium Tent  – Correspondence from the field.
4:00 PM Belle Grove Manor Closes
5:00 PM Gates Close to the Public

Venue

Cedar Creek Battlefield National Park Visitor Contact Station
7712 Main Street
Middletown, VA
Phone:
540-869-3051