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 Annual Blue and Gray Reunion - June 2-5, 2011

Downtown Philippi

Experience a piece of America's history. You can relive the year 1861, when the first land battle of the Civil War was fought. Re-enactors will highlight important moments in our history. Civil War campsites will be erected for the public to enjoy. Other activities will include artillery, little soldiers' battles, amputation re-enactment, parades, crafts, a Civil War ball, 5k Run, a Quilt Show at Mountain Treasures and food everywhere. 

Friday is Kids' Day. Along with the normal activities, there will be living history stations with Abe and Mrs. Lincoln, nurses, quilting, cooking, music, games, General Lee, court room proceedings, and more. 

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. 

2011Schedule of Events

 

Thursday - June 2

 

1:00 pm

Traditional crafts and food court (Courthouse square)

6:30 pm

Official Opening with Blue and Gray Choir (gazebo)

 

 

Friday - June 3

 

8:30 am - 2:30 pm

Kid’s Day (scheduled tours for pre registered schools)

9:00 am

Traditional crafts and food court (Courthouse square)

10:00 am

Quilt Show at Mountain Treasures, across from Courthouse

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Adaland Mansion and barn tours (fee required)

10:00 am - ?

Entertainment throughout the day (gazebo)

5:00 pm - 11:00 pm

Registration for Reenactors (Confederate Camp)

7:30 pm

Parade, line-up at Subway, Main Street

9:00 pm - 9:45 pm

County Courthouse Court Room - Hon. Judge Moats and President Lincoln (open to the public)

 10:00 pm

 Fireworks

 

 

Saturday - June 5

 

7:00 am

5K Run Registration (behind gazebo)

8:00 am - 12:30 am

Reenactor's Registration (Covered Bridge area)

9:00 am

5K Run

9:00 am - 5:00 pm

Camps open to the public

9:00 am

Traditional crafts and food court (Courthouse square)

9:30 am

Little soldiers registration (ages 6 -12) (Covered Bridge area)

9:30 am - 10:00 am

Commander's meeting

10:00 am 

Quilt Show at Mountain Treasures, across from Courthouse 

10:00 am - 5:00 pm

Adaland Mansion and barn tours (fee required)

10:00 am

Ladies Tea at Adaland Mansion  

10:00 am

Little Soldiers Battle (ages 6-12), covered bridge area

10:00 am - ?

Entertainment throughout the day (gazebo)

11:00 am

Artillery Demonstration (Covered Bridge area)

    11:30 am      Planning the Battle of Philippi (near Museum - open to the public)

1:00 pm - 1:45 pm

Reenactor's Skirmish, Covered Bridge (spectators welcome)

2:15 pm

Hanger Amputation, Sutler row (bank lot, at stop light)

3:00 pm

Blue and Gray Choir, Crim Methodist Church (period music)

4:30 pm

Reenactors Dinner, City building (Reenactors Only)

8:00 pm

Civil War Ball, Courthouse lawn (City building if rain)

9:00 pm

Candlelight Hanger Amputation, Sutler row (bank lot, at stop light)

11:00 pm - 11:45 pm

Reenactor’s Night Skirmish (spectators welcome)

 

 

Sunday - June 5

 

8:00 am

Reveille

9:00 am

Commander's meeting

10:00 am

1800 Style Church Service (Presbyterian Church)

12:00 pm

Traditional crafts and food court (Courthouse square)

12:30 pm

Artillery Demonstration (Covered Bridge area)

1:30 pm

Troops organize for reenactment

2:00 pm

Reenactment of “First Land Battle of the Civil War” (Main Street)

after battle

Hanger Amputation, Sutler row (bank lot, at stop light)

 

A reenactment of historic Hanger leg amputation in conjunction with a discussion of commonly used medical practices during the Civil War. A medical display including federal doctor’s field kit, repro medical supplies, commonly used herbal remedies, photos, and other medical artifacts.

 

 

 

Visitors can also view the many items in the City Museum near the Covered Bridge.
The hours will be posted and admission is free.

 

 

Sunday - June 12

 

10:00-4:00

Blue and Gray Reunion Car Show, Courthouse lawn.

 

 

Last Updated ( Wednesday, 18 May 2011 09:42 )