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Putnam County plans Civil War re-enactment

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Two engagements of the Civil War separated by a space of several years will be re-enacted March 21-24 at Valley Park in Hurricane.

The Battle of Scary Creek, for the most part, was fought at long range with rifle and artillery fire from each side of the creek. The Blue and Gray Skirmish at Hurricane Bridge on March 28, 1863, may not have impacted the outcome of the Civil War, but to the residents of the small village at Hurricane Bridge who could hear "minnie" balls whistling over their rooftops, it was their little piece of the big event. Federal loses were recorded as three during this skirmish, which lasted some five hours of intense firing.

Activities and attractions include campsite tours, an historic remembrance play, artillery night firing, horse-drawn wagon rides, presentations by Abe Lincoln, Robert E. Lee and Stonewall Jackson, period church service, battle re-enactments, ladies tea, dinner with Abe Lincoln, military ball, and the H. L. Hunley submarine display. Sutler shops will sell Civil War era items and other souvenirs.

Call 304-562-0518 ext. 10 or 11 or visit http://www.civilwardayswv.com for the complete schedule and information.