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Valley Guard Camp of Instruction—Civil War Living History

Calendar   Washington's Backyard Artisan Trail
Location Sky Meadows State Park, 11012 Edmonds Ln., Delaplane, VA 20144
Date Sunday, April 14, 2019 at 10:00am - 2:00pm
Duration   4 hours
Cost $10/car park entrance fee
Description

The warm weather of Spring spelled an inevitable return to combat for Civil War soldiers, requiring much time drilling and training. Experience this often overlooked, yet significant aspect of a soldier’s life as the Valley Guards recreate a camp of instruction of the 10th Virginia Infantry. Listen and watch as the officers of this living history group train and instruct their subordinates in drill and manual of arms. Walk through their camp and talk to these soldiers about their duties and ways they prepared for war. Talk to park rangers and hear how the war impacted the lives of the Settle family, who lived at Mount Bleak house.

More information: 540-592-3556, http://www.dcr.virginia.gov/state-parks/park-event-info?id=SK190021-02

Event Email skymeadows@dcr.virginia.gov
Event Phone 5405923556
Repeats? No

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