Battle of Rich Mountain
The Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation recognizes the 150th anniversary of the Civil War with reenactments and other commemorative events.
Photograph courtesy of Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation
As part of the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation invites visitors to a reenactment and other events recognizing the early days of war. “This is a once in a lifetime opportunity for people to commemorate the sacrifices made at the Battle of Rich Mountain,” says Michelle Depp, executive director of the foundation. “The reenactment weekend will be a great educational opportunity for visitors to understand how important the Civil War was in the creation of the state of West Virginia.”
Events to take place July 8 to July 10 include The Battle of Rich Mountain Reenactment on Sunday at 2 p.m. and a reenactment of The Skirmish along the Pike, as well as demonstrations by artillery, cavalry, and infantry soldiers. Activities will include tours of the battlefield and camp life, a free concert by the Blue and Gray Choir of Philippi, a ladies’ tea, a camp dance led by The Rich Mountain String Band, and a church service. Visit the Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation website for a schedule.
Rich Mountain Battlefield Foundation, Beverly Heritage Center, 2 Court Street, P.O. Box 227, Beverly, WV 26253; 304.637.7424; email@example.com