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2019 Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment

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The 156th Anniversary Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment will be held on August 16-18, 2019 at the Greenbrier State Forest off of Exit 175, Interstate 64 near Caldwell, West Virginia. A Tactical will be held on Saturday morning with Infantry, Calvary and Artillery participating. Saturdays activities will also include a NCWAA Cannon Certification School, Live Fire, a Skirmish, Military Ball/Concert and Night Firing of Canons. Camps will open to the public on Sunday at 10:00 am and will remain open through the battle. Sutlers will be on site selling reproduction and hand-made crafts, period clothing and other unique items representing the Civil War.

Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment

Later that afternoon at 1:30 p.m., a “live fire” cannon target competition will take place. At 5:00 p.m., dinner will be provided for all pre-registered re-enactors, followed by the Military Ball from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., so ladies bring your dresses. The Public is invited to attend and participate in the Military Ball. A night firing of the cannons will occur shortly after sunset.

On Sunday the re-enactment of the Battle of Dry Creek will begin at 1:30 p.m. THERE IS NO COST FOR SPECTATORS. The camps will also open to the public 10:00 am on Saturday.

Reenactor Registration & Information
Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment Pre-Registration (received before June 30) will be $10.00 per re-enactor which increases to $15.00 after that date and for walk-ons. Children under 12 years of age are free. Cannon bounties will again be paid at $100.00 for full sized cannons and $75.00 for 3/4 scale cannons and Mountain howitzers.

Registered re-enactors (military and civilian) will have access to showers located in the nearby Greenbrier State Forest Campground. Hay (for calvary), wood and water will be provided.

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Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment - White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment Schedule
Thursday
Early Arrivals welcome
Friday
Camp Set-up
6pm -11pm Registration Open
Saturday
7am- Reveille
8am- Registration opens
8:00am Colors followed by Officers Meeting at the Bryans Battery Field Camp.
8:30 am to 11:30 am – NCWAA Cannon School
11:45am to1 pm -Artilary Live Target Shoot
1:30 pm to 2:30 pm -Infantry Tactical which will roll into the 2:30 battle
2:30 pm to 3:30 pm -Artilery, CaSkirmish at main battlefield
4:00 pm -5:30 pm -Cavalry Polo and School of the Soldier for Kids (exact times and lengths for these to be set by organizers within this time frame.
6pm -7pm –Reenactors’ dinner at Parking lot/ Registration Area
7 pm -9:30 pm Concert/Military Ball (Pending location of a period string band.)
10 pm- Night Firing of Artillery
11:30 pm, Quiet in the Camps
Sunday
8 am- Reveille
10 am-Church Services in Battlefield
12:30 am -Officers Meeting at Bryans Battery Field Camp.
1:30 pm –The Battle of Dry Creek

SEND INQUIRIES AND REGISTRATIONS TO:
The Battle of Dry Creek, P.O. Box 211, Lewisburg, WV 24901
The Battle of Dry Creek Committee – Bryans Battery, Inc

Cannoneer Certification Class
Again we will have a School of the Piece – National Civil War Artillery Association Qualifying School -on Saturday morning. live artillery target competition on Saturday,

For More Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment Information
Toney Floyd at 304-573-8884 – whitesulphur2@hotmail.com (Treasurer)
James Bostic at 304-646-2492 – fallstaff62@yahoo.com (Vice President)
Tim Walker at 304-653-4737 – badge825@msn.com (President & webmaster)

About the Actual Actual Battle of Dry Creek
The historical Battle of Dry Creek was Fought near where the Food Lion Shopping Center now stands on the East Side of the Town of White Sulphur Springs. Visit the Monument at the Site Placed By the White Sulphur Rifles. This Battle was the First Confederate Victory following their devastating defeat at Gettysburg.

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This battle has also been called the Battle of White Sulphur Springs and the “Battle of the Law Books” since the Union Army was attempting to go to Lewisburg and capture a copy of the Virginia Supreme Court’s law books and court documents. The Virginia Court had used Lewisburg as a summer courthouse and the Federals wanted to turn those captured materials over to the new State of West Virginia’s Courts. The Federal loss at the Battle of Dry Creek prevented the capture of those court materials.

Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment - White Sulphur Springs, West Virginia

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment at the Greenbrier State Forest near Caldwell, West Virginia.

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