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2019 Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend

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Relive the Civil War era at the annual Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend on September 14-15, 2019 at the Coyner Springs Park in Waynesboro, Virginia. Experience a bit of Civil War life with Union and Confederate soldiers, their horses, their cannons, and the folks from back home. Spend Saturday touring the camps, listening to presentations, getting involved in a Town Ball game, and watching drills and skills competitions. And don’t miss the 2 pm battle scenario. Be sure to return by 7pm for 2 hours of Civil War dancing.

On Sunday, start the day with a Civil War era-style camp church service, followed by a memorial service for a Medal of Honor recipient. More skills and drills to be seen, and another 2 pm battle scenario.
Authors, food vendors, and Civil War goods on-site as well.

Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend Reenactment - Coyner Springs Park

Spectator Admission
One-Day Pass $5.00 (dance not included)
Two-Day Pass $8.00 (dance not included)
Dance Ticket $5.00
Ages 11 Years Old & under – FREE
Parking: FREE

Camp Hours
Saturday Camps Open 9:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m.
Sunday Camps Open 9:00 a.m. – 4:00 p.m.

Civil War Dance Social: Saturday 7:00 p.m. – 9:00 p.m.
Additional admission required, but no need for period attire.

Camping: Campgrounds within 10 miles of the event site

Location
Coyner Springs Park
2091 Lyndhurst Road
Waynesboro, VA 22980
Phone: (540) 942-6735

For More Information:
Call the Organizer: Reed Lewis: Call 540-949-5259; Email waynesboroatwar@gmail.com

Event Host: Waynesboro At War
Waynesboro At War is an educational organization with absolutely NO political stances. Our sole mission is to research Civil War era topics of local interest and to present that history in an unbiased, family-friendly way. We actively seek out stories of men and women of BOTH sides of the conflict. Proceeds from Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend go towards installing an interpretive site in the vicinity of the battles.

REENACTOR INFO
Reenactor Fee: $10.00 ages 12 and up until 3 weeks before event.
Late fee or walk-on is $15.00.
All branches are welcome at the Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend!

Online Registration

  • Civilian impressions that reflect life in the Shenandoah Valley, ca. 1864-1865, are encouraged!
  • Specialized impressions such as politicians, news correspondents, etc., should contact us to ensure there are no duplications.
  • CAVALRY SKILLS COMPETITION…are you good enough to win the Golden Spur?
  • INFANTRY 3-ROUNDS-IN-1-MINUTE COMPETITION…are you fast enough to win the Golden Minie Ball?

Rules and Regulations
All Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend participants are expected to read, understand and adhere to these and other guidelines common to reenacting. Ignorance will not excuse the infraction.

Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend Reenactment - Coyner Springs Park

General Rules:

  • All participants must check in at Registration between 12 p.m. Friday and 8 am Saturday. NOTE: Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend Event Staff WILL NOT be on-site for registration purposes earlier than 12 p.m.. Understand that this is a City facility, and set-up takes place within the strictures of our agreements with the City. Please let us do our jobs so that we can help you do yours.
  • ALL horses, donkeys and mules must show their current Coggins report, health certificate, or Interstate Passport.
  • Participants are expected to remain in period dress between 8am and 6 p.m. Saturday and between 8am and 4p.m. Sunday.
  • All modern equipment, packages or food are to be hidden from public view at all times.
  • Cut out sod and remove before digging fire pits. At the close of the event, clean trash out the pits and replace sod. Please do not burn cans, glass or plastic in the fire pits.
  • Every fire pit MUST have either a pail of water or a fire extinguisher within 15 feet.
  • Garbage bags will be provided in the Pass Packets to be left at a central collection point on Sunday.
  • Please leave straw or hay in piles or bales rather than scattered.
  • Alcohol, illegal substances or disorderly conduct will not be tolerated. Discoveries will be referred to local law enforcement for immediate action.
  • Vehicles are to be out of the Camp Area no later than 8:45am Saturday and not allowed back in until after 4:00p.m. Sunday.
  • Walk-ons who are not affiliated with a pre-registered unit will be assigned to a Headquarters Company under the direct command of the Headquarters Staff.

Military Rules:

  • In the case of a real medical situation, the terms “MEDIC” or “DOCTOR” should be used. For scenario purposes, use the period terms “Steward” or “Surgeon.”
  • No hand-to-hand, individual heroics, suicide charges or flag captures will be tolerated unless SCRIPTED by the Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend EVENT ORGANIZER. Direct aimed fire shall NOT take place. Anyindividual behaving in an unsafe or unseemly manner will be removed from the field.
  • All weapons MUST be inspected prior to each battle. Weapons found to be unsafe will be barred from use.
  • Fireworks or live ammunition are NOT permitted on the premises.
  • Minimum age to carry a weapon or service an artillery piece is 16. Any participant under 16 MUST have a functional role to be allowed on the battlefield.
  • Scenarios will be strictly adhered to. Any deviation will result in removal of the unit from the field.
  • No discharge of any firearm before 8:00 a.m. or after 8:00 p.m., nor in the camps under ANY circumstance.
  • No rank above Captain on the field unless approved prior to event.
  • On the battlefield there should be NO knives, fixed bayonets or drawn rifle rammers.
  • Artillery rounds should contain ONLY Black Powder. Setting the field on fire by neglecting this rule WILL result in removal from the event and possible fines.

Mark your calendar today so you don’t miss the next Waynesboro At War Civil War Weekend in September at the Coyner Springs Park in Waynesboro, Virginia.

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