Civil War Encampment

Published 3:16 pm Thursday, June 13, 2013

On Saturday, June 22, living history portrayers of the American Civil War Confederate Marine Battalion will hold an encampment for the public on the Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historical State Park Visitor Center grounds. The program is scheduled from 10 a.m. – 8 p.m.

Learn about this small but elite force, which made its last stand at the Battle of Little Sailor's Creek in April 1865. Distinctive small arms drills, firing demonstrations, marine uniforms, equipment displays and camp life interpretations make up the venue for this unique event.

The encampment and its programs are free to the public; however, donations to the Friends of Sailor's Creek are welcomed to help support future educational programs at the park.

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Bring a portable chair and sunscreen to comfortably view the programs on either day. This event is weather dependent. Program times may be altered or modified, as a result.

For more information, contact Education Specialist Jeff Dean at Sailor's Creek Battlefield Historic State Park visitor center at 804-561-7510.