In 1998, The Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission was introduced to a historical treasure hidden within the hills of the palisades on the banks of the Kentucky River. Local militiamen fought off an attack by a detachment of John Hunt Morgan’s Confederate raiders from behind its walls in June, 1864.
Jerry Raisor, curator of the Kentucky River Museum at Fort Boonesborough State Park, informed the Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission of remnants of a Civil War earthen work fortification […] Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill is a 125-acre woodland that overlooks downtown Frankfort – Kentucky’s capital city. Fort Boone […] On July 4, 1863, at Tebbs Bend of Green River, Gen. The battle, which lasted under four hours, is regarded as one […] On January 19, 1862, General Felix K.
During the fall of 1861, Zollicoffer moved his army to Mill […] Title: Jefferson Davis Birthday Commemoration Set for June 5-7, 2015Location: Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, Fairview, KYLink out: Click here Description: FAIRVIEW, Ky.
– This year marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. Memorial Day Services – 10 AM Living History Opening ceremonies 11 AM Continuous presentations on weapons & uniforms Infantry & Artillery Firings Skirmishes 1 PM & 3 PM Souvenirs Food by Bite Size Catering Fun for All Ages All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration, maintenance and interpretation of Fort Duffield.
The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site will mark this event with the 207th Birthday Commemoration of Jefferson Davis, first and only president of the Confederate States of America. Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is located just off Highway 68/80 in Fairview. The entrance to Fort Duffield is on Dixie Highway (U. 31W) at Salt River Road just 7.5 miles south of the Gene Snyder Freeway (Hwy 841) and 9 miles north of the main entrance to Fort Knox.
The park will have food; two battle re-enactments; re-enactors representing Civil War figures; a pageant; a Civil War flag display; a featured speaker, Teresa Roane of Richmond, Virginia; and book signings. congressman, senator, and secretary of war, and was a graduate of the U. Start Date: 2015-06-05End Date: 2015-06-07 Title: Annual Memorial Day Services and Civil War Living History Program Location: Fort Duffield in West Point, Kentucky Link out: Click here Description: Fort Duffield is Kentucky’s largest and best-preserved Civil War earthen fortification. AM – PM – Civil War Living History Program Living History Program. per person; per family (parents & children under 18). Shuttle service is available for those unable to walk the 1/4 mile trail to the fort.
All events are free, except for monument and museum tours. Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is a memorial to the famous Kentuckian born on this site on June 3, 1808. This impregnable fortification was ordered built in the fall of 1861 by Gen. Presented by the Fort Duffield Heritage Committee, 9th Michigan Vol.
The cost for the tours is for adults, for seniors and military personnel, and for children 5-12. William Tecumseh Sherman to protect the supply base in West Point and the Union line of supply via the L & N Turnpike. Memorial Day at Fort Duffield in West Point, Kentucky offers a moving Memorial Day program and a living history program that is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. The public is invited to attend our annual Memorial Day services held to honor the soldiers who died of hardship and disease in West Point and at Fort Duffield constructing the 1,000 foot long earthen fortification.
The 9th Michigan Reenacting Unit and Fort Duffield Camp #1, Department of Kentucky, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War host a unique Memorial Day Service at the Fort Duffield Memorial Cemetery dedicated to remembering the soldiers who died in West Point in 18 as well as all U. Union and Confederate reenactors bring to life the history of one of Kentucky’s nearly forgotten Civil War treasurers and the daily life of the Civil War soldier. SCHEDULE: Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015 Annual Memorial Day Services and Civil War Living History Program AM – Memorial Day Services Fort Duffield Memorial Cemetery.
For the novice reenactor or interested person, this will tell you when and where some major events are taking place.
If some are in your area, you will certainly want to attend and/or participate.
If you are a veteran reenactor, this will help you locate additional events in which you or your unit may wish to participate.
For an excellent site devoted to Civil War events happening each month in each state, go to I recommend going to both of the sites in order to get the most comprehensive list of events and contact info.