Sounds of Civil War will resound at battlefield

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SUMMERSVILLE, W.VA. – Take a step back in time with a reenactment of the Battle of Carnifex Ferry that will be held during the weekend of Sept. 8 and 9 at Carnifex Ferry Battlefield State Park, near Summersville in Nicholas County.

The two-day event includes various living history demonstrations such as camp life, military drill and a reenactment of the federal assault on the center of the Confederate line.

Camps will be open to the public for a tour on Sept. 8 at 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. and will feature reenactors going about the daily business of cooking, cleaning and tending to military things. Walking tours are given each day. Visitors are encouraged to enter the camps and interact with the reenactors.

On Sept. 9, camps will open at 9 a.m. with the reenactment of the 1861 Battle of Carnifex Ferry starting at 2 p.m. and all activities will end after the battle.

This reenactment is hosted by Company A of the 36th Virginia Infantry, West Virginia’s oldest and most authentic living history organization. The event attracts hundreds of the country’s best Civil War reenactors from several states and has been called one of the finest small reenactments in the eastern United States.

There is no admission charge for this event. Visitors are invited to bring a picnic lunch. For more information call 304-872-0825 or 1-800-CALL WVA.

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