Guyandotte Civil War Days

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Guyandotte Civil War Days

Programs to celebrate and promote the rich heritage of the area. The re-enactment of the Confederate raid on Saturday is the highlight of this event. It is a true re-enactment based on known historical facts concerning the November 10,1861, skirmish.

It was November of 1861, this sleepy southern town of Guyandotte was firmly in Union hands, when history was made on these very streets. Confederate raiders struck suddenly and quickly, capturing the Garrison and returning the village to the dominion of the Stars and Bars; however the conquest was short-lived, the Confederates leaving town the next morning with their Richmond-bound prisoners in tow. Union liberators returned soon after and took their vengeance on what they considered a "seesech" town. By nightfall, two-thirds of the village had been burned to the ground.

The sights and sounds of the Civil War will return in November. Hundreds of re-enactors will participate in America's greatest street battle. The dirt roads are paved and the modern buildings replace the burned out frames, but this is where history was made and will live again. Come join us!


Lecture Series: (Guyandotte Baptist Church) 7:00pm


Lecture Series: (Guyandotte Baptist Church) 7:00pm


School Program 8:30am-2:00pm

Lecture Series: (Guyandotte Baptist Church) 7:00pm

Haunted History Tours (Guyandotte Library) 7:00pm-10:00pm


Opening Ceremonies (VFW Post 9738) - 9:30am

Camps open to public - 10:00am-4:00pm

Merchant Scenario - 12:45pm

Battle - 1:00pm

Stan Clardy (Bobby Lee Opossum special for kids) 2:00pm

Meet the Generals (Keenan House) - 3:00pm

Madie Carroll House Open - 12:00pm-4:00pm

Haunted History Tours (Guyandotte Library) 7:00pm-10:00pm


Memorial Service (VFW) - 10:00am

Church Service (VFW) - 11:00am

Camps open to public - 10:00am-3:00pm

Scenarios - Marching Soldiers - 1:00pm, Court Marshall - 1:30pm

Battle - 2:00pm

Attempted Burning of the Carroll House - 3:00pm