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Event:             “The Long Road Home”

 

Date:              April 8-10, 2011 – Cold Harbor   (completed)

                        April 13-15, 2012 – Five Forks

                        April 5-7, 2013 – Fall of Richmond

                        April 11-13, 2014 - Saylor’s Creek

                        April 10-12, 2015 – 150th Anniversary Appomattox

 

Location:        Appomattox Co. Historical Society, Clover Hill Village,

                        5747 River Ridge Road Appomattox, VA 24522

 

Website:        

 

Contact:     Daniel Brown, Overall Commander,

                   Lee’s Lieutenants, j.daniel.brown@me.com;

                   Joe Schafer, Federal Commander, Federal

                   General’s Corps, taz4074@yahoo.com

                   Carolyn at Appomattox Co.    

                   Historical Society, Clover Hill Village,

                   casonclee@aol.com, or  (434) 352-8294

                       

 

The Long Road Home” – Appomattox Co. Historical Society, Clover Hill Village, the United Daughters of the Confederacy Appomattox Chapter 11, Lee’s Lieutenants, Inc., and the Federal Generals Corps join together to present a unique opportunity in Civil War living history and reenactment called “The Long Road Home.”  This five-year series of events, beginning April 8-10, 2011, will honor five major steps along the way to the end of the War Between the States in Virginia, culminating with the 150th Anniversary of Appomattox in 2015.  The yearly events 2011-2014 will be held in the beautiful, historic grounds of Appomattox Co. Historical Society, Clover Hill Village, and the 150th Anniversary of the surrender at Appomattox will be held at a larger site to be announced.

 

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A unique experience for reenactors, living historians, and spectators alike in these events. Each weekend will feature battle scenarios centering on the named events, as well as various smaller skirmishes and/or tactical maneuvers surrounding those events. Reenactors and living historians will engage in an unprecedented level of interaction and inclusion of spectators into campaign and battle / tactical planning, camp life, a field aid station where care of the wounded will be demonstrated, ladies’ roles during the War including baking hardtack and writing soldiers’ letters home, religious services and observances, music, and many other facets of the elements of the lives of Civil War soldiers. Campaigners, or reenactors who seek an extremely high degree of realism, will “camp in the lines” so that spectators can experience the life of soldiers on the battle line, as opposed to in garrison-style camps.

“The Long Road Home” promises to be unlike any other Civil War event, or series of events, as we commemorate the 150th Anniversary of the historic conflict that in many ways defined this country and its future.

Presented by: Appomattox Co. Historical Society, Clover Hill Village, United Daughters of the Confederacy Appomattox Chapter 11, Lee’s Lieutenants and the Federal Generals Corps

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