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Civil War Living History
Mountain Memories Festival
SCHEDULE FOR THE 2016
MOUNTAIN MEMORIES FESTIVAL CIVIL WAR
LIVING HISTORY EVENT
Friday June 3rd the camp will open at 9:00 am to the public.
During the day on Friday you can talk to the reenactors and learn about the different types of clothing and tents that we use during reenactments. This will be an information day time to learn who we are and why we love reenacting. There will be information on how to become a son of confederate veterans member and son of Union Veterans Member.
Material on the war and the 8th KY will be available to help you understand when and where the unit mustered in. Jimmie Jackson will answer your questions on the war in Kentucky.
On Friday there will be a chance to drill with reenactors and learn the different commands used for the Hardees manual of arms.
Friday at 1.00 pm, 3 pm and again at 9.30 pm, the presentation of two soldiers exchanging coffee and tobacco across the creek, showing how even during war men could be civil to one another.
Friday evening come join us around the camp fire and talk to the reenactors as they discuss the coming battle of triplet creek (Rowan County Kentucky) and how Highway 36 and 460 was used as a major route to west liberty and other towns.
ADDITION TO SCHEDULE.
Bruce Austin will be in camp on Friday and Saturday both days showing how the armies communicated using bugle calls during the war. Come hear the different calls and ask him as many questions as you can.
Saturday June 4th 2016 the camp will open at 8:00 to the public.
Camp Life is very different in 1860 during the American Civil War and at time things can be very time consuming.
The ladies will be cooking breakfast for the camp around 7:30 to 8.00 am
REENACTORS WILL EAT BREAKFAST.
Simeon Hunt and Polly Samples will do a presentation on their life in Russell County Virginia,
Simeon receives his orders to report to Richmond.
9.30am, 11.15 am, 1.15 pm and 3.15 pm.
Mary Todd Lincoln will be doing a presentation of her years in the white house.
There will be a special ceremony presentation to family members of Menifee County who have ancestors that fought during the Civil War, that are from and or buried in Menifee County. Listen as the roll of the dead are called, and the names of the men, who fought and died for their cause both federal and confederate soldiers are read.
Watch as the soldiers march and drill ALL DAY SATURDAY DURING THE DAY.
10.30am -11.35am -1.45pm -4.10 pm -9.30 pm
The presentation of two soldiers exchanging coffee and tobacco across the creek, showing how even during war men could be civil to one another.
Different times during the day on Saturday.
Watch as laundry is done in the creek and hung to dry from the line stretched across the creek using old fashion homemade lye soap.
Come roast marsh mellows around the camp fire and talk to the reenactors.
There will be different reenactors coming and going during the two days of this event ask them how YOU CAN JOIN US AND LIVE as your ancestors did in the 1800,s.
NEW MEMBERS ALWAYS WELCOME.
Reading of the profitt letters done by jimmie andrew jackson
2016 video clips of reading of the profitt letters from the book 4 brothers in gray
part one of two
part two of two
video made in Febuary of 2015
louisville libries presentation on march 14th 2015
Link to you tube movie of the presentation part 1
You tube link to part two
History live it or lose it, always remember the past was someone present.
Their Gift To You, Your Gift To Your Children