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Kids Civil War History Camp 2019

Saturday - June 15, 2019 from 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM

“The Army Recruit’s First Day in the Life of a Civil War Solider.”

Saturday – June 15th, 2019

Report for duty at:

8437 Valley Pike, Middletown, VA 22645

$25 – Pre-registration – Prepaid Registration ends June 8th

$30 – Walk-On there after (as space is available)

Children- Ages 8-14

Schedule of activities

8:30: Parents & Recruits (the kids) arrive and muster in. Recruits will be given their enlistment papers.

9:00: Recruits form into companies and equipment will be distributed.

9:30-12:00: Company drill under direction of Company H 13th Virginia Regiment. Recruits will be taught the rudiments of close order drill, how to march, manual of arms and other activities a typical recruit in a Civil War unit would experience. The recruits will also learn about the cavalry and artillery by the Blackhorse Cavalry and Stribling’s Artillery Battery.

12:00-1:00: Lunch will be provided in camp. Camp life will be explored.

1:00-3:00: Continue of morning drill rotation. Rifle firing demonstration. Drilling on company level and participation in activities. Preparation for “Grand Battle.”

3:00: Grand Battle – Companies will be formed into battle lines and go into battle against the Civil War reenactors of the 13th Virginia. The kids win! Parents are encouraged to come and watch the grand finale of the Army Recruit’s first day.

4:00: Troops are mustered out.


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