15th Annual Guyandotte Civil War Days- "Thunder in the Village"
143nd Anniversary On the Raid on Guyandotte, VA.
November 6-7 2004
It was November of 1861, this sleepy Southern town of Guyandotte firmly in Union hands, when history was made on these very streets.
Confederate raiders struck suddenly and quickly, capturing Garrison and returning the village to dominion of the Stars and Bars. The conquest was short-lived though, 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 burned to the ground.
The sights and sounds of the Civil War return to Guyandotte on November 6-7 2004. Hundreds of reenactors will answer the invitation to 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.
Music provided by the 52nd Regimental String Band.
Educational Program November 3, 4, and 5, at the Historic Guyandotte United Methodist Church, 7pm.
Reenactor setup and check in for registration will be November 5, 2004.
*Reenactors & Sutlers by INVITATION only*