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The Battle at Carnifex Ferry

soldiers at reenactment battle of carnifex ferryEvery other year in September, the Battle of Carnifex Ferry is reenacted on the same ground as the original conflict. The event attracts hundreds of the country's best Civil War re-enactors from several states and has been heralded as one of the finest small reenactments in the eastern United States.

This event is scheduled for 2009, 2011, etc.

The two day reenactment event includes various living history demonstrations such as camp life, military drill, and a reenactment of the Federal assault on the center of the Confederate line.

Visitors to the park are encouraged to enter the camps and interact with the re-enactors prior to the battle reenactment. In fact, walking tours, led by one of the re-enactors, are given each day.


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