Kids' Civil War History CampSaturday, June 17, 2017 at Cedar Creek Battlefield
Kids' Civil War History Camp
Cedar Creek Battlefield Foundation
In association with
Company H, 13th Virginia Regiment
Date: Saturday – June 17, 2017
Location: Cedar Creek Battlefield
8437 Valley Pike
Middletown, VA 22645
Pre-registration – $25 (thru June 8th)
After June 8th, registrations and “walk-ons” – $30
Activities will include mustering into the Confederate army for the day, infantry drill given by Company H, 13th Virginia Inf. Regiment, cavalry drill given by 1st Virginia Cavalry, and an artillery demonstration by Stribling’s Battery. A Grand Battle will commence at 3:00. Parents are welcome to watch, and the kids win!
Schedule of activities
8:00: Parents & Recruits (the kids) arrive and muster in. Recruits are given their enlistment papers.
9:00: Recruits are formed into companies and equipment will be distributed.
9:30-12:00: Companies are drilled by members of Company H 13th Virginia, they 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 is explored.
1:00-3:00 Continue of morning drill rotation. Rifle firing demonstration. Drilling on Company level and participation in activities and preparing for the “Grand Battle.”
3:00: Grand Battle – Parents are encouraged to come and watch the grand finale of the Army Recruit’s first day. Companies are formed into lines and go into battle against the Civil War reenactors of the 13th Virginia. The kids win!
4:00: Troops are mustered out.