November of 1861, this sleepy southern town of Guyandotte was firmly in
Union hands, when history was made on these very streets. Confederate
raiders struck suddenly and quickly, capturing the Garrison and returning the
village to the dominion of the Stars and Bars; however the conquest
was short-lived, 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 been burned to the ground.
and sounds of the Civil War will return in November. Hundreds of re-enactors will 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. Come join us!
Event Date: November