2018 Blue and Gray Walking History Station Chart

Friday, June 1, 2018 -- 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

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City of Philippi Historical Walking Tour
Bridge Area
1.ArtilleryAt flags in Blue and Gray Park
1st Ohio Light Artillery Battery A will speak about how to fire a cannon
and the importance of cannons to battle.
2.Covered BridgeWalk through self-guided tour of bridge
South bound lane of bridge is open to pedestrian traffic.
Outside walkway is open.
3.Barbour County Historic MuseumMuseum will be open during the day for student tours. Admission to Museum is free.
Admission to see Philippi Mummies is $1 per person.
If writing check for visiting mummies, make check out to Barbour County Historical Museum.
Vietnam Park - town side of Covered Bridge
4.BC Home GuardReenactors will present first person portrayals of historical figures.
Confederate Camp and Surrounding Area
5.Life of a SoldierSteve Riffle will discuss the life of a Civil War soldier.
6.Battle of PhilippiDr. Jud Bracy will introduce the Battle of Philippi, the First Land Battle of the Civil War.
7.Cooking in CampDoretta Brown will demonstrate cooking over open fire for a Civil War camp.
8.Small ArmsMember of Barbour Grays will discuss small arms used in the Civil War.
9.Lady's Clothing of Civil War timeMicah and/or Ashton Cunningham will show what women wore during the 1800s.
10.Children's Toys and GamesTerri Riffle will present various Civil War era toys and parlor games.
11.Company MascotsKelly Bracey will share the use of company mascots for the troops.
12.Long Hunter and WifeSue and Frank Murphy will talk about life style in the early 1800s.
Presentations are 20 minutes:
9:00, 9:30, 10:00, 10:30, 11:00, 11:30, 12:50, 1:20, 2:00, 2:30
13.Apple Butter MakingSilent Grove CEOS will make apple butter over an open fire;
see all the hard work that goes into this traditional activity and taste the yummy results!
Sutler Area
14.SurgeonRobert Urban will demonstrate amputation procedures used during the Civil War
and will discuss medical supplies and medical care of the period.
Demo times: 9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:00 pm, 2:00 pm
15.Bobbin Lace and Tatting, Jacob's Meadow, Inc.Kim Miller will demonstrate and discuss historical needlework.
16.Women's Head CoveringsSusan Foy and Danielle Ervin will show period head coverings worn by women during Civil War era.
Philippi Baptist Church Area (457-3206)
17.Traditional MusicGerald Fogg and friends will provide music and sing along using traditional instruments.
9:30 am, 11:00 am, 1:30 pm, and as visitors stop by
18.Tillie PierceLinda Donegan will speak about Tillie Pierce, 15-year-old
who witnessed the Battle of Gettysburg in 1863.
19.Soldier QuiltsMary Ellen Sparks will exhibit a soldier's quilt she has made
and discuss the soldiers' quilts used during Civil War.
Barbour County Courthouse
20.A Visit with Harriet Tubman and Stonewall Jackson(Courtroom on the third floor of the Barbour County Courthouse -
enter through security door on Church Street across from the Baptist Church)
Ilene Evans brings alive Harriet Tubman, most famous leader of the Underground Railroad, the network that aided slaves in their escape to the free states and Canada - 10:30 am Friday.
Doug Riley brings alive the Confederate general, Stonewall Jackson ... 1:30 pm Friday and 10:00 am Saturday.
Both historians are part of History Alive! historical figures, of the WV Humanities Foundation program.
Assisted by Bob Donegan, reenactor
Back Corner Courthouse Square
21. BlacksmithsJoey Mullenix and Clark Freeman, Blacksmiths, will demonstrate the skills of a blacksmith.
City Parking Lot (across street from Senior Center; diagonally across from Courthouse)
22.Antique Train DisplayDean Hardman will show off his display of trains that help tell the story of trains in western VA.
The Crafters' Park
23.James E. HangerBob O'Connor, author of The Amazing Legacy of James E. Hanger: Civil War Soldier
will talk about Hanger, the first amputee of the Civil War.