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Breakthrough Living History Weekend

April 7 @ 9:00 am - April 8 @ 5:00 pm

 

Join us as we remember the 153rd Anniversary of the Breakthrough Battle which ended the Petersburg Campaign and forced the Confederate withdrawal from Richmond. The Park hosts a full schedule of activities and programs for walk-in visitors each day. Visitors will have the opportunity to drill with the troops, cook soldier’s food, watch battle demonstrations, learn about etiquette and period clothing and listen to period music and more. All programs and activities are included with Park admission. Call (804) 861-2408 for more information.

 

 

 

 

 

Preliminary Schedule

Saturday, April 7, 2018

10:00-10:20                 Rifle Demonstration at NMCWS by Park staff Interpreter and selected reenactors.

10:30- 11:00                “Death From Afar:” Civil War Sharpshooters- at the Military Encampment

11:10-11:45                 “Your Other Left:” Camp of Instruction at the Fortification Display

12:00-12:45                 Battlefield Tour

1:00-1:50                     Lecture- Michael C. Hardy- “General Lee’s Immortals: The Branch/Lane Brigade” at the Education Center

2:00-2:20                     “Defend the Works” at the Fortification Display

2:30-3:15                     “Belles, Hoops, and Parlors” at Battlefield Center Multi-purpose Room

3:30-4:30                     “Songs of the Civil War” at Banquet Room at NMCWS

Sunday, April 8, 2018

10:00-10:20                 Rifle Demonstration at NMCWS by Park staff Interpreter and selected reenactors.

10:30- 11:00                “Death From Afar:” Civil War Sharpshooters- at the Military Encampment

11:10-11:45                 “Your Other Left”: Camp of Instruction at the Fortification Display

12:00-12:45                 Battlefield Tour

1:00-1:45                     “Belles Hoops and Parlors” at the Battlefield Center Multi-Purpose Room

2:00-3:00                     “Hold the Line” Reenactment of the Battle of Jones Farm at the Large Meadow

3:30-4:15                     “The Awful Aftermath”- Civil War Surgery- Education Pavilion Classroom

Details

Start:
April 7 @ 9:00 am
End:
April 8 @ 5:00 pm
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Organizer

Pamplin Historical Park
Phone:
804-861-2408
Email:
memberservices@pamplinpark.org
Website:
www.pamplinpark.org

Venue

Pamplin Historical Park
6125 Boydton Plank Road
Petersburg, VA 23803 United States
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Phone:
804-861-2408
Website:
pamplinpark.org