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Cool Spring – 155th Anniversary Celebration

July 20 @ 9:00 am - 4:00 pm

The Battle of Cool Spring
155th Anniversary Commemoration

Sponsored by Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute

Schedule of Day’s Activities
9 a.m.: Site opens
10:15 a.m.-Noon: Walking Tour of Battle of Cool Spring with Jonathan A. Noyalas (Shenandoah University). Tour will include vignettes with living historians. Tour will begin at kiosk.
Noon-1:00 p.m.: Lunch on your own (please note that there are no food vendors on site so please bring a picnic lunch and enjoy it either in the air-conditioned comfort of The Lodge or the shade of our pavilion).
1-1:45 p.m.: “Dreams of War & Peace”: The Remarkable Night Life of Civil War America with Jonathan White (Christopher Newport University).
2-2:45 p.m.: “Follow Him to the Death”: Sheridan, Early, and the Shenandoah Valley in the Summer of 1864 with Jennifer Murray (Oklahoma State University)
3-4 p.m.: Unveiling of “Through Their Eyes: An Augmented Reality Experience at Cool Spring”

*In addition to all of the scheduled activities please note that walking trails are open for self-guided tours throughout the day. Additionally, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park bookstore will be on site selling books by the various historians speaking that day as well as other relevant titles. The exhibition about the Battle of Cool Spring will also be open. This event is free and open to the public, however, donations are greatly appreciated to offset the many costs associated with running this event.


July 20
9:00 am - 4:00 pm


Shenandoah University’s McCormick Civil War Institute


Cool Spring Battlefield
1400 Parker Lane
Bluemont, VA 20135 United States
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