May 6, 2019

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Benefiting Battlefield Preservation in the Shenandoah Valley

This October, living historians are coming together to hold a landmark reenactment that will commemorate the 155th anniversary of two of the most important battles fought in the Valley – and help save critical land on one of those battlefields.

In commemoration of the 155th anniversary of the 1864 Shenandoah Valley Campaign, Rear Rank Productions (RRP) will be hosting “Shenandoah 1864”, a Civil War re-enactment of the battles of Third Winchester and Fisher’s Hill.

The event will take place on October 5 and 6, 2019, in Lovettsville, Virginia.

  • Saturday, October 5 – Third Winchester Reenactment at 2pm.  Grounds open from 10am-5pm.
  • Sunday, October 6 – Fisher’s Hill Reenactment at 11:30am.  Grounds open from 9am-1pm

All proceeds from public ticket sales go towards the Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation’s ongoing preservation of the 31-acre “West Woods” at the Third Winchester Battlefield Park.

Public ticket sales will be limited to 500 per day and available by pre-sale only. Tickets will be $12 and free for children 12 and under.  (Children must be accompanied by an adult.)

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Rear Rank Productions has coordinated over 30 reenactments throughout the region since 1995. Known for their historical accuracy, RRP has also used their past events to support battlefield preservation and interpretation with over $600,000 raised to date.

The Shenandoah Valley Battlefields Foundation has preserved over 5,000 acres of battlefield throughout the Shenandoah Valley. At Third Winchester and Fisher’s Hill alone, the SVBF has preserved nearly 1,200 acres. The “West Woods” is the largest preservation effort in terms of per acre cost in the history of the SVBF, with the 31-acre property valued at $5.16 million. The property was the scene of some of the most severe fighting in the Shenandoah Valley throughout the Civil War.

For more information, call the SVBF at 540-740-4545.