September 11, 2015

“A Perfect Storm of Shot and Shell”

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Third Winchester 151st Anniversary Event Times

Friday, September 18, 2015
• 1-4pm – Third Winchester Car Caravan Tour led by NPS Ranger Eric Campbell: “A continuous, deafening wail of musketry without break or tremor” (National Park Service Program) Starts at pull-off, Route 7 West (near Opequon Creek)
• 5pm – History at Sunset: “You can trust the bearer…”: Thomas Laws and Third Winchester (NPS Program led by Jeff Driscoll) Starts at Chet Hobert Park (225 Al Smith Circle, Berryville).
• 6:30pm – “Carry Me Back”: An American Journey in Time and Place – Barns of Rose Hill, Berryville.
• 7pm – SVBF Members-Only Event – Special Preview of the Third Winchester Visitor Center (541 Redbud Road, Winchester)

Saturday, September 19, 2015
• 9am – Ribbon-Cutting Event at Third Winchester Visitor Center (541 Redbud Road, Winchester)
• 10am-1pm – “Rally on the Red Bud!” – Third Winchester Kids Camp (Huntsberry Farm)
• 10-10:45am – NPS Program: “Every shell came screeching over our heads or burst in our ranks”: Artillery at the Battle of Third Winchester. Led by Ranger Jeff Driscoll. (Huntsberry Farm)
• 10am-3pm – Orientation Program on Third Battle of Winchester given every hour, on the hour. Activity Tent in front of Third Winchester Visitor Center. (541 Redbud Road, Winchester)
• 10:30am, 12:30pm, 2:30pm – “Females on the Front Line”: Women in Combat at Third Winchester – program by Constance Boudreau. Activity Tent in front of Third Winchester Visitor Center. (541 Redbud Road, Winchester)
• 11am and 1pm – “Aftermath of Civil War” programs – Jedediah Hotchkiss and Cornelia McDonald (Old Court House Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudon St., Winchester)
• 11:30am-1pm – “Held Against Any Odds”: Walking Tour of the West Woods led by Jeffry Wert (Starts near TownPlace Suites Hotel, 170 Getty Lane, in Winchester Gateway Shopping Center)
• 1:30pm-3pm – “’Have This Thing Stopped’ The Fight for the Middle Field”: Walking Tour of the Middle Field led by Nicholas P. Picerno. (Starts at east end of Middle Field, where trail emerges from the West Woods. Enter through Regency Lakes gate and park in field to left.)
• 3pm – Battle Vignette: Gordon’s Counterattack (starts at west end of Middle Field)
• 4pm-6pm – Book Signing with Ralph Peters, author of Valley of the Shadow – “Autumn 1864: The Men Behind the Battles.” (Old Court House Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudon St, Winchester.)
• 7:30pm – “War Becomes More Horrible”: Winchester’s Civilians and the Battle of Opequon – Walking tour of downtown Winchester led by Jonathan A. Noyalas (Starts at Old Court House Civil War Museum, 20 N. Loudon St, Winchester.)
• Throughout the day – Living history camps and self-guided tours at the Battlefield Park

Sunday, September 20, 2015 (Star Fort Programs)
• Noon-4pm – Living History and Demonstrations at – Star Fort (Fortress Drive of US 522, Winchester)
• 1 pm – NPS Program: “The undulating hills crowned with fortifications”: The Story of Star Fort. Led by Ranger Jeff Driscoll
• 3 pm – NPS Program: “Things looked very ugly for us”: Star Fort and the Battle of Third Winchester. Led by Ranger Jeff Driscoll

Map to Third Winchester Event Sites