Civil War Fort at Boonesboro
In 1998, The Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission was introduced to a historical treasure hidden within the hills of the palisades on the banks of the Kentucky River. Jerry Raisor, curator of the Kentucky River Museum at Fort Boonesborough State Park, informed the Winchester-Clark County Tourism Commission of remnants of a Civil War earthen work fortification […]
Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill
Leslie Morris Park on Fort Hill is a 125-acre woodland that overlooks downtown Frankfort – Kentucky’s capital city. The park preserves two Civil War earthworks. Fort Boone was built in 1863. Local militiamen fought off an attack by a detachment of John Hunt Morgan’s Confederate raiders from behind its walls in June, 1864. Fort Boone […]
The Battle of Tebbs Bend
On July 4, 1863, at Tebbs Bend of Green River, Gen. John Hunt Morgan’s Confederates were defeated in an engagement on the Great Raid into Indiana and Ohio by a small force of green 25th Michigan Union troops commanded by Col. Orlando H. Moore. The battle, which lasted under four hours, is regarded as one […]
Mill Springs Battlefield
On January 19, 1862, General Felix K. Zollicoffer and his Confederate forces faced off against General George H. Thomas’ Federal troops on a cold, rainy Sunday morning near Logan’s Crossroads in Kentucky, a sleepy little community about nine miles north of the Cumberland River. During the fall of 1861, Zollicoffer moved his army to Mill […]
Title: Jefferson Davis Birthday Commemoration Set for June 5-7, 2015
Location: Jefferson Davis State Historic Site, Fairview, KY
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Description: FAIRVIEW, Ky. – This year marks the sesquicentennial of the Civil War. The Jefferson Davis State Historic Site will mark this event with the 207th Birthday Commemoration of Jefferson Davis, first and only president of the Confederate States of America.
The park will have food; two battle re-enactments; re-enactors representing Civil War figures; a pageant; a Civil War flag display; a featured speaker, Teresa Roane of Richmond, Virginia; and book signings.
All events are free, except for monument and museum tours. The cost for the tours is $8 for adults, $7 for seniors and military personnel, and $6 for children 5-12. Children 4 and under are free. For more information, call 270-889-6100, or visit www.parks.ky.gov.
Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is a memorial to the famous Kentuckian born on this site on June 3, 1808. Jefferson Davis was a U.S. congressman, senator, and secretary of war, and was a graduate of the U.S. Military Academy. Jefferson Davis State Historic Site is located just off Highway 68/80 in Fairview.
Start Date: 2015-06-05
End Date: 2015-06-07
Title: Annual Memorial Day Services and Civil War Living History Program
Location: Fort Duffield in West Point, Kentucky
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Description: Fort Duffield is Kentucky’s largest and best-preserved Civil War earthen fortification. This impregnable fortification was ordered built in the fall of 1861 by Gen. William Tecumseh Sherman to protect the supply base in West Point and the Union line of supply via the L & N Turnpike.
The 9th Michigan Reenacting Unit and Fort Duffield Camp #1, Department of Kentucky, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War host a unique Memorial Day Service at the Fort Duffield Memorial Cemetery dedicated to remembering the soldiers who died in West Point in 1861 and 1862 as well as all U.S. Veterans.
Memorial Day at Fort Duffield in West Point, Kentucky offers a moving Memorial Day program and a living history program that is an educational and entertaining experience for the whole family. Union and Confederate reenactors bring to life the history of one of Kentucky’s nearly forgotten Civil War treasurers and the daily life of the Civil War soldier. Spend the day or a couple of hours.
Memorial Day, Monday, May 25, 2015
Annual Memorial Day Services and Civil War Living History Program
10:00 AM – Memorial Day Services
Fort Duffield Memorial Cemetery. Presented by Fort Duffield, Camp #1, Dept. of KY, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War. The public is invited to attend our annual Memorial Day services held to honor the soldiers who died of hardship and disease in West Point and at Fort Duffield constructing the 1,000 foot long earthen fortification. Free. Bring a lawn chair for guaranteed seating. Shuttle service will be provided.
11:00 AM – 4:00 PM – Civil War Living History Program
Living History Program. Presented by the Fort Duffield Heritage Committee, 9th Michigan Vol. Infantry and Friends of Fort Duffield. Lean about the life of the Civil War soldier.
$5 per person; $15 per family (parents & children under 18). Shuttle service will be provided. Information: 502-922-4574. email@example.com.
Memorial Day Services – 10 AM
Living History Opening ceremonies 11 AM
Continuous presentations on weapons & uniforms
Infantry & Artillery Firings
Skirmishes 1 PM & 3 PM
Food by BiteSize Catering
Fun for All Ages
All proceeds benefit the continuing restoration, maintenance and interpretation of Fort Duffield.
The entrance to Fort Duffield is on Dixie Highway (U.S. 31W) at Salt River Road just 7.5 miles south of the Gene Snyder Freeway (Hwy 841) and 9 miles north of the main entrance to Fort Knox.
Shuttle service is available for those unable to walk the 1/4 mile trail to the fort.
Take a virtual tour & learn about the history of Union Fort Duffield on line at fortduffield.com
For information or to arrange group tours, contact: Fort Duffield Heritage Committee (502) 922-4574 or firstname.lastname@example.org
Visit historic West Point, Kentucky on-line at www.westpoint.ky.gov
Connie Morris, Secretary
Fort Duffield Heritage Committee
City of West Point, Kentucky
Web site: fortduffield.com
Start Time: 10:00 am
End Time: 4:00 pm