2016 EVENT INFORMATION
THE NATIONAL CIVIL WAR ARTILLERY ASSOCIATION (NCWAA) WILL BE CONDUCTION A SCHOOL OF THE PIECE (CANNONEER CERTIFICATION CLASS) ON SATURDAY MORNING, 8/20/2016 AT THE SITE!
The 153rd Anniversery Reenactment of the Battle of Dry Creek will be held on August 20 and 21, 2016 at the Greenbrier State Forest off of Exit 175, Interstate 64.
A Tactical will be held on Saturday morning with Infantry, Calvary and Artillery participating. Saturdays activities will also include a NCWAA Cannon Certification School, Live Fire, a Skirmish, Military Ball/Concert and Night Firing of Canons. Camps will open to the public on Sunday at 10:00 am and will remain open through the battle. Sutlers will be on site selling reproduction and hand-made crafts, period clothing and other unique items representing the Civil War.
Later that afternoon at 1:30 p.m., a "live fire" cannon target competition will take place. At 5:00 p.m., dinner will be provided for all pre-registered re-enactors, followed by the Military Ball from 6:00 p.m. till 8:00 p.m., so ladies bring your dresses. The Public is invited to attend and participate in the Military Ball. A night firing of the cannons will occur shortly after sunset.
On Sunday the re-enactment of the Battle of Dry Creek will begin at 1:30 p.m. THERE IS NO COST FOR SPECTATORS. The camps will also open to the public 10:00 am on Saturday.
Pre-Registration (received before July 1, 2016) will be $5.00 per re-enactor which increases to $10.00 after that date and for walk-ons. Children under 12 years of age are free. Powder bounties of $100.00 will be paid to the first 5 artillery Batteries to register. THOSE WHO SEND IN REGISTRATIONS BEFORE AUGUST 1, 2016 WILL RECEIVE A FREE MEAL.
Registered re-enactors (military and civilian) will have access to showers located in the nearby Greenbrier State Forest Campground. Hay (for calvary), wood and water will be provided.
SEND INQUIRIES AND REGISTRATIONSTO:
The Battle of Dry Creek, P.O. Box 211, Lewisburg, WV 24901
The Battle of Dry Creek Committee - Bryans Battery, Inc