1. Historic Point of Rocks Living History Day – Chester – June 23
2. Colonel Shipp’s Leadership Institute – New Market – Registration Deadline Is July 7 – New Market

 

1. Historic Point of Rocks Living History Day – Chester – June 23

Historic Point of Rocks Park
Chester, Virginia

Saturday, June 23, 2018, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Cost: This is a free event, open to the public. Parking is available on-site. Food and drink will be available for purchase.

This special event will focus on the Civil War medical story, with living history encampments, artillery demonstrations, cannon and rifle musket demonstrations, period mourning display, medical display, period music, and guided walking tours of the site.

The site was established as a Union field hospital in 1864, which further developed into a large complex that could hold more than 3,000 patients at a time. The patients were under the care of two women pioneers in the field of medicine: Clara Barton, founder of the

American Red Cross, and Harriet P. Dame.

A commemorative marker dedication ceremony will be held at 11 a.m. to honor the

soldiers buried on the property during the 1864 Bermuda Hundred Campaign. Point of Rocks

was the original burial ground for 43 Confederate and 1,294 Union soldiers who died there.

For more information, contact Gina Love at 796-7131.

 

2. Colonel Shipp’s Leadership Institute – New Market – Registration Deadline Is July 7 – New Market

Virginia Museum of the Civil War
New Market, VA

Monday, July 23 through Friday, July 27, 2018, from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Cost: $25/student per day or $100/student for all five days. Open to students ages 13-17. Registration deadline is Saturday, July 7, 2018. Each camp is limited to 10 participants; early registration is encouraged. Cost includes supplies and snack.

Explore life as a VMI cadet in the 19th century at Colonel Shipps’s Leadership Institute. Students will participate in team-building games and exercises, study the Battle of New Market from a cadet’s point of view, take battlefield tours and history hikes, and more.

For more information, contact Sarah Mink at 866-515-1864 or minksc@vmi.edu.

To register, call 866-515-1864.

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