To Sunday, October 08, 2017 - 5:00PM
Manning the Forts at High Bridge – The 3rd VA Reserves
(Cumberland, Prince Edward, VA)… On October 7 8, you and your family are invited to experience what it was like to be a member of the old men and boys Home Guard unit that defended High Bridge during the American Civil War. Some activities will include: The 3rd VA Reserves, who they were, why they were created, and what were their duties; Gathering around the garrison to hear about the significance of High Bridge during the Civil War; Live Fire Musket Demonstrations; Living Historians will discuss what life was like for women during the 19th century in Virginia; Music for the Soldiers including old timey banjo music; Sunday morning church service and learn about Civil War medicine and what wounded and sick soldiers would experience going to a hospital.
Visitors can access all programs at Camp Paradise (1466 Camp Paradise Rd. Rice, VA 23966) For any questions about this program contact the Park office at 434-315-0457.