(10/03/2013)
The U.S. Army Corps of Engineers at Burnsville Lake in Burnsville, will host two special events, a Civil War reenactment on the weekend of October 13, and a Living History event about the Battle of Bulltown on the weekend of October 20.

The reenactment will observe the 150th Anniversary of the Battle of Bulltown. That battle took place on October 13, 1863, as the reinforced camp of Federals was attacked at dawn by a Confederate force of cavalry.

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The West Virginian Federal troops occupied their makeshift earthworks and returned fire - some still in their night clothing - to repulse the attack.

The battle was significant in securing West Virginia for the Union along with controlling the nearby Weston and Gauley Bridge Turnpike. All camps will be open for public inspection from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.The traditional re-enactment will occur Sunday at 2 p.m. and will last approximately an hour. The event is free to the public.


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