Battle of Martinsville
Battle of Martinsville Civil War Re-enactment
The Battle of Martinsville Civil War Re-Enactment takes place on part of the 60+ acres of open field space at the Smith River Sports Complex.
The third annual Civil War reenactment, encampment and living history weekend will take place June 1-2, 2013 presented by the Stuart-Hairston Camp 515 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans in Martinsville, Virginia, the States Rights Volunteers and the Army of the French Broad.
Events from the past battle included: Presentation of Colors. Franklin County Historical Society presented "Life in the Civil War". Tony Hogan spoke about Colonel Jackson. and Helen Beavers performed a live skit of "The Secret of Bob Morgan". Artillery and cavalry demonstrations took place before the Battle of Martinsville. On Sunday's, church service was held.
There are re-enactments every weekend in the United States. Daniel Young, Captain of the Stuart-Hairston Camp 515, has been participating in about 20 re-enactments every year for 20 years traveling from Brooksville, Florida to Gettysburg, Pennsylvania.
"I enjoy seeing people having a good time and hopefully we are bringing back some of the history our ancestors had to deal with," said Young. "The available space and layout at the Smith River Sports Complex makes it an excellent site to have a re-enactment so the public can see everything that is going on."
There were over 200 people participating in this past re-enactment, a large improvement in numbers from the previous year's 100 participants, with 12-15 horses and 4-5 canons.
For more information about the reenactment call 276-358-1557 or email firstname.lastname@example.org