Battle of Augusta Anniversary Weekend - September

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The Augusta in the Civil War group is hosting a living history weekend in Augusta, Kentucky, September 27th-29th. Augusta was the site of a small engagement between Basil Duke's 2nd Kentucky Cavalry and Home Guard under J. Taylor Bradford, who has served on Bull Nelson's staff.

While we do not have a reenactment per se, we will have demonstrations and a living history camp, and hope that this first year event will grow into a reenactment in 2020. We will have some mounted forces, at least two artillery pieces, and infantry and some civilians.

List of events (subject to change):

Friday, September 27th
9:00 A.M. – Brooksville to Augusta Walk. Meet at the Visitor’s Caboose in Augusta and take the trolley to Brooksville. Shorter four-mile option – Meet at the Park and Ride at AA Highway (KY 9) and KY 19 at 11:00 A.M. and join the earlier group as they pass by. Trolley will shuttle walkers back to Park and Ride at conclusion.
1:00 P.M. – School Day – Local schools are invited to visit our living history camp and learn about the life of a Civil War soldier.
5:00 P.M. – Period Meal at the Clooney Center – The Friends of Education will be hosting a meal to raise money for local school programs. Mingle hour from 5:00-6:00, and then a five-course dinner starts at 6:00. Music provided. Cash bar featuring Baker-Bird Winery. $50.00 per ticket.
7:30 P.M. – Lantern Tour – A ninety-minute walking tour of the Battle of Augusta will start at the Visitor’s Caboose. We will have living historians in period dress walking with us as we enjoy the sunset and evening scenes, lit by lanterns. Luminaries will also mark our path.

Saturday, September 28th
10:00 A.M. – Walking tour. A ninety-minute walking tour of the Battle of Augusta will start at the Visitor’s Caboose.
10:00 A.M. – History display by the Bracken County Historical Society. Campbell Park
Noon until 5:00 P.M. – Craft Show. Appelman Park.
12:30 P.M. – Musket demonstration. Living History Camp.
1:00 P.M. – Cavalry demonstration. Living History Camp.
1:30 P.M. – Artillery demonstration. Living History Camp.
2:00 P.M. – 1800s Period Music. Appelman Park Gazebo.
4:00 P.M. – Civil War Speaker. General Lew Wallace first person impression by Bernie O’Bryan. Clooney Community Center.
7:00 P.M. – Reel on the River dance! Rain location Baker-Bird Winery.

Sunday, September 29th
10:00 A.M. – Morning Service.
Noon until 5:00 P.M. – Craft Show. Appelman Park.
12:30 P.M. – Musket demonstration. Living History Camp.
1:00 P.M. – Cavalry demonstration. Living History Camp.
1:30 P.M. – Artillery demonstration. Living History Camp.
3:00 P.M. – Memorial Service. Payne Cemetery.

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