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[May 4, 2012] 150th Anniversary ~ McDowell 1862 Jackson's Valley Campaign (McDowell VA)

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Location: The original battlefield siteamidst the scenic Allegheny Mountains inHighland County, VA (Just west of Staunton.)
Event Organizers: Pridgeon's Shenandoah Legion, The Highland Historical Society and the Highland County Chamber of Commerce
Featuring: • A 500+ man reenactment with a public battle on Saturday and a "reenactor-only" battle on Sunday, re-creating as closely as possible the historic scenario.
• Realistic interaction between military and civilians, portraying the citizenry of McDowell and surrounding areas;
• Use of historic buildings and sites which figured in the Federal occupation, battle, and Confederate "liberation" of the town.
• A high-authenticity level event with "entry level" opportunities for military reenactors new to campaigning.
• Civilian interpretive event with ample "time travel" opportunities.

For Spectators: • Continuous living history demonstrations and talks by historians
• Tours by horse-drawn wagon;
• Traditional craftsmen exhibiting and selling their wares.


http://www.battleofmcdowell.org/
 

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Some things to consider.

The climb up the hill to the battlefield is rather steep (Jackson was unable to ride his horse up the sloop) and should not be attempted by folks with mobility issues. McDowell is a crossroads hamlet with little to offer the tourist except for a small general store that sells its own maple syrup. Monterrey is about 10 miles west and has a nice Inn/restaurant as well as some shopping. If you attend, I suggest staying in Staunton. Rte 250 is a twisty mountain road that offers some amazing views but should be driven by confident drivers.
 
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