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News Release: September 18, 2013

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Hoy Murphy, Public Information Officer (304) 957-9365 hoy.r.murphy@wv.gov


Chief Logan State Park, 304-792-7125, or Museum in the Park, 304-792-7229 chieflogansp@wv.gov

Rebellion in the Hills at Chief Logan State Park Echoes Civil War Heritage, Sept. 28-29, 2013

            LOGAN, W.Va. – President Lincoln speaks from the train, battles are reenacted, dancers have an evening, and a war surgeon interpreter amputates a leg as part of weekend activities, demonstrations, and interpretive programs at Chief Logan State Park Sept. 28-29, 2013.

            Rebellion in the Hills is the weekend theme and all events are open to the public free of charge. The 2013 reenactment is dedicated to the memory of Lettie Brescoach for her years of service and dedication to this annual event.  More information is available by calling 304-792-7229 or online at www.chiefloganstatepark.com. The civil war heritage weekend activities at Chief Logan State Park include:

Saturday and Sunday, Sept. 28-29, 2013

10 a.m. - 5 p.m.
West August Volunteers Living History activities and demonstrations

Saturday, Sept. 28, 2013

10 a.m. – 4 p.m.          Children's activities, including sack races, tug-of-war, quilters’ activities, face painting and other age-appropriate outdoor events.
11 a.m. – noon           Ladies Tea with Mrs. Lincoln at The Museum in the Park
12:30 p.m. -1 p.m.      Mr. Lincoln speaks from the train
2 - 3 p.m.                     Civil War battle reenactment
5 – 6 p.m.                    Program at the Log Cabin
8 - 10 p.m.                   Civil War Dance Under the Stars is at the shelter with music played by Towner Street String Band, an authentic band of the period.

Sunday, Sept. 29, 2013

10:30 a.m.                   Civil War church services
1 - 1:30 p.m.                Mr. Lincoln speaks from the train
2 - 3 p.m.                     Civil War battle reenactment

About Noel Clemmer – Civil War Surgeon

            Clemmer is a first-person interpreter of a Civil War surgeon. His character is in period-correct clothing and his program includes a demonstration about limb amputations that occurred frequently during the Civil War. A question-and-answer session is part of his character’s program.  Civil War period photographs, pistols, and a medical instruments collection also will be on display as well as information about herbal remedies.

West Augusta Volunteers

            Working from a 19th century covered wagon, using a giant bellow forge, the West Augusta Volunteers will present blacksmithing, including the art of button casting, bullet and blade making and camp ware fabrication. 

            Red Dog Monroe will present cast iron cooking as well as other frontier skills such as fire making from flint and steel, fur trapping and processing, and camp life during the Civil War era. 

            The West Augusta Volunteers are a traveling living history group stationed at their garrison in Lincoln County, West Virginia.


Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  Chief Logan State Park

Photo Courtesy of the West Virginia Department of Commerce.  Chief Logan State Park