2019 Battle of Dry Creek: Aug. 17 -18, 2019

2019 Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment

 

The 2019 Battle of Dry Creek will again be held at the Greenbrier State Forest, located near White Sulphur Springs off of Exit 181 of I-64 which is the second WV exit if you are coming from Virginia.  
The Reenactor registration this year will be$10.00 if post marked on or before June 1st, 2019 and $15.00 if post marked after that date or for walk-ons. Registration fee includes  Saturday evening dinner and facilities.
Registrations should be sent to The Battle of Dry Creek, PO Box 211, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Again we will have a School of the Piece - National Civil War Artillery Association Qualifying School -on Saturday morning. live artillery target competition on Saturday, A tactical Infantry Battle Saturday morning and battles at 2 pm on Saturday and 1:30 pm on Sunday. Calvary of course are welcome, and there will be an opportunity for Calvary to engage in a"Horse Polo Match" before Saturday's battle. There is no charge for spectators.
we will have a dance Saturday evening followed by the Reenactors' dinner. We are looking at having Sugar Run perform the Civil War Era music at the dance.

Cannon bounties will again be paid at $100.00 for full sized cannons, for 3/4 scale cannons and for Mountain howitzers, but will be limited to the first five paid pre-registrated cannons received. 


Downloadable and printable Registration forms can be found on the Registration Forms Page



The Actual Battle of Dry Creek Was Fought in August of 1863t

 

The historical Battle of Dry Creek was Fought near where the Food Lion Shopping Center now stands on the East Side of the Town of White Sulphur Springs. Visit the Monument at the Site Placed By the White Sulphur Rifles.


This Battle was the First Confederate Victory Following Their Devastating Defeat at Gettysburg and Raised Southern Moral.


This battle has also been called the Battle of White Sulphur Springs and the "Battle of the Law Books" since the Union Army was attempting to go to Lewisburg and capture a copy of the Virginia Supreme Court's law books and court documents. The Virginia Court had used Lewisburg as a summer courthouse and the Federals wanted to turn those captured materials over to the new State of West Virginia's Courts. The Federal loss at the Battle of Dry Creek prevented the capture of those court materials.

Schedule for 2019 Dry Creek Reenactment

 

  • Thursday 8-15-19
  • Early Arrivals welcome


  • FRIDAY 8-16-19
  • Camp Set-up
  • 6pm -11pm Registration Open


  • SATURDAY 8-17-19
  • 7am- Reveille
  • 8am- Registration opens
  • 8:00am Colors 
  • 10:00 am Officers Meeting at  Registration 
  • 8:30 am to 11:30 am - NCWAA Cannon School
  • 11:45am to 1 pm -Artillery Live Target Shoot
  • 1:30 pm to 2:30 pm -Infantry Tactical which will roll into the 2:30 battle
  • 2:30 pm to 3:30 pm  -Artillery, Infantry and Cavalry Skirmish at main battlefield
  • 4:00 pm -5:30 pm -Cavalry Polo and School of the Soldier for Kids (exact times and lengths for these to be set by organizers within this time frame.
  • 6pm -7pm –Reenactors’ dinner at Parking lot/ Registration Area
  • 7 pm -9:30 pm Concert/Military Ball featuring (hopefully) the Sugar Run Band.
  • 10 pm- Night Firing of Artillery
  • 11:30 pm, Quiet in the Camps


  • SUNDAY, 8-18-18
  • 8 am- Reveille
  • 10 am-Church Services in Battlefield
  • 12:30 pm -Officers Meeting at Bryans Battery Field Camp.
  • 1:30 pm –The Battle of Dry Creek

The 2020 Battle of Dry Creek will be on Friday.8/14/19 through Sunday, 8/16/19.