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Civil War re-enactors on horseback

The West Virginia Division of Culture & History hosted a Civil War living history encampment at the Jenkins Plantation Museum, May 12, 2001. Spectators got a glimpse of how soldiers lived and fought during the war.


Civil War re-enactors charge into battle and exchange fire during a mock skirmish.

Union re-enactors in front of Mansion A skirmish line firing weapons
Visitors try their hand at firing weapons
Re-enactors instruct visitors on how to fire a Civil War-replica weapon safely.
Girl painting ceramic rose
The camp featured various activities for children. Here, Whitney Copley paints a ceramic rose in honor of Mother's Day, which traces its origins to the Civil War