Advertisement

Prelude to Freedom: The 1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry Schedule of events

September 08, 2012

Sept. 13-16

Thursday, Sept. 13

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Information Tent (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-12 p.m. — Battle of Maryland Heights Sesquicentennial Hike (Lower Town)

11-11:30 a.m. — “1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry” Ranger Talk (Lower Town)

1-1:30 p.m. — “1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry” Ranger Talk (Lower Town)

2-2:45 p.m. — “Defeat & Victory” Ranger Walk (Visitor Center)

3-5 p.m. — Battle of Maryland Heights Sesquicentennial Hike (Lower Town)

4-4:30 p.m. — “1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry” Ranger Talk (Lower Town)

7-8 p.m. — Maryland Campaign Sesquicentennial Evening Lecture Series: “For God’s Sake, Don’t Fall Back — The Battle for Maryland Heights,” D. Scott Hartwig, historian, Gettysburg National Military Park (Mather Training Center). Reception, book signing


Friday, Sept. 14

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Information Tent (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Harpers Ferry Historical Association Author/Sales Tent (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Archeology Discovery Tent, “Hands on History” (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-6 p.m. — Family/Youth Tent. Have your photo taken as a Civil War soldier. Dress up and learn Civil War drill. (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — “Like Rats in a Cage: Yankees trapped in a Ring of Fire” (Bolivar Heights)

11-11:45 a.m. — “Defeat & Victory” Ranger Walk (Visitor Center)

1-7 p.m. — “African-American Lives in Limbo: Contraband Camp” (Arsenal Square)

1-1:45 p.m. — “Defeat & Victory” Ranger Walk (Visitor Center)

1:30-3:30 p.m. — “Stonewall’s Greatest Victory” Battlefield Bus Tour (Visitor Center)

2-2:45 p.m. — Songs of the Civil War by Magpie (Lower Town)

3-3:45 p.m. — “Defeat & Victory” Ranger Walk (Visitor Center)

4-4:45 p.m. — Songs of the Civil War by Magpie (Lower Town)

6-7 p.m. — Music and Drama Presentation by Harpers Ferry Middle School (Lower Town)

7-8:30 p.m. — “The Desperate Hour” (Lower Town)

8:30-9:15 p.m. — Moonlight Concert by The Fort McHenry Fife and Drum Corps (Lower Town)


Saturday, Sept. 15

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Information Tent (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-9 p.m. — Harpers Ferry Historical Association Author/Sales Tent (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — United States Postal Service Commemorative Cancellation Station (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Archeology Discovery Tent (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — Family/Youth Tent (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — “Drive the Enemy into Extinction: Confederate General A.P. Hill outflanks the Union” (Bus route to Chambers/Murphy Farm from Visitor Center)

10 a.m.-5 p.m. — “African American Lives in Limbo: Contraband Camp” (Arsenal Square)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — “Like Rats in a Cage: Union troops trapped in a Ring of Fire” (Bolivar Heights)

11-11:45 a.m. — Music of the Civil War: Fort McHenry Fife and Drum Corps (Lower Town)

11-11:45 a.m. — “Defeat & Victory” Ranger Walk (Visitor Center)

12-1 p.m. — Keynote Address: “September Suspense,” Dennis Frye, chief historian, Harpers Ferry National Historical Park. Book signing follows (Lower Town)

1-2:30 p.m. — Sesquicentennial Panel Discussion: “Harpers Ferry 1862: Beyond the Battle.” Moderated by Dr. Allen Guelzo. Panelists include Dr. William A. Blair, Dr. James K. Bryant II, Kathleen Ernst, D. Scott Hartwig. Book signing follows (Lower Town)

1-1:45 p.m. — “Defeat & Victory” Ranger Walk (Visitor Center)

1:30-3:30 p.m. — “Stonewall’s Greatest Victory” Battlefield Bus Tour with Dennis Frye. Reservations required by calling 304-535-2078 (Visitor Center)

3:30-4:30 p.m. — “Marching As To War” with Wildcat Regimental Band (Lower Town)

4:30-5:30 p.m. — “Cowards of Harpers Ferry” (Lower Town)

6-6:45 p.m. — “Marching As To War” with Wildcat Regimental Band (Lower Town)

7-8 p.m. — Evening Lecture Series, “Telling War Stories: Reflections by a Civil War Historian,” featuring Dr. Drew Gilpin Faust, President, Harvard University. Reception, book signing follow. (Lower Town)

8:30-9:30 p.m. — “Prelude to Freedom” torchlight tour (Lower Town)


Sunday, Sept. 16

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — Information Tent (Lower Town)

10 a.m.-4 p.m. — “Like Rats in a Cage: Yankees trapped in a Ring of Fire” (Bolivar Heights)

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — “African American Lives in Limbo: Contraband Camp” (Arsenal Square)

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Archeology Discovery Tent (Lower Town)

11 a.m.-4 p.m. — Family/Youth Tent (Lower Town)

12-4 p.m. — Harpers Ferry Historical Association Author/Sales Tent (Lower Town)

1-1:30 p.m. — “1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry” (Lower Tent)

2-3 p.m. — Songs of the Civil War by Magpie (Lower Town)

3-3:30 p.m. — “1862 Battle of Harpers Ferry” (Lower Town)

Advertisement
The Herald-Mail Articles
|
|
|