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Contact: Melinda Day, 304-535-6063
Contact: John King, 304-535-6064
Witness the structure of life in an 1864 Civil War town under martial law at Harpers Ferry National Historical Park on Saturday and Sunday, July 25-26, 2015, from 11:00am to 4:00pm. During the summer of 1864, Harpers Ferry served as the staging area for Union General Philip Sheridan’s Shenandoah Valley Campaign. Living history volunteers of the 13th New Jersey will demonstrate Union Army garrison duties such as guard mount parade, searching and arresting spies, deserters, and traitors, processing prisoners of war, searching citizens and maintaining military security in an occupied enemy town. Costumed volunteers and staff will also interpret the experiences of civilians living under this harsh military rule.