Civil War Decoration Day 2018
Honoring our Fallen Confederate Soldiers
Continuing a 152 Year Tradition
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The First Ceremony of the Day was the dedication of the "Frenchburg Bridge" over the Little Cacapon River, a project sponsored in the West Virginia Legislature by our Delegate, Ruth Rowan. Mrs. Rowan was on hand for the ceremony. This is another project in her program to get many places in Hampshire County marked for their historical significance.
At 1:30 p.m. the Civil War reenactors marched from the Courthouse to Indian Mound Cemetery for the 152nd ceremony marking the sacrifice of Hampshire County soldiers, both South and North, during the Civil War. The speaker this year was Charles Hall. Below are photographs from the day's ceremonies.