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Reenacting the Civil War with Keith Kaiser

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On the last weekend of July, it's the 150th anniversary event of Confederate John Hunt Morgan's raid on Shepherdsville to destroy the bridge over Salt River.

Civil War enthusiasts take over Shepherdsville, Kentucky City Park with an encampment of both Federal (Union) and Confederate (rebel) camps.

Re-enactors will be dressed in period correct attire with some portraying Gov. Helms, Robert E. Lee, Jefferson Davis, and possibly Abe Lincoln and Braxton Bragg.

The following is the schedule of events for the weekend:

Saturday July 28th
8:00 Officers Call
9:00 Camps open to public
Speeches / various scenarios
10:00 Memorial Service at Cemetery
11:00 Old Stone Jail House Tours
2:00 Battle
5:00 Dinner--Public invited
7:30 Tactical
9:30 Night Fire
Camps close to public

Sunday July 29th
8:00 Officers Call
9:00 Camps open to public
9:30 Church Service with JW Binion
11:00 Various Scenarios
1:00 Battle
2:00 First Orphan Brigade Band
3:00 Skirmish
4:00 Camp Closes

Click here to learn about Shepherdsville and the Civil War.

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