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Columbus, KY: Battle of Belmont Reenactment

October 13, 2012 – October 14, 2012 all-day
Columbus-Belmont State Park

Columbus, KY: Battle of Belmont Reenactment

Co. E at Columbus-Belmont.

The Engineers of Company E advance on the rebel camp at the Columbus-Belmont event at Columbus-Belmont State Park in Columbus, KY, on October 13-14, 2012.

Kentucky’s Columbus-Belmont State Park will host its annual Civil War Days October 12-14, 2018. The event is co-sponsored by Columbus-Belmont State Park, Hickman County Judge Executive/Fiscal Court, and the Civil War Days Committee.

The Park web site states: “Columbus-Belmont State Park is a 156-acre site that played a fascinating role in the War Between the States. This is the site of fortifications built by the Confederates and later occupied by Union forces. The 1861 Battle of Belmont, a raid fought to test the strength of this Confederate stronghold, marked the opening of the Union’s Western Campaign. It was also Union General Ulysses S. Grant’s first active engagement in the Civil War. Some of the artillery, which shelled the Union troops, and the six-ton anchor that held the great chain stretching across the river, are on display in the park.”

Battle reenactments will be held Saturday and Sunday at 2 p.m. There will be a Ghost Walk on Friday evening through the historic earthworks and a Civil War Ball on Saturday night featuring the 52nd Regimental String Band. Sunday morning services led in period style by Rev. Alan Farley will be followed by a memorial ceremony at Columbus Cemetery. More information about the site is available at parks.ky.gov/parks/recreationparks/columbus-belmont/.

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