29th Annual Guyandotte Civil War Days
Reenactment 157th Anniversary of the Raid on Guyandotte
October 31st through November 4th, 2018

On November 10th, 1861 the sleepy southern town of Guyandotte was firmly in Union hands. Confederate raiders struck suddenly and quickly, capturing the Garrison and returning the village to the dominion of the Stars and Bars. That conquest was short-lived, however. As the Confederates were leaving town the next morning with 110 Richmond-bound prisoners in tow, Union liberators returned and took vengeance on what they considered a “seesech" (secession) town. By nightfall, two-thirds of the village had been burned to the ground.

Today, the dirt roads are paved, modern buildings have replaced many of the burned out frames, and Guyandotte is a part of contemporary Huntington, West Virginia. Come join us where history was made as the sights and sounds of the Civil War return the week of October 31st through November 4th, 2018 as hundreds of re-enactors participate in "America's greatest street battle."

Thunder in the Village 2017 from Gaines Johnson on Vimeo.


Jeanne Caldwell - Tel: 304-617-6719

Write To:
Guyandotte Civil War Days
P.O.Box 3172
Huntington, WV 25701

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