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The Monument to Our
Confederate Dead
Celebrating Its 150th Anniversary
June 3-4, 2017

This page is put up as a community service to promote Hampshire County's Confederate Memorial Historic Site. Activities for Confederate Memorial Day are sponsored by other organizations which are solely responsible for supplying accurate and timely information on their activities. We can not answer queries about events. Sources may be the Hampshire County Convention and Visitors Bureau web site or the Historical Society (304)856-2623.

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Schedule of Events for
Confederate Memorial Day 2017

FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017 at ROMNEY

Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry's Schedule

8:30 p.m. Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249, assisted by Hampshire Camp 284, and Hampshire County Historical Society gather at Indian Mound Cemetery, located on Rt. 50, west end of Romney, WV, to conduct a luminary service commemorating Hampshire County's Confederate Soldiers.

Opening Invocation: Pastor Gary Smith

Reading of the Honor Roll of Soldiers named on the Monument

9:00 p.m. Lighting of the Luminaries by Camp 284.

TAPS


SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017

Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry's Schedule

All services performed by the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249, Camp Commander Matt Arnott and Pastor Jeff Rossignol.

9 a.m. Malick Community Cemetery located on Route 29, near Slanesville, WV. Installation of Iron Cross on the graves of Isaac C. Haines, 18th Va. Cav. Co. C and William A. Haines, Sgt. 118th Va., 1st Militia. Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

9:35 a.m. Salem Methodist Church and Cemetery, located on Spring Gap Road, near Slanesville, WV. Installation of Iron Cross on the grave of Perry Saville, 13th Va, Inf. Co I.

10:15 a.m. Levels located at the end of Jersey Mountain Road. Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

10:35 a.m. Wesley Chapel located on Jersey Mountain Road. Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services for Pvt. John Whitacre, 31st Va. Militia, CO. H

11:00 a.m. Three Churches where Lunch for the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry, and Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249 will be served at the Ruritan building.

12:00 noon Branch Mountain Cemetery located beside Three Churches. Installation of Iron Cross on the graves of John Sneathen, 114th and 18th Va. Cav. Co H, and John H. Thompson, 18th Va. Cav. Co. C.

Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

12:30 p.m. Methodist Primitive Church located in the same area. Iron Cross Installation on the graves of Captain Josiah Hardy, 114th Militia and 33rd Va. Infantry Co. H, Captain Luther Ginevan, 18th Va. Cav. Co. C, and Lorenzo Shanholtzer, 2nd Corporal, 114th Va. Militia, Co. A. Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

2 p.m. Re-enactor- Color Guard March down Main Street, Romney, from the Old Courthouse to the Confederate Monument in Indian Mound Cemetery, located on the west end of Romney. The Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry accompanied by Sons of Confederate Veterans, Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249.


Indian Mound Cemetery

2:45 Indian Mound Cemetery located on west end of Romney, Rt 50.

Ceremony at Indian Mound Cemetery

Invocation-----Pastor Jeff Rossignol

Greeting and introduction of guest speaker------Dan Hileman

Guest speaker------Charles Hall

Flag Pledge

Draping of the Garland---a large handcrafted garland will be entwined around the Confederate Monument with decoration of graves, the placing of flags and memorial services by the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camps 284 and 2249.

Reading of the Honor Roll of Confederate Soldiers buried at Indian Mound Cemetery

Musket Salute by the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry


Mt. Pisgah Benevolent Cemetery

Mt. Pisgah Cemetery Installation of Iron Cross and tombstone on the grave of Afred

Whiting.

Invocation-----Pastor Jeff Rossignol

Guest speaker-----Rob Wolford

Taps


4:00 p.m. Sit Down Dinner at Tyggart Hall, Romney,WV., for the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry and guests hosted by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camps 284 and 2249 and the Hampshire County Historical Society.

This event concludes the evening.


SUNDAY JUNE 4, 2017


8:00 a.m. Devotional service on the grounds of Tyggart Hall by Pastor Jeff Rossignol, Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249 and the Thirteenth Va. Volunteer Infantry, Co I.

Public invited to attend.


Ride the Rails to Ridgedale---Travel back in Time

12:30 p.m. Board the Potomac Eagle at Wapacomo Station, north of Romney.

Tickets available at: Anderson's Corner, 304-822-4285, B-Belles, Dillon's Country Treasures, State Farm Insurance or Taggart Hall, 91 South High Street, 304-822-4320


 

Confederate Memorial Day Photos:

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The U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs has a history of Decoration Day that can be seen by clicking here.