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Confederate Memorial Day
Celebrating Its 150th Anniversary

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 2016

Schedule for the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry

Friday, June 3, 2016 events in Romney

8:30 p.m. Hampshire Camp 284, Sons of Confederate Veterans 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

Reading of Honor Roll of Soldiers named on the Confederate Monument.

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

Taps


Saturday, June 4, 2016


All services performed by the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249, Camp Commander Matt Arnott and Hampshire County Historical Society.

8:15 a.m. Augusta Community Cemetery located on Route 50, in Augusta, WV. Installation of Iron Cross on the grave of Benjamin Swisher, 18th Va. Cav. Co. I. Flags and decorations of graves with memorial services.

9:15 a.m. Fairview Lutheran Church Cemetery, located across the WV/VA state line on Fairview Church Road 7/10ths of a mile just off Rt. 50. Installation of Iron Cross on the grave of David Whitacre, PVT 31st Va. Militia Co. G; Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

10:15 a.m. Bethel UM Church Cemetery, located off Rt. 50 on Parrishville Road, Trone, VA. Installation of Iron Cross on the grave of Joshua Lovett, Capt. 23rd Va. Cav., Co. E. Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

11:00 a.m. Quaker Cemetery, located in Parks Hollow, Dillions Run Road, Capon Bridge area. This cemetery contains the grave of George Slonaker, Hampshire County's oldest Confederate Veteran. Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

11:30 a.m. Central UM Church Cemetery, located at Loom, Cooper Mountain, Rt. 50. Special installation of Iron Crosses on the graves of William Wolford, Capt. 114th Va. Militia Co. F and Arthur McCauley, PVT 13th Va. Infantry Co. I, flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

12:15 p.m. Picnic lunch for the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry on the grounds of Central UM Church.

1:45 p.m. Ebenezer United Methodist Church located on Rt. 50 just outside Romney, WV, beside Weimer Chevrolet dealership. Installation of Iron Crosses on the graves of Thomas Gulick, PVT-CPL 13th Va. Infantry Co. I, Joseph Carder teamster 13th Va. Infantry Co. I, Jackson Frederick Carder, PVT 114th Va. Militia Co. B. Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

2:30 p.m. Re-enactor Color Guard March down Main Street Romney from Celebration Park 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.

2:45 p.m. Indian Mound Cemetery located on west end of Romney, Rt. 50. Special Installation of Iron Cross on the grave of Thomas Racey, 4th SGT 114th Va. Militia Co. D.

Ceremony at Indian Mound Cemetery Invocation

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

Guest speaker------Rob Wolford

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

Taps

5:15 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.

7:00 p.m. Camp life, Tyggart Hall, Romney. This event concludes the evening Pledge and Salute to the Flags

USA - I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Confederate - I salute the Confederate Flag with affection, reverence and undying devotion to the cause for which it stands.


Sunday, June 5, 2016

Ride The Rails To Ridgedale

12:30 p.m. Train departs from Romney Station, destination: Green Spring. Lunch stop and tour of historic Ridgedale, the scene of Richard Ashby's death.
More information on historic Ridgedale is available here

Times are approximate and may vary slightly due to travel between locations.

 

Decorating Confederate graves in Indian Mound Cemetery, Romney, Hampshire County, WV


 

Posters above in .pdf format (right click to save to your computer):
Salute to Monument - 8.5"x14" top image
Decorating Graves - 8.5"x11" bottom image


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