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SCHEDULE
 
 
 
Saturday, May 2  
 
9:00   Areaopen to the public.  
 
AllDay:  Activities and demonstrations atvarious locations in and about the camps and Paxton House.
 
10:00  Programin the Pavilion – “Medical care for the soldiers”. Dr. Hunter McGuire and Capt.Sally Tompkins discuss the care they provide both in the field and in thehospital in Richmond.
 
11:00   Programin pavilion – “Female education in the south”. Staff and student livinghistorians from Southern Virginia University present education for proper youngladies of the civil war period.
 
12:00   Drill for new recruits (kids program)
 
1:00   Militarydemonstrations.
 
2:00    Program in the Pavilion – “Transportation andsupplying the army”. Major John Harman, Confederate quartermaster and arailroad executive present the problems involved in getting supplies to thearmy in the field using the various transportation systems.                              
 
3:00  Program in pavilion - “Widow of the South”.The first person account of CarrieMcGavock who’s farm was overwhelmed by the Battle of Franklin in 1864. After thewar she assumed the self-appointed task of providing a final resting for thosewho fell in the battle.                     
 
 
 
4:00  Programin pavilion – “Meet the Generals”. The Generals, and others, introducethemselves and reminisce about their lives and activities during the war.  Spectators are encouraged to ask questionsregarding the people and events of the conflict
 
5:30camps closed to the public.
 
Sunday, May 3
 
9:00  Areaopen to public
 
9:30 Church in the small pavilion. Period Episcopalianchurch service conducted by Confederate General Leonidas Polk who was also theBishop of Louisiana.
 
11:00  Military demonstrations.
 
12:00Program in pavilion - “Refugee”. The story of Mrs. Angus McDonald, who wasforced to flee Winchester with her seven children.
 
1:00  Programin pavilion – “Back to the Future”. The Generals and others will discuss theirpost-war lives and the lives of their widows and children.
 
2:30   Eventends
 
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