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October 19, 2012

Oct. 19-21- Camp Wildcat Civil War Re-enactment

LAUREL COUNTY, Ky. — The annual Camp Wildcat Civil War Re-enactment will be October 19-21.

Friday is school day for children. On Saturday and Sunday the camp opens at 10 a.m. with battles at 2:30 p.m. on Saturday and 2 p.m. on Sunday.

The schedule is as follows:

•  Friday, Oct. 19, School Day

9 a.m. — Buses begin to arrive with 900 children

noon — Skirmish on the battlefield

2 p.m. — Living History Day ends

•  Saturday, Oct. 20

10 a.m. Living History Camps open

11 a.m. Military demonstration on battlefield

noon — President Lincoln and General Lee at the tent outside the barn

12:30 — Medical demonstration at the Medical Tent near the battlefield

12:30 —Ladies’ Tea and Social in the barn (tickets at registration for $1)

2:30 — Battle of London

4:00 — Camp closes to the public

•  Sunday, Oct. 21

10 a.m. — Living History Camps open

10 a.m. — Period church service at the barn (no guns fired during service)

10:30 a.m. — Leave for a memorial service on Wildcat Mountain

11 a.m. — Memorial service on Wildcat Mountain, the original battlefield

11 a.m. — Annual “Swap, Shop, and Trade Meet” on the right side of barn

12:15 p.m. — Calvary competition on the battlefield

12:30 p.m. — President Lincoln and General Lee at the tent outside the barn

1 p.m. — Medical demonstration at the Medical Tent near the battlefield

1:45 p.m. — Lucy Parson Hopkins Scholarship awards

2 p.m. — Battle of Camp Wildcat re-enacted on original battle date

4 p.m. — Camp closes to public

The event is free but donations are accepted. The camp is located off exit 49 from Interstate 75 on Hazel Patch Road.

For more information go to

The re-enactment is organized by the Laurel Home Guard.

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