By Carol Mills
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 www.wildcatreenactment.org.
The re-enactment is organized by the Laurel Home Guard.