North Bend State Park will host a Civil War encampment at the Old Playground Area May 3-4 at the Ritchie County park.
Kanawha Artillery Battery D from St. Marys portrays the Union regiment in the 14th West Virginia Volunteer Infantry Co. F, as well as Confederate soldiers under the Kanawha Artillery / Jackson Battery D, circa 1862-1863. Several cannon firings will take place throughout the weekend.
Kanawha Artillery Battery D will return to North Bend on June 20, to celebrate West Virginia's statehood sesquicentennial. This day will include a ladies tea, cannon firings and exhibits of cultural items, period toys, and clothing on display. The activities are open to the public without charge.
To learn more about these and other Civil War units, skirmishes and battles, visit www.wvcivilwar.com. North Bend State Park's website is www.northbendsp.com or call 304-643-2931.