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Re-enactment of the Battle of Sycamore at Calhoun County park

Night fire of the cannons on Friday night. Photo by Cathrine Curry

John Haddox prepares for night fire.

Adam Parsons trains to be a "powder monkey."

Chad Spohn and Rick Seebaugh.

Left to right are, Jackie Bach, Chad Spohn, Terry Harris, Rick Seebaugh and Helen Morris.

Allen Harmon, Samuel McKenney, son of Steve and Margaret McKenney,
and Brock Arthur, son of Brian and Renee Arthur.

Young soldiers are told where to report for duty.

The roar of cannons began the battle on Sunday.

Confederate soldiers moving in to battle.

Early morning Sunday there was a flag raising ceremony at Heritage Village.

A Southern gentleman always pays respects to a lady.



One of the cannons fired during the weekend has a special story. John Haddox, of Kanawha Artillery, explained that the cannon is only one of four of its kind that remain. the others are located at Wilson's Creek, Mo., Shiloh, Tenn., and West Point, N.Y. the 172 year-old cannon that rocked the hills on Friday night and Sunday is the only one that is still fired.















Burial detail.






Gary McDonald, a direct descendant of Adonijah McDonald, and his wife Mimi portrayed Adonijah  and his wife who were caught up in the original battle.



Dennis Carder, center, Captain of Calhoun County's own 19th Regiment of the Virginia Cavalry, Company A, "The Moccasin Rangers," addressed the crowd and thanked them and said that next year they would be back to do it again.


Heritage Village, a project of the Calhoun County Historical Society, was busy with tours and performances. In the picture above, Terry Harris is showing folks the inside of the Jarvis Store.


The Freed Post Office drew many patrons who were interested in how long it took letters to get to their destinations in the times past. (sometimes quicker than mail moves now)


The Jarvis Store always pleases the crowd.


The Stevens School form Pine Creek is a lesson in history all by itself.


Maricia Mlynek, Jackie Bach and Terry Harris take a moments rest on the swing at the Stemple Cabin.


At Heritage Village, History Alive! program character Maria Isabella "Belle" Boyd, confederate spy, performed for a large audience. she was portrayed by Patty Cooper of Parkersburg. Her performance was one of the many highlights of the weekend.









Homecoming Royalty

2009 Calhoun County High School Homecoming Court included (with parents), left to right, escort JonLuc Harris (Randy and Beverly Harris) and freshman princess Brooke Manns (Ed and Wendy Manns of Chloe); escort Aaron Dawson-Jarvis (Tina Dawson and Rick and Cheryl Jarvis of Grantsville) and sophomore princess Jordan Mace (Karen and the late Jim Mace of Chloe); escort Jonah Law (Danny and Alicia Law of Five Forks) and junior princess Amara Yoak (David and Melissa Yoak of Grantsville); escort Zachary Hanshaw (Ron and Becky Hanshaw of Chloe) and senior princess Chelsey Ball (Randy and Brenda Ball of Five Forks); escort Andrew Wilson (Mike and Anita Wilson of Mt. Zion) and Homecoming Queen Brandi Bain (Nikki and the late Archie Bain of Big Bend); senior princess Berlisha Brannon (Carl and Judy Brannon of Millstone) and escort Kyle Keesler (Albert and Kim Keesler of Grantsville); junior princess Michelle Hall (Ricky and Patricia Hall of Arnoldsburg) and escort Stewart Fitzwater (Bruce and Amy Fitzwater of Mt. Zion); sophomore princess Jessica McPherson (Cindy McPherson of Big Springs and Anthony McPherson of Roane County) and escort Zach Freshour (Joy Freshour of Big Springs); freshman princess Lindsey Webb (Rick and Tammey Webb of Big Springs) and escort Will Richards (grandson of William and Kathy Richards of Big Springs); in front, crown bearer Levi Richards, six (Pete and Brittney Richards of Mt. Zion) and flower girl Mickaylee Cowan, four (Mike and Samantha Cowan of Big Springs).                    photo by Patty Haught


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