Fairfax Civil War Day



17th annual Fairfax Civil War Day

Saturday, April 29, 2017 • 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Proceeds benefit the restoration of Historic Blenheim.

Presented by the City of Fairfax, Historic Fairfax City Inc. and "Fairfax Rifles," Co, D., 17th Virginia Infantry Regiment Living History Society



Historic Blenheim House (First Floor) Tours (11 a.m. - 5 p.m.) Meet Union Surgeon Bleecker

 Hovey and Nurse Marilla Hovey

Grandma’s Cottage Open for Self-Guided Tours (12 p.m. - 3 p.m.)  ??????

Civil War Interpretive Center (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.): Historic Blenheim’s soldier’s and replica of Historic Blenheim’s Attic with  Union soldier signatures and pictographs

Atrium Exhibition: “Fairfax Circuit Court Civil War Documents

Multipurpose Room: Talks

Civil War Authors and Vendors Tent (10 a.m. - 5 p.m.)

Wagon Rides (12 p.m. - 4 p.m.)


Living History Presenters and Displays 10 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Sue Sodomin – Clara Barton

Federal Military Medical Unit – Chief Surgeon Raugh

Jenée Lindner -Sarah Tracy - guardian of Mt. Vernon

Kevin Knapp – Thaddeus Lowe, aeronaut

 “Fairfax Rifles, Co. D, 17th Virginia Infantry

Al Stone – Gen. Robert E. Lee

Lee’s Lieutenants - Laura Ratcliffe, Major Harmon (Quatermaster of 2 nd Corps),Gen Polk, Gen Ewell, Gen Johnston, Gen Early, Governor EB Smith, Gen Armistead, Gen Gordon, Gen Cooper, Gen Jackson, Cdr Waddell (CS Navy), Gen Hoke, Gen AP Hill, Pres Davis, Gen Gregg, Gen Trimble, Mrs Chestnut,  Capt  Tompkins, Gen EP Alexander, Col L. Guild

Bill Scott & Friends - "Black Horse Cavalry"

2nd Corps USA Headquarters – Officers and Engineers

Patrick O’Neill – Gen. John Caldwell, 1st Division, II Corps U.S.A.

54th Massachusetts Volunteer Infantry (United States Colored Troops)

23rd Regiment United States Colored Troops

Living History Troupe – “Women of the Civil War Era,” portraying women of African descent and the fight for freedom

U.S. Colored Troops – “Voices of Freedom,” students portraying African-American sailors through words and songs

Beverly Pelcher and Rex Hovey –Nurse Marilla Hovey and Surgeon Bleecker Lansing Hovey,

   136th New York State Volunteers (first floor parlor of the Blenheim House)

Adele Air – “Civil War Medicine”

Carpenter’s Battery, C.S.A.

Battery B, 1st Connecticut Light Artillery, U.S.A.

Jeff Dunkelberger and Caitlin Garvey – “The Village Blacksmith”?

James Mansfield – “Building a Winter Hut”

Katrina Krempasky and Heather Bollinger –“Fairfax Circuit Court Civil War Documents





Stay tuned for more details