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”
SCHEDULE OF EVENTS TO COME
Stay tuned for more details