Stories tagged with: Civil War Reenactment

July 30, 2015 - 5:10pm
2 days 13 hours ago

All of the heavy rain this season caused local river levels to rise, resulting in problems for area businesses.

The Lorena Sternwheeler was one most-affected by the high water levels, but Zanesville-Muskingum County Chamber of Commerce Vice-president, Kelly Ashby, said business is now functioning as normal.

"The Lorena Sternwheeler is definitely seasonal, and it is very much weather-permitting, and so we did have a couple of weeks of high water due to the rain, but the...

August 9, 2014 - 5:44pm
51 weeks 15 hours ago

History buffs took a sail back in time down the Mighty Muskingum today.

The Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau Hosted its 2nd annual Lorena Sternwheeler Civil War Reenactment. The Lorena made its way down the Muskingum at 10:00, 12:00, 2:00 and 4:00. While confederate troops stationed on the riverbed opened fire on the union held sternwheeler. We talked with Private Bob Daniels and his men right before their attack on The Lorena as he explained the strategy....

July 28, 2014 - 5:30pm
1 year 4 days ago

If you enjoy history and learning about the Civil War, the Zanesville-Muskingum County Convention and Visitors Bureau is planning a fun event just for you.

The 2nd annual Lorena Sternwheeler Civil War Reenactment will take place August 8th and 9th on the Muskingum River. Uniformed troops will be aboard the Lorena and along the riverbank putting on a show for the passengers to enjoy.

"There will be fun interaction back and forth between the troops that are on the Lorena, and...

July 10, 2011 - 8:02pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

Bringing history to life, reminds us of the bloodshed and battle for those who fought in this country's deadliest war. A closer look at the group that has been re-enacting parts of the Civil War for over 20 years in McConelsville....preserving what happened nearly 150 years ago.

Confederate and Union Solider's prepared for battle Sunday afternoon.

"It's going to be bloody, always is," said Re-enactor Robert Collins. "We believe in what Lincoln's doing and we...

July 9, 2011 - 4:50pm
4 years 3 weeks ago

If you were in McConellsville early Saturday might have noticed something a bit out of the ordinary in front of the Morgan County Courthouse.

It was the 24th Annual Civil War Re-enactment. Each year the Morgan County Re-enactors Association line up as Union and Confederate soldiers. Re-enactor, Ernie Parnell has been apart of the Civil War display since he was eight and said, it's a hobby unlike any other.

"The reasons they do it is multiple, some of them do...

July 11, 2010 - 7:26pm
5 years 3 weeks ago

The 21st century is getting a first-hand look at what life was like on the Civil War battlefield.

For 23 years, Morgan County has been the site for the reenactment of 'Morgan's Raid,' one specific battle in a series of battles that took confederate General John Hunt Morgan through Tennessee, Kentucky, and Ohio. Re-enactors surely look the part, but they also act the part as they bring history to life with booms from canons and smoke from muskets.

"It's things like that that...

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