The Register-Herald, Beckley, West Virginia

May 11, 2013

Wyoming County Civil War Days

OCEANA — Wyoming County Civil War Days in Oceana kicked off Friday on the field behind Oceana Middle School. Re-enactors camped on site Friday night and will again tonight, sleeping in tents behind the school. The camps will open to the public today at 9 a.m. On Sunday, the camps will be open from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. A Civil War church service is scheduled at 11 a.m. Sunday and a re-enactment skirmish will take place at 1 p.m. Various other activities are planned today and Sunday. From the History Channel, Civil War Gen. Robert E. Lee will be portrayed by Al Stone from 2 to 3 p.m. today, sponsored by the West Virginia Humanities Council. Civil War Days is sponsored by the Wyoming County Historical Museum, the county commission, convention and visitors bureau and the West Virginia Sesquicentennial of the American Civil War Commission.