Confederate Memorial Week, Hampshire County WV

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL WEEK, HAMPSHIRE COUNTY WV
May 29, 2017 through June 4, 2017
Hampshire County, West Virginia

150th Anniversary of the first Confederate Memorial Installation in Hampshire County.

Memorial Services county-wide to honor the boys of blue and gray.

May29, 2017 – June 4, 2017 – Flags placed on Civil War graves in church and private cemeteries, county-wide.

CONFEDERATE MEMORIAL WEEKEND SCHEDULE

FRIDAY, JUNE 2, 2017
Romney, WV

Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry’s Schedule

8:30 p.m.  –  Sons of Confederate Veterans  Mountaineer Partisan Rangers Camp 2249, assisted by Hampshire Camp 284 ,Hampshire County Historical Society gather at Indian Mound Cemetery, located on Rt. 50, west end of Romney, WV, to conduct a luminary service commemorating Hampshire County’s Confederate Soldiers.
Opening Invocation – Pastor Gary Smith
Reading of the Honor Roll of Soldiers named on the Monument

9:00 p.m. –  Lighting of the Luminaries by Camp 2249.

SATURDAY, JUNE 3, 2017
THIRTEENTH VIRGINIA VOLUNTEER INFANTRY’S SCHEDULE
Rt. 29 North Slanesville Jersey Mountain Romney

All services performed by the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249, Camp Commander Matt Arnott and Pastor Jeff Rossignol

9 a.m. – Malick Community Cemetery located on Route 29, near Slanesville, WV. Installation of Iron Cross on the graves of Isaac C. Haines, 18th Va. Cav. Co. C and William A. Haines, Sgt. 118th Va., 1st Militia. Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

9:35 a.m. – Salem Methodist Church and Cemetery, located on Spring Gap Road, near Slanesville, WV. Installation of Iron Cross on the grave of Perry Saville, 13th Va, Inf. Co I.

10:15 a.m. – Levels located at the end of Jersey Mountain Road. Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services for PVT. John Whitacre, 31st VA Militia CO. H

10:35 a.m. – Wesley Chapel located on Jersey Mountain Road.  Flags and decoration of graves with memorial services.

11:00 a.m. – Three Churches  where Lunch for the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry, and Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249 will be served.

12:00 noon – Branch Mountain Cemetery located beside Three Churches. Installation of Iron Cross on the graves of John Sneathen, 114th and 18th Va. Cav. Co H, and John H. Thompson, 18th Va. Cav. Co.C.

12:30 p.m. – Methodist Primitive Church located in the same area.  Iron Cross Installation 0n the graves of Captain Josiah Hardy, 114th Militia and 33rd Va. Infantry Co. H, Captain Luther Ginevan 18th Va. Cav. Co. C, and Lorenzo Shanholtzer 2nd Corporal, 114th Va. Militia, Co. A. Flags and decoration of graves.

2 p.m. – Re-enactor, Color Guard March down Main Street, Romney, from the Old Courthouse to the Confederate Monument in Indian Mound Cemetery, located on the west end of Romney. The Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry accompanied by Sons of Confederate Veterans, Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249.

2:45 p.m. – Indian Mound Cemetery  located on west end of Romney, Rt 50.
Ceremony at Indian Mound Cemetery
Invocation – Pastor Jeff Rossignol
Greeting and introduction of guest speaker – Dan Hileman
Guest speaker – Charlie Hall

Flag Pledge

Draping of the Garland – a large handcrafted garland will be entwined around the Confederate Monument with decoration of graves, the placing of flags and memorial services by the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry, Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camps 284 and 2249.

Reading of the Honor Roll of Confederate Soldiers buried at Indian Mound Cemetery

Musket Salute by the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry

Mt. Pisgah Cemetery – Installation of Iron Cross and tombstone on the grave of Alfred Whiting ( Man of color )
Guest speaker – Rob Wolford
Invocation – Pastor Jeff Rossignol

4:00 p.m. – Sit Down Dinner at Tyggart Hall, Romney,WV., for the Thirteenth Virginia Volunteer Infantry and guests hosted by the Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camps 284 and the Hampshire County Historical Society.

6:00 p.m. – Music on the Lawn at Tyggart Hall

This event concludes the evening

Pledge and Salute to the Flags

US Pledge of Allegiance – I pledge allegiance to the Flag of the United States of America and to the Republic for which it stands, one nation under God, indivisible, with liberty and justice for all.

Confederate Salute – I salute the Confederate Flag with affection, reverence and undying devotion to the cause for which it stands.

SUNDAY, JUNE 4, 2017

8:00 a.m. – Devotional service on the grounds of Tyggart Hall by Pastor Jeff Rossignol, Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249 and the Thirteenth Va. Volunteer Infantry, Co I.
Also the public is welcome to attend.

Fort Mill Ridge Foundation
Romney, WV
304-822-4320

Camp Commander Dan Hileman
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Camp 284
Romney, WV
304-822-8802

Camp Commander, Matt Arnott
Sons of Confederate Veterans, Mountaineer Partisan Rangers, Camp 2249
Paw Paw, WV
304-947-7831

Hampshire County Historical Society
PO Box 549
Augusta, WV 26704
304-856-2623

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