Battle of Fairfield
May 5th and 6th will be the 149th Anniversary Reenactment of the Civil War Battle of Fairfield, to be held in Fairfield, PA. Horse Cavalry, Artillery, Infantry Soldiers and civilian reenactors will portray life in 1863 and reecreate historical events that helped to shape our nation's history.
Set in the beautiful town of Fairfield surrounded by the Catoctin Mountains, this reenactment will be a pleasure to attend. The May weather should have the warming days of spring that will make this reenactment a perfect family outing.
There will be lots to do for all ages. There are ladies who demonstrate household skills of the 1800's, including cooking over open fires. Children are reenactors, too, and you can delight to watch them play their period games.
Watch horses being groomed and saddled with period-correct tack as cavalry troopers make preparations for battle.
After the battle, look on as a reenactor surgeon tends to a soldier's wounds.
A reenactment is like theater right in front of you. It's easy to imagine being in the middle of a movie. You'll want to dress in period garments and they are available at Sutlers' Row, where merchants recreate all the items needed at a reenactment and offer them for sale.
Traffic Planning to Optimize Access to Reenactment
While a lot of spectators are expected, this reenactment is smaller than the annual Gettysburg Reenactment, so getting in and out of Fairfield should be fairly easy.
Kirk Davis of the Battle of Fairfield Civil War Reenactment Committee has announced the plans for traffic movement into the reenactment site.
Strategically located, the Town of Fairfield is just north of the Mason-Dixon Line, near Gettysburg, PA. Fairfield can be reached from Emmitsburg in Frederick County, Maryland by means of Route 16 connecting to Route 116.
Route 16 also connects Waynesboro, PA with Jacks Mountain Road into Carroll Valley and Route 116 - a very scenic ride.
Hagerstown, MD connects with Interstate 81 to Route 30 into Chambersburg.
Chambersburg connects with Gettysburg by means of Route 30 and Route 116.
Kent Courtney to Make a Personal Appearance.
Kirk Davis also announced that Kent Courtney will be have a concert of Civil War Music Saturday afternoon, May 5th.
Kent Courtney frequently appears on The History Channel, and he has been heard and seen on: The Tonight Show with Jay Leno, BBC, Good Morning America, PBS, The Travel Channel, CNN, C-SPAN and National Public Radio.
Kent Courtney is currently appearing in The History Channel's Stealing Lincoln's Body, as Terrence Mullen, one of the conspirators, who in 1876 tried to take Abraham Lincoln's Body out of his Mausoleum in Springfield, Illinois, and hold it for ransom.
In April of 2011, The History Channel re-aired April, 1865, in which Kent Courtney portrayed General Breckenridge who, as Secretary of War, surrendered the Confederacy to General William T. Sherman.
Kent Courtney has toured throughout these United States, Canada, Mexico and Belize and is internationally known for his expertise on music of the 1800's and the historical genres leading up to that era, especially the Renaissance.
Kent's interpretations of Irish, Scottish, English, Nordic and French Folk Music are well-appreciated by Fair and Festival audiences and by means of his multi-media and recorded work. His CDs are standards at National Parks and museums throughout the country.
His recording of "Wait for the Wagon" made the top ten downloads list of the Folk Music genre.
Kent Courtney’s live shows are more than just entertainment. In a dramatic format, he relates the history of the era and the music he performs. People come away from his performances feeling enlightened, educated and entertained.