Large crowd gathered for the 23rd annual Civil War Days
Lilly Morefield, KPI Staff Reporter
Columbus - Education Day was held Friday to offer students the opportunity to learn about the Civil War events and see life like camps and soldiers as they would have been during that era.
Friday evening a large crowd gathered for the Opening Ceremony with free hot dogs, pop corn, drinks provided by First Community Bank of Clinton. Caramel Apples and Cotton Candy provided by Clinton Bank. Trail mix and balloons provided by River Valley Ag.
During the evening special entertainment was provided by Rick Revel. And opening remarks by Hickman Co. Judge Exec. Greg Pruitt. The ceremony closed with a bang and a display of Cannon Volley.
The evening also included a Ghost Walk.
Saturday morning visitors could visit Civil War Camps, Sutler Shops History Tours, Ladies Tea, a skits “I too, am a Kentuckian” presented by Abraham Lincoln, music and commentary by Rick Revel and Civil War Skirmish at 2pm. The evening began with a period wedding for Claudia Chapman and Wayne Moon. A Civil War Ball was held with music and dance instructions by the 52nd Regimental String Band.
Sunday was also filled with many events including a Camp Meeting and Morning Preaching, Memorial Service in Columbus Cemetery, History Tours, and a Civil War Skirmish on the battlefield.