Next Meeting: Thursday, November 13, 2014
6:30 PM, North Berkeley Public Library
“Confederate Pontoon Bridge at Falling Waters 1863”
Before the start of the November meeting there will be a presentation on the Confederate Pontoon Bridge which was put across the Potomac River during the 1863 Gettysburg Campaign. Although not related to the 1861 battle, with the recent discovery in the river of what may potentially be one of the lost pontoon boats, a review of this bridge is appropriate. The presentation will discuss the purpose of the pontoon bridge, what it looked like, and where in was built at Falling Waters. Military activity related to this bridge before and after Gettysburg will be covered. The discussion will include contemporary images and descriptions of Civil War pontoon Bridges.
The meeting will be on Thursday, November 13, 2014 at 6:30 PM at the North Berkeley Public Library, 1255 T.J. Jackson Drive, in Spring Mills. The presentation will be followed by a short business meeting.
For information or directions, please call (304) 263-7242 or visit the website at http://www.battleoffallingwaters.com/.
Annual Membership Renewal:
Membership Dues for 2014 are now due. Please pay at the meeting or mail to:
Falling Waters Battlefield Association
P.O. Box 339
Falling Waters, WV 25419
Individual $20 and Family $30 per year
Help support the work of the Falling Waters Battlefield Association by clicking the link below.
For the 150th anniversary of the Civil War, the West Virginia Division of Tourism has created the website “The Child of the Rebellion” covering the Civil War in West Virginia. In it are nine regional videos covering specific areas of the state. This website is very informative and well done. Note that the Battle of Falling Waters is called Hoke’s Run in the Eastern Panhandle video. Although it is aimed to promote tourism, this website contains a tremendous amount of information. Here is the link: http://wvtourism.com/minisites/civilwar.aspx
In addition the new West Virginia Civil War Trails brochure is available on the West Virginia Tourism website to be viewed or downloaded.
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