Battle Of Richmond Re-Enactment This Weekend
The states that sent soldiers into combat at the Battle of Richmond will be honored this weekend (August 24-25). Re-enactors will commemorate the battle’s 151st anniversary. Plus, battlefield superintendent Phillip Seyfrit wreaths will be laid for each state, whether it fought for the Union or for the Confederacy.
“There will be ten white wreaths around the flagpole. The wreaths that have a blue sash on them will represent the northern states. And the wreaths that have a red sash on them will represent the southern states.” --Phillip Seyfrit
Seyfrit says the wreaths will represent Kentucky and Tennessee as they had units fighting on both sides of the battle. In 1862, over 5,300 soldiers were killed, wounded or captured in the Battle of Richmond.
Out of respect for the sacrifices made by combatants, Seyfrit says they try to avoid a festival atmosphere. Still, given the spectacle offered by re-enactors, he admits that’s often tough to accomplish.
More information is available online at: www.battleofrichmond.org