Battle of Laurely Hill 2008 Reenactment

The 2008 Reenactment

We are grateful to Richard L. Crown, Sr. for generously providing photographs from the 2008 Reenactment. You can see these pictures HERE.

This year's reenactment was dedicated to:


 Pvt. Nimrod Weese, and Cpl. William R. Moore,
both of the 10th West Virginia Infantry, Company H.

Moore and Weese were mustered into the Union troops at Beverly on Nov. 15, 1862. Weese was wounded Nov. 6, 1863, at Droop Mountain and mustered out Aug. 20, 1865. Moore was mustered out June 26, 1865.

Both men were from Belington.

 flag array

Private Weese was a relative of Ruby Wagner

Battle of Laurel Hill Reenactment
Belington Homecoming Weekend
2008 Schedule

(*Items marked with asterisk will be downtown. All others on "The Hill." )

Friday, July 18th

Noon-Midnight: Registration for Reenactors
6:00 PM: Opening Ceremonies
7:00 PM: Lads and Lassies Pageant

Saturday, July 19th

7:00 AM: Reveille
7:30 AM Registration: 5 K Run
Sponsored by the Belington Board of Parks. Assemble at Battlefield by the Reservoir.
8:00 AM: Commanders Meeting
9:00 AM: Tactical (Commanders Discretion)
9:00 AM: 5K Run
11:00 - 1:00 Living History and Cemetery Tours
*11:00- to Parade start: Car Show at Freedom Bank parking lot. Flea Market, Silent Auction and Food in Fire Dept. Kitchen; Sponsored by the Belington Fire Dept.
Games, Duck Race, Magic Show and Entertainment and Buggy Rides provided by BRC
*2:00 to 4:00 WDNE Remote Broadcast
*3:00 PM: Feature Parade
*4:00 PM: Train Yard Ambush
6:00 PM: Camps closed to the public
8:00-10:00 PM: Cotillion Ball
Phyllis Baxter and Rich Mountain Band
Bon Fire and Entertainment

Sunday, July 20th

7:00 AM: Reveille
8:00 AM: Tactical (Commanders Discretion)
10:00 AM Morning Church Service
11:00 AM: Entertainment:
Stephen Foster Review
Noon: Memorial Service at the Wall
1:30 PM: Battle of Laurel Hill Reenactment
Living History and Cemetery tours.
Book signing by author of
Rebels at the Gate
Hunter Lesser
3:00 Camps Break
Lynne Snyder (304)823-3327
*Items marked with asterisk will be downtown.
All others on The Hill
Sponsors: Belington CVB, Freedom Bank, Valley Division