On Friday morning and afternoon, Trigg students were treated to a history lessons from workers from the Kentucky Historical Society’s HistoryMobile, who were in period costumes and uniforms.
The students were told about the causes of the Civil War and other aspects of the periods, and even got to see how period rifles were loaded and fired.
Later on Friday, people could participate in a self-guided tour of the East End Cemetery, where the Union and Confederate graves are marked.
On Saturday morning, the UDC monument at the Trigg County Justice Center was rededicated, with Kentucky Supreme Court Justice Bill Cunningham, and an hour and a half later was a reenactor ladies’ tea.
Roughly 100 Civil War Days spectators and participants visited Fairholme House, which was opened to the public for an “Afternoon Tea” with the same menu for just $5. Political candidate Linda Humbert also sponsored the Afternoon Tea.
Humbert said, “I’m thrilled with the turn-out for this event, we were blessed with good weather today and I’m very happy to provide visitors the opportunity to enjoy another downtown attraction in Cadiz.”
Locals and tourists alike were treated to a Main Street battle reenactment at 2 p.m. on Saturday in downtown Main Street. Smoke, and the sounds of gunshots and cannon fire were in the air, as the Confederate troops overwhelmed the Union troops.
Later that day was a Blue and Grey Ball, a free event held at the Veterans of Foreign Wars Hall on Lafayette Street for about three hours, and there was also a candlelight tour of the camps in West Cadiz Park at about the same time.
Also that evening was an artillery night fire on the south side of West Cadiz Park.
The next morning, a worship service was held at West Cadiz Park, and two and half hours later was a reenactment of the battle of Dover Road, also on the south side of West Cadiz Park.