As I had posted earlier, I had the privilege of speaking at the commemoration for the Battle of McDowell's 150th anniversary yesterday, May the 5th. The program I was a part of took place in the historic McDowell Presbyterian Church. Though heavy rains likely hindered attendance, there were still more people there than I expected to see. Below are a few photos I took at the event.
|McDowell Presbyterian Church founded in 1822. This building dates to 1858.|
|Over 400 reenactors were in attendance and camping.|
|Plaque commemorating the battle in front of the church.|
|Speaker roster for the day.|
|Local paper insert.|
|Soldiers allegedly carved initials and dates into the brick on the front of the church.|