Battle of Dry Creek: Aug. 14-16, 2020


2020 Battle of Dry Creek Reenactment


The 2020 Battle of Dry Creek will again be held at the Greenbrier State Forest, located near White Sulphur Springs off of Exit 181 of I-64 which is the second WV exit if you are coming from Virginia.  
The Reenactor registration this year will be $15.00 if post marked on or before June 1st, 2020 and $20.00 if post marked after that date or for walk-ons. Registration fee includes  Saturday evening dinner and facilities.
Registrations should be sent to The Battle of Dry Creek, PO Box 211, Lewisburg, WV 24901.
Again we will have a School of the Piece - National Civil War Artillery Association Qualifying School -on Saturday morning. live artillery target competition on Saturday, A tactical Infantry Battle Saturday morning and battles at 2 pm on Saturday and 1:30 pm on Sunday. Calvary of course are welcome, and there will be an opportunity for Calvary to engage in a"Horse Polo Match" before Saturday's battle. There is no charge for spectators.
we will have a dance Saturday evening followed by the Reenactors' dinner. We are looking at having Sugar Run perform the Civil War Era music at the dance.

Cannon bounties will again be paid at $100.00 for full sized cannons, for 3/4 scale cannons and for Mountain howitzers, but will be limited to the first five paid pre-registrated cannons received. 

Downloadable and printable Registration forms can be found on the Registration Forms Page


The Actual Battle of Dry Creek Was Fought on August of 1863


The historical Battle of Dry Creek was Fought near where the Food Lion Shopping Center now stands on the East Side of the Town of White Sulphur Springs. Visit the Monument at the Site Placed By the White Sulphur Rifles.

This Battle was the First Confederate Victory Following Their Devastating Defeat at Gettysburg and Raised Southern Moral.

This battle has also been called the Battle of White Sulphur Springs and the "Battle of the Law Books" since the Union Army was attempting to go to Lewisburg and capture a copy of the Virginia Supreme Court's law books and court documents. The Virginia Court had used Lewisburg as a summer courthouse and the Federals wanted to turn those captured materials over to the new State of West Virginia's Courts. The Federal loss at the Battle of Dry Creek prevented the capture of those court materials.


Schedule for 2020 Dry Creek Reenactment


  • Thursday 8-13-20
  • Early Arrivals welcome

  • FRIDAY 8-14-20
  • Camp Set-up
  • 6pm -11pm Registration Open


  • SATURDAY 8-15-20
  • 7 am- Reveille
  • 8 am- Registration opens
  • 8:00 am Colors 
  • 8:00 am to 10 am & 10:30  to 12:30 Cavalry trail ride ( time to be set by Cavalry units)
  • 10:00 am Officers Meeting at  Registration 
  • 8:30 am to 11:30 am - NCWAA Cannon School
  • 8:30 am to 11:30 am safety training for live fire competition by Tony Farinelli
  • Lunch break 
  • 1 -1:45 pm Main Battle
  • 2 pm -Artillery Live Target Shoot
  • 3 pm-4 pm Rifle and Pistol competition 
  • 4:10  pm -5:30 pm -Cavalry Polo and School of the Soldier for Kids (exact  times and lengths for these to be set by organizers within this time  frame.
  • 6 pm -7 pm –Reenactors dinner at Parking lot/ Registration Area
  • 7 pm -9:30 pm Concert/Military Ball featuring (hopefully) the Sugar Run Band.
  • 9:45 pm- Night Firing of Artillery
  • 11:30 pm, Quiet in the Camps

  • SUNDAY, 8-16-20
  • 8 am- Reveille
  • 10 am-Church Services in Battlefield
  • 12:30 pm -Officers Meeting at Bryans Battery Field Camp.
  • 1:30 pm –The Battle of Dry Creek

The 2021 Battle of Dry Creek will be on Friday.8/13/20 through Sunday, 8/15/20.