Battefield Corridor Project

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Contact Floyd Davis of the Friends of Middle Creek at 606 886 6323 for additional information.
The Civil War was Eastern Kentucky’s war too. The evidence left by long-ago armies and soldiers in and on the fabric of the land is too strong to question. Yet most of us have little, if any, knowledge of this momentous period; and those that do often have little sense of how wide-spread and interconnected the webs of war were.
The Friends of Middle Creek, the Magoffin Sesquicentennial Committee, the Prestonsburg Tourism Commission, and the Magoffin County Historical Society will be joining forces on Friday, July 2nd to commemorate the men, Union and Confederate, who fought in that war, to affirm the interconnectedness of Floyd and Magoffin County’s Civil War histories, and launch the creation of a new Civil War Park near the South Magoffin School.
The Battlefields Corridor Project will provide an opportunity for reenactors and citizens alike to join in this commemoration through a caravan of wagons, horses, carriages, mules, antique tractors, 4-wheel drive trucks and jeeps, and other vehicles up KY 114 to the Adams Cemetery Road and then up the hill to Puncheon Creek in Magoffin County, ending at the Puncheon Battle Site at South Magoffin School. We regret that ATVs cannot be sanctioned due to insurance regulations. Please bring a picnic lunch to enjoy on top of the hill while listening to our church service. Camping facilities will be provided at the school for those who would like to participate in Salyersville’s July 4th Parade the next day. Dinner, water, restroom facilities and electric power will be provided on the battle site. Breakfast will be available the next morning prior to the parade.
Help us highlight the importance of the Middle Creek and Puncheon battles, breath life into a new living history park, and honor those who fought to make history anew on these historic and hallowed grounds. Join us at the Middle Creek National Battlefield Friday, July 2nd at 10:00 and bring your children so that they may become part of their own history while honoring the horrific price paid by our ancestors for the freedoms we enjoy. Additional information may be obtained by emailing Randall Risner at krkgoats@yahoo.com or Floyd Davis at fddavis@mikrotec.com, or visiting the Friends of Middle Creek website at www.friendsofmiddlecreek.org.