To commemorate the 151st anniversary of the Battle of Shepherdstown, led by a Civil War historian, the Shepherdstown Battlefield Preservation Association Inc. (SBPA) will hold a tour of the site of the 1862 Battle of Shepherdstown.
The tour will begin, rain or shine, at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 21, will last about 2 1/2 hours, will include wading of the Potomac River at Boetler's Ford (optional), a hike through the historic Cement mill property, and a hike of about 1 mile through the battlefield site.
The tour will also include a demonstration of Civil War drills presented by the living history group representing the 5th New York Volunteer Infantry Regiment, Duryee's Zouaves.
The tour will be followed by a BBQ on Trough Bend Lane with hamburgers, hot dogs, salads, beer, wine and soft drinks all for a donation of $30 per participant. Tickets for the battlefield tour are available on SBPA' s website at: www.battleofshepherdstown.org.