In celebration of the second anniversary of its opening the Big Sandy Heritage Center of Pikeville, KY will be conducting a Civil War tour on Saturday October 15, 2005. Sites in Pike, Letcher and Floyd counties in Kentuckyare on the itinerary, as well as a short jaunt into Wise County, VA.
Among the sites tentative selected for the tour are Wireman’s Shoals, the May House, Middle Creek National Battlefield, IvyMountainbattle site in Floyd county. In PikeCounty, we will explore the Battleof Piketon, the PikevilleCityPark, where James A. Garfield was commissioned a Brigadier General, and Elkhorn Creek, a bastion of Confederate marauders during the Civil War. We will also go the Pound Gap, on the Kentucky-Virginia border, the site of Garfield’s decisive surprise attack on its Confederate defenders.
The tour begins and ends at the HeritageCenterand will last about nine hours. There will be several noted experts on the Civil War in Eastern Kentuckyto accompany the tour as commentators.
The cost, which includes lunch, is $30.00. Seating is limited and reservations are required.