Civil War Weekend Pays Homage to Two Battles

By Calwell, Ben | The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV), April 10, 2013 | Go to article overview

Civil War Weekend Pays Homage to Two Battles


Calwell, Ben, The Charleston Gazette (Charleston, WV)


bcalwell@cnpapers.com 304-348-5188

It's not every day that one sees Abraham Lincoln strolling through the lobby of a Hampton Inn.

During the last weekend of March, guests at the Hampton Inn at the Winfield exit of Interstate 64 caught glimpses of the 16th president.

They did double takes while buttering their bagels.

The guests were surprised - "Especially at breakfast," said Suzanne Ball, Hampton Inn sales manager.

Fritz Kline portrayed Lincoln, and he stayed at the Hampton Inn during the annual Civil War Weekend at Valley Park in Hurricane.

This year marked the 16th year for the event, which is co- sponsored by Putnam County Parks and Recreation and the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

The Civil War Weekend includes battle re-enactments, a military ball, ladies' tea, "sutler's row" and horse-drawn wagon rides. The battle re-enactments pay homage to the Battle of Scary Creek and the Blue and Gray Skirmish at Hurricane Bridge.

Ball works with the CVB to help make Civil War Weekend a success.

Civil War re-enactors and vendors get special rates at the Hampton Inn, she said.

"We've got Abraham Lincoln and General [Ulysses S.] Grant, and several of the soldiers and vendors sleep here," Ball said.

Lincoln re-enactor Kline would change into his costume at the Hampton Inn before leaving for Valley Park.

"He enjoyed his stay and plans to come back," she said.

The Civil War Weekend provides an economic boost, not just to the Hampton Inn, but to other hotels and businesses in Putnam County.

"All of our hotels were filled in the Teays Valley area," said Linda Bush, executive director of the Putnam County Convention and Visitors Bureau.

She said re-enactors and visitors came from 14 states, including Kentucky, Virginia, Ohio, North Carolina, South Carolina and Michigan.

"There were vehicles on the parking lot with California license plates," Bush said.

Bush said the event fills local hotels and boosts business at restaurants, grocery stores and gas stations.

Re-enactors often pitch tents on site, but their family members opt for the comfort of a hotel.

"We do have folks that camp out - even in 20-degree weather," Bush said. …

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