We had a great time all three days. Education Day had 19 stations visited by 16 schools from 5 counties. A huge crowd watched Saturday's battle. A drone recorded Sunday's battle, only the second time a reenactment had aerial video recording. Pictures are posted. Click on Pictures/2014 on the menu, or click here. Also, check our Facebook page. Some are posted there.
Zane McPeek of mtbaerial.com combined video shot by his drone with video shot on the ground. The video can be seen at http://youtu.be/nPDaQ3F5F8E HD DVDs are available for $20 from http://mtbaerial.com/product-category/dvd-battle-of-leatherwood-2014/
Our 2014 publication is now on line. You can access it here, or by using the menu, and clicking on Leatherwood/Publicity.
Dr. Miniard continues his plans and generosity with two signs placed at the bridge entrance to the battlefield. One sign relates to several events which took place on the historic site. The second provides information about the Battle of Leatherwood, the largest Civil War battle in Perry County.
Work on the blacksmith shop progresses well. Some very talented volunteers are helping. This will be a nice addition to the battlefield and Brashearville. This is the first cut stone building built in modern times, and the stone work was done by retired, gray haired men, the youngest of which was 63.
The Southeastern Kentucky Blacksmiths Association will meet at the General Store Tuesday, December 16, at 6 pm. Bring a covered dish for a pot luck dinner.
Anyone interested in blacksmithing is welcome.
Our next meeting will be our Christmas party on December 14, 2014 at 3 pm at the General Store. We will not conduct business.