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Heritage Day to be held at Fort Nonsense

The Lane-Armistead Camp 1772 of the Sons of Confederate Veterans will be sponsoring a Southern Heritage Day Saturday in conjunction with Mathews Market Days at Fort Nonsense Historical Park, North, from 9:30 a.m. until 4:30 p.m.

The event will include tours of Fort Nonsense given by J. Michael Moore, registrar and curator at Lee Hall Mansion, at 10 and 11 a.m.; Henry Kidd, a renowned historian, painter and author, and demonstrations by the Gloucester Artillery, 56th Infantry and CSA Marines.

Also planned are a living history demonstration on the raids Gen. Isaac Wistar and staff led into Mathews County to stop the River Raiders. A doctor will also be on hand to explain the medical practices of the day and talk about his medical instruments.

A Sally Tompkins re-enactor will also be available, telling her history as the only female officer commissioned in the Civil War, who ran her own hospital.

Finally, there will be a dance demonstration with period music by the Virginia Dare Band....

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