Civil War re-enactors invade Virginia City Labor Day weekend
August 25, 2012
The Civil War will come to life during Labor Day weekend in Virginia City.
Comstock Civil War Re-enactors plan a show for locals and visitors Saturday, Sept. 1, through Monday, Sept. 3.
A pancake-plus breakfast from 7-9 a.m. Saturday at the Senior Center kicks off the weekend. Cost is $3 for kids, $4 for adults.
The Civil War camp is open 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Miner’s Park on Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-noon on Labor Day.
“There will even be a medical practice in the camp after battles – maybe even an ‘amputation,’ ” organizers announced.
Train trips are planned, including a champagne train Saturday evening for $25 per head at the V&T Station.
Other train rides involve train battles each day and cost $22 for teens and adults, $10 for kids aged 5-12.
Related events are a Civil War dance at 8:30 p.m. Saturday after the champagne train, Civil War church at 8:30 a.m. on Sept. 2, Victorian High Tea at 4 p.m. that day, a Labor Day parade at noon and a street battle at 12:30 p.m. A final train battle is at 2 p.m. that day, as well.