On Saturday, November 7, 2009, Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park will host “A Ceremony on Hallowed Ground” to commemorate Veterans Day. Park visitors are invited to participate in the lighting of 500 luminaries placed through the scene of some of the heaviest fighting during the battle, fought April 6, 1865, on the Hillsman farm. The interpreter program is a commemorative ceremony honoring those who gave their lives in the fields and bottomlands of Sailor’s Creek. Historians in period dress will tell of the lives lost and those changed by the battle. Tours are scheduled to run every hour on the hour starting at 6 p.m. and ending at 8 p.m. Parking for the event will be at the field next to the Confederate Overlook. Visitors are encouraged to bring flashlights. This event may be cancelled due to bad weather. For more information and weather cancellation updates, please call 434-294-6891. Sailor’s Creek Battlefield Historical State Park is on the National Register of Historical Places and listed as a National Historic Landmark. The park is located in Amelia CountyonRoute 617 (Saylers Creek Road).
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